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Dr. Chandana Kulasuriya

Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade)

Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary


  • Coordinator of Curtin’s Engineering Program offered in Sri Lanka
  • Visiting Research Fellow of Curtin University, Australia



  • Senior Lecturer at the Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Sessional Lecturer at Curtin University, Australia
  • Academic film producer at the Media House of the Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Civil Engineering Practitioner of the Sri Lankan Engineering Service


Academic Qualification related to Civil Engineering

  • PhD -Civil Engineering                                    - Curtin University, Australia
  • MEng. -Structural Engineering Design            - University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • BSc.Eng.(Hons.) - Civil Engineering              -  University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka


Professional Qualifications related to Civil Engineering                                                                                                 

  • CPEng. (Chartered Professional Engineer)     - Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Int.PE (International Professional Engineer)    - Engineering Mobility Forum (via IESL)
  • CEng.  (Chartered Engineer)                            - Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka


Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Structural engineering; development of alternative cement for structural use
  • Sustainable building design and construction
  • Aesthetics of science, engineering and technology
  • Philosophy of science, engineering and technology
  • Interdisciplinary research related to art, architecture, engineering, sociology and philosophy


  • Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka [MIESL]
  • Institution of Engineers Australia [MIEAus]
  • Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka [MSSE]
  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science [MSLAAS]

Ongoing Research

  • Development of alternative cement
  • Integral sustainability 

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • Kulasuriya, Chandana, WPS Dias, MTP Hettiarchchi  " The Aesthetics of Proportion in Structural Form "  The Structural Engineer, Journal of The Institution of Structural Engineers, United Kingdom,  vol.80,  Issue 14,  2002,        
  • Kulasuriya, Chandana, Vanissorn Vimonsatit, WPS Dias, and P De Silva  " Design and Development of Alkali Pozzolan Cement (APC) "  Construction and Building Materials,  vol.68,    2014,        
  • Kulasuriya, Chandana, Priyan Dias, and Vanissorn Vimonsatit  " Integral Sustainability of Alkali Pozzolan Cement "  Journal of Integral Theory & Practice ,  vol.9,  Issue 1,  2014,        

Conference Proceedings

  • Kulasuriya, Chandana, Vanissorn Vimonsatit, Priyan Dias   Properties of Alkali Pozzolan Cement (APC)  in Concrete Institute of Australias Biennial National Conference,  year 2013,  Queensland, Australia,        Kulasuriya, Chandana, Vanissorn Vimonsatit, Priyan Dias,  
  • Kulasuriya, Chandana, Priyan Dias, Vanissorn Vimonsatit   Developing an Approach to Assess Integral Sustainability of Alkali Pozzolan Cement  in 3rd Biennial Integral Theory Conference,,  year 2013,  California, USA,          

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