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Professor Ajay Kapoor

Emeritus Professor


Professor Ajay Kapoor is an Emeritus Professor in the Office of the DVC External Engagement, responsible for international research engagement and development.

A world-renowned expert on rolling contact fatigue in railways, Professor Kapoor’s current research is focused on electric vehicles and mobility. Recent publications include examinations of nanolaminated composite materials and battery packs in electric vehicles.

Professor Kapoor gained his PhD in engineering from the University of Cambridge. He joined Swinburne in 2007 as Professor of Engineering Design and prior to this had senior appointments in the UK at Newcastle University, the University of Sheffield and Leicester University. He also led the American Society for Mechanical Engineers’ UK and Ireland Chapter as Chairman.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

  • Solid Mechanics - 401707
  • Tribology - 401708


Also published as: Kapoor, Ajay; Kapoor, A.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2018: Secondment of Prof Ajay Kapoor to Swinburne Sarawak *; Swinburne University of Technology Sarawak
  • 2016: Research and development of an Electronic reconnaissance vehicle *; Defendtex Pty Ltd
  • 2016: The establishment of a joint Transport Innovation Centre *; Malaysia Automotive Institute - International Grant
  • 2014: Bus Tracking Systems *; AutoCRC Ltd
  • 2014: Industrial Transformation Training Centre in Biodevices and Diagnostics *; ARC Industrial Transformation Training Centres
  • 2014: Integrated Human-Centred Design approach in developing the modular EV Bus driveline system for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2020 (Student Agreement Postgrad) *; AutoCRC Ltd
  • 2014: Modular Electric Bus Driveline Systems *; AutoCRC Ltd
  • 2013: AutoCRC project 3-113: Advanced Energy Absorption Devices *; AutoCRC Ltd
  • 2013: Battery Charge, Mechanical and Thermal Management System Development Link *; AUTO CRC Virtual Design and Manufacturing
  • 2013: Use of virtual reality tools to improve the effectiveness and productivity of the design process for ergonomic support systems *; Department of State Development Business and Innovation (Vic) - Voucher Program
  • 2012: From diesel to electric: a new era in personnel transport for underground coal mines *; ARC Linkage Projects Scheme
  • 2010: Application of advanced materials and advanced manufacturing processes to bush fire protection *; Victoria’s Science Agenda Investment Fund
  • 2010: Electric vehicle control systems and power management (AutoCRC C2-801) *; AutoCRC
  • 2010: Electric vehicle drivetrain (AutoCRC C2-25) *; AutoCRC

* Chief Investigator

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