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Dr Tilak Pokharel

AEFAC National Technical Manager
PhD in Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Australia; Masters in Structural/Earthquake Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan


Dr Tilak Pokharel is an AEFAC National Technical Manager at the Swinburne University of Technology. He received his PhD from the University of Melbourne and his master’s degree from the University of Tokyo.

He has about 15 years of experience working as an Earthquake and structural engineer. His main research interests are finite element modelling, steel and composite construction, anchorage and earthquake-resistant design.

Dr. Pokharel sits on Standards Australia's standard development committee (ME-029) and is the Australian Standard AS 5216 drafting leader. He is also a member of the International Federation for Structural Concrete (fib) TG2.9 - Fastenings to structural concrete and masonry.

Research interests

Advanced Structural Engineering; Construction Materials; Earthquake Engineering

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Structural Engineering - 400510
  • Construction Engineering - 400504
  • Earthquake Engineering - 400506

Teaching areas

Advanced Structural Engineering;Construction Materials;Earthquake Engineering


  • 2018, International, Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing Award, Elsevier
  • 2016, Other, Professional or Academic Achievement Excellence Award, 2016, Nepalese Association of Victoria
  • 2009, Other, Civil Engineering Excellence Award, Tribhuvan University

Professional memberships

  • 2015 (current): Committee Member, Standards Australia, Australia
  • 2021 (current): Committee Member, fib, International


Also published as: Pokharel, Tilak; Pokharel, T.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2023: Assessment and evaluation of performance of very shallow embedded anchors in early age concrete *; LEVIAT PTY LTD FUND SCHEME
  • 2023: Investigation of bond effect of deep embedded anchors *; DOBSON MITCHELL & ALLPORT PTY LTD Fund Scheme
  • 2021: Performance of post-installed HDG reinforcing bars *; Department of Transport (Vic)
  • 2020: Recycled plastic ROBOVOID Construction Solution *; CRC Projects

* Chief Investigator