Academic Qualifications

  • PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Saitama University, Japan (2008)
  • M. Eng in Structural Engineering from Saitama University, Japan (2005)
  • PG. Dip in Structural Engineering Design from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2002)
  • B.Sc. with First Class Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2000)

Academic Awards and Scholarships

  • KUBOTA Scholarship awarded by Nippon Koei Co. Ltd , Japan (2007)
  • TAKASE Scholarship awarded by Takase Co-operation Ltd, Japan (2006)
  • Honors Scholarship awarded by The Association of International Education, Japan (2005)
  • TAKASE Scholarship awarded by Takase Co-operation Ltd, Japan (2003)
  • Mahapola Scholarship granted by the government of Sri Lanka (1995 )

Research Interests

  • Durability of Reinforced Concrete and Prestressed Concrete Structures
  • Research on High Strength Concrete and High Performance Concrete
  • Research on Bridge Management Systems for RC and PC Bridges
  • Structures using Innovative Materials
  • Structural Assessment and Repair & Retrofitting

Research Projects

  • Investigation of Mechanical Properties and Durability of Concrete Containing Rice Husk Ash (June, 2010)
  • Condition Assessment of Reinforced Concrete Structures Exposed to Chloride Environment and Service Life Prediction (June, 2010)
  • Evaluation of a Bridge Management System for Reinforced Concrete and Prestressed Concrete Bridges (May, 2009)
  • Structural aspects of post-tsunami construction (buildings) against natural disasters (May, 2008)
  • Review on existing methods of masonry construction (buildings) against earthquakes and their application to Sri Lanka (May, 2

Major Areas in Teaching

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Fundamentals of Civil Engineering (Building and Materials section)
  • Infrastructure and Environment
  • Structural Analysis
  • Concrete Technology
  • Quantity Surveying and Construction Process
  • Design of Structural Elements
  • Building Engineering

Other Involvements

  • Member, Faculty Sub-Committee for Enhancing ICT skills of Undergraduate Students
  • Coordinator and resource person short course on Computer Based Structural Analysis for Engineers attached to National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB), Regional Support Centre - Southern & Uwa.
  • Chairperson, Souvenir Sub-Committee, 10th Anniversary Celebration of the Faculty of Engineering
  • Faculty Coordinator, TECHNO Exhibition, October 2009
  • Executive Committee Member, Staff Development Centre (2009)
  • Faculty Coordinator, 6th Academic Session and 5th Vice Chancellor's Award Ceremony
  • Faculty Coordinator, TECHNO Exhibition, October 2008
  • Coordinator, Surveying Camp 2008
  • Committee Member, Engineering Program Accreditation
  • Faculty Coordinator, "Rohana", The Journal of University of Ruhuna (2001 - 2002)

Participation of Professional Development Training, Workshops and Seminars

  • Participant of Civil Engineering Research Exchange Symposium (CERES '2010 ) was held on 27th Feb 2010 at University of Peradeniya
  • Participant of International Exchange Seminar on Current and Future Collaborations in Education and Research between Sri Lankan Universities and Saitama University was held on 17th February 2010, Saitama University, Japan. Presented paper title: Research Activities at Ruhuna Engineering Faculty: Past-Present-Future
  • Participant of International Exchange Symposium on International Collaboration in Education and research between Sri Lanakan Universities and Saitama University was held on 16th February 2010, Saitama University, Japan
  • Participant of training program on Static and Dynamic Analysis and Structural Design of Highway Bridges by University of Moratuwa on November, 2009
  • Participant of seminar on Advances in Tall Buildings and Green Building Technology organized by Society of Structural Engineers, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 24 November, 2009
  • Participant of workshop on Strategies and Engineering Solutions for North - East Development organized by IESL on October, 2009
  • Participant of workshop on the use of Portland Limestone Cement in Concrete organized by Holicm (Lanka) Ltd on September 2009
  • Participant of workshop on Planning the New Higher Education Project organized by University of Ruhuna on April 2009
  • Participant of workshop on Innovative and Interactive Teaching Method organized by Quality Assurance and Accreditation Council, Colombo on February 2009
  • Participant of Seminar on Construction of Flood Damaged Bridges in Southern Province, organized by Southern Provincial Road Development Authority, Galle, Sri Lanka on December, 2008
  • Participant of workshop on Vision for High-rise Building organized by Society of Structural Engineers, Colombo, Sri Lanka on 23 September, 2008
  • Invited Lecture for "Question Time" organized by the Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka on August 2008, Presentation Title: "Durability of Concrete Structures"
  • Presented a paper in the International Collaborative Graduate Program between Saitama University; Japan, Hawaii University, USA, Thammasat University; Thailand, and University of Moratuwa; Sri Lanka at Saitama University, March 2008
  • Participated in a workshop on fib Task Group Meeting (Durability of PC Bridges), May 2007, Shizuko, Japan
  • Participated in a workshop on Cost Effective Methods of Road Construction and Maintenance, Transportation Engineering Division, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka (March, 2002)

