Mr Rahim Kurji

Postgraduate Student
Mr Rahim Kurji
  Org Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
  Telephone +61 8 8313 3152
  Location Floor/Room 1 07 ,  Engineering South ,   North Terrace

Doctor of Philosophy Mechanical Engineering (PhD)-Candidate

Thesis Title: “Thermo-Mechanical Factors Influencing Weld Metal Hydrogen Assisted Cold Cracking”

The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, April 2011 to Current


Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (Aerospace) Hons

The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Feb 2005 to Dec 2009


Bachelor of Economics

The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Feb 2005 to Dec 2009


International Baccalaureate (Diploma with 35 points)

Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi, Kenya, 2004

IIW/WTIA Chris Smallbone International Award 2016
For the promotion of technological innovation in Australia through involvement in the outcomes of the WTIA and the International Institute of Welding (IIW)

Welded Structures Foundation (WSF) Grant
To pursue certification as an IIW/IWE

Energy Pipeline CRC PhD Scholarship
4 Year full PhD scholarship (Research Grant and Stipend)


Journal Publications

Kurji, R., Coniglio, N., Griggs, J. and R. Ghomashchi (2016). “Modified WIC test: an efficient and effective tool for evaluating pipeline girth weldability.” Science and Technology of Welding and Joining- Accepted 25th Aug 2016

Kurji. R., Lavigne, O. and Ghomashchi, R. (2016) "Micromechanical characterisation of weld metal susceptibility to hydrogen-assisted cold cracking using instrumented indentation." Welding in the World  60: 883

Ghomashchi, R., W. Costin and R. Kurji (2015). “Evolution of weld metal microstructure in shielded metal arc welding of X70 HSLA steel with cellulosic electrodes: A case study.” Materials Characterization 107: 317-326.

Kurji, R. and N. Coniglio (2014). "Towards the establishment of weldability test standards for hydrogen-assisted cold cracking." The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology: 1-17.

Kurji, R. and M. Arjomandi (2013). "Techno-economic assessment of the application of small-scale wind turbines." International Journal of Sustainable Energy 32(6): 587-598.

Bourne, M., M. Arjomandi and R. Kurji (2013). "The economic assessment of micro wind turbines for South Australia." Energy Systems 4(4): 355-377.

Gamboa, E., N. Coniglio, R. Kurji and G. Callar (2013). "Hydrothermal ageing of X65 steel specimens coated with 100% solids epoxy." Progress in Organic Coatings 76(10): 1505-1510.

Coniglio, N., K. Nguyen, R. Kurji and E. Gamboa (2013). "Characterizing water sorption in 100% solids epoxy coatings." Progress in Organic Coatings76(9): 1168-1177.


Conference Proceedings 

Kurji, R., Lavigne, O. and Ghomashchi, R., ‘Micromechanical Characterisation of Hydrogen Assisted Cold Cracking Using Instrumented Indentation’ In: 5th IIW Welding Research and Collaboration Colloquium, Limburg, Germany, 2015

Kurji, R., Costin, W., Brown, I., Ghomashchi, R., An Improved Welding Institute Of Canada Test And The Interrelationship Between Weld Metal Microstructure And Hydrogen Assisted Cold Cracking. In: 4th IIW Welding Research and Collaboration Colloquium, Wollongong Australia, 2014

Kurji, R., Griggs, J., Linton, V., Barbaro, F., Kotousov, A., Gamboa, E., Ghomashchi, R., and Coniglio, N., ‘An Improved Welding Institute of Canada test for Evaluation of High Strength Pipeline Steel Weldability’, Paper No:S11-03, 6th International Pipeline Technology Conference, 7-9 October 2013, Ostend, Belgium

Coniglio, N., Barbaro, F., Linton, V., Gamboa, E., and Kurji, R., ‘Hydrogen Assisted Cold Cracking Susceptibility of Weld Metal Deposited by Cellulosic Shielded Metal Arc Welding Consumables’, In: Proceedings of the 8th International Pipeline Conference, IPC2010, Calgary, Canada, 2010. IPC2010-31680.

Engineers Australia, Member

The Welding Institute (UK), Member

Certified Welding Inspector (CSWIP)


The information in this directory is provided to support the academic, administrative and business activities of the University of Adelaide. To facilitate these activities, entries in the University Phone Directory are not limited to University employees. The use of information provided here for any other purpose, including the sending of unsolicited commercial material via email or any other electronic format, is strictly prohibited. The University reserves the right to recover all costs incurred in the event of breach of this policy.

Entry last updated: Friday, 7 Oct 2016

To link to this page, please use the following URL: