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Dr Ambarish Kulkarni

Senior Lecturer in Computer Aided Engineering
Grad Cert in L&T, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Doctor of Philosophy, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Master of Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Australia; Bachelor of Engineering, Indian Institute of Industrial Engineering, India


Ambarish Kulkarni is a mechanical design engineer with a PhD on Development of an EV drivetrain for a small car. He specializes in mechanical design with focus on finite element, virtual and augmented reality. His research focuses on product design and development activities. He is best known for his work on the development of human centered products. He is currently working on design of medical, automotive process/products improvements using virtual and augmented reality tools. His current projects are on electric vehicle drivetrains, battery packaging, bushfire shelter and therapeutic sleep system designs. He is a specialist in using specialized virtual design tools with significant field and industry experience. Further applications of his research have included bio-mechanical modeling and virtual sub-system designs. He was in industrial R&D career and became a full-time academic since 2009. His current role is Senior Lecturer-Computer Aided Engineering, with research projects on development of Bombardier Trams, electric vehicle battery packaging, therapeutic sleep system design and bushfire shelters. He is also actively involved in teaching finite element methods, graphics design and supervising students on virtual reality projects. He is a Fellow member of the Institution of Engineers-Australia, member- Society of Automotive Engineers-International and American Society of Mechanical Engineers-USA.

Research interests

Biotechnology; Transportation Systems Engineering; Electric Vehicle Research; Virtual Design and Prototyping; Design and development; Virtual and Augmented reality

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Engineering Design Methods - 120403
  • Automotive Engineering Not Elsewhere Classified - 090299
  • Models Of Engineering Design - 120405

Teaching areas

Product design;Engineering Design;Computer Aided Engineering;Virtual and Augmented realiy;Industry 4.0


Also published as: Kulkarni, Ambarish; Kulkarni, A.
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