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Dr Robin Kalfat

Senior Lecturer in Civil and Construction Engineering, HDR Advisor


Dr. Robin Kalfat's research interests include: Strengthening and Rehabilitation of existing bridges using advanced composite materials, the use of nano materials such as graphene to improve the strength and durability of cementitious grouts, ground improvement using FRP anchors, protective systems to improve earthquake performance of structures and advanced numerical techniques for structural analysis.

Research interests

Advanced Structural Engineering; Infrastructure Renewal; Construction Materials; Infrastructure Monitoring

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.

Fields of Research

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

Teaching areas

Design of Steel Structures;Design of Concrete Structures;Strengthenening and Monitoring of Structures


  • 2018, Swinburne, Teaching Excellence Award, Swiburne University of Technology
  • 2018, National, Impact Award for bridge engineering research, Australian Roads and Research Board (ARRB)
  • 2017, National, W.H Warren Medal for co-author of best paper, Engineers Australia
  • 2016, National, Excellence Award for Innovation, Research and Development (High Commendation) for the project "Multi-Axis Substructure Testing System", Engineers Australia


Also published as: Kalfat, Robin; Kalfat, R.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2019: Structural assessment of in-service power pits *; Powercor Australia Fund Scheme
  • 2017: Alkali resistance of Geovert FRP bars *; Geovert Australia
  • 2016: The use of anchorage systems to enhance the performance of FRP strengthened beams in flexure *; SIKA Australia

* Chief Investigator

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