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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.

Research Interests

 Evaluation of CAVs in Real world and Virtual environment, Scenario Generation to test CAVs, Car Occupant Protection (Restraints), Vulnerable Road User Safety

Education/Academic qualification

Automotive Crashworthiness, Doctorate, Loughborough University

Automotive Systems Engineering, MSc, Loughborough University

Mechanical Engineering (BEng Hons), Degree, Anna University

External positions

PhD Research Supervisor, Northumbria University

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Research Output

Review of Existing CAV Testing Facilities

Ekambaram, K. & Parkes, A., 28 Sep 2018, 31 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

  • Effect of age on injury outcome in passenger car frontal crashes

    Ekambaram, K. & Frampton, R., Jun 2016.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  • Adapting Load Limiter Deployment for Frontal Crash Diversity

    Ekambaram, K., Frampton, R. & Bartlett, L., 6 Jan 2020, In : Traffic Injury Prevention. 20, sup2, p. S43-S49 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Assessing accessibility and safety conditions in an urban environment: what do pedestrians perceive?

    Aceves-González, C., Rizo-Corona, L., Rosales-Cinco, R., Rey-Galindo, J., Ekambaram, K. & Ramos-Tachiquín, M., 1 Jan 2020, Advances in Design for Inclusion - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Design for Inclusion and the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering. Di Bucchianico, G. (ed.). Springer, p. 215-225 11 p. (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; vol. 954).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
    1 Citation (Scopus)
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    The role of perceived pedestrian safety on designing safer built environments

    Aceves-González, C., Ekambaram, K., Rey-Galindo, J. & Rizo-Corona, L., 14 Sep 2020, In : Traffic Injury Prevention. (In-press), p. (In-press)

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Activities

    • 2 Invited talk
    • 1 Editorial activity

    Road Transportation Safety

    Karthik Ekambaram (Speaker)
    21 Mar 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    SaferWheels- European Powered Two Wheeler Accident Study

    Karthik Ekambaram (Speaker)
    Apr 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Traffic Injury Prevention (Journal)

    Karthikeyan Ekambaram (Associate Editor)
    2015 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity


    AAAM Conference Travel Award

    Karthikeyan Ekambaram (Recipient), 18 Oct 2019

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)