Research Expertise At a Glance

Geotechnical and Surveying
Name of Staff Memeber Current Research Areas Contact Email
Prof. S. B. S. Abayakoon Geotechnical engineering, Seismic response analysis, Timber engineering, Disaster management and mitigation, Use of finite element methods in engineering sbsa@pdn.ac.lk
Prof. U. de S. Jayawardena Geochemical and engineering properties of rocks/natural aggregates, groundwater resources, Subsurface investigations & Geo-environment udsj@pdn.ac.lk
Dr. A. G. H. J. Edirisinghe Natural disasters, Road traffic accidents jayalath@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. I. M. S. Sathyaprasad Transportation and traffic planning in small cities, Urban environmental issues, Two-lane highways, Modeling school transport, Low-cost methods in traffic estimation imss@pdn.ac.lk
Dr. L. C. Kurukulasuriya Landfill liner materials, Shear and hydraulic characteristics of ballast, Seepage characteristics of rockfill earth dams, Testing and applications in geosynthetics chank@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. (Mrs) D. de S. Udakara Laboratory testing of soils, Soil stabilization deepthiu@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. A. M. R. G. Athapaththu Slope stability, Landslides, Weathering profiles, Rock slopes, Properties of rocks, Dredged sand rasikaathapaththu@gmail.com
Dr. W. M. V. S. K. Wickramasinghe Pedestrian Behavior analysis, Traffic sysyem simulation, Highway asset managment, Traffic impact assessments vskw@pdn.ac.lk
Dr. (Mrs) H. K. Nandalal Application of GIS in Civil Engineering (Watershed management, Transportaion engineering and Highway engineering) hemalin@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. T. K. K. Chamindu Deepagoda Gas, water, chemicals, colloids, and heat transport in porous media, Greenhouse gas emissions from differently-characterized soils chamk@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. M. C. M. Nasvi Geopolymers for well cementing application, Geopolymers for soft soil stabilization, Alkali activated geopolymer concrete, Mechanical method of ground improvement Nasvimcm@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. S. K. Navaratnarajah Transport and Environmental geotechnics, Problematic soils and ground improvement, Stability of geotechnical structures, Numerical methods in geotechnical engineering navask@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. W. R. S. S. Dharmarathna Transportation planning, Discrete choice modeling (mode choice and route choice), Behaviour in networks, Traffic engineering samaldharmarathna@gmail.com
Materials and Structures
Name of Staff Memeber Current Research Areas Contact Email
Prof. P. B. R. Dissanayake Disaster mitigation, Evaluation and seismic retrofitting of structures, Structural health monitoring of structures, Structural optimization, Sustainable built environment ranjith@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. A. L. M. Mauroof Steel and Steel-Composite structures, Reinforced concrete structures, Precast/Prestressed structures, Bridge engineering, High-rise building modelling & simulation mauroof@civil.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. K. R. B. Herath Structural engineering, Engineering mechanics and engineering materials, Finite element methods, Nano mechanics krbherath@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. U. I. Dissanayake Steel and Steel-Composite Structures, Cost effective structural systems udaya@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. P. B. G. Dissanayake Construction management, Construction planning, Application of earned value management pujitha@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. (Mrs) S. R. Herath Mechanical properties of materials, Alternative materials for construction, Structural analysis, Design of customized bone implants shobhaherath@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. (Mrs) C. K. Pathirana Mechanical properties of materials, Alternative materials for construction, Composite materials chin@civil.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. H. D. Yapa Shear behaviour of concrete, Structural retrofitting, Composite materials, Non-linear modelling of concrete hdy@pdn.ac.lk
Dr. Kushan Kalmith Wijesundara Force based finite element formulations, Virtual element method, Finite element modelling and analysis of structures for linear and nonlinear behaviour, Developement of direct displacement based desgin philosophy, Computational fluid dynamics and wavelet transformation for structural health monitoring kalmithkush@yahoo.com
Dr. A. J. Dammika Structural health monitoring, Damping characteristics of structures & materials, Non-destructive testing, Bridge engineering, Steel & Steel-Composite structures dammikaaj@pdn.ac.lk
Dr. C. S. Bandara Metal fatigue and fracture, Damage assessment of structures, Blast effects on structures, Disaster management, Green buildings csbandara@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. J. A. S. C. Jayasinghe Earthquake engineering & Structural dynamics, Wind engineering, High-rise building modeling & simulation, Large scale numerical simulation (FEA Simulation), Automated model construction supunj@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. H. A. D. Samith Buddika Structural health monitoring, Non-destructive testing, Development of sustainable construction materials, Performance based design and analysis of structures, Precast/Prestressed structural systems samithbuddika@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Water and Environmental
Name of Staff Memeber Current Research Areas Contact Email
Prof. W. M. S. B. Weerakoon Hydraulic modelling, Climate change, Water resources engineering, Hydropower sbweera@pdn.ac.lk
Prof. K. D. W. Nandalal Water resources systems analysis, Hydrological modeling, Water management using systems dynamic modeling kdwn@pdn.ac.lk
Prof. K. P. P. Pathirana Dam break modelling, Sediment transport, Hydraulic modelling, Hydraulic and coastal structures kpp@pdn.ac.lk
Prof. J. J. Wijetunge Tsunami and storm surge hydrodynamics, Risk analysis and assessment of coastal hazards jjw@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Prof. G. B. B. Herath Water/Wastewater treatment and disposal technology, Solidwaste management, Water quality monitoring gemunuh@gmail.com
Prof. K. B. S. N. Jinadasa Urban water quality management, Wastewater treatment, Agricultural waste management shamj@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr.(Mrs) K. G. N. Nanayakkara Physico-chemical treatment of water/ wastewater, Corrosion, Water quality monitoring/ modelling kgnn@pdn.ac.lk
Dr. (Mrs) W. C. T. K. Gunawardana Storm water quality and management, Pollutant sorption by natural materials, Rainwater harvesting, Air pollution chandimag@pdn.ac.lk
Dr. Lashitha Rathnayake Water quality monitoring, Water and wastewater treatment, Solidwaste management lashithar@end.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. (Mrs) G. M. P. R. Weerakoon Water quality analysis, Wetlands for wastewater treatment prabhaw@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. Panduka Neluwala Flood prediction and mitigation, Climate change, Weather prediction, Water distribution systems padukaneluwala@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Dr. (Ms) M. M. G. T. De Silva Hydrological and Hydro-dynamic modelling, Flood management and damage assessment, Climate change gouri1981@gmail.com
Mr. D. D. Dias Sediment transport (modelling and experiments), Tsunami structure interactions, Flood modelling daham@eng.pdn.ac.lk
Department of Civil Engineering