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Dr Pat Rajeev

Senior Lecturer (Structural & Geotechnical Engineering) and Deputy Course Coordinator for Master of Professional Engineering
PhD, ROSE School, University of Pavia, Italy; M.Sc (by Research), ROSE School, University of Pavia, Italy; B.Sc (Hons), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka


Dr. Pat Rajeev joined the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology (SUT) as a Senior Lecturer in November 2013. Prior to joining SUT, he worked as a research fellow at Monash University from 2009 to 2013. His work at Monash focused in the areas of failure management of pipeline (both onshore and offshore), numerical modelling of pipe-soil interaction, and sensor technology for pipeline monitoring.

He earned his BSc degree with Honors in civil engineering from the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka and MSc in Earthquake Engineering from ROSE School, University of Pavia in Italy. Prior to pursuing his PhD at ROSE School, he was a visiting researcher at TNO DIANA B.V in The Netherlands and working on dynamic soil-structure interaction (finite element) modelling of geo-systems. He received his PhD in Earthquake Engineering (Structural) in 2008 under the guidance of Professor Paolo. E. Pinto. 

His research interests include earthquake-resistant design and analysis of structures, pipeline engineering, soil-foundation-structure interaction (SFSI), advanced sensor technology and structural reliability and risk analysis. His research projects have been funded by the Australian Research Council, Department of State government Victoria, CRC for Low Carbon Living, Australian Building Codes Board, Italian Civil Protection Agency, European Union, non-profit institutions, and private industry.

Research interests

Earthquake Engineering; Infrastructure Monitoring; Advanced Structural Engineering; Geotechnical Engineering

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

PhD topics and outlines

Energy-Based Seismic Damage Index for Steel Structures Subjected to Long Duration Earthquakes

Probabilistic Seismic Risk Assessment of Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Seismic Behaviour of Irregular Reinforced Concrete Buildings

Structural Health Monitoring of CFRP Retrofitted Bridges Using Optical Fibre technology


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Earthquake Engineering - 090504
  • Infrastructure Engineering And Asset Management - 090505
  • Structural Engineering - 090506

Teaching areas

Advanced Structural Engineering;Geotechnical Engineering;Infrastructure Monitoring


  • 2017, Swinburne, Top Teaching Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2015, Swinburne, Top Teaching Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2012, International, Editor's Choice Award, Canadian Geotechnical Journal


Also published as: Rajeev, Pat; Rajeev, P.; Rajeev, Pathmanathan
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2017: Characterisation of sediment materials in drinking water after mains cleaning *; Yarra Valley Water - Research Contracts
  • 2017: Development of effective root barriers to prevent damage to infrastructure adjcent to roads *; City of Monash Research Contracts
  • 2017: Failure Assessment of Dog Bone Termination Clamp with Grey PVC Service Cable *; Powercor Australia Fund Scheme
  • 2017: The Review of BV1: A structural Reliability Handbook *; Australian Building Codes Board
  • 2015: Design method for post-tensioned slab in expansive soil *; Department of State Development, Business and Innovation - VC
  • 2014: Geopolymer Concrete:Reducing Barriers for Commercial Adaptation of Construction Materials with Low Embodied Carbon *; CRC Low Carbon Living
  • 2014: Investigation of Wave Propagation through Soils to Shallow Buried Fibre Optic Cable *; Department of State Development Business and Innovation - Voucher Program

* Chief Investigator

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