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Dr Karthik Ekambaram is a Research Fellow at Institute for Future Transport and Cities within Coventry University. Karthik is currently working on research projects, funded by the UK government, concerning evaluation of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CAVs) in real-world (public roads and controlled environment) and virtual settings.
Karthik graduated from Anna University, India with a honours 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 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 Centre (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.
Evaluation of CAVs in Real world and Virtual environment, Scenario Generation to test CAVs, Car Occupant Protection (Restraints), Vulnerable Road User Safety
Automotive Crashworthiness, Doctorate, Loughborough University
Award Date: 15 Jul 2016
Automotive Systems Engineering, MSc, Loughborough University
Award Date: 15 Dec 2009
Mechanical Engineering (BEng Hons), Degree, Anna University
Award Date: 16 Jul 2007
PhD Research Supervisor, Northumbria University
1/01/18 → 30/11/20
1/01/18 → 31/12/20
1/09/15 → 20/12/18
Project: Project at former HEI
Ekambaram, K. & Parkes, A., 28 Sep 2018, 31 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Ekambaram, K. & Frampton, R., Jun 2016.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper › peer-review
Ekambaram, K., Margaritis, D., Davidse, R., Usami, D. S., Robibaro, M., Persia, L., Buttler, I., Ziakopoulos, A., Theofilatos, A., Yannis, G., Martin, A. & Wadji, F., Feb 2021, In: Journal of Safety Research. 76, p. 135-145 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review
Diederich, A., Bastien, C., Ekambaram, K. & Wilson, A., 25 Mar 2021, In: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile11 Downloads (Pure)
Ekambaram, K., Frampton, R. & Bartlett, L., 6 Jan 2020, In: Traffic Injury Prevention. 20, sup2, p. S43-S49 8 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Downloads (Pure)
Karthik Ekambaram (Speaker)Apr 2016
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Ekambaram, Karthikeyan (Recipient), 2017
Prize: Other distinction