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Professor Thiru Aravinthan

Professor Thiru Aravinthan
Name Thiru Aravinthan
Position Head of School and Dean (Engineering)
Section School of Engineering
Office Z449
Location Toowoomba Campus
Phone +61 7 4631 1385
Extension 1385
Email
Qualifications BEng Peradeniya , MEng Saitama , PhD Saitama
Languages Japanese (accredited translator)
Tamil (accredited translator)
Executive Support

  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 090506 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 091200 )
  • Composite and Hybrid Materials ( 091202 )
  • Polymers and Plastics ( 091209 )
  • Interdisciplinary Engineering ( 091500 )
  • Polymers And Plastics ( 401609 )
  • Construction Materials ( 400505 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 400510 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )
  • Engineering Education ( 401002 )
  • Engineering Practice ( 401003 )
  • Engineering Practice And Education ( 401000 )

Composites in civil and structural engineering
Strengthening and repair of existing structures
External post-tensioned bridges and structures
Application of high performance concrete and geopolymer concrete
Development of innovative bridges and related design issues
Engineering Education – innovative learning and teaching using web technologies


Engineering Executive (EngExec), Engineers Australia
Chartered Professional Engineer (Civil, Structural, Leadership & Management) and Fellow of Engineers Australia
Registered Professional Engineer (Civil Engineering), Oregon State, USA
APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus) (Civil Engineering, Leadership and Management, Structural Engineering)


Fellow, Engineers Australia (EA)
Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Member, American Concrete Institute (ACI)
Member, Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)
Member, Australasian Association of Engineering Education (AaeE)
Member of Council, International Institute for FRP in Construction (IIFC)
Member of Board of Directors, Composite Australia (CA) (2009-2012)


  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)

Current courses:
Examiner, ENG4110 - Engineering Research Methodology
Examiner, RES9510 - Confirmation of Candidature (Lab)
Asst Examiner, CIV3506 - Concrete Structures
Moderator, CIV8803 - Mechanics and Technology of Fibre Composites
Moderator, ENG8802 - Advanced Prestressed Concrete

Past involvement:
Examiner, ENG8411/2 - Research Project and Dissertation (Part A & B)
Examiner/Asst Examiner, CIV2605 - Construction Engineering
Asst Examiner, CIV4508 - Structural Design II
Examiner/Facilitator, ENG2102 - Engineering Problem Solving 2
Asst Examiner, CIV2503, Structural Design I
Examiner, CIV3906, Civil Materials Practice
Asst Examiner, CIV3907, Civil System Practice
Asst Examiner, CIV4908, Civil Design Practice


20 Years


9 Years


Associate Dean (Research and Research Training) (July 2013 - Sept 2019)
Director, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (July 2014 - Oct 2016)
Associate Dean (Academic) (Mar 2013- July 2013)
Deputy Associate Dean (Research) (Jun 2011- July 2013)
Head of Agricultural, Civil & Environmental Engineering (Dec 2009-Jun 2011)
Acting Associate Dean (Research) (Jul 2009-Dec 2009)
Deputy Director, Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites (Apr 2007-Oct 2007)


  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 090506 )
  • Composite and Hybrid Materials ( 091202 )
  • Polymers and Plastics ( 091209 )
  • Polymers And Plastics ( 401609 )
  • Construction Materials ( 400505 )
  • Composite And Hybrid Materials ( 401602 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 400510 )
  • Materials Engineering ( 401600 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )
  • Engineering Education ( 401002 )
  • Engineering Practice ( 401003 )
  • Engineering Practice And Education ( 401000 )