Mayer Melhem



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Dr Mayer Melhem is a structural engineering researcher and doctoral teaching assistant in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University. He received his PhD in Structural Engineering at Monash University, previously graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering and Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the same university. Mayer has prior biomedical science research experience, but his current research interests lie in applying structural reliability methods in bridges, particularly for safety-based bridge design and assessment, and risk management of heavy vehicle access to existing highway bridge networks.  He has presented at a number of international and national conferences on his research. As a structural engineer, he has worked on a number of highway bridge asset management projects including structural assessments and on-site performance monitoring. Apart from his research, Mayer is also passionate about engineering education, bringing a strong work-ethic towards his teaching and other associated roles within the Department of Civil Engineering.

Research interests

  • Australian Standards
  • Bridge Assessment and Design
  • Structural Reliability
  • Network Risk Asset Management
  • Engineering Education

Monash teaching commitment

Doctoral Teaching Assistant for Bridge Design and Assessment (CIV4280, CIV5170)

Previous Practice Class Assistant for Mechanics of Solids (CIV2206) and Enginneering Design (ENG1001)

Research area keywords

  • Bridges
  • Structural Reliability
  • Network Risk
  • Asset Management
  • Australian Standards


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