Department of Civil Engineering

Dr. Chathurani Chandrasiri

Senior Lecturer

Office Address:

Department of Civil Engineering,

University of Peradeniya,


Sri Lanka.
  • PhD : Clarkson University, New York, USA. (2020)
  • MSc : Clarkson University, New York, USA. (2020)
  • BScEng : University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2011)
  • 2021 - To date: Senior Lecturer (GII), University of Peradeniya
  • 2020 - 2021 : Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Clarkson University, New York
  • 2013 – 2020 : Research/ Teaching Assistant, Clarkson University, New York
  • 2012 - 2013 : Design Engineer, National Water Supply & Drainage Board, Sri Lanka
  • 2011 – 2012 : Temporary Instructor, University of Peradeniya
  • Chemistry and microstructure of concrete (cement hydration, morphology and phase changes)
  • Nano-technology and application in concrete (nano-silica, nano-clay and nano-limestone)
  • Numerical modeling of chemical processes/reaction kinetics of cementitious material
  • Sustainable concrete materials (uses of slag, fly ash, silica fume, recycled aggregate, geopolymer, etc.)
  • Mechanical, durability and rheological performance of concrete
  • Synthesize and/or formulate low CO2 footprint concrete material
  • Chemical admixtures for concrete
  • Teaching Interest:

  • Concrete Technology

  • Chandrasiri, C., and Peethamparan, S. “Delineating hydration mechanism in sodium silicate activated slag and fly ash systems using dilute suspensions” – in preparation
  • Chandrasiri, C., Li, Z., and Peethamparan, S. (2021) “Kaolinite clay for enhancing the properties of alkali-activaedslag and fly ash binder system”. 11th ACI/RILEM International Conference on Cementitious Materials and Alternative Binders for Sustainable Concrete, 7-10 June. 2021, Paris, France. ACI Special publication 349 (2021):711-724.
  • Priyankara, B.A.A., Chandrasiri, C., De Silva, G. H. M. J. S.,”Utilization of recycled concrete aggregates in concrete”ASEPS-2021
  • Chandrasiri, C., Yehdego, T., & Peethamparan, S. (2019). “Synthesis and characterization of bio-cement from conch shell waste.” Construction and Building Materials, 212(2019), 775-786.
  • Hilton, B., Bawden, K., Winnebeck, K., Chandrasiri, C., Ariyachandra, E., and Peethamparan, S. (2019) “The Functional and Environmental Performance of Mixed Cathode Ray Tubes and Recycled Glass as Partial Replacement for Cement in Concrete.” Resources, Conservation & Recycling – 151(2019), 104451.
  • Kumarappa, D., B. Chandrasiri, C., and Peethamparan, S. (2017) “Drying shrinkage in alkali-activated class C fly ash mortars and the mitigation methods”. 10th ACI/RILEM International Conference on Cementitious Materials and Alternative Binders for Sustainable Concrete, 2-4 Oct. 2017, Montreal, Canada. ACI Special publication 320 (2017):10.1-10.12.
  • Chandrasiri, C., and Peethamparan, S. “Influence of Fine Particles on Strength and Autogenous Shrinkage of Alkali-Activated Slag Pastes.” In Proceedings of 96th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB),8-12 Jan. 2017, Washington D.C. USA. TRB:17-05184.
  • Jayathilaka, S.T*., Chandrasiri, C., and Somarathne N. “New problems in old materials-The case of Victoria Dam” In Proceedings of 1st International Conference on Advanced Materials, Science and Engineering (ICAMSE), July 01-04, 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  • Chandrasiri, C.*, Jayathilaka, S.T., Pathiraja, P.M.D.D.B., and Somarathne N. “Retrospective Analysis of Victoria Dam” In Proceedings of Peradeniya University Research Sessions (PURES), Vol: 16, Pg: 20, ISBN: 978-955-589-154-7, November 25th 2011, Kandy, Sri Lanka.

Department of Civil Engineering