Karthikeyan Ekambaram


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Dr Karthik Ekambaram is a Researcher in Transport Human Factors and Design at National Transport Design Centre (NTDC) within Coventry University. He specialises in road transportation safety, automotive crashworthiness and driver/rider behaviour. 

Karthik graduated from Anna University, India with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds post-graduate qualifications from Loughborough University including a Master’s degree in Automotive Systems Engineering and PhD degree in Automotive Crashworthiness. His PhD research investigated the potential benefit of SMART/adaptive restraint systems on improving occupant safety in real world European frontal car crashes.

Following the completion of his PhD, Karthik was working as a Researcher in Smart and Safe Mobility at the Transport  Safety Research Center (TSRC) in Loughborough University. Whist at TSRC, Karthik worked on road safety research projects funded by the European Commission and UK Department for Transport.

Prior to this position at Coventry University, he was working as a Lecturer in Automotive and Mechanical Engineering at Northumbria University, Newcastle where he designed and developed Automotive Crashworthiness and Vehicle Dynamics modules for the Undergraduate Mechanical and Automotive programmes.

Education/Academic qualification

Automotive Crashworthiness, Doctorate, Loughborough University

Automotive Systems Engineering, MSc, Loughborough University

Mechanical Engineering (BEng Hons), Degree, Anna University

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Research Output 2015 2016

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  • 2 Paper
  • 2 Article
  • 1 Other contribution
Video recording
Eye movements
Image recognition
Image processing

Effect of age on injury outcome in passenger car frontal crashes

Ekambaram, K. & Frampton, R. Jun 2016

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Wounds and Injuries
Rib Fractures
Thoracic Injuries
Seat Belts
Body Regions

The potential benefit of SMART load limiters in European frontal impacts

Ekambaram, K. 2016 Loughborough University (© The Authors)

Research output: Other contribution

1 Citations

Improving the Chest Protection of Elderly Occupants in Frontal Crashes Using SMART Load Limiters

Ekambaram, K., Frampton, R. & Bartlett, L. 2015 In : Traffic Injury Prevention. 16 Suppl 2, p. S77-S86 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abbreviated Injury Scale
Seat Belts
Thoracic Injuries
Wounds and Injuries

Position And Rotation of Driver's Head as Risk Factor for Whiplash in Rear Impacts

Ekambaram, K., Lenard, J. & Morris, A. 2015 In : Journal of Ergonomics. p. 1-6 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Video recording
Computer simulation
Statistical Models

Activities 2016 2017

  • 2 Invited talk

Road Transportation Safety

Ekambaram, K. (Speaker)
21 Mar 2017

Activity: Invited talk


Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy (AFHEA), UK.

Karthikeyan Ekambaram (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively