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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 experience working in the industry as an Earthquake and structural engineer of over 10 years. His main research interests are finite element modelling, steel and composite construction, anchorage and earthquake-resistant design.

Dr. Pokharel currently sits in the standard development committee (ME-029) and is drafting leader for the Australian Standard AS 5216.

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


  • 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


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

  • 2021: Performance of post-installed HDG reinforcing bars *; Victorian Department of Transport (for Contracts)
  • 2020: Recycled plastic ROBOVOID Construction Solution *; CRC Projects

* Chief Investigator