Professor Arul Arulrajah leads the Geotechnical Engineering group at Swinburne University of Technology. Arulrajah has been involved as a Chief Investigator in 26 research projects totalling AUD$10.8 Million which includes 4 ARC Linkage grants, 1 ARC Training Centre, 3 ARC LIEF, 13 competitive state government grants and 6 industry grants. He is the first-named investigator and project leader in 16 projects totalling AUD$2.4 Million.
He is involved in geotechnical engineering research topics such as recycled materials, ground improvement, pavement geotechnics, in-situ testing, field instrumentation, land reclamation, dredging and deep compaction works. He has supervised 12 PhD students to completion in this area of geotechnical and sustainability research. He has extensive experience in the geotechnical engineering design, site implementation and project management of numerous large civil engineering infrastructure projects in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia, based on his 14 years of industry experience prior to joining Swinburne in 2006.