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Mr. Chalana Gunathilaka

Assistant Lecturer

Faculty of Engineering | Mechanical Engineering

Career Summary


  • BSc (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering - Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), Sri Lanka


  • IMechE Frederic Barnes Waldron Best Student Award 2021 - Awarded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), United Kingdom
  • Best Performance Award for the Department of Mechanical Engineering - SLIIT March Convocation 2022
  • Global Finalist - COINS Grand Challenge 2021, United Kingdom
  • Dean's List Award - SLIIT Faculty of Engineering

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Biomechanical Engineering
  • Wearable Technology
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Smart Garments
  • Heat Transfer
  • CFD
  • Solid Mechanics
  • FEA


  • Associate Member - Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), United Kingdom
    • Membership Number - 80450105

Ongoing Research

  • Gunathilaka R.A.C.K., Arachchi S.M.A., Development of a wrist brace for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Gunathilaka R.A.C.K., Mihiranga E.B.D.J, .Perera J.K.C.P., Rajapaksha D.N., William M.D.G.W, Salem M.A.M., Bandara R.M.P.S., Predicting the aerodynamic behavior of a swinging cricket ball using computational fluid dynamics

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • Gunathilaka R.A.C.K., Peiris P.T.D., Jayawardane O.S.M., Kulathunga S.M.A.I.   Designing a model of an integrated waste management system for an urban area in Sri Lanka pertaining to the Circular Economy  in 13th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE),  year 2023,  Kandy, Sri Lanka,    Graduate Associate Professionals (Pvt) Ltd,    16th 18th December 2022,  
  • Gunathilaka R.A.C.K., Mihiranga E.B.D.J., Attalage R.A., Wimalsiri W.K.   Abstract of Reviewing the possibility of increasing the interior cooling effect of a garment for enhanced thermal comfort via active and passive cooling methods  in 3rd International Conference on Innovation and Emerging Technologies 2023,  year 2024,  Homagama, Sri Lanka,    Faculty of Technology, University of Sri Jayewardenepura,    November 23-24, 2023,  
  • Mihiranga E.B.D.J., Gunathilaka R.A.C.K., Wimalsiri W.K.   Aerodynamic Analysis of Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) Aircraft for Diverse Wing and Propeller Configurations  in 1st International Conference on Aviation Research of Airport and Aviation Services (ICAR),  year Not Published,            

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