Professor Arul Arulrajah

PhD, Curtin University of Technology, Australia; MEngSc, University of Malaya, Malaysia; BSc, Purdue University, United States.
Prof. Arul Arulrajah is the Professor of Geotechnical Engineering at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. He has been involved as a Chief Investigator in 22 research projects totaling AUD$4.3 Million to date inclusive of Australian Research Council, state government and industry funded grants. He is currently involved in research topics such as recycled materials in geotechnical applications, geotechnics of pavements, ground improvement, land reclamation and dredging. Prof. Arulrajah joined Swinburne in 2006 after 14 years of prior industry experience in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia (1992-2006) in the design, site implementation and project management of geotechnical engineering and civil engineering infrastructure projects.
Prior to joining Swinburne in 2006, Prof. Arulrajah was a Project Engineer in the Infrastructure Department of Connell Wagner Pty Ltd, Melbourne (2004-2006). He was previously the Lead Geotechnical Engineer in various projects in Malaysia (1998-2004), which includes a 110 km high-speed railway project. Arulrajah was involved in the geotechnical design and project implementation of the Changi Airport Reclamation project in the Republic of Singapore (1992-1998).
Prof. Arulrajah is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia (FIEAust) and a Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng-Civil Engineering, NPER). Prof. Arulrajah is the author of 2 books, 3 book chapters and more than 180 research journal and conference publications to date. His research has been recognized by international and Australian awards. This includes the Telford Premium Award from the ICE (UK) in 2009, Australian Pavement and Recycling Association Highly Commended Award for Excellence in Research (2012) and the Shamsher Prakash Prize for Excellence in the Practice of Geotechnical Engineering (2010). He is also the recipient of four Swinburne Vice Chancellor Awards for his research activities.