Projects per year
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
Automotive Systems Engineering, MSc, Loughborough University
Mechanical Engineering (BEng Hons), Degree, Anna University
PhD Research Supervisor, Northumbria University
1/09/15 → 20/12/18
Project: Project at former HEI
Research Output per year
Research output: Other contribution
Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Research output: Contribution to conference › Paper
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., 7 Jun 2019, 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 proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Activities per year
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk
Karthikeyan Ekambaram (Recipient), 2017
Prize: Other distinction