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Dr. Gobithas Tharmarajah

Senior Lecturer (HG) & Executive Director/Value Engineering Cell

Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary

Research Interests

  • Application of natural, steel and plastic fibres in advanced concrete such as Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC)
  • Application of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) reinforcement in civil infrastructure to enhance sustainability
  • Nonlinear analysis of Composite Structures
  • Modular Structures
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Structures for Corrosion

Teaching Interests

  • Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design
  • Engineering Mechanics

Other Affliation

  • University Associate - Faculty of Science and Engineering, Curtin University of Technology, Australia, 2016 – date
  • Senior Treasurer – Faculty of Engineering, SLIIT, 2013 – Date
  • Structural Consultant - MVIVO (Pvt) Ltd., December 2018 – December 2022
  • Visiting Senior Lecturer - Faculty of Engineering, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil, Sri Lanka, 2016 – 2019

 

Employment History

  • Chief Technology Officer – MVIVO (Pvt) Ltd., October 2020 – October 2021
  • Acting Head – Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, June 2016 – October 2016
  • Research Engineer - Athlone Institute of Technology, Republic of Ireland, July 2011 – Nov. 2012
  • Postgraduate Researcher – Queen’s University Belfast, Sep 2007 – Jan. 2010
  • CAD Designer Intern - The Culver Group Inc., California, U.S.A., May 2007 – Sep. 2007
  • Trainee Structural Engineering - Stems Consultants (Pte) Ltd., Sri Lanka, Feb. 2005 – Aug. 2005

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom, 2011
  • B.Sc. Engineering (1st Honours) in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2007 

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • ORSAS Fellowship, Queen’s University Belfast (2007 - 2010)
  • Best Civil Engineering Comprehensive Design Project, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2007)
  • Deans List honor for outstanding GPA, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2004 - 2006)

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Application of natural, steel and plastic fibres in advanced concrete such as Fiber Reinforced Concrete (FRC)
  • Application of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) reinforcement in civil infrastructure to enhance sustainability
  • Nonlinear analysis of Composite Structures
  • Modular Structures
  • Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Structures for Corrosion

Memberships

  • Member, Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Associate Member, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka

Ongoing Research

  • Natural fibres in cement-based composites
  • Development of Bridge Health Monitoring System
  • Numerical evaluation of FRP Reinforced Flexural Members.

My Publications

Book Chapters

  • Vilvarajah A & Tharmarajah G  " Theoretical and numerical interpretation of real strength of in-plane restrained slabs "    Advances in Concrete Technology, Structural Engineering and Design,    Kandy,  2019,  University of Peradeniya,  pp.49-61,  
  • Tharmarajah G; Taylor S; Cleland D., and Robinson D  " Behaviour of FRP reinforced restrained slabs "  Editors: Claire J. Whysall, Sue M. Halliwell, J. Toby Mottram,  Advanced Composites in Construction 2011,    Chesterfield,  2011,  NetComposites,  pp.226 239,  
  • Tharmarajah G., Taylor S.E., Robinson D., Cleland D.J.  " Arching Action in Laterally Restrained GFRP Reinforced Slabs "  Ye L., Feng P., Yue Q. (eds) ,  Advances in FRP Composites in Civil Engineering,    Berlin, Heidelberg,  2011,  Springer,    
  • G Tharmarajah; Su Taylor; D.J Cleland; Des Robinson  " FRP reinforced laterally restrained slabs for sustainable structures (Invited article) "    Concrete Today,    Dublin, Ireland,  2010,  Irish Concrete Federation,    

Conference Presentations

  • Gobithas Tharmarajah  " Compressive membrane action in FRP reinforced slabs  Presentation,  at Institution of Structural Engineers, United Kingdom,   2008

Conference Proceedings

  • G Tharmarajah; D.J Cleland; Su Taylor; Des Robinson   Influence of reinforcement percentage in FRP reinforced laterally restrained slabs  in Concrete Communication Symposium,  year 2009,  Leeds, United Kingdom,  pp.38-39,  The Concrete Centre, UK,    September 2009,  
  • G Tharmarajah; D.J Cleland; Su Taylor; Des Robinson   FRP reinforced laterally restrained concrete slabs  in Advanced Composites in Construction 2009,  year 2009,  Edinburg, UK,    Netcomposites,    September 2009,  
  • G Tharmarajah; D.J Cleland; Su Taylor; Des Robinson   Compressive Membrane action in FRP reinforced slabs  in 9th International Symposium on FRP Reinforcement for Concrete Structures,  year 2009,  Sydney, Australia,    FRPRCS,    July 2009,  

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