Oct 14

CAD EAGER 2017
The CAD EAGER 2017 will be held on 14th Of October at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

June 25

RAMME AGM 2017
The AGM 2017 of RAMME was held at Light House Gallery, Colombo 01 from 3.00 pm onward on 25th June 2017 (Sunday)

June 10

Ruhuna IESL Day 2017
IESL Day, University of Ruhuna - 2017 organized by Ruhuna Engineering Student Chapter of the IESL will be held at Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna from 09.00 am onwards on 10th of June 2017.

May 17

ICCMS-2017
The International Conference on Computational Modeling & Simulation which will be held on May 17-19.

March 01

Academic Sessions, UOR 2017
The 14th Academic Sessions and 13th Vice Chancellor's Awards Ceremony was held by Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna in 2017. Theme: Promoting Innovation through Research, Date:1st March 2017. Official page: http://www.eng.ruh.ac.lk/AS2016/

Dec 23

DMME Products Showcase
The event is organised with the objective of providing a platform for the final year undergraduate students of the DMME

Dec 16

2016 IEEE International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (IEEE ICIAfS 2016), 16th-19th December, Galle, Sri Lanka.

Nov 22

Dr. H.C.P. Karunasena, Senior Lecturer of DMME, won the President's Award for Research Publications in 2016. The Award Ceremony was held on 22nd November 2016 at BMICH.

Oct 19

XbotiX 2016 organized by Electrical and Information Engineering Society, Faculty of Engineering, was held on 19th of October 2016 at faculty premises.

Sep 17

"Thambarawila" live in concert by students of the Faculty of Engineering at Auditorium of Faculty of Medicine, Karapitiya.

Aug 23

IESL Re-Accreditation process of the BSc Eng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, undergraduate degree programme

July 01

First Industrial Consultative Committee (ICC) meeting of 2016 was held on 01st July 2016 at the department.

July 07

Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar. Muslim friends at the faculty focused on prayer, fasting, giving to charity, and religious devotion


Committee for CAD/ CAM Centre
Dr. K.M.M. Dassanayake(Chairman)
Dr. N.K. Hettiarachchi
Dr. K.J.C. Kumara
Mr. S.D. Gunawardhana
Mr. S. Sriyantha



   SENIOR LECTURERS


Dr. Sumith Baduge (Head of the Department)

Chairman, Faculty Research Committee/ Infrastructure Development Committee

Qualifications

PhD Ind Sc (Japan), MSc Eng (Japan), BSc Eng (Moratuwa, SL), MJSME

Email

sumithb@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                              .

Telephone

+94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5000/5221


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Division

    Thermal and Fluid Engineering

Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer , Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka (2004-2016)

  • Temporary Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka (2003-2004)

  • Teaching Assistant, Faculty of Engineering, Ibaraki University, Hitachi, Japan.(2000-2002)

  • Instructor/Demonstrator, Open University, Sri Lanka 1991-1992

  • Visiting Lecturer, Technical College, Sri Lanka 1986-1988

Research Interests

  • Renewable Energy Engineering

  • Two Phase Flow in Micro-Channels

  • Phase Change Heat Transfer in Micro-Channels

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Micro-Scale Fluid Dynamics

Publications

  1. Baduge, S. and Kobayashi, Y., Effect of Gravity and Noncondensable Gas on Condensation in variable condactance Heat pipe, Proceedings of the 72th Japanese society of Mechanical Engineers Annual meeting, Tokyo,Japan, (1995), Vol.1, pp.1

  2. Baduge, S. and Kobayashi Y., Effect of Gravity and Noncondensable Gases on Vapor Flow in the Condenser Section of a Gas Loaded Thermosyphon , Proceessings of Flight Mechanics and Astrodynamics Symposium For year 1995, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa , JAPAN,(1995), pp.79

  3. Baduge, S., Effect of Gravity and Noncondensable Gases on Vapor Flowfield in the Condenser Section of a Gas-Loaded Thermosyphon, Open Symposium on Masters Programs research Works, Graduate School of Engineering Mechanics, Tsukuba University, Japan, (1996), pp.241

  4. Baduge S., Kaminaga, F., Tanifuji, D. and Matsumura K., Boiling Heat Transfer Characteristics in a Small Diameter Tube under Forced Convective Condition, Proceedings of Flight Mechanics and Astrodynamics Symposium for Year 1999, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa, Japan, (1999), pp.65

  5. Baduge, S., Kaminaga, F., Tanifuji, D. and Matsumura, K., Heat Transfer Characteristics in a Small Diameter Tube on a Forced Convective Boiling , Proceedings of 37th National Heat Transfer Symposium,(2000) (2000), Vol.1, pp.347

  6. Baduge S., Kaminaga, F., Tanifuji, D. and Matsumura, K., Two Phase Heat Transfer in a Small Diameter Tube under Sub-Atmospheric Pressure Condition, Proceedings of 4th JSME-KSME Thermal Engineering Conference, (2000), Vol.2, pp.347

  7. Kaminaga, F., Baduge S., Chowdhury, F., and Matsumura, K., Boiling Heat Transfer in a Small Diameter Tube under Natural Circulation Condition, Proceedings of Boiling 2000 Phenomena and Emerging Application, Alaska, USA, (2000), Vol.1, pp.135

  8. Baduge, S., Kaminaga, F., and Matsumura, K. Assessment of Void Fraction and Frictional Pressure Drop Correlations for Two-phase Flow in Capillary Tubes at Low Liquid Velocity, Proceedings of Flight Mechanics and Astrodynamics Symposium for Year 2000, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Kanagawa, Japan, (2000), pp.135

  9. Kaminaga, F., Baduge, S., and Matsumura, K., Fundemental Process of Tharmal-Hydraulic phenomena in Severe Accident (4) Boiling Heat Transfer in a Narrow Channel, Proceedings of Japanese Society of Nuclear Power Annual Meeting Year 2000, Ehime University, Japan, (2000), pp.481

  10. Baduge, S., Kaminaga, F., and Matsumura, K., Pressure Effect on Boiling Heat Transfer Characteristics in Small Diameter Tube, Proceedings of 37th National Heat Transfer Symposium, Japan (2001), pp.303

  11. Baduge, S., Kaminaga, F., and Matsumura, K., Forced Convective Boiling in a Capillary Tube, Proceeding of the 8th Japanese Society of Mechanical Engineers Annual General Meeting, Japanese University, Tokyo, Japan, (2002), pp.519

  12. Baduge, S., Kaminaga, F., and Matsumura, K., Flow Boiling Heat Transfer Characteristic of Water in Capillary Tube under Sub-atmospheric pressure conditions, Proceeding of 38th National Heat Transfer Symposium, Spporo City, Japan (2002), pp.719

  13. Kaminaga, F., Baduge, S., and Matsumura, K., Flow Rate Effect on Boiling Heat Transfer in a Small Diameter Tube under Low Flow Rate Condition, 12th International Heat Pipe Conference, Russia, (2002) , Preprint Vol.1

  14. Baduge, S., Kaminaga, F., and Matsumura, K., Saturated Flow Boiling of Water in a Vertical Small Diameter Tube, Journal of Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 27 (2003), pp.789-801

  15. Kaminaga, F., Baduge, S., and Matsumura, K., Pressure Drop in a Capillary Tube in Boiling Two-Phase Flow, First International Conference on Microchannels and ASME, Rochester, New York, USA, (2003), pp.635-642

  16. Kaminaga, F., Baduge, S., and Matsumura, K., Pressure Drop in a Capillary Tube in Boiling Two-Phase Flow, Journal of Thermal Science and Engineering, Vol. 11 No.6 (2003), PP.15-23

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Dr. Chithral Ambawattha

Chairman, Industrial Consultative Committee (ICC)/ Department Coordinator, Industrial Training/ General Secretary, Alumni Association(RAMME)

Qualifications

PhD (Russia), MSc (Russia), MSAE (Japan), FISITA (UK), FIAESL, MSLEMA, MASASL, MSLAAS

Email

chithral@mme.ruh.ac.lk

Telephone

+94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5231


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    Thermal and Fluid Engineering

Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer 2012/11 - to date Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna [UoR] Galle, Sri Lanka

  • Director General 2010/08 - 2012/11, Department of Technical Education & Training [DTET], Ministry of Youth Affairs & Skills Development, Sri Lanka

  • Chairman / CEO 2010/05 - 2010/08, National Apprenticeship & Industrial Training Authority [NAITA], Ministry of Youth Affairs & Skills Development, Sri Lanka

  • Senior Lecturer2006/06 - 2010/05, Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna [UoR] Galle, Sri Lanka

  • Head/Senior Lecturer 2003/02 - 2006/06, Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna [UoR], Galle, Sri Lanka

  • Project Manager / Senior Mechanical Engineer 1997/08 - 2003/01 National Engineering Research & Development Centre of Sri Lanka [NERD Centre], Ministry of Science & Technology, Sri Lanka,

  • Visiting Lecturer 1997 - 2004, Institute of Engineering Technology (IET) former Technical Training Institute (TTI), Katunayaka, Sri Lanka

  • Engineer Researcher 1994 - 1997, Scientific Production Enterprises 'AGRODIESEL', Moscow, Russia

  • Staff Assistant 1986 - 1987 Commercial Bank of Ceylon Limited, Colombo, Sri Lanka

  • Resource Person for Energy Audit Training Course conducted, Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA), Sri Lanka

Research Interests

  • Thermodynamics

  • Alternative Fuels

  • Automobile Engineering

  • Solid Waste Management

Publications

  1. Ambawatte H. C. (1997) "Soot reduction of exhaust gases in a compact, high -speed, direct-injection diesel engine by doping Rapeseed oil (Canola oil) with fuel ". Ph.D. thesis. Moscow, Russia

  2. Ambawatte H. C. (1995) "Synthesis of indicator diagrams of diesel engine running on vegetable oil". Development of power, economy& ecological aspects of IC engines. (Journal), Vladimir, Russia

  3. Ambawatte H. C. (1996)"Influence of experimental errors to the accuracy of processing indicator diagrams". XXXI Science conference of the Russian peoples' friendship university. (Journal), Moscow, Russia

  4. Ambawatte H. C. (1997) "A theoretical and experimental investigation of the working process of a compact high-speed diesel engine running on mixed fuel with vegetable oil additives". Journal: Russian academy of science. (Journal), Moscow, Russia

  5. Ambawatte H. C. (1998) "Pilot market garbage disposal project - Kirulapone" research work and project report: National Engineering Research and Development Centre of Sri Lanka (NERD Centre), Ekala, Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka

  6. Ambawatte H. C. (1998) "Alternative fuels for internal combustion engines and their emissions". Presentation held at Technician Training Institute, Katunayake, Sri Lanka

  7. Ambawatte H. C. (1999) "Performance, exhaust emissions and durability of modern diesel engines running on Rapeseed (Canola) oil". Journal: SLAAS, Colombo, Sri Lanka

  8. Ambawatte H. C. (1999) "Dendro-thermal power plantation, oxides of carbon and global climate change". Journal: National Engineering Research & Development Centre, Ekala, Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka

  9. Ambawatte H. C. (2000) ?Alcohol as a Motor Fuel?.Project Report:National Engineering Research & Development Centre, Ekala, Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka

  10. Ambawatte H. C., Jayamanne J. M. D. A. (2002) ?Principles and application ofAnaerobic digestion for the processing & disposal of urban garbage with case studies?. IESL Seminar on Solutions to the National Problem of Urban Solid Waste (garbage) Disposal, October, Colombo, Sri Lanka

  11. Ambawatte H. C. ,Mendis M. V. (2006) "Experimental study on Ethanol and its Blends with bosoline as a Motor Fuel. JSAE Annual Congress 2006, 23-25 May 2006, Yokohama, Japan

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Dr. (Mrs) G.I.P. Perera

Faculty Coordinator, Staff Development Center/ President, Department Quality Assurance Cell

Qualifications

PhD (Brunel, UK), BSc Eng (Peradeniya, SL)

Email

indika@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                              .

Telephone

+94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5121


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Division

    Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna (Sep. 2003 to date)

  • Reviewer - The AJME: Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering

  • Reviewer - International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management

  • Reviewer - Journal of Engineering and Technology (JET)

  • PG Research Student, Dept. of Manufacturing and Systems Engineering, Brunel University, UK (Feb 2000 - Aug 2003)

  • Part time Demonstrator, Dept. of Manufacturing and Systems Engineering, Brunel University, UK (2002-2003)

  • Quality Assurance Engineer, Toroid International (Pvt) Ltd., Katunayaka (June 1999- Jan 2000)

  • Temporary Instructor, Dept. of Engineering Mathematics, University of Peradeniya, (Sep. 1998-May 1999)

Research Interests

  • Computer Aided Design

  • Machine tools and Manufacturing Processes

  • Experimental Design & Optimization

  • Engineering Design

Publications

  1. Perera G. I. P., Herath H. M. C. M., Perera I. M. S. J. and Medagoda M.G. H. M. M. P., Optimising the machining parameters during straight turning of AISI 304 stainless steel and mild steel, International Journal of Engineering and Applied sciences, Vol 07. No. 02, 2015, pp 14-20.

