Dr. M. C. M. Nasvi

Senior Lecturer


Office Address:

Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,20400,
Sri Lanka.

Email Official : nasvimcm@pdn.ac.lk

Email Personal : nasvimcm85@gmail.com

Telephone : +94-81-2393516, +94-76-6007240


Dr. M. C. M. Nasvi is currently working as Lecturer at Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. He completed his BSc (Hons) Civil Engineering degree (First Class Honours with three awards) from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2009 and PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from Monash University in 2014. His PhD thesis title was on the topic of "Geopolymer as well cement for geological sequestration of carbon dioxide", where he studied the possibility of using fly ash based geopolymer as a novel bore hole well cement material for carbon capture and storage (CCS), and oil and gas well projects. After the PhD, he worked as casual research officer at Monash University from October 2013 to March 2014. From April 2014 to December 2014, he worked as Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at CINEC Maritime campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka. His research interests include wellbore integrity of oil & gas wells, carbon capture & storage, well cementing, Flow and mechanical behaviour of geopolymer concrete and Ground improvement (Chemical stabilization and mechanical methods). He has published many technical papers (Journal and Conference papers) in the field of Energy, Geotechnical Engineering and Concrete. His teaching commitments include Geotechnical Engineering, Foundation Engineering, Geotechnical Design to Eurocode 7, Ground Improvement, Slope Stability, Problematic soils, Geopolymer Concrete, etc.

PhD : Monash University, Australia (2013)

BScEng (First Class Honours): University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2009)

Wellbore Integrity of Oil and Gas wells

Carbon Capture and Storage

Well cementing

Flow and Mechanical Behaviour of Geopolymer Concrete

Soil Stabilization using chemical admixtures

Mechanical Methods of Ground Improvement

Nov 2016 - To date: Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Jan 2015 - Nov 2016: Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

April 2014 - Dec 2014: Head, Department of Civil Engineering, CINEC Maritime Campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

Oct 2013 - March 2014: Research Officer, Monash University, VIC, Australia.

Sept 2010 - Oct 2013: Postgraduate student, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia.

Sept 2009 - Sept 2010: Temporary lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Member, the Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)

Journal Papers :

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J. geopolymer as well cement and variation of its mechanical behavior with curing temperature, Greenhouse gases Science and technology 2012;2:46-58

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J. The permeability of geopolymer at down-hole stress conditions: Application for carbon dioxide sequestration wells, Applied Energy 2013;102:1391-1398

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J, Haque A. Sub and super critical carbon dioxide permeability of wellbore materials under geological sequestration conditions: An experimental study, Energy 2013; 54: 231-239.

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J, Haque A. Effect of different geopolymer mix composition on apparent carbon dioxide permeability: Suitability as well cement for CO2 sequestration wells, Applied Energy 2014; 114: 939-948.

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J, Haque A. Effect of temperature on permeability of fly ash based geopolymer: Suitability as primary sealant in injection wells for geological sequestration of carbon dioxide, Fuel 2014; 117A; 354-363.

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J, Haque A. Mechanical behavior of wellbore materials saturated in brine water with different salinity levels, Energy 2014; 66: 239-249.

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J, Haque A. A numerical study of CO2 flow through geopolymer under down-hole stress conditions: Application for CO2 sequestration wells, Journal of Unconventional oil and gas resources 2014; 7: 61-70.

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J, Haque A. A numerical study of triaxial mechanical behavior of geopolymer at different curing temperatures: An application for geological sequestration wells, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering 2015; 26: 1148-1160.

Gowthaman S, Krishnya S, Nasvi MCM, Effect of salinity on mechanical behaviour of well cement: Application to carbon capture and storage wells, IESL 2016, Vol. XLIX, 01: 21-29.

Nasvi MCM, Rathnaweera TD, Padmanabhan E, Geopolymer as well cement and its mechanical integrity under deep down-hole stress conditions: Application for carbon capture and storage wells, Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-energy and Geo-Resources 2016, DOI: 10.1007/s40948-016-0034-2.

Conference Papers

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J. Geopolymer as well cement and variation of its mechanical properties under different curing temperatures and curing mediums, ICSECM, Kandy, Srilanka, December 2011.

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J. Comparison of mechanical behaviors of geopolymer and class G cement as well cement at different curing temperatures for geological sequestration of carbon dioxide, 46th US rock mechanics/geomechanics symposium, Chicago, Illinois, USA, June 2012: ARMA 12-232.

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, Sanjayan J. Mechanical properties of geopolymer cement in brine: Its suitability as well cement for geological sequestration of carbon dioxide, 7th Asian rock mechanics symposium (ARMS 2012), Seoul, Korea, October 2012: ARMA 12-232.

Kajarathan S, Karthikan S, Nasvi MCM, Geopolymer as well cement and its mechanical behaviour with curing temperature, 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management (ICSECM), December 2015, Kandy, Srilanka, ISBN: 978-955-589-210-0.

Nasvi MCM, Ranjith PG, SanjayanJ, Mechanical integrity of geopolymers under down-hole stress conditions: Application as well cement for CO2 sequestration wells, International Conference on Geo-Mechanics, Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources – IC3G 2016, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, September 2016, ISBN: 978-0-9953929-0-8.

MGS and FEIPRS scholarships-awarded by Monash University, Australia for doctoral degree.

E.O.E. Pereira prize for structures - Presented by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka at the General Convocation held in February, 2010.

M. Amaratunga prize for strength of materials - Presented by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka at the General Convocation held in February, 2010.