Amir Tophel

Amir is currently a PhD Scholar at the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University. He is currently working on the following Hub project sponsored by one of our key industry partners, EIC Activities of CIMIC Group  "Remote sensing and advanced analysis of measurements of density through the possible use of appropriate sensing techniques, including LIDAR and GPS". This project focuses on developing advanced measurement and analysis to estimate the density of the material during compaction. 


  • Monash University Graduate Scholarship (MGS) (2019)
  • Faculty of Engineering International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (FEIPRS) (2019)
  • Winner and People's choice award winner (3MT round, Department of Civil Engineering 2021)
  • People's choice award winner (3MT round, Faculty of Engineering 2021)
  • Runner up (3MT round, Monash Wild card entry 2021)

Professional Activities

  • Deputy President, Civil Engineering Postgraduate Committee, Monash University (2021)
  • Core Conference Organising Committee, Monash University Faculty of Engineering Post Graduate Student Conference (2021)
  • MGA HDR Mentor, Monash University (2021)
  • Academic Vice-President, Civil Engineering Postgraduate Committee, Monash University (2020)

Selected Publications

  • Tophel, A., & Ramana, G. V. (2019). Protecting Heritage Structures Against Liquefaction: Recent Developments. Recent Advances in Geo-Environmental Engineering, Geomechanics and Geotechnics, and Geohazards. Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation, 507–509. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-01665-4_117
  • Singh, P., Tophel, A., & Swamy, A. K. (2017) Properties of asphalt binder and asphalt concrete containing waste polyethylene, Petroleum Science and Technology, 35:5, 495-500, DOI: 10.1080/10916466.2016.1265559
M.Tech in Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering (IIT Delhi, India)
B.Tech in Civil Engineering (IIT Delhi, India)