  2. Perera G. I. P., Herath H. M. C. M., Perera I. M. S. J. and Medagoda M.G. H. M. M. P., Investigation on white coconut oil to use as a metal working fluid during turning, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Vol.229(1), 2015,pp 38-44; DOI: 10.1177/0954405414525610

  3. Perera G. I. P., Dissanayaka A. D. and Senanayaka M. A. A. N., White Coconut Oil Based Emulsion as a Metal Working Fluid during Turning, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research (IJAER), Vol. 9, Issue 21, 2014, pp 10727-10735.

  4. Perera G. I. P., Operation Based Cost Assessment of Machined Parts in the Early Design Stages, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (JAMT), ISSN: 1985-3157, Vol. 8, Issue 1, 2014.

  5. Danthanarayana D. O., Dharmawardhana M.T.T., Kumara R.G.I.U., Wickramasinghe I.P.M. and Perera G.I.P., Design and Fabrication of a Coconut Husk Chipping Machine, Proceedings of the 3rd Annual Research Symposium-2016 (ARS-2016 Research for Achieving Excellence in Engineering), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna , Hapugala, Galle, Sri Lanka, 14th January 2016, pp 59.

  6. Wickramasinghe K.C., Dissanayake D.M.R.P.K., Herath H.M.C.M., Perera G.I.P., Development of a Vegetable Oil-based Water-soluble Metal Working Fluid for End Milling Operation, Proceedings of 12th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, to be held on 04th March 2015.

  7. Perera G.I.P., Wickramasinghe K.C., Dissanayake D.M.R.P.K., Herath H.M.C.M., Preparation of a Coconut Oil-based Water-soluble Metal Working Fluid for Metal Cutting operations, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Research Symposium-2014 (ARS-2015 Research for Acheving Excellence in Engineering), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna , Hapugala, Galle, Sri Lanka, 26th January 2015, pp 19.

  8. Hapuarachchi H.A.K., Edirisinghe E.D.S., Jayarathna D.M.D.L., Perera G.I P., Optimization of the Design of a Toggle Mechanism used for Core Clamping in Tyre Manufacturing, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Research Symposium-2014 (ARS-2015 Research for Acheving Excellence in Engineering), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna , Hapugala, Galle, Sri Lanka, 26th January 2015, pp 22.

  9. Dissanayaka A. D., Senanayaka M. A. A. N., Herath H. M. C. M. and Perera G. I. P., Development of a Novel Metal Working Fluid from White Coconut Oil, Proceedings of the 1st Annual Research Symposium-2014 (ARS-2014 Engineering Trends for Sustainable Development), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna , Hapugala, Galle, Sri Lanka, 18th January 2014, pp 44

  10. Perera G.I.P., Herath H.M.C.M. , Perera I.M.S.J., Medagoda M.G.H.M.M.P., Investigation on metal working fluids and cutting parameters on the surface roughness during turning using taguchi techniques, Proceedings of Annual Technical Conference of IET-YP Sri Lanka, June 2013, pp 81-84.

  11. Perera G. I. P., Herath H. M. C. M., Perera I. M. S. J. and Medagoda M.G. H. M. M. P., Predicting surface roughness and evaluating the suitability of vegetable-based metal working fluids in turning operations using Taguchi methods, Proceedings of 10th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 20th March 2013, pp 28-29.

  12. Perera G. I. P., Operation Based Cost Assessment of Machined Parts in the Early Design Stages, Proceedings of International Conference on Design and Concurrent Engineering (iDECON 2012), Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM), 2012, pp 90-93.

  13. Ehelepola I., Bandara M. R. M. S., Perera G. I. P., Proposal for economic disposal of sawdust as an alternative energy source: A Case Study, 2nd International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM 2011) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2011, pp 221.

  14. Jayawickrama H.S., Chandana K. W. S., Kumara K. J. C., Perera G. I. P., Productivity and Quality Improvement Designs for Load-Cell Assembling Line, Proceedings of the Fifth Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Matara, 2008, pp 35-43.

  15. Haripriya D. W. Y. E., Perera G. I. P. and Kumara K. J. C., Continous Improvement in a Production Cell due to an Ergonomics Intervention, Proceedings of International conference on Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, ICAMT-2007, India, pp 604-611.

  16. Perera, I. and Sivaloganathan, S., Reconfigurable manufacturing systems with foundation-less machine tool structures, Proceedings of the International Conference on Responsive Supply Chain and Organizational Competitiveness, RSC-2004, 2004, Coimbatore.

  17. Perera G. I. P., PhD Thesis, Engineering Design Group, Department of Systems and Manufacturing Engineering, Brunel University, West London, UK, 2003.

  18. Perera, I. and Sivaloganathan, S., Foundation bolts for Machine Tools: A Modeling Approach, Proceedings of the International Manufacturing Conference, IMC-19, 2002, pp 481-485

  19. Perera, I. and Sivaloganathan, S., Validation of the Finite Element Model of a Machine Tool Structure using Idealized Models: A Case study, Proceedings of Engineering Design Conference 2002, pp 355-367

  20. Perera, I. and Sivaloganathan, S., A Comparison between Idealized models and Finite Element model of Machine Tool Structures, Proceedings of the NCMR Conference on Manufacturing Research, 2002, pp 221-227

  21. Perera, I., Andrews P.T.J., Sivaloganathan S., McNamara M, and Dendy M., Development of a Modular Design Methodology for Products Designed to suit Individual Customer Requirements: A Case Study, Proceedings of Engineering Design Conference 2000, pp 261-270

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Qualifications

PhD (Saitama, Japan), BSc Eng (Peradeniya, SL), C Eng (UK), C Eng (SL)

Email

anura@mme.ruh.ac.lk

Telephone

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    Applied Mechanics, Control and Mechatronics

    Present Affiliation (until 31.08.2016)
    Adjunct Faculty (Visiting Fulbright Scholar),
    Center for Precision & Automated Agricultural Systems,
    Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center, College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences,
    Washington State University,
    United States of America.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (From 01.01.2008 to present)

  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (From 01.01.2003 to 31.12.2007)B.Sc. Eng (Honours), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Doctoral Student, Optical Sensing Laboratory, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan (From 01.10.2004 to 30.09.2007)

  • Lecturer (Temporary), Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (From 17.06.2002 to 31.12.2002)

  • Postgraduate Research Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (From 22.06.2001 to 15.06 2002)

  • Instructor (Temporary), Department of Production Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (From 02.08.2000 to 21.06.2001)

Research Interests

  • High Precision Instrumentation based on Optical Interferometry

  • Robotics and Automation

  • Nanotechnology

Publications

    Theses:

  1. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathanyake, D.H.S. Maithripala, Development of Non-holonomic Mobile Robots with Adaptive Formation Control, A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Philosophy in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, Accepted the Thesis in February 2014, and awarded the degree in May 2014.

  2. Anura Pushpakumara Rathnayake, Hirofumi Kadono, Satoru Toyooka and Makoto Miwa, "Application of Statistical Interferometry to Investigate Nano-scale Growth Dynamics of Plants", A thesis submitted in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Science and Human Engineering, Saitama University, Japan, September 2007.


  3. Peer Reviewed Journal Papers:

  4. Anura Pushpakumara Rathnayake, Hirofumi Kadono, Satoru Toyooka and Makoto Miwa, A novel optical interference technique to measure minute root elongations of Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora Seibold & Zucc.) seedlings infected with ectomycorrhizal fungi, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Vol. 64, No 3, pp. 314-321, December 2008.

  5. Satoru Toyooka, Hirofumi Kadono, Makoto Miwa, Anura P. Rathnayake, "Environmental Diagnosis by Optical Measurements of Plant Growth", Journal of The Japanese Society for Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 8, No 4, pp. 333-338, December 2008.

  6. Anura Pushpakumara Rathnayake, Hirofumi Kadono, Satoru Toyooka and Makoto Miwa, "Statistical interferometric investigation of nano-scale root growth: effects of short-term ozone exposure on ectomycorrhizal pine (Pinus densiflora) seedlings", Journal of Forest Research, Vol. 12, No 6, pp. 393-402, November 2007.


  7. International Conferences:

  8. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Comparison of "P" and "PID" control Algorithms Implemented on non-holonomic Multi-Agent Mobile Robots.", "ICTer2011", International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, 01-02 September 2011.

  9. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Developing an anholonomic autonomous mobile robot navigation system using the Leader-Follower concept.", "InSym-SUSL 2010", Third International Symposium at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka., 26-28 August 2010.

  10. Anura Pushpakumara Rathnayake, Hirofumi Kadono, Satoru Toyooka and Makoto Miwa, "Statistical interferometry for investigating nano-scale dynamics of fine roots under different biological conditions: Two ectomycorrhizal fungal infections in comparison with uninfected control", Proceedings of the Advanced Technology in Experimental Mechanics 2007, The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, OS12-2-5, September 2007.

  11. Anura Pushpakumara Rathnayake, Hirofumi Kadono, Satoru Toyooka and Makoto Miwa, "Nano-scale dynamics of Pinus densiflora seedling roots infected with ectomycorrhizal fungi after short-term ozone exposure investigated by statistical interferometry", 4th International Symposium on Physiological Processes in Roots of Woody Plants, University of Wales, Bangor, UK, 16-19 September 2007.

  12. Anura Pushpakumara Rathnayake, Hirofumi Kadono, Satoru Toyooka, Makoto Miwa, "Nano-scale root elongation measurements of Japanese red pine plants using Statistical Interferometry", International workshop COST E38: Woody root processes; Roots, mycorrhizas and their external mycelia in carbon dynamics in forest soil, Rovaniemi, Finland, 9-13 September 2006.


  13. National Conferences:

  14. Anura P. Rathnayake, Ramanayaka RMRW, Usgodaarachchi DM, Thilakarathne MDSW, Development of Low Cost Radial Gate Position Reader for Medium and Small scale Water Canals, Second Annual Research Symposium of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, January 2015. 12. Fernando W.M.J, Jayawardhana K.V.T.R, Kumara A.M.S.R, Priyanka J.G.V, Anura P. Rathnayake, Development of a Semi Automated Quadrotor, First Annual Research Symposium of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, January 2014.

  15. Jayawardana A.K.H, Kumara R.K.U.P, Buddhika U.R, Priyanka J.G.V, Anura P. Rathnayake, Development of Cutting Speed Synchronization System for Spin -Plying of Wooden Logs for Gintota Plywoods PLC, First Annual Research Symposium of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, January 2014.

  16. Bandara H.M.H.C, Buddhika W.L.K.J, Wijekoon W.B.M.R.C.B, Hettiarachchi N.K., Anura P. Rathnayake, Self-Operated Gate Structure Model for Water Level Control at Canals with Remote Access in Sri Lanka, First Annual Research Symposium of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, January 2014.

  17. Jayawickrema U.M.N., Kodithuwakku K.M.H.M., De Silva K.G.V.K., Anura P. Rathnayake, Design and Fabrication of a Solar Thermal Driven Desalination Unit, Annual Research Sessions of University of Ruhuna 2012, Faculty of Medicine, February 2013.

  18. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathanyake, D.H.S. Maithripala, Comparison of Formation Algorithms Implemented on Multi-Agent Mobile Robots, SAITM Research Symposium on Engineering Advancements, (SAITM - RSEA 2012), South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine, April 2012.

  19. Darshana K.A.D., Anura P. Rathanyake, Eranda K.H.M.A., Abayarathna W.S., Design and Fabrication of an Autonomous Mobile Robot for Industrial Mapping Processes, Annual Research Sessions - 2011 of University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, February 2012. 18. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Development of a nono-holonomic multi-agent robot navigation system with adaptive formation control", Annual Research Sessions - 2009 of University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, March 2010.

  20. De Silva W.R.L., Jeewantha L.H.J., Ramanayaka G.G.S., Maithripala D.H.S., Anura P. Rathnayake, "Stabilization of a Segway type Mobile Robot", Annual Research Sessions - 2009 of University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, March 2010.

  21. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Use of adaptive formation control for navigating multi-agent systems", Annual Symposium - 2009 of Kothalawala Defense Academy, Sri Lanka, November 2009.

  22. De Silva W.R.L., Jeewantha L.H.J., Ramanayaka G.G.S., Maithripala D.H.S., Anura P. Rathnayake, "Development of prototype of a remote Guided Segway", Annual Technical Conference 2009 of Institution of Engineering Technology -Young Members Section Sri Lanka, October 2009.

  23. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Development of Nonholonomic Mobile Robots with adaptive Formation Controlling", Annual Technical Conference 2009 of Institution of Engineering Technology -Young Members Section Sri Lanka, October 2009.

