Postgraduate Research

The Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering provides facilities for postgraduate studies under the guidance and supervision of academic staff leading to the award of the Master of Philosophy (M. Phil). Further, the department is planning to start a PG Diploma/MSc program in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering on 2017.


Current Postgraduate Students of the Department



Mrs. T.K.K.S. Pathmasiri

Topic: Investigation on the use of vegetable oils available in Sri Lanka in development of a nano-biolubricant

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

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Ruwan Gallage


Ms. P. Hansini

Topic: Mesh-free Based Multiscale Numerical Modelling of Cellular level Deformations of Plant Food Materials During Drying (2016)

Supervisor: Dr. H.C.P. Karunasena

Co-Supervisor: Dr. Sumith Baduge


Mr. H.U.K. Udesh Maduranga

Topic: Numerical modelling and simulation of a sea wave based energy convertor mechanism using meshfree methods

Supervisor: Dr. H.C.P. Karunasena

Co-Supervisors: Dr. Manjula Wickramasinghe, Dr. N.D. Jayasundere


Mr. A.M.L.K. Aththanayake

Topic: Conversion of Coir Fibre Composites into Thermal Insulation and Crude Oil Absorbent Material (2015)

Supervisor: Dr. Sumith Baduge

Co-Supervisor: Dr. H.C.P. Karunasena, Dr. L.K.T. Srimal


Mr. E.P. Rohan

Topic: A Study on Design of a Domestic Type Machine for Conversion of Waste Plastics into Usable Hydrocarbon Fuel (2011)

Supervisor:Dr. N.K. Hettiarachchi

Co-supervisor: Dr. Sumith Baduge




Recent Postgraduate Research of the Department


Research Topic

Staff Member

(MSc, MPhil, PhD)

Student Name

Status

Design & Fabrication of a High Quality Automated Hopper Making Machine

Dr. H.C. Ambawattha
Co-supervisor

MPhil

Mr. EM Ranathunga

Part-Time
(2007-2010)

Conversion of Coir Fibre Composites into Thermal Insulation and Crude Oil Absorbent Material

Dr. Sumith Baduge
Main Supervisor

MPhil

Mr. AMLK Aththanayake

Part-Time
(2015-2018)

Conversion of Waste Polypropylene into Hydrocarbon Fuel

Dr. Sumith Baduge
Co-supervisor

MPhil

Mr. EP Rohan

Part-Time
(2013-2015)

Mesh-free Based Multiscale Numerical Modelling of Cellular level Deformations of Plant Food Materials During Drying

Dr. Sumith Baduge
Co-supervisor

MPhil

Ms. P Hansini

Full-time
(2015-2017)

Efficiency improvement of Vertical Axis Wind Turbine by introducing new blade profile and deflector rudder unit

Dr. Sumith Baduge
Main Supervisor

MPhil

Mr. JA Sanath

Part-Time
(2009-2010)

Development of a Multi-agent Robot Navigation System with Adaptive Formation Control

Dr. A.P. Rathnayake
Main Supervisor

MPhil

Mr. JGV Priyanka

Part-Time
(2009-2014)

Enhance Competitiveness of Small and Medium Scale Local Manufacturing Sector with Sustainable Manufacturing Concepts

Dr. A.P. Rathnayake
Co-supervisor

MPhil

Mr. MPRL Peris

Full time
(2015-2017)

Multiscale Numerical Modelling of Tissues using Mesh-free Methods

Dr. H.C.P. Karunasena
External Supervisor

PhD

Mr. CC Wijerathne

Full-time
(2015-2018)

Mesh-free based Multiscale Numerical Modelling of Cellular Level Deformations of Plant Food Materials during Drying

Dr. H.C.P. Karunasena
Main Supervisor

MPhil

Ms. P Hansini

Full-time
(2015-2017)

Conversion of Coir Fibre Composites into Thermal Insulation and Crude Oil Absorbent Material

Dr. H.C.P. Karunasena
Co-supervisor

MPhil

Mr. AMLK Aththanayake

Part-Time
(2015-2018)

Development of a Low-cost Controller for Batch-fed Biomass Boilers in Sri Lanka

Dr. H.C.P. Karunasena
Main Supervisor

MSc

Mr. C Rasanga

Part-Time
(2015-2016)

A New Blade Profile Supported by a Wind Deflector System for a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine- a Numerical Analysis and Experimental Study

Dr. N.K. Hettiarachchi
Main Supervisor

MPhil

Mr. JA Sanath

Full Time
(2009-2012)

Study on Design of a Domestic Type Machine for Conversion of Plastic Waste to Hydrocarbon Fuel

Dr. N.K. Hettiarachchi
Main Supervisor

MPhil

Mr. EP Rohan

Part-Time
(2011-2015)

Design and Development of a Combined Sugar Cane Fertilizer Applicator for Dispensing Individual Ingredients

Dr. N.K. Hettiarachchi
Co-supervisor

MPhil

Mr. KHD Abeyratna

Part-Time
(2013-2016)

Impact of Job Satisfaction, Relationships and Self-efficiency on Employee Performance

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

MBA

Mr. IPGRS Alwis

Part-Time
(2015-2016)

Study of Impact of the Work Space Design on Employees' Productivity

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

MBA

Mr. GSP Perera

Part-Time
(2015-2016)

Conversion of Coir Fibre Composites into Thermal Insulation and Crude Oil Absorbent Material

Dr. L.K.T. Srimal
Co-supervisor

MPhil

Mr. AMLK Aththanayake

Part-Time
(2015-2016)

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