Dr Tilak Pokharel has completed his PhD in Structural/Earthquake engineering from the University of Melbourne in 2017. He has finished his masters and bachelors in Engineering from the University of Tokyo and Tribhuvan University respectively. He has received the gold medal for scoring highest grades in both bachelor and masters in Engineering. He is also a recipient of Nepal Bidhya Bhusan from Government of Nepal and Academic and Professional award from NAV. Currently, Dr Pokharel is working as a National Technical Manager at AEFAC at the Swinburne University of Technology.
Dr Pokharel has served as an executive committee member of NAV. He is also volunteering to run the Nepali Radio program “Melbourne Chautari” since 2016. He has involved several community organizations in Nepal, Japan and Australia including founding president of Nepali Students Association in the University of Melbourne.