Dr Ali Tolooiyan is a senior lecturer in geotechnical engineering at the University of Tasmania, Australia. He has an established reputation in geotechnical engineering and is particularly well known for his contributions to computational geotechnics and geomaterials' constitutive behavior. He has served in scientific committees for several international and Australian conferences. Dr Tolooiyan’s research has considerably contributed to developing new methods for the characterization, assessment and simulation of complex non-textbook intermediate geotechnical materials. The poor geotechnical understanding of the intermediate has led to catastrophic failures around the globe. The efficient methods for site investigation, laboratory testing, and numerical simulation developed or adopted with Dr Tolooiyan and his team of PhD students have been extensively published in high-impact journals and are currently being used by the practitioners and consultants in the area. Dr Tolooiyan is the Chair of the Tasmania Chapter of the Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS), member of the Tasmanian Engineers Australia Division Committee, member of the National Committee of the AGS, Fellow (FIEAust), Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng) and National Engineering Registered (NER) member of Engineers Australia, Chartered Engineer (CEng MIEI) member of Engineers Ireland, International Professional Engineer (IntPE) and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Engineer (APEC Eng).