Professor Arun Kumar

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Personal details


Civil Infrastructure asset management, Raod maintenance, Road Asset Management, construction materials for asset managementt, sustainable asset management


Civil Engineering

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Phd in Civil Engineering (Purdue University)
  • Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Purdue University)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Institution of Engineers, Australia; recognized by ASCE, USA (1985-2007)

  • Institute of Municipal Engineering, Australia (1991-1998)


Teaching areasProfessor Kumar teaches the following courses

  • Masters in Project Management

  • Construction Materials.

Teaching leadershipProfessor Kumar has been an invited speaker over 20 times over the last 10 years at various international forums and universities in Australia, China, Japan, USA, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and Indonesia. He has spoken on a varitety of topics including

  • Road infrastructure management

  • risk modelling

  • human resource management.

Academic leadershipIn addition to the significant academic and administrative responsibilities, Professor Kumar chaired or has been a member of many teaching related committees and bodies including

  • Sept 2004 - Dec 2005: Member Business Portfolio Executive; Member, University Research Domain CommitteeMember, University Research and Graduate Studies Committee; Member, Business Board Chair, Portfolio Higher Degrees Sub Committee

  • Sep 2004 - Dec 2004: Chair, Portfolio Human Research Ethics Sub Committee; Member, University Human Research Ethics Sub Committee

  • 2002: University Executive (alternate to the Dean); Member University Research and Graduate Studies Committee

  • 2000 - 2002: Member Pro Vice Chancellors Research Committee; Chair, Engineering Research Centres Chair Committee, Faculty of Engineering

  • 2000 - Present: Member, Faculty of Engineering Executive Committee

  • 1997 - 2000: Member, University Heads of Departments Executive (representing Faculty of Engineering)

  • 1992 - Present: Member, Faculty of Engineering Board

  • 1992 - 2000: Member Deans Management Committee; Member, Department Program Advisory Committee (Chaired by industry executive)

  • 1994 - 1997: Chair, Committee on Training Needs for Heads of Departments University wide, Heads of Department Board; Member, China Reference Group (University wide)

  • 1994 - 1995: Member, Development of the University

  • 1996 - 2001: Strategic Plan - Capital Facilities

  • 1992 - 1995: Engineering representatives on University Professional Doctorate.


Selected publications

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