  24. Anura Pushpakumara Rathnayake, Hirofumi Kadono, Satoru Toyooka and Makoto Miwa, "Nano-scale growth behavior of ectomycorrhiza infected fine roots of Japanese red pine (Pinus desnsiflora) seedlings under acute ozone exposure observed by using statistical interferometry", 118th meeting of The Japanese Forest Society, Kyushu University, Fukoka, Japan, 1-4 April 2007.

  25. Anura Pushpakumara Rathnayake, Hirofumi Kadono, Satoru Toyooka, Makoto Miwa, "Statistical Interferometry for measuring minute root elongations in Japanese red pine (Pinus densiflora) seedlings", 2006 Spring meeting of Japanese Society for Non-Destructive Inspection, Nagoya Congress Centre, Atsuta, Japan, 25-26 October 2006.

  26. Satoru Toyooka, Anura Pushpakumara Rathnayake, Hirofumi Kadono, and Makoto Miwa, "Nano-scale growth measurements of Japanese red pine (Pinus desnsiflora) seedlings using Statistical Interferometry", 117th meeting of The Japanese Forest Society, Tokyo University of Agriculture, Tokyo, Japan, 1-4 April 2006

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Qualifications

Dr Eng and M Eng (Kobe, Japan), BSc Eng (Moratuwa, SL),
AMIE (SL)

Email

nandita@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                              .

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    Applied Mechanics, Control and Mechatronics

Professional Experience

  • Senior lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Ruhuna University(02.05.2008-Present )

  • Project Engineer and Project Site Manager, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation: Construction of a modern aviation refueling terminal and a fuel hydrant system in Colombo International Airport.(1998-2002)

  • Mechanical Design Engineer, Cambridge Gemonics Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka; A dedicated R and D company to design and develop a multi-spindle robotic gem cutting machine, of which the technology and design are based on CAD-CAM.(1996-1998)

Research Interests

  • Machine design

  • Machining and other manufacturing processes

  • CAD/CAM

  • Energy engineering

Publications

  1. Rohan E.P., De Silva K.G.V.K. and Hettiarachchi N.K. Design of a domestic type machine for de-polymerizing solid waste of polyolefin to a usable hydrocarbon fuel, Proceedings of 10th Academic Sessions - University of Ruhuna, March 2013

  2. Vinojan M., Shashika K.A.N., Madhusoothan S., De Silva K.G.V.K. and Hettiarachchi N.K., Investigation of CI Engine Performance when supplemented by raw biogas or LPG, Proceedings of 10th Academic Sessions - University of Ruhuna, March 2013

  3. Lunuwattha A.M.A., Norbert M.J., Rathnayaka R.M.S.P.C., Samaranayaka T. and Hettiarachchi N.K. Development of a Waterwheel Turbine to be installed at Drop Structures of irrigation canals for water pumping and electricity generation, Proceedings of 10th Academic Sessions - University of Ruhuna, March 2013

  4. Dharshana K.A.D., Hettiarachchi N.K., De Silva A. and Gayashan M., Manual Power Generation for mechanical applications, Proceedings of 10th Academic Sessions - University of Ruhuna, February 2012

  5. Sahitharan P., Rasanga W.A.K., Rathnayaka J.M.C.D., Bandara A.M.S. and Hettiarachchi N.K., Experimental study on a pendular type device supported by a float to extract sea wave energy, Proceedings of 10th Academic Sessions - University of Ruhuna, February 2012

  6. Lekamge, D.A., Marasinghe M.M.J.M.B., Dayarathna, P.W.H.T.B., Dharshana, L.K. and Hettiarachchi, N.K., Development of a domestic waterpump to use as a turbine for pico hydro (PAT), Procedings of 8th Academic Sessions - University of Ruhuna, February 2011

  7. Sanath J.A. and Sumith Baduge and N.K. Hettiarachchi, Numerical and Experimental study of a vertical axis wind turbine by introducing new turbine blade profile and deflector-rudder unit. Procedings of Annual session of IESL 2011

  8. Sanath J.A., Sumith Baduge and N.K. Hettarachchi, Performance Improvement of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine: Introduction of New Blade Profile with Deflector-Rudder Unit. Vidulka National Energy Symposium, August 2010

  9. Nandita Hettiarachchi and Chithral Ambawatte, Biofuel Usage in IC Engines and other applications. Proceedings of SARC regional Training Workshop on Bio Fuels, Sri Lanka, November 2008

  10. N. K. Hettiarachchi, T. Moriwaki et al., Circular Vibration Planing of Inconel 718 - An Analysis of Surface Finish and Tool Wear, Journal of advanced machine design, systems and manufacture, Vol 2, No 1, 2008

  11. N. K. Hettiarachchi, T. Moriwaki et al., Finish machining of Inconel 718 by circular vibration planing- an alternative for ball end milling Fourth international conference on leading edge manufacturing in 21st century (LEM 21), Fukuoka - Japan, November 2007

  12. N. K. Hettiarachchi, T. Moriwaki et al., Development of a circular vibration milling attachment and its application to machining of hardened steel. International Journal of Manufacturing Research (IJMR) Volume1 Issue 3 - 2006

  13. N. K. Hettiarachchi, T. Moriwaki et al., Surface finish improvement of Inconel 718 by circular vibration ball end milling. Proceedings of The 8th International conference on precision manufacturing technology (8th ICPMT), Matsue - Japan. November2006 (Won the best paper award)

  14. N. K. Hettiarachchi, T. Moriwaki et al., Development of a circular vibration milling attachment. Proceedings of the third international conference on leading edge manufacturing in 21st century (LEM 21), Nagoya - Japan. Oct 2005

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Dr. Ruwan Gallage

Chairman, Human Resource Development Committee

Qualifications

D Eng (Tokyo, Japan), M Eng (Tokyo, Japan), BSc Eng (Moratuwa, SL)

Email

rgallage@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                              .

Telephone

+94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5321


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Division

    Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (From 27.10.2014 to present)

  • Senior Scientist, Institute of Integrated Cell-Materials Science, University of Kyoto, Japan (As a collaborative Senior Scientist from Toda Kogyo Corp., Japan) (From 01.04.2008 to 31.10.2014)

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Materials and Structural Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan (From 01.04.2007 to 31.03.2008)

  • Research Officer, Materials Technology Division, Industrial Technology Institute, Sri Lanka. (From 10.08.1997 to 31.03.2001)

Research Interests

  • Magnetic Materials

  • Advanced Ceramics Thin Film Technology

  • Direct Patterning of Advanced Ceramic Thin Films

  • Nanotechnology

Publications

  1. H. Hiraka, K. Ohoyama, Y. Ogata, T. Ogawa, R. Gallage, N. Kobayashi, M. Takahashi, B. Gillon, A. Gukasov, and K. Yamada, Polarized-neutron-diffraction study of the microscopic magnetic structure in Fe16N2 nanoparticles, Physical Review B 90, 134427, (2014)

  2. S. Yamamoto, R. Gallage, Y. Ogata, Y. Kusano, N. Kobayashi, T. Ogawa, N. Hayashi, M. Takahashi and M. Takano, Kinetic study on the thermal stability of a"-Fe16N2, Chemical Communications. 49, p 7708-7710, (2013).

  3. T. Ogawa, Y. Ogata, R. Gallage, N. Kobayashi, N. Hayashi, Y. Kusano, S. Yamamoto, K. Kohara, M. Doi, M. Takano and M. Takahashi, Challenged to the synthesis of a"-Fe16N2 compound nano particles with high saturation magnetization for rear earth free new permanent magnetic materials, Applied Physics Express, 6, 073007-1-3, (2013).

  4. L. Seinberg , S. Yamamoto , R. Gallage , M. Tsujimoto , Y. Kobayashi , S. Isoda , M. Takano and H. Kageyama, Low temperature solventless synthesis and characterization of Ni and Fe magnetic nanoparticles, Chemical Communications, 48, p- 8238-8239, (2012)

  5. S. Yamamoto, R.Gallage, Y. Tamada, K. Kohara, Y. Kusano, T. Sasano, K. Ohno, Y. Tsujii, H. Kageyama, T. Ono and M.Takano, Transformation of nano- to mesosized iron oxide cores to ?-Fe within organic shells preserved intact, Chemistry of Materials, 23, p-1564-1569, (2011).

  6. H. Wagata, T. Taniguchi, R. Gallage, A.K. Subramani, N. Sakamoto, T. Watanabe, M. Yoshimura and N. Matsushita, Fabrication of BaTiO3 thin films and microdot patterns by halide-free nonaqueous solution route. Journal of American Ceramics Society, 93[2], p.381-386, (2010)

  7. H. Wagata, R. Gallage, M. Yoshimura and N. Matsushita, Patterning of BaTiO3 by inkjet deposition using a precursor solution, Materials Science and Engineering B, 611, p.146-150, (2009).

  8. N. Matsushita, R. Gallage, H. Wagata, and M. Yoshimura, Direct formation of ceramics patterning by soft solution process: ink-jet reaction method, especially in the ink-jet deposition method [Direct-patterning of ceramic materials by soft solution process : Idea of inkjet reaction method and inkjet deposition method , in Japanese], Journal of the Japan Society of Polymer Science, 21[8], p.445-450, (2009).

  9. R. Gallage, A. Matsuo, T. Watanabe, N. Matsushita and M. Yoshimura, Direct patterning of dense ceria thin films by ink-jet deposition method at moderate temperatures, Thin Solid Films, 517, p.4515-4519, (2009).

  10. R. Gallage, A. Matsuo, T. Watanabe, N. Matsushita and M. Yoshimura, Fabrication of transparent ceria films by spray deposition without post firing. Journal of Electroceramics, 22, p.33-39, (2009).

  11. R. Gallage, A. Matsuo, T. Fujiwara, T. Watanabe, N. Matsushita and M. Yoshimura, Direct fabrication of cerium oxide films and patterns by ink-jet deposition method at moderate temperatures. Journal of American Ceramics Society, 99[7], p.2083-2087, (2008). M. Yoshimura and R. Gallage, Direct patterning of nano structured ceramics from solution -Differences from conventional printing and lithographic method (Review), Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 12, p.775-782, (2008).

  12. R. Gallage, R. Teranishi, T. Fujiwara, T. Watanabe and M. Yoshimura, Direct fabrication of CaWO4 patterns on cellulose based organic substrates by on-site ink-jet reaction at room temperature. Materials Science and Engineering B, 137[1-3], p.299-303, (2007).

  13. A. Matsuo, R. Gallage, T. Fujiwara, T. Watanabe and M. Yoshimura, On-site fabrication of ceramics films from solution precursors by ink-jet and spray assisted processes, Journal of Electroceramics, 16, p.533-536, (2006). S. Ray, Y.V. Kolen'ko, D. Fu, R. Gallage, N. Sakamoto, T. Watanabe, M. Yoshimura, M. Itoh, Direct observation of ferroelectricity in quasi-zero-dimensional barium titanate nanoparticles, Small, 2, 1427-1431, (2006).


    Patents

  14. M. Takahashi, T. Ogawa, Y. Ogata, N. Kobayashi, R. Gallage, K. Kohara, Method for manufacturing ferromagnetic particle powder, anisotropic magnet, bond magnet and powder-compact magnet, JP2012231098 (September 22, 2012), WO2012147833 (November 01, 2012), CN103493154 (January 01, 2014), TW201310480 (March 01, 2013).

  15. M. Takahashi, T. Ogawa, Y. Ogata, N. Kobayashi, R. Gallage, K. Kohara, Ferromagnetic granular powder and method for manufacturing the same, as well as anisotropic magnet and pressed-powder magnet, JP2012149326 (August 09, 2012), WO2012099202 (July 26, 2012), EP2666563 (November 27, 2013), KR30130142169 (December 27, 2013), US2014001398 (January 02, 2014), CN103328134 (September 25, 2013), TW201249564 (December 16, 2012).

  16. M. Takahashi, T. Ogawa, Y. Ogata, A. Sakuma, N. Kobayashi, R. Gallage, K. Kohara, Ferromagnetic particle powder, method for manufacturing the same, anisotropic magnet and bonded magnet, JP2012069811 (April 05, 2012), WO2012039461 (March 29, 2012), EP2620955 (July 31, 2013), KR30130106825 (September 30, 2013), US2013257573 (October 03, 2013), CN103328134 (September 25, 2013), TW201232571 (August 01, 2012).

  17. R. Gallage, S. Yamamoto, M. Takano, S. Kobayashi, Manufacture of metal nanoparticles containing powder used for e.g. catalyst, involves dry-mixing and heat processing powder containing iron, cobalt and/or gold, and reducing agent comprising oxide, hydroxide, sulfide, sulfate and/or boride, JP2012036489 (February 23, 2012).

  18. M. Yoshimura, R. Gallage, N. Sakamoto, T. Watanabe, N. Matsushita, H. Wagata, T. Fujiwara, S. Araki, M. Takeda, M. Arakawa and Y. Mori, Metal titanate thin film precursor composition and method of forming metal titanate thin film, JP 2009073705 (April 9, 2009).

