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Dr. Chandima Somarathna

Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade)

Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary

  • Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade) | November 2023 - Present

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe, Sri Lanka.

  • Senior Lecturer (GII) | July 2019– November 2023
  • Lecturer (Unconfirmed) | January 2019– July 2019
  • Lecturer (Probationary) | October 2017–December 2018

Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty ofEngineering, University of Jaffna,Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka.

  • Research Assistant | June 2017 – September 2017
  • Graduate Research Assistant, PhD Candidate |November 2013 – June 2017

Faculty of Engineering and BuiltEnvironment, The National University ofMalaysia, Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia

  • Civil Engineer | March 2013 - October 2013

Design and Planning Division, Ministry ofIrrigation and Water Resources Management,Sri Lanka

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Doctor of Philosophy (Civil and Structural Engineering) - 2017
The National University of Malaysia,Malaysia


BSc Eng Hons (Civil Engineering) - 2013
University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
Minor in Structural Engineering

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • National Research Council Merit Award for Scientific Research-2018
  • University of Moratuwa, Faculty of Engineering Dean’s List (Academic Year 2012/2013)
  • University of Moratuwa, Faculty of Engineering Dean’s List (Academic Year 2009/2010)

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Structural Strengthening
  • Dynamic loading
  • Concrete Technology
  • Material Engineering
  • Waste Based Composite

Memberships

  • An Associate Member (AM-15103) Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (2013 - Present)
  • Associate Engineer (203674) Engineering Council, Sri Lanka (2018 - Present)
  • A Member (MCODE: 1615962) International Water Association (2018 - Present)


 

Ongoing Research

  • Strengthening of concrete and masonary elements  with cementitious flexible polymer composites.
  • Dynamic responces of timber, concrete, and waste based consyruction materials
  • Alternatives for traditional construction materials

My Publications

Journal Publications

Book Chapters

Conference Proceedings

  • P.M.I.B. Abesinghe, S.N.B.M.W.Y.S. Narayana, H.M.C.C. Somarathna   Tensile Characteristics of Waste Based Natural Fibre Composites from Rice Husk and Low Density Polythene Waste.  in 11th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2020 (ICSBE),  year 2020,  Earls Regency Hotel,        10th - 12th December 2020,  
  • K.D.Y.G. Perera, Y.L.F. Ahamed, H.M.C.C. Somarathna   Feasibility of Cement Mortar System with Industrial Metal Fibre Waste  in International conference on Engineering-2022, JUICE,  year 2022,    pp.151-157,  Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna,    19th August 2022,  
  • P.C.M. Wijesena, D.M.S.M. Karunarathna, H.M.C.C. Somarathna   Flexural Behaviour of Waste-based Natural Fibre Reinforced Composite from Palmyra Fibre and Waste Polythene  in International conference on Engineering-2022, JUICE,  year 2022,    pp.93-98,  Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna,    19th August 2022,  
  • D.A.B.P.M. Jayasekara, S.T.N. Jayathilaka, H.M.C.C. Somarathna   Feasibility of Waste Calicut Tiles as Aggregates in Structural Concrete  in International conference on Engineering-2022, JUICE,  year 2022,    pp.79-84,      D.A.B.P.M. Jayasekara, S.T.N. Jayathilaka, H.M.C.C. Somarathna,  
  • D.P.D.U. Gunathilaka, C.S. Jayathilaka, H.M.C.C. Somarathna   Feasibility of Cement Mortar System with Textile Waste  in International conference on Engineering-2022, JUICE,  year 2022,    pp.112-117,  Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna,    D.P.D.U. Gunathilaka, C.S. Jayathilaka, H.M.C.C. Somarathna,  
  • H.M.C.C Somarathna, S.N. Raman, D Mohotti, A.A. Mutalib, K.H. Badri   Numerical Analysis of the Response of Reinforced Concrete Panel Strengthened With Bio-based Elostomeric Polyurethene Coating Under Blast Load  in 11th International SymposiuBlast and Impact Resistant Materials for Civil Engineering (Sbirmce) 2021,  year 2021,          6th november 2021,  
  • P.H.S. Rangika, E.A.N. Thejasa , H.M.C.C. Somarathna   Demolished Cement Block as Recycled Fine Aggregates in Mortar Systems  in 11th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2020 (ICSBE),  year 2020,  Earls Regency Hotel,        10th - 12th December 2020,  
  • T. Kobika, K. Hishoban, H.M.C.C. Somarathna   The Behaviour of Ferrocement Jacketed Square Columns with Different Arrangements and Orientation in Steel Mesh  in 11th International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2020 (ICSBE),  year 2024,  Earls Regency Hotel,        10th - 12th December 2020,  
  • S.N.Raman, H.M.C.C.Somarathna, A.A.Mutalib, K.H.Badri and M.R.Taha   Bio-based Polyurethane Elastomer for Strengthening Application of Concrete Structures under Dynamic Loadings  in 16th International Congress of Polymers in Concrete, ICPIC-2018. ,  year 2018,            
  • S.N.Raman, H.M.C.C.Somarathna, A.A.Mutalib and K.H.Badri   Elastomeric Polyurethane for Retrofitting Application of Concrete Structures under Dynamic Loadings  in International Conference on Advances in Construction Materials and Systems, ICACMS-2017,  year 2017,            
  • H.M.C.C.Somarathna, S.N.Raman, K.H.Badri, M.Abedini and A.A.Mutalib   Tensile Behavior of Polyurethane under Low to Intermediate Strain Rates: For Retrofitting Application of Concrete Structures  in 13th International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology 2016,  year 2016,          11. H.M.C.C.Somarathna, S.N.Raman, K.H.Badri, M.Abedini and A.A.Mutalib ,  
  • M.Abedini, A.A.Mutalib, S.N.Raman, S.Baharom, H.M.C.C.Somarathna, M.H.Mussa and S.N.Jouybari,   Residual axial load carrying capacity of reinforced concrete columns subjected to explosion loads  in 13th International Conference on Concrete Engineering and Technology 2016,  year 2016,            
  • H.M.C.C.Somarathna, S.N.Raman, K.H.Badri and A.A.Mutalib   Analysis of Strain Rate Dependent Tensile Behaviour of Polyurethanes  in 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, ICSECM 2015,  year 2015,          H.M.C.C.Somarathna, S.N.Raman, K.H.Badri and A.A.Mutalib,  
  • H.M.C.C.Somarathna, S.N.Raman, K.H.Badri and A.A.Mutalib,   Mechanical Characterization of Polyurethane Elastomer: for Retrofitting Concrete Structures against Blast Effects  in International Conference on Smart Monitoring, Assessment and Rehabilitation of Civil Structures SMAR 2015,  year 2015,            
  • H.M.C.C.Somarathna, S.N.Raman, K.H.Badri and A.A.Mutalib,   Tensile Behaviour of Polyurethane under Varying Strain Rates  in 7th Asia Pacific Young Researchers and Graduates Symposium 2015,  year 2015,            
  • R.U.Halwatura, V.G.N.P.Jayawardena and H.M.C.C.Somarathna   Identification of damages to building structures due to roots of trees  in 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment,  year 2012,            
  • H.M.C.C.Somarathna, K.A.C.Sampath, K.G.Jayathilaka, A.W.I.H.Ranasinghe, R.U.Halwathura, and A.A.D.A.J.Perera,   Feasibility study on a mud block with straw  in 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment,  year 2012,            

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