Assoc Prof Hadi has an outstanding research background in structural engineering, in particular in the areas of concrete structures, strengthening structures and the use of novel materials to reinforce structures. He has attracted over $2.5 M of research funds, including an ARC DP, and successfully supervised 31 PhD students. Currently, his research team includes 12 research students (ME and PhD). His research published in more than 269 ISI journal papers reflect an outstanding Scopus h index of 33 (Google = 39), which is exemplary among Australian Civil Engineering professors. He also has two patents, which regrettably has impeded the publishing of some of his best research outcomes.