  19. M. Yoshimura, T. Watanabe, R. Gallage, T. Fujiwara, D. Guo, M. Takeda, M. Arakawa and Y. Mori, Pattern film forming method for use in e.g. LCD, involves forming desired pattern on base material surface by supplying ink, that includes film forming material, from nozzle in state where heat is applied to base material, WO2005115637 (December 08, 2005), KR1020070033990 (March 27, 2007), JP2009073705 (January 10, 2008), TW200606021(February 16, 2006).


    Selected Abstracts

  20. R. Gallage, A. Matsuo, T. Fujiwara, T. Watanabe, N. Matsushita and M. Yoshimura, Direct fabrication of crystalline ceria films and patterns by ink-jet deposition below celcius 300 , 7th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass technology, China, 2007.

  21. R. Gallage, A. Matsuo, T. Fujiwara, T. Watanabe, N. Matsushita and M. Yoshimura, Direct fabrication of transparent ceria films by spray deposition at moderate temperatures, ICE-2007: International Conference on Electroceramics, Arusha, Tanzania, 2007.

  22. R. Gallage, A. Matsuo, T. Fujiwara, T. Watanabe, N. Matsushita and M. Yoshimura, Formation and properties of CeO2 and (Ce,Gd)O2-x films by on-site ink-jet and spray deposition, 10th Asian Conference on Solid State Ionics, Sri Lanka, 2006.

  23. R. Gallage, A. Matsuo, T. Fujiwara, T. Watanabe, N. Matsushita and M. Yoshimura, Fabrication of CeO2 and TiO2 films/patterns by ink-jet and spray deposition, Annual Meeting of The Ceramic Society of Japan, Japan, 2006.

  24. R. Gallage, A. Matsuo, T. Fujiwara, T. Watanabe, N. Matsushita and M. Yoshimura, Direct patterning of TiO2 and CeO2 by ink-jet deposition method at moderate temperatures, 9th International Ceramic Processing Science Symposium, Florida, USA, 2006.

  25. R. Gallage, A. Matsuo, T. Fujiwara, T. Watanabe and M. Yoshimura, Ceramics films/patterns fabrication by ink-jet/spray at moderate temperatures from solution precursors, 6th Pacific Rim Conference on Ceramic and Glass Technology, Hawaii, USA. 2005.

  26. R. Gallage, R. Teranishi, T. Fujiwara and M. Yoshimura, Ink-jet reaction method for in-situ patterning of BaXCa(1-X)WO4 on organic substrates at room temperature, 4th International Symposium on Biomimetic Materials Processing, Nagoya , Japan, 2004.

  27. R. Gallage, R. Teranishi, T. Fujiwara and M. Yoshimura, Direct patterning of CaWO4 and BaWO4 on organic sheets by on-site ink-jet reaction at ambient temperature, The 8th IUMRS-International Conference on Advance Materials and 2nd International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies, Singapore, 2003.

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Dr. K.M.M. Dassanayake

Chairman, Committee for CAD/ CAM Centre

Qualifications

PhD (Tokyo, Japan), M Eng (Tokyo, Japan), BSc Eng (Peradeniya, SL), CEng (UK)

Email

mudithad@mme.ruh.ac.lk

Telephone

+94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5224


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Division

    Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

Professional Experience

  • Senior Lecturer of Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

  • Senior Lecturer of Department of Production Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Member of the Technical Committee 52- Machine Tool Performance (B5) -ASME- From September 2010 - To date

  • International Program Committee Chair of 2013 the 2nd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Civil Engineering, Beijing, China. (2nd ICMEMSCE2013)

  • 2013/2014 Senior Treasurer, Production Engineering Student Society, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya

  • International Program Committee Chair of 2014 the 3rd International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Civil Engineering, Phuket Island on October 25, 26. (3rd ICMEMSCE2014)

  • International Program Committee Chair of 2016 the 4th International Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Material Science and Civil Engineering, Sanya, China on November 19-20. (4th ICMEMSCE2016)

Research Interests

  • Precision machining and accuracy measurements

  • Accuracy calibrations of Multi-axis machines and their accessories: Study calibration methodologies, Design and evaluation of rotary mechanisms (rotary axis), precision bearings, etc.

  • Physical sources of errors: study and identify the geometrical and kinematic errors, contact and elastic deformations, Thermal deformations and errors, and etc.

  • Modelling of machine tools and their accessories: application for design calculations of machines and machining processes, Simulations

  • FEM analysis : Ansys

  • Motion Controlling :Design cam mechanisms for controlling motions

  • Control and Automation

  • Manufacturing

  • Eco-designs

Publications

  1. K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Identification Methods of Static Deviations in Multi-axis Machining Centers, Doctoral Thesis, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology-University Press-2007.

  2. K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Masaomi Tsutsumi, Akinori Saito, A strategy for identifying static deviations in universal spindle head type multi-axis machining centers, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacturing , 46(2006)1097-1106.

  3. Muditha Dassanayake K.M., Ken Yamamoto, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Akinori SAITO, Shigetaka MIKAMI,? Simultaneous Five-axis Motion for Identifying Geometric Deviations Through Simulation in Machining Centers with a Double Pivot Head , Journal of Advance Mechanical Design, Systems, and Manufacturing,-Vol.2, No.1 (2008), pp.47-58.

  4. K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, High performance rotary table for machine tool applications, International Journal of Automation Technology, Vol.3, No.3,(2009), pp. 343-347.

  5. K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Chengri Cui, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Accuracy evaluation method for multi-tasking turning centre, International Journal of Mechatronics and Manufacturing Systems, Vol.4, Nos.3/4,(2011), pp. 285-303.

  6. Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Muditha Dassanayake, Akinori SAITO, Shigetake MIKAMI, Measurement Method of Geometric Accuracy of 5-axis Controlled Machining Centers(Effectiveness of Clause K6 of ISO 10791-6 and its Application to Assessment of Geometric Accuracy), Transactions of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering Series C 72 (715) (2006) 916-922 (in Japanese).

  7. Yumiza, Daisuke, Keizo Utsumi, Masaomi Tsutsumi, Ryuta Sato, Ken Yamamoto, Akinori Saito, KM Muditha Dassanayake, and Shigetaka Mikami. "Control Technique in Five-axis Machining Centers with Double Pivot Spindle Head." Nippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu C Hen(Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Part C)(Japan) 18, no. 11 (2006): 3679-3686.

  8. Kenji Higashiyama, K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Masaomi Tsutsumi, Ken Yamamoto, Identification of Geometric Deviations Using Simultaneous Five-axis Control Technique in Five-axis Machining Centers with Double Pivot Spindle Head, Transactions of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering - vol. 73, No.736, (2007),pp.3309-3315 (in Japanese).

  9. Hisayoshi ITO, K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Daisuke IGARASHI, and Hiroyuki SASAHARA, Prediction and control of machining accuracy in end milling for planar cam, Transactions of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering - Series C, vol. 75, No.757, (2009),pp.109-116 (in Japanese).

  10. Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Ken YAMAMOTO, Akinori SAITO, K.M. Muditha DASSANAYAKE, Shigetake MIKAMI, Identification of Geometric Deviations Using Simultaneous Five-axis Control Technique in Five-axis Machining Centers with Double Pivot Spindle Head, Transactions of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering Series C 72 (723) (2006) 237-244 (in Japanese).

  11. Chengri CUI, Kenji HIGASHIYAMA, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, A Method for Identifying Geometric Deviations Inherent to Multi-tasking Turning Centers, Transactions of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering - vol. 75, No.750, (2009),pp.476-483 (in Japanese).

  12. Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Naoki MIYAMA, Shintaro TONE, Akinori SAITO, Chengri CUI and K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Correction of Squareness of Translational Axes for Identification of Geometric Deviations Inherent to Five-Axis Machining Centres with a Tilting-Rotary Table, Transactions of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineering - vol. 79, No.799, (2013-3),pp.759-774 (in Japanese).

    CONFERENCES

  13. Muditha Dassanayake K.M., Masaomi TSUTSUMI, and Akinori SAITO, A Strategy for Identifying Static Deviations in Universal Spindle Head Type Multi-axis Machining Centers, Proceedings of The International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, (Nagoya, Japan), (2005), pp.121-126.

  14. K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Ken Yamamoto, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, A methodology for identifying inherent deviations in universal spindle head type multi-axis machines by simultaneous five-axis control motions , Proceedings of IMECE2006, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, (Chicago, USA), (2006).

  15. K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Kenji HIGASHIYAMA and Ken YAMAMOTO, An approach to estimate the inherent deviations by means of simultaneous five-axis motion, Proceedings of The International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, (Fukuoka, Japan), (2007).

  16. K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Ryuta SATO, Hisayoshi ITO, Motion characteristics of high performance rotary tables for CNC machines , Proceedings of IMECE2008, ASME. International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, (Boston, Massachusetts, USA), (2008).

  17. K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Chengri CUI, Kenji HIGASHIYAMA, and Masaomi TSUTSUMI, A method for estimating the inherent deviations of multi-tasking turning center, Proceedings of The International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, (Osaka, Japan), (2009).

  18. Muditha K.M. Dassanayake, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Comparision of Motion Characteristics of high performance CNC rotary tables, Proceedings of IMECE2010, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, (2010).

  19. K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Ohta KATSUNORI Feasibility study of using simultaneous motion of two rotary axes to evaluate machining center -Simulation, Proceedings of IMECE2011, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Denver, Colorado, USA, (2011).

  20. Muditha Dassanayake K.M., Kazuya TAJIMA, Chengri CUI, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, A new device for accuracy measurements of multi-axis NC machines, Proceedings of the Second TSME Internaltional Conference on Mechanical Engineering, Krabi Thailand, (2011).

  21. Ushiku KENTARO, Muditha Dassanayake K.M., Masaomi Tsutsumi, Callibration method of 5-axis controlled machining centers with a swivel spindle head, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering in Spring, 2004, pp.441-442 (in Japanese).

  22. Kenji Higashiyama, Masaomi Tsutsumi, Dassanayake Muditha, Identification of geometric deviations using trajectory of simultaneous five-axis motion, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering in Spring, 2007, pp.53-54 (in Japanese).

  23. Chengri CUI, Kenji HIGASHIYAMA, K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, A Method for Identifying Geometric Deviations Inherent to Multi-tasking Turning Centers, Proceedings of the 7th manufacturing and machine tool conference of Japan society of mechanical engineers, (2008/11), pp. 205-206.

  24. Satoshi NAKAMURA, Kotaro TAKAHASHI, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Muditha Dassanayake, Development of Mathematical Model of Rotary Table for 5-axis Machining Centers, Proceedings of the 7th manufacturing and machine tool conference of Japan society of mechanical engineers, (2008/11), pp. 89-90.

  25. Takahashi Kotaro, Masaomi Tsutsumi, Satoshi Nakamura , Muditha Dassanayake, Ito Hisayoshi, Accuracy evaluation of rotary tables for machine tools, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering in Spring, 2009, (in Japanese).

  26. Kazuya TAJIMA, Dassanayake MUDITHA, Chengri CUI, Masaomi TSUTSUMI, Development of 3D-probe for measuring rotational accuracy of tilting rotary table, Proceedings of 4th CIRP International Conference on High Performance Cutting 2010 (HPC 2010), Gifu, Japan, (2010-10).

  27. Kazuya TAJIMA, Muditha Dassanayake, Chengri CUI, Masaomi Tsutsumi, Development of 3D-probe for measuring rotational accuracy of tilting rotary tables, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering in Autumn, Nagoya, Japan, 2010/09, (in Japanese).

  28. Takeyuki Abe, Muditha Dassanayake and Hiroyuki Sasahara, Development of the CAM System for Direct Metal Lamination Using Arc Discharge, Proceeding of the Conference on Srilanka and Japan Collaborative Research 2013 (SLJCR 2013 March), Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Srilanka.

  29. M.L. Gunawardena, R.S. Dharmakeerthi and K.M.M. Dassanayake, A green technology to generate bio-energy while producing biochar, Proceedings of the Energy Symposium SriLanka 2015, 26th and 27th June, Hilton, Colombo.

    Key-Note Speeches

  30. K.M. Muditha Dassanayake, High Performance Zero-Backlash Speed Reducers (Roller Drive), Key-Note Speech, Proceedings of the 12th Machine Design and Tribology Division Meeting in JSME, Himegin Hall, Matsuyama City, Japan, 2012/ April.

    Patent

  31. Muditha Dassanayake, Crossed Roller Bearing, Patent No: US 9206842 B2, Date of Patent: Dec.08, 2015.

    Patent Publications

  32. Muditha Dassanayake, Cross Roller Bearing, Patent application publication, Pub. No. US2014/0321783 A1, Pub. Date Oct. 30, 2014.

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Dr. H.C.P. Karunasena

Chairman/ Coordinator, Committee for HPC Centre

Qualifications

PhD (QUT, Australia), MSc (Moratuwa, SL), BSc Eng (Moratuwa, SL)

Email

chaminda@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                              .

