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Mr. Isuru Madhushan

Lecturer

Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary

Experienced Civil Engineer with a strong background in both academia and industry. My expertise has been developed through a combination of hands-on experience, rigorous academic training, and a passion for innovation. Throughout my career, I have held a variety of positions that have allowed me to expand my skill set and deepen my understanding of the field of Civil Engineering.

Starting as a Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.  After completing my studies, I worked as a Civil Engineer at the Road Development Authority and went on to hold a Graduate  Rserach and Teaching Assistant role at the University of British Columbia . I have also held several key positions in the field of Intelligent Transport Systems, including Project Manager at the Centre for Intelligent Transport Systems at the University of Moratuwa and Traffic Engineer at ACE Solutions.

I am currently working as a Lecturer at the Department of Civil Engineering at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, where I am able to share my expertise and passion for Civil Engineering with the next generation of engineers. I am dedicated to advancing the field of Civil Engineering and am always seeking new opportunities to do so.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering- University of British Columbia

Master of Science in Civil Engineering -University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (Hons.): Civil Engineering-University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • 2014  Full scholarship by Department of Transportation Research and Injury Prevention Program, IIT Delhi to attend the 24th International Course on Transportation Planning and Safety
  • 2014 Travel fellowship by CLEAR South Asia, hosted by J-PAL South Asia at IFMR to attend the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Summer School
  • 2013 Late Eng. Nimal Chandrasena Award 2012/2013 (1st Place)  for the best paper presented by young members under 35 years at the annual sessions of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka
  • 2008- 2013 Dean’s List, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri  Lanaka- Level 4 semester 2, level 2 semester 1 and level 1 semester 1

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Transport
  • Traffic Engineering and Operations
  • Transportation  Planning
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Life Cycle Thinking

Memberships

  • Associate Member, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)
  • Associated Engineer, Engineering Council Sri Lanka (ECSL)
  • Affiliate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • Life Member, Sri Lanka Evaluation Association (SLEvA)
  • Life Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

Ongoing Research

  • Assessing the readiness of the transport infrastructure to adapt to climate change impacts
  • A GIS-based spatial approach to determine the optimal locations for electric vehicle charging stations for Colombo
  • Parking Managment Statergies for Colombo 
  • Design guidelines for signalized gyrators to control staggered intersections
  • Evaluation of Transport Sector  strategies for Carbon NetZero for a low carbon future beyond 2030
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of programmes/steps to promote public transport
  • Identifying motivations and built environment factors associated with active transport  usage in Sri Lanka
  • Assessing the feasibility of using passive data for transport demand and network analysis
  • Assessing the transport carbon footprint of Colombo Municipal area using life cycle analysis

 

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • Gamalath I., Hewage K. ,Ruparathna R., Karunathilake H., Prabatha T., and Sadiq R.  " "Energy rating system for climate-conscious operation of multi-unit residential buildings" "  Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy,  vol.20,  Issue 4,  2018,  pp.785802 ,      
  • Isuru Gamalath, Loshaka Perera and Saman Bandara  " Prioritizing Transport Infrastructure Projects at Early Stages of Projects "  Journal of Society for Transportation and Traffic Studies,  vol.6,  Issue 1,  2015,  pp.34-48,      https://doi.org/10.1007/s10098-018-1510-x,
  • Isuru Gamalath, Loshaka Perera and Saman Bandara  " Environmental Impact Assessment of Transport Infrastructure Projects in Sri Lanka: Way forward "  Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment,  vol.4,  Issue 1,  2014,  pp.85-96,      

Conference Proceedings

  • Isuru Gamalath, Loshaka Perera, and Saman Bandara   Evaluating Impacts of Transport Infrastructure Projects  in 5th Biennial International Conference of Sri Lanka Evaluation Association,  year 2015,  Colombo,  pp.32-49,      Isuru Gamalath, Loshaka Perera, and Saman Bandara ,  
  • Gamalath I., Fernando C., Galgamuwa U., Perera L., Bandara J.M.S.J.   Methodology to Develop a Driving Cycle for a Given Mode and Traffic Corridor; Case Study for Galle Road, Colombo, Sri Lanka.  in Civil Engineering Research for Industry Symposium 2012 ,  year 2012,  Moratuwa,  pp.45-50,  University of Moratuwa,    Gamalath I., Fernando C., Galgamuwa U., Perera L., Bandara J.M.S.J. ,  
  • Methmal Dissanayake, Isuru Gamalath and Saman Bandara   Demand-based Roadside Parking Control Strategy for a Main Road Corridor  in Transport Research Forum ,  year 2022,  Colombo,        December 3,  
  • Pakkiyarajah Saranjan, Saman Bandara and Isuru Gamalath   Multi-Criteria Analysis to Prioritize User Expectations at Traffic Signal  in Transport Research Forum,  year 2022,  Colombo,        3 December,  
  • Nadika Jayasooriya, Kasun Jayathunga, Isuru Gamalath, Saman Bandara and Oshadhi Weerasinghe   Identification of Impact Areas, Critical Road Sections and Important Intersections for Traffic Impact Assessments  in Transport Research Forum ,  year 2021,  Colombo,        28-29 October,  
  • Gamalath I.M., Perera H.L.K. and Bandara J.M.S.J.   Monitoring Construction and Post Construction Environmental Impacts of Transport Infrastructure Development  in 19th International Forestry and Environment Symposium ,  year 2023,  Sigiriya,        24-25 October,  
  • Isuru Gamalath, Loshaka Perera and Saman Bandara   Prioritizing Transport Infrastructure Projects at Early Stages of Projects  in 9th Asia Pacific Conference on Transport & the Environment, 6-8 August,  year 2014,  Colombo,        6-8 August,  

Journal Publications Under Review

  • Oshadhi Weerasinghe, Nadika Jayasooriya, Kasun Jayathunga, Isuru Gamalath and Saman Bandara  " Identification of Impact Areas, Critical Road Sections and Important Intersections for Traffic Impact Assessments "          Under Review

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