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Associate Professor Pat Rajeev

Associate Professor of Civil Infrastructure 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

Condition Monitoring of Conveyor System Using Optical Fibre Sensors:

Flow Behaviour of 3D Printable Concrete for Large Scale Construction Applications:

Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for Timber Utility Poles:

Pipe leak induced ground failures:

Probabilistic Seismic Risk Assessment of Existing Reinforced Concrete Buildings:

Reduction of ground vibration in buried infrastructure:


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Infrastructure Engineering And Asset Management - 090505
  • Earthquake Engineering - 090504
  • 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; Rajeev, Pathamanathan
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: ARC Research Hub for Smart Next Generation Transport Pavements - Project 8 *; ARC Industrial Transformation Research Hubs
  • 2019: Mechanical Strength of Composite Cross-arms: An Experimental Study *; Zinfra Pty Ltd
  • 2019: Real-time Condition Monitoring of Conveyor System Distributed Fibre Optic Sensor: Stage II *; Hawk Measurement Systems Fund Scheme
  • 2019: Structural assessment of in-service power pits *; Powercor Australia Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Estimation of deteriorated timber pole sectional properties *; AusNet Services Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Impeding train suicide using safety by design principles- A conceptual solution *; Rail CRC Projects
  • 2018: Real-time condition monitoring of conveyor systems using distributed fibre optic sensor *; Hawk Measurement Systems Fund Scheme
  • 2018: Updating the ABCB Structural Reliability Handbook *; Australian Building Codes Board
  • 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 adjacent 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
  • 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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