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Division

    Thermal and Fluid Engineering

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Fellow - School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. (November 2014 - to date)

  • Reviewer - Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering. (May 2014 - to date)

  • Sessional Academic Staff Member - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. (July 2011 - October 2014)

  • PhD Candidate - School of Chemistry, Physics and Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia. (July 2011 - October 2014)

  • Reviewer - Engineering Research Unit (ERU) Symposium- University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. (2009)

  • Lecturer - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. (July 2009 - to date)

  • Engineer - Loadstar(Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka. (November 2007 - July 2009) Management Trainee - Loadstar(Pvt.) Ltd., Sri Lanka. (November 2006 - November 2007)

Research Interests

  • Meshfree methods: Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH)

  • Discrete Element Methods (DEM)

  • Modelling of microscale morphological changes of plant tissues during drying

  • Renewable energy (Sea wave, Bio fuel, Solar PV or thermal, Wind and etc.)

  • Thermodynamics heat and mass transfer

  • Machines for industrial applications

Publications

    Book Chapters:

  1. Karunasena, H. C. P. & Senadeera, W. (2015). Numerical modelling of morphological changes of food plant materials during drying. In 'Hand Book of Vegetables and Vegetable Products', CRC press [Accepted]

    Journal Papers:

  2. Karunasena, H. C. P., Gu, Y. T., Brown, R. J., & Senadeera, W. (2015). Numerical Investigation of Plant Tissue Porosity and its Influence on Cellular Level Shrinkage during Drying. Biosystems Engineering. 132(0): p. 71-87.doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.biosystemseng.2015.02.002[1 citation]

  3. Karunasena, H. C. P., Brown, R. J., Gu, Y. T., & Senadeera, W. (2015). Application of Meshfree Methods to Numerically Simulate Microscale Deformations of Different Plant Food Materials during Drying. Journal of Food Engineering. 146(0), 209doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jfoodeng.2014.09.011[5 citations]

  4. Karunasena, H. C. P., Brown, R. J., Gu, Y. T., & Senadeera, W. (2014). Numerical investigation of case hardening of plant tissue during drying and its influence on the cellular level shrinkage. Drying Technology. 33(6): p. 713-734. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07373937.2014.982759[1 citation]

  5. Karunasena, H. C. P., Senadeera, W., Brown, R. J., & Gu, Y. T. (2014). A Particle Based Model to Simulate Microscale Morphological Changes of Plant Tissues during Drying. Soft Matter. 10(29), 5249-5268. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1039/C4SM00526K [7 citations] (this article was also selected for the cover page art work of the particular issue of this journal)

  6. Karunasena, H. C. P., Senadeera, W., Gu, Y. T., & Brown, R. J. (2014). A Meshfree Model for Plant Tissue Deformations during Drying. ANZIAM Journal. 55 (EMAC2013), C110-C137. url:http://journal.austms.org.au/ojs/index.php/ANZIAMJ/article/view/7857 [3 citations]

  7. Karunasena, H. C. P., Senadeera, W., Brown, R. J., & Gu, Y. T. (2014). Simulation of Plant Cell Shrinkage during Drying - A SPH-DEM Approach. Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements, 44(0), 1-18. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enganabound.2014.04.004 [5 citations]

  8. Karunasena, H. C. P., Senadeera, W., Gu, Y. T., & Brown, R. J. (2014). A Coupled SPH-DEM Model for Micro-scale Structural Deformations of Plant Cells during Drying. Applied Mathematical Modelling, 38(15-16), 3781-3801. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apm.2013.12.004 [9 citations]

  9. Karunasena, H. C. P., Hesami, P., Senadeera, W., Gu, Y. T., Brown, R. J., & Oloyede, A. (2014). Scanning Electron Microscopic Study of Microstructure of Gala Apples During Hot Air Drying. Drying Technology, 32(4), 455-468. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07373937.2013.837479 [15 citations]

    Conference Papers:

  10. Mudiyanselage, C. M. R., Karunasena, H. C. P., Gu, Y. T., L.Guan, J.Banks, & Senadeera, W. (2016, 1st-4th August 2016). A Meshfree Based Three-Dimensional (3-D) Numerical Model to Simulate Drying Mechanisms of Single Plant Cells of Different Fruits and Vegetables. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM-2016), Berkeley, CA, USA.1879(ISSN 2374-3948, online) http://www.sci-en-tech.com/ICCM/index.php/iccm2016/2016/paper/view/1879

  11. Rathnayaka Mudiyanselage, C.M., Karunasena, H.C.P., Gu, Y.T., Guan, L. , Banks, J. & Senadeera, W. (30th Nov. to 1st Dec. 2015) . Meshfree Based Three-Dimensional (3-D) Numerical Model to Simulate a Single Plant Cell during Drying, The 2nd Australasian Conference on Computational Mechanics (ACCM2015), Brisbane, Australia.

  12. Rasanga, G. V. C., Wickramasinghe, I. P. M., & Karunasena H. C. P. (20th November 2015), An insight into Combustion Optimisation of Batch-fed Biomass Boilers, National Energy Symposium 2015, BIMCH, Collombo, Sri Lanka. pp. 299-248.

  13. Karunasena, H. C. P., Senadeera, W., Gu, Y. T., & Brown, R. J. (3-7 Dec. 2012). A Coupled SPH-DEM Model for Fluid and Solid Mechanics of Apple Parenchyma Cells During Drying. In P. A. Brandner& B. W. Pearce (Eds.), 18th Australian Fluid Mechanics Conference (18AFMC), Launceston, Tasmania. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.2905.6320 [11 citations]

  14. Karunasena, H. C. P., Senadeera, W., Gu, Y. T., & Brown, R. J. (25-28 Nov. 2012). A particle-based micromechanics approach to simulate structural changes of plant cells during drying. In Y. T. Gu& S. C. Saha (Eds.), 4th International Conference on Computational Methods (ICCM 2012), Gold Coast, Australia. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.4589.6005 [10 citations]

  15. Helambage, Chaminda Prasad Karunasena, Senadeera, Wijitha, Brown, Richard J., & Gu, YuanTong (19 June 2014) A novel approach for numerical simulation of plant tissue shrinkage during drying. In Thilakarathne, B.M.K.S., Rathnayake, H.M.A.P., Champa, W.A.H., & Wasala, W.M.C.B. (Eds.) Proceedings of the International Research Symposium on Postharvest Technology, Research and Development Centre, Institute of Post-Harvest Technology, Anuradapura, Sri-Lanka, pp. 130-135. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.3541.0248 [2 citations]

  16. Karunasena, C., & Wickramarachchi, N. (17-19 Dec. 2010). Vision based cross sectional area estimator for industrial rubber profile extrusion process controlling. Paper presented at the 2010 5th International Conference on Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAFs), Colombo, Sri Lanka. http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/iciafs.2010.5767511[1 citation]

    Abstract Presentations:

  17. Karunasena, H. C. P., Malinga, R. M. C, Gu, Y. T., & Senadeera, W.. (4 March 2015), Meshfree-Based Numerical Modelling of Plant Tissue Shrinkage under Localised Moisture Content Variation, In Abstracts of the 12th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, (ed. by J.J. G. Arachchige). 27. Matara, University of Ruhuna.

  18. Karunasena, H. C. P., Senadeera, W., Gu, Y. T., & Brown, R. J. (23-26 Sept. 2012). Smoothed ParticleHydrodynamics-Based Micromechanics Model for Predicting the Apple Parenchyma Cellular Shrinkage During Drying. Abstract presented at The 16th Biennial Computational Techniques and Applications Conference (CTAC2012), Brisbane, Australia. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.1725.9841

  19. Karunasena, H. C. P., Senadeera, W., Gu, Y. T., & Brown, R. J. (1-4 Dec. 2013). Analysis of Deformations of Plant Tissues during Drying by a Coupled SPH-DEM Model. Abstract presented at 11th Engineering Mathematics & Applications Conference (emac13), Brisbane, Australia. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.1463.8401

    Poster Presentations:

  20. Karunasena, H. C. P., Rathnayaka A. P., Gu, Y. T., & Senadeera, W. (4 March 2015), Meshfree-Based Numerical Prediction of Plant Tissue Shrinkage during Drying as Influenced by Porosity, In Abstracts of the 12th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, (ed. by J.J. G. Arachchige). 141. Matara, University of Ruhuna.

  21. Karunasena, H. C. P., Senadeera, W., Gu, Y. T., & Brown, R. J. (10-16 Nov. 2012). A Meshfree Particle Based Model for Microscale Shrinkage Mechanisms of Food Materials in Drying Conditions. Poster session presented at Doctoral Showcase-Early Research Showcase workshop at The International Conference for Higher Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC12), Salt Palace Convention Centre, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. http://dx.doi.org/10.13140/2.1.4065.3126

    Invited Talks:

  22. Karunasena, H. C. P. (24 Feb. 2015). Introduction to Meshfree Methods and their Applications - A Novel Trend in Numerical Modelling of Engineering Problems, an invited public lecture organised by the Mechanical Engineering Sectional Committee (MESC), Institure of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL).(Event flyer: http://ioes18.wildapricot.org/event-1867193 ; YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HarGBsYzHaM)

    Theses:

  23. Karunasena, H. C. P. (2014). Numerical Simulation of Microscale Morphological Changes of Plant Food Materials During Drying - A Meshfree Approach, Ph.D. Thesis, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia.

  24. Karunasena, H. C. P. (2011). Vision based Cross Sectional Area Estimator for Industrial Rubber Profile Extrusion Process Controlling, M.Sc. Thesis, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

  25. Karunasena, H. C. P., Gnanasiri, E. M. J. R., & Madushanka, W.K.T. (2006). Industrial Type Coconut De-husking Machine, Final Year Project Report - B.Sc. Eng. (Hons.) degree, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

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Dr. Udayanga Galappaththi

Chairman, Strategic Plan Development Committee/ Post Graduate Programme Development Committee

Qualifications

PhD (GCU, UK), MSc (Moratuwa, SL), BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL)

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galappaththi@mme.ruh.ac.lk

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  • Senior Lecturer , Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Galle, Sri Lanka (since-2016)

  • Research Fellow, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK. (May - 2014 - November 2015)

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant (Part Time- Lecturer), Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK. (June 2009- April 2014)

  • Visiting Researcher, Institute of Aircraft Design, University of Stuttgart, Germany (June-2012-March- 2013)

  • Mechanical Engineer/ Managing Partner, A-I Engineering - Sri Lanaka (September 2007-June 2009)

  • Lecturer, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (January 2008-May 2009)

  • Visiting Lecturer, National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering, Sri Lanka (2009)

  • Visiting Lecturer, Colombo International Nautical & Engineering College (2007-2008)

  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (2006)

  • Researcher, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (January 2006-May 2009)

  • Production Executive, MAS Slimtex, Sri Lanka (March 2005-Novemeber 2005)

Research Interests

  • Composite design and manufacturing

  • Structural composite applications

  • Renewable energy systems

  • Lean manufacturing

Publications

    Conference Papers and Presentations

  1. U. I. K. Galappaththi, A.M. De Silva, Process Quality Control Strategy for Reducing Manufacturing Defects in Composite Wind Turbine Blades, CAPE 23: Manufacturing Research and its Applications in the 21st Century, McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 03 - 04 November 2015.

  2. U.I.K. Galappaththi, M. S. Johnson, Evaluation of the Static and Dynamic Performance of Aluminium and Composite Joints for Rail Vehicle Applications, the 20th International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM-2015, 19th to 24th July ,Copenhagen, Denmark.

  3. U. I. K. Galappaththi, M. Johnson, and G. Assinder, Design and Development of Aluminium and Composite Frictional Grip Joint for Rail Vehicle Applications, Next Generation Rail: Knowledge without Borders, Westwood Centre, Warwickshire, United Kingdom, 1-3 July 2015.

  4. M. Draskovic1, U.I.K. Galappathithi, A.K. Pickett, M. Capellaro1 P. Middendorf, Influence Of Ply Waviness On Residual Strength And Fatigue Degradation Of Composite Wind Turbine Blades, The 19th International Conference On Composite Materials, Montreal, Canada, July 28-August -2013

  5. U.I.K. Galappaththi, Renewable Energy Legislation Proposal for Sri Lanka, 100 % Renewable Energy Economies: Justification, Outline and To Way, 14 August 2012, Zuerich, Switzerland, Volkshaus, Blauer Saal.

  6. U.I.K. Galappaththi, A.M. De Silva, M Macdonald , Analysis of the effect of delamination growth for fatigue life prediction and structural reliability of composite wind turbine blades, 11th World Wind, Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition WWEC2012 "Community Power- Citizens' Power", Bonn, Germany, 3-5 July 2012.

  7. U.I.K. Galappaththi, A.M. De Silva, M Narayana , Potential benefits and implementation opportunities of small wind systems in developing countries: wind energy sector in Sri Lanka, 11th World Wind, Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition WWEC2012 "Community Power- Citizens' Power", Bonn, Germany, 3-5 July 2012.

