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Karthikeyan Ekambaram

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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

    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

    External positions

    PhD Research Supervisor, Northumbria University

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