About

PhD (Structure); MEng(Structure); BEng Civil (Honours); MIEAust; CPEng; EngExec

A/Prof Rabin Tuladhar is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean Learning and Teaching (ADLT) at College of Science and Engineering. He is also a member of Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science. A/Prof Tuladhar's research interests include Innovative Construction Materials, Durability of Concrete, Seismic Design, and Sustainable Design. He also teaches Structural Engineering to the second and third year Civil Engineering students. As an ADLT, he is also involved in Curriculum Design, Quality Control in Teaching, Industry Liasion and Academic Advising.

A/Prof Tuladhar completed his Ph.D. from Saitama University in 2006. He worked as a Japan Society for Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Postdoctoral Fellow from 2006 to 2008. He finished his Masters in Structural Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in 2002 and Bachelor in Civil Engineering with First Class Honours from Regional Engineering College, Silchar India. He also worked as a Lecturer at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand from 2008 to 2009.

He graduated from Townsville North Queensland Emerging Leadership Program (2015/2016) organized by Townsville Enterprise.

Teaching
  • CS2003: Introduction to Structural Design (Level 2; TSV)
  • CS3001: Concrete Engineering (Level 3; TSV)
Interests
Professional
  • Structural and Material Testing (including but not limited to Concrete, timber, steel, fiber reinforced polymers)
Research
  • Concrete Engineering
  • Sustainable Developoment
  • Durability of Concrete Structures
  • Seismic Design
  • Fiber Reinforced Concrete
  • Innovative Construction Materials
Teaching
  • Structural Design
  • Concrete Engineering
  • Mechanics
Experience
  • 2018 to present - Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2016 to present - Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, College of Science and Engineering, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2012 to 2017 - Senior Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2014 to 2016 - Associate Dean Learning and Teaching, College of Science Technology and Engineering, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2012 to 2014 - Associate Dean (Engineering), School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2009 to 2011 - Lecturer, James Cook University (Townsville, Australia)
  • 2008 to 2009 - Lecturer, University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand)
  • 2006 to 2008 - JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow, Saitama University (Saitama, Japam)
  • 2002 to 2003 - Project Researcher, Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand)
Research Disciplines
Honours
Awards
  • 2016 - JCU TropEco Research Award for outstanding research activities contributing to a more sustainable society and environment
  • 2015 - Winner - The Australian Innovation Challenge (2015) in the Manufacturing, Construction and Innovation category for the development of recycled plastic fibre to reinforce concrete, sponsored by Department of Industry and Science, Australian Government
  • 2014 - 3 Minute Research Presentation Winner Established Researcher Category
  • 2011 - ALTC Citation Award for the outstanding contribution student learning, Australian Learning and Teaching Council
  • 2011 - ECR Rising Star, James Cook University
  • 2011 - Faculty Citation for the outstanding contributions to student learning, Faculty of Science and Engineering, James Cook University
  • 2007 - Best paper presentation award, Japan Society of Civil Engineers for the best paper and presentation during the 9th International Summer Symposium
  • 2007 - Best paper award, Japan Concrete Institute for the paper entitled “Analytical Study on Influence of Pile Modelling on the Response Behaviour of Concrete Structures”. Proceedings of Japan Concrete Institute, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2007, pp. 847-852
  • 2006 - Best paper presentation award, Japan Society of Civil Engineers for the best paper and presentation during the 8th International Summer Symposium
  • 2004 - Best paper presentation award, Japan Society of Civil Engineers for the best paper and presentation during the 6th International Summer Symposium
  • 1999 - Gold Medal, 1999 from Assam University for securing First Class First position in Engineering Faculty in Assam University in the year
  • 1999 - Mahendra Vidyabhusan Nepal
  • 1999 - Best Student Engineer Award from The Institution of Engineers India, Silchar Chapter, India
  • 1999 - Kamaleshwar Baruwah Memorial Award for the Best Civil Engineering Graduate from Assam University,” Swami Vivekanada Sewa Kendra, Guwahati, India
Fellowships
  • 2015 to 2016 - Townsville North Queensland Emerging Leader, Townsville Enterprise
  • 2006 to 2008 - JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences) Postdoctoral Fellowship
  • 2003 to 2006 - Monbukagakusho (Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology) scholarship to pursue Ph.D. at Saitama University, Japan
  • 2002 to 2003 - Research fellowship from Education and Research Project for Sustainable Development in the Greater Mekong Sub-region, Supported by Japanese Government
  • 2000 to 2002 - Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) administered scholarship from the Government of Japan (2000-2002) to pursue Masters of Engineering at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
  • 1995 to 1999 - Technical Corporation Scheme (TCS), Colombo Plan Scholarship from Government of India to pursue Bachelors of Engineering at Regional Engineering College, Silchar India
Memberships
  • Centre for Tropical Environmental and Sustainability Science
  • CPEng (Chartered Professional Engineer, Engineers Australia) in the College of Structure, and Leadership and Management
  • Founding Executive Member, Concrete Institute of Australia North Queensland Regional Chapter
  • Member Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)
  • Member, Engineers Australia
  • Australasian Association of Engineering Education
  • EngExec (Engineering Executive, Engineers Australia)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI)
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  • Strengthening of timber bridge girders through the use of fibre reinforced polymers (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Characterization of Pozzolanic Properties of Waste Glass as Partial Replacement of Cement (PhD , Primary Advisor)
  • Effects of admixtures (polycarboxylate) and natural pozzolans (pitchstone) on the rheology, strength and microstructure of cemented paste fill. (Masters , Secondary Advisor)
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