  8. U.I.K. Galappaththi, A.M. De Silva, M Macdonald, O Adewale, Analysis of the Effect of Defects for Fatigue, Life of Composite Wind turbine Blades Using FEM Data, International Conference on Renewable Energies and Power Quality (ICREPQ'12), Santiago de Compostela (Spain), 28th to 30th of March, 2012.

  9. U.I.K. Galappaththi, A.M. De Silva, M Macdonald,The Influence of Manufacturing Defects for Fatigue Life of Composite Wind Turbine Blades, 10th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition, 31st of October to 2nd of November 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

  10. U.I.K. Galappaththi, A.M. De Silva, AG T Sugathpala, National Energy Policies and Implementation Barriers for Wind Energy Sector in Sri Lanka, 10th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition, 31st of October to 2nd of November 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

  11. U.I.K. Galappaththi, A.M. De Silva, M Macdonald,Challenges and Research Opportunities For Wind Turbine Blade Manufacture, 10th World Wind Energy Conference & Renewable Energy Exhibition, 31st of October to 2nd of November 2011 in Cairo, Egypt.

  12. R. A. Attalage, Norihir oIkeda, U.I.K. Galappaththi, International Cooperation for Strengthening University- Research Institute - Industry (U-R-I) Linkage: Case of Sri Lanka through MEXT International Cooperation Initiative, 4th QS-Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference (EPA), Yonsei University, Seoul Korea from the 9 to 11 July 2008.

  13. U.I.K. Galappaththi , U P Kahangamage, Janak Mangala, A Detailed Analysis of Interconnected Problematic Issues Associated With Local Die & Mould Industry, Young Members Section, 2007, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka

    National Level - Policy Documents

  14. Renewable Energy Policy - Policies and Regulations Affecting for Biomass- Related Energy Sector Developments in Sri Lanka

  15. Emission Standards for Stationary Sources in Sri Lanka

    Unpublished Work

  16. U.I.K. Galappaththi, M. S. Johnson, Composite for Rail Vehicle Structures: State of Art and Future Prospects (Journal: Composite Structures)

  17. U.I.K. Galappaththi, M. S. Johnson, Fatigue Performance of Aluminium-Composite Friction Grip Joint

    Peer-Reviewed Papers.

  18. U.I.K. Galappaththi, Anthony Pickett, Milos Draskovic, Mark Capellaro, A.K.M. De Silva, The Effect of Ply Waviness for the Fatigue Life of Composite Wind Turbine Blades, Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ), ISSN 2172-038 X, No.11, March 2013

  19. U.I.K. Galappaththi, A.M. De Silva, Milos Draskovic M Macdonald, Strategic Quality Control Measures to Reduce Defects in Composite Wind Turbine Blades, Renewable Energy and Power Quality Journal (RE&PQJ), ISSN 2172- 038 X, No.11, March 2013

  20. U.I.K. Galappaththi, A.M. De Silva, M Macdonald, O Adewale, Review of Inspection and Quality Control Technologies for Composite Wind Turbine Blades, Insight Journal, Volume 54, February 2012,Doi:10.1784/insi.2012.54.2.82

  21. U.I.K. Galappaththi, A.M. De Silva, M Macdonald, O Adewale, Analysis of the Effect of Defects for Fatigue, Life of Composite Wind turbine Blades Using FEM Data Renewable Energy & Power Quality Journal, No.10, 25th April 2012, RE&PQJ-10 ISSN 2172-038X

  22. U.I.K. Galappaththi , U P Kahangamage, Janak Mangala, Investigation of Problematic Issues Associated with Sri Lankan SME Sector Die and Mould Industry, ISSN 1391/3999, 2008, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

  23. U.I.K. Galappaththi , U P Kahangamage, Janak Mangala, A Methodology to Estimate Cost of Injection Moulds Using Cost Group Technique, ISSN 1391/3999, 2006, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

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Dr. K. Jayawickrama C Kumara

Chairman, External Consultancy Committee

Qualifications

PhD (APU, Japan), M Eng (Trier, Germanay), MSc (APU, Japan),
MSc (Moratuwa, SL), BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL), MIEEE, AMIE (SL)

Email

kumara@mme.ruh.ac.lk

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  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (11/ 2016 - to Date)

  • Senior Lecturer, Mechatronics Engineering South Asian Institute of Technology & Medicine, Malabe, Sri Lanka (05/ 2016 - 11/ 2016)

  • Manager-Design, Research and Development Department Technological Planner Incorporation, Nakatsu, Oita, Japan (03/ 2015 - 05/ 2016)

  • Mechatronics Engineer, Design, Research and Development Department MED Engineering Co. Ltd , Hiji, Oita, Japan (03/ 2013 - 02/ 2015)

  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna (In charge CAD, Control & Automation Lab, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka) (04/ 2005 - 09 /2007)

  • Mechanical Engineer, Bandaranayake Engineering Services, Sri Lanka (06/ 2004 - 04 /2005)

Research Interests

  • Wireless sensor nodes for smart farming (Japan Collaboration)

  • Early cancer detection and assessment system (Japan - Sri Lanka Collaboration)

  • Bio-mechanics analysis, prosthetic body parts and artificial healing device design (Local medical industry)

  • Autonomous fresh water weed harvesting robot (Local irrigation industry)

  • Ultra-light weight wafer ring development for IC manufacturing industry (Japan collaboration)

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    Dr. Buddhika Annasiwaththa

    Chairman, Research and Development Committee

    Qualifications

    PhD (Kochi, Japan), MSc (Moratuwa, SL), BSc Eng (Moratuwa, SL)

    Email

    annasi@mme.ruh,ac.lk

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    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5332


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      Applied Mechanics, Control and Mechatronics

    Professional Experience

    • Visiting researcher - Intelligent mechanical systems laboratory 2, Kochi University of Technology, Japan. (2016-Oct to 2017-Mar).

    • Research assistant - Intelligent mechanical systems laboratory 2, Kochi University of Technology, Japan. (2013-Oct to 2016-Sep).

    • Lecturer - CINEC Maritime campus, Malambe. (2010 Feb. to 2013 Sep.)

    • Visiting Lecturer - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna. (2011 Mar to 2011 July)

    • Special projects engineer - Weighmaster international Pvt. Ltd., Baththaramulla. (2006 Mar to 2010 Jan)

    • Mechanical Engineer - IE Technics Pvt. Ltd., Panadura. (2005 Sep to 2006 Feb)

    Research Interests

    • Magnetic suspension systems, Electromagnetics, Control systems, Zero power control, FEM analysis of EM systems.

    • Nonlinear system modeling and simulation.

    • Industrial automation, data acquisition and recording, Sensors and actuators.

    • Embedded systems design.

    Publications

      Journals

    1. Buddhika Imantha Annasiwaththa and Koichi Oka. Design concept and analysis of a magnetically levitated linear slider with non-contact power transfer. International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 52(1-2):207-213, 2016. doi:10.3233/JAE-162039

    2. Buddhika Imantha Annasiwaththa, Koichi Oka and Akinori Harada. Magnetically levitated linear slider with a non-contact power transfer method. International Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics, 2017. doi:10.3233/JAE-160097
      Conferences:

    3. Buddhika Imantha Annasiwaththa and Koichi Oka. Design and analysis of a magnetically levitated conveyor powered by a non-contact energy transfer method. In SICE 2014, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, JAPAN., September 2014. Society of Instrument and Control Engineers

    4. Buddhika Imantha Annasiwaththa and Koichi Oka. Initial design and FEM analysis of a magnetically levitated linear slider powered by non-contact energy transfer. In MAGDA 2014, Takamatsu, Japan, December 2014

    5. Buddhika Imantha Annasiwaththa and Koichi Oka. Initial design and FEM analysis of a non-contact power transfer method for magnetically levitated linear slider. In Motion and Vibration Control (MOVIC) 2015, Tochigi, Japan., June 2015

    6. Buddhika Imantha Annasiwaththa and Koichi Oka. Design concept and analysis of a magnetically levitated linear slider with non-contact power transfer. In 17th International Symposium on Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics (ISEM2015), Kobe, Japan, September 2015

    7. Buddhika Imantha Annasiwaththa and Koichi Oka. Zero power levitation control of a magnetically levitated linear slider platform with non-contact power supply. In 15th International Symposium on Magnetic Bearings (ISMB15), Kitakyushu, Japan, August 2015

    8. Buddhika Imantha Annasiwaththa, Rohan Munasingha, Pruthuviraj Fernando, and Peter Leimgruber. Design and development of power optimized satellite elephant collar with over the air programmability. In Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAfS), 2012 IEEE 6th International Conference, Beijing, China, September 2012

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    Dr. L.K.T. Srimal

    Chairman, Generated Fund Utilization Committee

    Qualifications

    D Eng (Saitama, Japan), M Eng (Moratuwa, SL), BSc Eng (Moratuwa, SL)

    Email

    srimal@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                              .

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    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5134


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      Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

    Professional Experience

      Chairman of the master thesis evaluation panel - Department of Materials Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (January 2016 to date).

      Postgraduate (Doctoral) student - Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan (October 2011 to March 2015).

      Lecturer - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (May 2008 to date).

      Demonstrator - Department of Materials Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (October 2007 - April 2008).

      Factory Engineer - Loadstar (Pvt.) Ltd., Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka (October 2005 - October 2007).

      Engineering Trainee - Elastomeric Technologies (Pvt.) Ltd., Piliyandala, Sri Lanka (January 2004 - June 2004).

    Research Interests

    • Manufacturing Engineering

    • Joining of Materials (Welding processes)

    • Biomedical Optics (Functional Optical Coherence Tomography:fOCT)

    • Mechanical Behavior of Materials

    • Polymer Engineering

    • MATLAB, National Instruments LabVIEW

    Publications

    1. L. K. T. Srimal, U. M. Rajagopalan, and H. Kadono, "Functional optical coherence tomography (fOCT) biospeckle imaging to investigate response of plant leaves to ultra-short term exposure of Ozone", Journal of Physics:conference series (Accepted).

    2. Conference Proceedings L. K. T. Srimal, U. M. Rajagopalan, and H. Kadono, "Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) biospeckle signal analysis to investigate response of plant leaves to ozone", Proc. of 23rd Congress of International Commission for Optics (ICO23), Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 26-29 August 2014.

    3. L. K. T. Srimal, H. Kadono, and T. Yonekura, "OCT biospeckle imaging to investigate response of plant leaves to ozone", Proc. of Optics and Photonics Japan 2013, Nara New Prefectural Public Hall, Nara City, Japan, 12-14 November 2013. 12pA4 L. K. T. Srimal, H. Kadono, and U. M. Rajagopalan, "Optical coherence tomography biospeckle imaging for fast monitoring varying surface responses of a plant leaf under ozone stress", Proc. of SPIE Vol. 8881, 88810H (2013). doi: 10.1117/12.2031062
      Keynote Invited Talks

    4. L. K. T. Srimal, U. M. Rajagopalan, and H. Kadono, "Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) biospeckle signal analysis to investigate response of plant leaves to ozone", 23rd Congress of International Commission for Optics (ICO23), Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 26-29 August 2014. (Research work was presented as a keynote invited talk)
      Conferences

    5. L. K. T. Srimal, and H. Kadono, "Functional optical coherence tomography (fOCT) based on biospeckle to monitor environmental stresses on plants", JSAP-OSA Joint Symposia, The 75th Autumn Meeting of The Japan Society of Applied Physics, Sapporo Campus, Hokkaido University, Japan, 17-20 September 2014. 18p-C4-4 (Extended abstract was presented)

    6. L. K. T. Srimal, H. Kadono, and T. Yonekura, "OCT biospeckle imaging to investigate response of plant leaves to ozone", Optics and Photonics Japan 2013, Nara New Prefectural Public Hall, Nara Kasugano-City, Japan, 12-14 November 2013. 12pA4 (Proceeding paper was presented)

    7. L. K. T. Srimal, H. Kadono, and T. Yonekura, "Ozone stress monitoring of plants based on OCT biospekcle imaging: 2nd report", The 74th Autumn Meeting of The Japan Society of Applied Physics, Kyotanabe Campus, Doshisha University, Japan, 16-20 September 2013. 17p-C1-6 (Extended abstract was presented)

    8. L. K. T. Srimal, H. Kadono, and U. M. Rajagopalan,"Optical coherence tomography biospeckle imaging for fast monitoring varying surface responses of a plant leaf under ozone stress", International conference on Sensing Technologies for Biomaterial, Food, and Agriculture 2013 (SPIE SeTBio 2013), Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan, 23-26 April 2013. SeTB3-16 (Proceeding paper was presented)

    9. L. K. T. Srimal, and H. Kadono, "Monitoring plant leaf response under ozone stress based on OCT biospeckle signal", The 60th Spring Meeting of The Japan Society of Applied Physics, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan, 27-30 March 2013. 29a-A2-8 (Extended abstract was presented)

    10. L. K. T. Srimal, H. Kadono, and U. M. Rajagopalan, "Optical coherence tomography biospeckle imaging for fast monitoring varying surface responses of a plant leaf under ozone stress", International conference on Sensing Technologies for Biomaterial, Food, and Agriculture 2013 (SPIE SeTBio 2013), Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan, 23-26 April 2013. SeTB3-16 (Proceeding paper was presented)

    11. L. K. T. Srimal, and H. Kadono, "Monitoring plant leaf response under ozone stress based on OCT biospeckle signal", The 60th Spring Meeting of The Japan Society of Applied Physics, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Japan, 27-30 March 2013. 29a-A2-8 (Extended abstract was presented)
      Thesis

    12. L. K. T. Srimal, H. Kadono, M. Miwa and N. Yoshikawa, "Development of functional optical coherence tomography (fOCT) for monitoring environmental effects on plants", Doctor of Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan, March 2015.