Professional Experiences

  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna (April 2008- to date)
  • Research Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Saitama University, Japan (April 2005 - March 2008)
  • Postgraduate (PhD) student at Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan (April 2005 - March 2008)
  • Postgraduate (M. Eng) student at Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Saitama University, Japan (April 2003 - March 2005)
  • Postgraduate (PG Diploma in Structural Engineering Design) student at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sir Lanka (November 2001 - December 2002)
  • Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (March 2001- March 2008)
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (September 2000- March 2001)
  • Instructor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (July 2000- August 2000)
  • Trainee Engineer at Millennium City Housing Project, Athurigriya, Malabe, Colombo at Jayarathne Construction Company (1999)
  • Undergraduate Engineering Trainee at the Surath Wickramasinghe Associates (October - December 1998)
  • Undergraduate Engineering Trainee at Maga Engineering Ltd (October- December 1997)
  • Management Trainee at D. Samson Industry (Pvt) Ltd (July 1993 - September 1995)

Publications

Refereed Publications

  • Sudhira De Silva, Chandana Nawarathna, and Laksiri Pradeep, Evaluation Criteria for Condition State of Reinforced Concrete and Prestressed Concrete Bridges, Proceedings of the Seventh Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, March 2010 (in press)
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., and Witchukreangkrai, E., Evaluation of Shear Crack Width in I-shaped Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, Journal of Advance Concrete Technology (ACT), Vol. 6, No. 3, October 2008, pp. 443-458
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., Asamoto S, and Maekawa, A., Cracking Behavior of Ultra-High-Strength Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the 8th International Conference of High-Strength Concrete and High Performance Concrete (8HSC-HPC), September 2008, Session S2-5-4, pp. 667-674
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., Asamoto S, and Maekawa, A., Shear Cracking Behavior of Ultra-High-Strength Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI), Vol. 30, No. 3, July 2008, pp. 823-828
  • Maekawa, A., Mutsuyoshi, H., De Silva S.and Asamoto S, Cracking Behavior of Ultra-High-Strength Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI), Vol. 30, No. 3, July 2008 (in Japanese)
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., Asamoto S, and Takagi, M., Shear Cracking Behavior of High-Strength Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI), Vol. 29, No. 3, July 2007, pp. 679-684
  • Takagi, M., and Mutsuyoshi, H., De Silva S., Asamoto S, Cracking Behavior of High-Strength Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI), Vol. 29, No. 3, July 2007, pp. 577-582 (in Japanese)
  • De Silva S., and Mutsuyoshi, H., Shear Cracking Behavior in I-shaped Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Tenth East-Asia Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC-10), Bangkok, Thailand, August 2006, pp. 431-436 (CD-Rom version)
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., Witchukreangkrai, E., and Takagi, M., Experimental Study on Shear Cracking Behavior in I-shaped Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI), Vol. 28, No. 2, July 2006, pp. 817-822
  • Witchukreangkrai, E., Mutsuyoshi, H., Takagi, M., and De Silva S., Evaluation of Shear Crack Width in Partially Prestressed Concrete Members, Proceedings of the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI), Vol. 28, No. 2, July 2006, pp. 823-828
  • Mutsuyoshi, H., De Silva S., and Witchukreangkrai, E., Influence of Prestressing on Shear Crack Width of Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of 2nd International fib Congress, Session 15, Naples, Italy, June 2006, Paper ID 15-30 (CD-Rom version)
  • Takagi, M., Mutsuyoshi, H., Witchukreangkrai, E., De Silva S., Investigation on Shear Cracking Behavior of Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Annual Conference of JSCE, November 2005, pp. 599-600 (in Japanese)