    13. L. K. T. Srimal, M. A. R. V. Fernando, and B. Sumith, "Value addition for coir fiber as thermal insulation material", Master of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, March 2014.

    14. L. K. T. Srimal, S. H. G. Punchihewa, and V. S. C. Weragoda, "Design and construction of a system for measurement of thermal parameters of polymer under variable conditions", B.Sc. Engineering, Department of Materials Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, September 2005.

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    Qualifications

    MPhil (Reading) (Ruhuna, SL), PG Dip (Moratuwa, SL), BSc Eng (Peradeniya, SL), AMIE (SL)

    Email

    kspathmasiri@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                   .

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      Thermal and Fluid Engineering

    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

    Research Interests

    • Bio Diesel

    • Thermodynamics

    • Heat and Heat and Mass Transfer

    • Energy Management

    • Waste Management

    Publications

    1. Kalpage C.S., Pathmasiri T.K.K.S., Effect of Temperature on Acid Esterification of Free Fatty Acids in Chicken Fat, Abstracts of the 11th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna,2014, pp. 56.

    2. Kalpage C.S., Pathmasiri T.K.K.S., Study of a Bio-Diesel Pre-Processing Reaction, Abstracts of the 1st Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of engineering, University of Ruhuna, 2014, pp. 51.

    3. Dr.Chithral Ambawattea, Mrs. T.K.K.S.Pathmasiri, Lokuliyana R.L.K., Design, Process Development and Fabrication of Biodiesel Production Plant using Waste Cooking Oil as a SME, Abstracts of the 2nd Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of engineering, University of Ruhuna, 2015.

    4. Dr.Chithral Ambawattea, Mrs. T.K.K.S.Pathmasiri, W.V.D.L Kumara., Design and Fabrication of a Pre-Cast Anaerobic biogas Digester for Domestic Use, Abstracts of the 2nd Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of engineering, University of Ruhuna, 2015.

    5. Pathmasiri T.K.K.S., Simulation of Biogas reactor for dairy manure, 1 07th Annual Sessions of the Institute, The Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka.

    6. "Process Development, Design and Fabrication of Biodiesel Production Plant using Waste Cooking Oil as a SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)", R.L.K. Lokuliyana, Pathmasiri T.K., Chithral Ambawatte - International Research and Technical Symposium - IAESL (Published 2015).

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    Qualifications

    M Phil (Ruhuna, SL), BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL), HDIT (UCSC, SL), AMIE (SL)

    Email

    varuna@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                              .

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    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5333


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      Applied Mechanics, Control and Mechatronics

    Professional Experience

    • Completed a certificate course in Java application development at the University Of Colombo School Of Computing.

    • An Associate member of Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka-AMIE (SL).

    • Working as a Lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna from August 2008 till to this date.

    • Module coordinator of the Module ME5328 Introduction to Mechatronics.

    • Working as a Visiting Lecturer in MSc degree program at the UCSC, University of Colombo.

    Research Interests

    • Robotics

    • Artificial Intelligence

    • Mechatronics, Control and Automation

    • Mathematical Modeling and Simulation

    Publications

    1. Development of Non-Holonomic Mobile Robots with Adaptive Formation Control as for the MPhil.

    2. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Comparison of Formation Algorithms Implemented on Multi-Agent Mobile Robots", 2012 RSEA 2012 at South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine, Malabe, Sri Lanka., 20th March 2012.

    3. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Comparison of "P" and "PID" control Algorithms Implemented on non holonomic Multi-Agent Mobile Robots", 2011 International Conference on Advances in ICT for Emerging Regions, Sri Lanka., 2nd of September 2011. Print ISBN: 978-1-4577-1113-8, Digital Object Identifier:10.1109/ICTer.2011.6075039 (IEEE publiation)

    4. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Comparison of "P" and "PID" control Algorithms Implemented on non holonomic Multi-Agent Mobile Robots", Annual Technical Conference organized by the Institution of Engineering and Technology Sri Lanka Network at Galadari Hotel, Sri Lanka., 15th August 2011.

    5. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Development of Nonholonomic Mobile Robots with adaptive Formation Controlling", Annual Technical Conference 2009 of Institution of Engineering Technology -Young Members Section Sri Lanka, October 2009.

    6. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Use of adaptive formation control for navigating multi-agent systems", Annual Symposium - 2009 of Kothalawala Defense Academy, Sri Lanka, November 2009.

    7. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Development of a nono-holonomic multi-agent robot navigation system with adaptive formation control", Annual Research Sessions - 2009 of University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, March 2010.

    8. Varuna Priyanka J.G., Anura P. Rathnayake, Maithripala D.H.S., "Developing an anholonomic autonomous mobile robot navigation system using the Leader-Follower concept.", "InSym-SUSL 2010"

    9. MPhil in the field of Robotics.

    10. Bachelor of Science of Engineering - University of Ruhuna - Sri Lanka

    11. Diploma in Information and Technology - University of Colombo - Sri Lanka

    12. Certificate in Java Application Development. - University of Colombo School of Computing- Sri Lanka. Third International Symposium at Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya, Sri Lanka., 26-28 August 2010.

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    Mr. K.A.D. Dharshana

    Chairman, Curriculum Development Committee/ Secretary, Department Quality Assurance Cell/ Leader, Department Web Team

    Qualifications

    MSc (UiA, Norway), MSc (Moratuwa, SL), BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL), MIEEE, AMIE (SL)

    Email

    darshana@mme.ruh.ac.lk

    Telephone

    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5323


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      Applied Mechanics, Control and Mechatronics

    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer (Probationary) - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. (2014, December-Present)

    • Postgraduate Student - Department of Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Sciences, University of Agder, Norway. (2012, August-2014, September)

    • Lecturer (Probationary) - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. (2010, September-2012, August

    • Lecturer (On Contract) - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka. (2009, February-2010, September)

    Research Interests

    • Control Systems, Mechatronics and Automation

    • Mathematical Modeling and Simulation

    • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

    • Power Electronics and Applications

    Publications

      Journal

    1. DD Arachchige, S Tharangi, O Nyniyonsaba, HR Karimi, New Results on Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Semi Active Suspension Systems with Magneto-Rheological Damper, Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics: Advances and Applications Volume 10, Number 2, 2013, Pages 191-226.

      Conference Proceedings

    2. D. Dharshana, M Kolhe, Review of Information and Communication Technologies for Smart Grid Automation, 7th IEEE International Conference on Power Systems (ICPS 2017), College of Engineering Pune (CoEP), Shivajinagar, India, 21-23 December 2017 [Paper Accepted].

    3. KAD Dharshana, SB Wijekoon, M Kolhe, Design and Simulation of a New Filament Power Supplier to Increase the Life Time of Thermal Emission Tubes, 12th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS 2017), Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peredeniya, Sri Lanka, 15-17 December 2017 [Paper Accepted].

    4. D. Dharshana, M. Wickramasinghe and J. Samarawickrama, An Automatic Control System for Sluice Gate in Salinity and Flood Control in Open Canal, The 28th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena [ISTP28], Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 22-24 September 2017.

    5. Dimuthu Dharshana, Oreste Nyniyonsaba, Modelling, Controlling and Simulation of a Wind Turbine Drive Train in 'SimulationX' Platform, 04th International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches [ICMA04-2017], University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 20-22 September 2017.

    6. KAD Dharshana, SB Wijekoon, A Novel Approach to Implement a Closed Loop Controlled Power Converter in Thermal Vacuum Tubes, 10th International Research Conference of Kothalawala Defense University [KDUIRC10], Colombo, Sri Lanka, 03-04 August 2017.

    7. Akila Fernando, Dimuthu Dharshana, Finite Element Analysis of Inflation Tyre Simulation Using Simulia Abaqus, Kelaniya International Conference on Advances in Computing and Technology [KICACT-2017], University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, 28 July 2017.

    8. Dimuthu Dharshana, Jagath Senanayake, Subodha Tharangi, Modelling, Simulation and Control of an Offshore Load Transfer System, International Conference on Computational Modelling & Simulation (ICCMS-2017), University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 17-19 May 2017.

    9. Dimuthu Dharshana, Hans Georg Beyer, A Statistical Approach to Day Ahead Forecasting of Solar Irradiance in a Local Point, 06th International Conference of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (ICSUSL), Kandy, Sri Lanka,03-05 May 2017.

    10. A.K.C.P Premarathna, D.R.B.K.K Weerasekara, D.R.P.S Wijewardhana, Sumith Baduge, K.A.D Dharshana, S.D Gunawardhana; Design and Implementation of Low Cost Web Browser Based SCADA System for Industrial Applications, Annual Research Symposium, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, January 2017.

    11. Bernt Lie, Carlos Pfieiffer, Hans Georg Beyer, Dimuthu Dharshana Arachchige, Inclustion of Forecast Information in the control of Solar Thermal Systems, 11th International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling, Gleisdorf, Austria, 25-27 June 2014.

    12. K.A. Dimuthu Dharshana, R.M.A. Pushpakumara, K.H.M.A.Eranda, W.S. Abayarathna, M. Gayashan, Design and Fabrication of an Autonomous Mobile Robot for Industrial Mapping Purposes, Proceedings of 09th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, February 2012.

    13. K.A. Dimuthu Dharshana, D. Marabedda, W.P.S. Shirantha, Design and Fabrication of an Automated Coil Winding Machine for AC/DC Motor and Transformer Windings, Proceedings of 09th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, February 2012.

    14. K.A. Dimuthu Dharshana, N. K. Hettiarachchi, A. De Silva, M. Gayashan, Manual Power Generation for Mechanical Applications, Proceedings of 09th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, February 2012.

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    Mr. M.T. Tenis Ranjan

    Academic Sub Warden(Male)

    Qualifications

    BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL)

    Email

    ranjan@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                              .

    Telephone

    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5322


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      Thermal and Fluid Engineering

    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering-University of Ruhuna August 2015 to Present

    • Mechanical Engineer (ACMV) at APP Engineering Lanka Private Limited

    • Trainee Mechanical Engineer at MAS Active Asialine Private Limited

    • Trainee Automation Engineer at Brandix Lanka Limited

    Research Interests

    • Machine Design

    • Energy Technology

    • Mechatronics/Robotics/Automation

    • CAD / CAM / CAE

    • Nanotechnology

    Publications

    1. "Effect Of Gravity and Non Condensable Gases on Vapour Flow Field the Condenser Section of a Gas-Loaded Thermo-syphon" Dr Sumith Baduge , Ranjan M.T.T

    2. "Design and Fabrication of Multipurpose Chair for Disabled and Older People in Sri Lanka" Dr Sumith Baduge , Ranjan M.T.T ,University of Ruhuna 2014

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    Mr. S.D. Gunawardhana

    Coordinator, Committee for CAD/ CAM Centre/ Publicity Committee

    Qualifications

    M Eng (USyd, Australia), BSc Eng (Moratuwa, SL)

    Email

    sachith@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                              .

    Telephone

    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5133


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      Applied Mechanics, Control and Mechatronics

    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (March 2016 to present).

    • Factory Manager - Lions/Yalta Tea Factory (July 2014 to Feb 2015)

    • Sales Engineer - Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (April 2014 to July 2014)

    • Engineering Trainee - South Asian Gateway Terminals (May 2012 to November 2012)

    Research Interests

    • Automation/Mechatronics/Robotics

    • Control Systems

    • Image Processing

    • Bio Medical Engineering

    • Computer Aided Manufacturing

    Publications

    1. S.D Gunawardhana, "Autonomous Geophysics Sampling Method for Mining", Master of Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia, December 2015

    2. S.D Gunawardhana, D.N Wanniarachchi , and L. Gawarammanna, "Automated Bulk Tea Packaging Machine", B.Sc. Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, September 2014.

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    Mr. K.C. Wickramasinghe

    Academic Sub Warden(Male)

    Qualifications

    MSc (Reading) (Moratuwa, SL), BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL), AMIE (SL), AMIAE (SL)

    Email

    krishan@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                              .