Conference and other publications

  • Chandana Nawarathna, Laksiri Pradeep, Suranga Priyalal and Sudhira De Silva, Evaluation of Current Condition State of Bridges and Laboratory Investigation of the Chloride Induced Corrosion Cracking , Proceedings of the Young Members Section - 2009, The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka, October, 2009
  • Chandana Nawarathna, and Sudhira De Silva, Investigation of Current Condition State of Bridges in Galle district by Simple Evaluation Method, Proceedings of the International Exchange Symposium "Sustainable Infrastructure Development in Asia", Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, September, 2009 pp. 71-76 (ISBN 978-955-1507-12-1)
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., and Asamoto S, Analysis of Shear Crack Width in High-Strength I-shaped Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Ninth International Summer Symposium of JSCE, September 2007, pp. 279-282
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., Uramatsu, T., and Tagagi, M., Flexural Cracking Behavior in Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, Research Report of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Saitama University, Japan, Vol. **, No. **, July 2007 (in press)
  • De Silva S., and Mutsuyoshi, H., Control of Shear Crack Width in Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, Research Report of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Saitama University, Japan, Vol. **, No. **, July 2007 (in press)
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., and Takagi, M., Shear Cracking Behavior and It's Design Methodology for Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Joint Seminar between Saitama University and Tohoku University, Japan, August 2006, pp. 3-14
  • De Silva S., and Mutsuyoshi, H., 3D Finite Element Modeling of Shear Cracking Behavior in Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Eighth International Summer Symposium of JSCE, July 2006, pp. 67-70
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., Witchukreangkrai, E., Takagi, M., Design Methodology of Shear Crack Width in Reinforced Concrete and Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Annual Research Journal of SLSAJ, Issue 5, September 2005, pp. 71-76
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., Witchukreangkrai, E., Takagi, M., Experimental Investigation on Shear Cracking Behavior of Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Seventh International Summer Symposium of JSCE, July 2005, pp. 57-60.
  • Takagi, M., Mutsuyoshi, H., Witchukreangkrai, E., De Silva S., Experimental Investigation on Flexural Cracking Behavior of Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Seventh International Summer Symposium of JSCE, July 2005, pp. 61-64
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., Witchukreangkrai, E., Uramatsu, T., Analysis of Shear Cracking Behavior in Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Japan Concrete Institute (JCI), Vol. 27, No. 2, July 2005, pp. 865-870
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., Witchukreangkrai, E., Uramatsu, T., Shear Cracking Behavior of Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Annual Research Journal of SLSAJ, Issue 4, October 2004, pp. 38-43
  • De Silva S., Mutsuyoshi, H., Witchukreangkrai, E., Uramatsu, T., Effectiveness of Prestressing Force in Controlling Diagonal Crack Width of Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Proceedings of the Sixth International Summer Symposium of JSCE, July 2004, pp. 33-36

Thesis

  • Shear Cracking Behavior and Design Methodology for Prestressed Reinforced Concrete Beams, PhD dissertation, Saitama University, March 2008, pp. 221
  • Investigation of Shear Cracking Behavior of Partially Prestressed Concrete Beams, Master of Engineering, dissertation, Saitama University, March 2005, pp. 190
  • Application of Artificial Neural Network in Civil Engineering, Undergraduate research thesis (Part I) submitted to Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, July 2000, pp. 150
  • Computer Based Methodology for Building Air-Conditioning Load Estimation,"AC2000" , Undergraduate research thesis (Part II) submitted to Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, July 2000, pp. 125