    Telephone

    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5223


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      Materials and Manufacturing Engineering

    Professional Experience

    • In Plant Training: From 20th of January to 20th of April 2014 Organization:Ceylon Tobacco PLC-British American Tobacco Group

    • In Plant Training: From 21st of October to 21st of December 2012 Organization: Colombo Dockyard PLC

    Research Interests

    • Manufacturing systems

    • Mass Customization

    • Optimization

    • Product and Process design for Sustainability

    • Materials and Fracture Mechanics

    Publications

      Peer Reviewed Journal

    1. K.C Wickramasinghe , Perera G. I. P., Herath H. M. C. M., Formulation and Performance Evaluation of a Novel Coconut oil based Metal Working Fluid, International Journal of Materials and Manufacturing Processors (Taylor Francis). Vol 32. Issue. 09, 2016, pp 1026-1033. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10426914.2016.1257858

      IEEE

    2. K.C Wickramasinghe , Perera G. I. P., Herath H. M. C. M., Empirical Investigation of Surface quality and Temperature during Turning AISI 304 steel with Vegetable oil based Metal Working Fluids. (1st Manufacturing & Industrial Engineering Symposium 22nd October 2016, Colombo, Sri Lanka) ( ISSN 2536 8680) http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7780260/

      International Conference

    3. K.C Wickramasinghe , Perera G. I. P., Herath H. M. C. M., Optimization of Cutting Parameters During Turning Under Different cooling Environments. 7th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (Special Session on Sustainable Manufacturing) on 16-18 December 2016 Earls Regency Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

      Other Conferences

    4. Wickramasinghe K.C., Dissanayake D.M.R.P.K., Herath H.M.C.M., Perera G.I.P., Development of a Vegetable Oil-based Water-soluble Metal Working Fluid for End Milling Operation, Proceedings of 12th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 04th March 2015.

    5. Perera G.I.P., Wickramasinghe K.C., Dissanayake D.M.R.P.K., Herath H.M.C.M., Preparation of a Coconut Oil-based Water-soluble Metal Working Fluid for Metal Cutting operations, Proceedings of the 2nd Annual Research Symposium-2014 (ARS-2015 Research for Acheving Excellence in Engineering), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna , Hapugala, Galle, Sri Lanka, 26th January 2015, pp 19.

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       LECTURERS-ASSIGNMENT BASIS


    Qualifications

    PhD (Saitama, Japan), BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL)

    Email

    muthumali@mme.ruh,ac.lk

    Telephone

    +94 912245765/6/7/8 Ext 5332


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    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (From 01.12.2016 to present)

    • Doctoral Student - Optical Sensing Laboratory, Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan (From 06.10.2013 to 29.09.2016)

    • Lecturer - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (From 02.01.2012 to 30.09.2013)

    • Instructor (Temporary) - Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (From 10.10.2011 to 30.12.2011)

    Research Interests

    • Highly Sensitive Optical Interferometry

    • Environmental Engineering

    • Materials science & Engineering

    • Energy Management

    Publications

    1. K.T.K.M. De Silva, U. M. Rajagopalan, and H. Kadono "Monitoring of growth dynamics of plants under the influence of cadmium using a highly sensitive interferometric technique", Journal of Optical Engineering, 55(12), 2016. [doi: 10.1117/1.OE.55.12.121718]

    2. K.T.K.M. De Silva, U. M. Rajagopalan, and H. Kadono "Highly sensitive optical interferometric technique with Chinese chive leaf surface reveals stress-dependent instantaneous nanometric growth fluctuations under heavy metal exposure", Journal of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, 137, 2016.

    3. K.T.K.M. De Silva, and H. Kadono, "Monitoring of Cadmium influence on ultra short-term growth dynamics of plants using a highly sensitive interferometric technique, SIT", Proc. of SPIE Vol. 9660, (2015). [doi: 10.1117/12.2196866]

    4. K.T.K.M. De Silva, H. Kadono, and T. Yonekura, "Monitoring effect of heavy metal on ultra short-term growth fluctuation of plants using a highly sensitive interferometric technique of statistical interferometry", Proc. of the 55th meeting on Light Wave Sensing Technology 2015.

    5. K.T.K.M. De Silva, and H. Kadono, "Monitoring ultra short-term growth dynamics of plants under the influence of zinc using a highly sensitive interferometric technique, SIT", The 63rd JSAP Spring Meeting 2016, Ookayama Campus, Japan.

    6. K.T.K.M. De Silva, L. Tao, S. Yonemochi, K. Oh, and H. Kadono, "Monitoring of heavy metal influence on ultra-short term growth dynamics of plants using a highly sensitive interferometric technique, SIT and physiological conditions", Japan Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists 2015, Miyazaki, Japan.

    7. K.T.K.M. De Silva, and H. Kadono, "Monitoring of Cadmium influence on ultra short-term growth dynamics of plants using a highly sensitive interferometric technique, SIT", International conference on Speckle Metrology 2015, Guanajuato, Mexico.

    8. K.T.K.M. De Silva, H. Kadono, and T. Yonekura, "Monitoring effect of heavy metal on ultra short-term growth fluctuation of plants using a highly sensitive interferometric technique of statistical interferometry", The 55th meeting on Light Wave Sensing Technology 2015, Tokyo University of Science, Japan.

    9. K.T.K.M. De Silva, H. Kadono, and K. Oh, "Ultra-short term growth behavior of plants under the influence of Cadmium using a highly sensitive interferometric technique, SIT", The 62nd JSAP Spring Meeting 2015, Tokai University, Japan.

    10. K.T.K.M. De Silva, H. Kadono, and K. Oh, "Investigation of ultra-short term growth behavior of plants under the influence of heavy metal using a Highly Sensitive Interferometric Technique", Japan Society of Agricultural, Biological and Environmental Engineers and Scientists 2014, Meiji University, Japan.

      Thesis

    11. K.T.K.M. De Silva, and H. Kadono, "Investigation of nanometric growth dynamics of plants under the influence of heavy metals using statistical interferometry technique ", Doctor of Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan, September 2016.

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    Qualifications

    MSc (Thammasat, Thailand), BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL)

    Email

    thalakotunage@mme.ruh.ac.lk

    Telephone

    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5224


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      Thermal and Fluid Engineering

    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

    Research Interests

    • Characteristic properties analysis of shoulder cartilages

    • Cerebral Spinal Fluid (CSF) dynamics and its effects on Normal pressure hydrocephalus

    • Tribology

    • Nanotechnology

    Publications

    1. Peer Reviewed Journals
      Thalakotunage, A.H and Thunyaseth Sethaput; Quantification of CSF velocity through the narrowest point in aqueduct of Sylvia for normal and normal pressure hydrocephalus patient by CFD analysis (Accepted, yet to be published in the volume of International Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (IJPPS, ISSN 0975 - 1491).

    2. Thalakotunage, A.H and Thunyaseth Sethaput; Mathematical Model For Dynamics of CSF Through the Aqueduct of Sylvia Based on an Analogy of Arterial Dilation and Contraction. Published in International Journal of Mining, Metallurgy & Mechanical Engineering (IJMMME) volume 3, issue 4 (2015) ISSN 23204060.

    3. Selected Abstracts
      Thalakotunage, A.H and Sumith Baduge; Study on Achieving Optimum Forced & Natural Ventilation in Air-Conditioning areas by considering Thermo Fluid Dynamics Approaches Research Symposium (2014), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

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    Qualifications

    BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL), AMIE (SL), MSLAAS, AMIMechE

    Email

    chanaka@mme.ruh.ac.lk                              .

    Telephone

    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5234


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      Thermal and Fluid Engineering

    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer (On Assignment Basis) at Faculty of Engineering-University Ruhuna (From 1st of December 2016)

    • Temporary Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering-University Ruhuna (1st August 2016 to 30th November 2016)

    • Temporary Instructor at Faculty of Engineering-University of Ruhuna (26th January 2016 to 31st July 2016)

    • Trainee Mechanical Engineer at Associated Motorways (PVT) LTD - Kalutara

    • Trainee Mechanical Engineer at Lanka Sugar Company Limited - Sewanagala

    Research Interests

    • Fluid Dynamics

    • Mechanics

    • Thermodynamics

    • Marine Engineering

    • Naval Architecture

    • Automobile Engineering

    • Energy Technology

    • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

    Publications

    1. "Design & fabrication of Road Side Concrete Slab Remover Device" Dr. N.K. Hettiarachchi , A.K.C.I Kodithuwakkua, M.M.H.C Marasinghe and N.M.J.S Nissanka (Third Annual Research Symposium (ARS 2016), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)

    2. "Optimization of Bio-Diesel Production Process and the Machine" Dr. Chithral Ambawatte, Padmasiri K, AKCI Kodithuwakku, Karunathilaka BM, Bulathsinghala BVA, Lareef MM. (Forth Annual Research Symposium (ARS 2017/M/09), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)

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       LECTURERS-TEMPORARY


    Qualifications

    BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL), AMIE (SL)

    Email

    laknath@mme.ruh.ac.lk                                   .

    Telephone

    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5332


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    • Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna June 2016 to Present

    • Mechanical design engineer at Sanota Private Limited

    • Trainee Mechanical Engineer at Sanota Private Limited

    • Trainee Mechanical Engineer at Colombo Dockyard Private Limited

    Research Interests

    • Modeling, Control and, Optimization of thermal Systems

    • Computational Fluid Dynamics

    • Finite element Analysis

    • Mechatronics/Robotics/Automation

    • Computer Aided Engineering

    • Energy Technology

    • Machine design

    Publications

    1. "Development of an Automated Lab-Scale Combustion Chamber for the Experimental Studies on the Combustion of Batch-Fed Biomass Boilers " H. L. Subasinghe, L. K. N. C. Somarathna, D. R. M. Wickramarathne, G.V.C. Rasanga, M. Wickramasinghe and H. C. P. Karunasena (Third Annual Research Symposium (ARS 2016), Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)

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    Qualifications

    BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL), AMIMechE, AMIE (SL)

    Email

    naresh@mme.ruh.ac.lk

    Telephone

    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5332


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      Thermal and Fluid Engineering

    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer at Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna September 2016 to Present

    • Former Sub Lieutenant(E) at Sri Lanka Navy

    • Trainee Mechanical Engineer at DGES | Dockyard General Engineering Services (Pvt) Ltd

    • Trainee Mechanical Engineer at Sri Lanka German Railway Technical Training Center- Rathmalana

    Research Interests

    • Heat and Mass Transfer

    • Computational Fluid Dynamics

    • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

    • Modeling, Control and, Optimization of Thermal Systems

    • Mechanical Testing

    • Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing

    • Non Destructive Testing

    Publications

    1. " Development of a Small Scale Air Conditioning Unit based on a Solar Powered Absorption Refrigeration Cycle to be used in Hybrid Air Conditioning Systems" R.K.M. Naresh, A.S Abeywickrama, U.A.B. Udagedara, B. Sumith, and H.C.P. Karunasena, Proceedings of the 13th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 02nd March 2016.

    2. "A Method to Conserve Energy in Rice Boiling" R.K.M Naresh, K.A.M Alwis, A.B Udagedara, S Witharana, and J.B Lenadora, Proceedings of the 12th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka, 04th March 2015.

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    Qualifications

    MSc (UiA, Norway), BSc Eng (Ruhuna, SL)

    Email

    madhawaj@mme.ruh.ac.lk

    Telephone

    +94 912245765/6/7 Ext 5224


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    Professional Experience

    • Lecturer, Department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (August 2017 to date).

    • Research Assistant, Department of Engineering Sciences, Faculty of Engineering and Science, University of Agder, Norway (January 2017- April 2017).

    • Lecturer(On contract), Department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (July 2013-August 2014).

    • Temporary Lecturer, Department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (February 2013-July 2013).

    • R&D Engineer, Jetwing Hotels (December 2012- February 2013)

    Research Interests

    • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

    • Fluid Dynamics

    • Numerical Modeling

    • Renewable energy systems

    • Engineering Mechanics

    • Biomechanics

    Publications

      Peer reviewed journal papers
    1. Jayathilake K.G.R.M. and Souman Rudra, Numerical and Experimental Investigation on Equivalence Ratio (ER) and Feedstock Particle Size on Birchwood Gasification", Energies 2017, 10(8), 1232

      Conference papers

    2. Jayathilake K.G.R.M. and Souman Rudra, A Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis for the Effects of Variable Equivalence Ratio (ER) on Birchwood Gasification", 2nd International Workshop on Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Biomass Thermochemical Conversion, pp. 54 - 59, Sep. 2016.

    3. Jayathilake K.G.R.M., Hettiarachchi N.K and Sanath J.A, Performance Simulation of a Small Scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) with the Integration of a Wind Deector System", 11th Academic sessions University of Ruhuna , Presented, 2014.

    4. E.A.D. Kumara, N. Hettiarachchi, Rukshan Jayathilake, Study of the turbine blades quantity affecting for the performance of a Savonius Type Vertical Axis Wind Turbine", Second Asia- Pacific Conference on Multidisciplinary Research,Colombo,2017, ISBN - 978-1-988652-08-5.

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