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Dr. Malika Perera

Associate Professor

Faculty of Engineering | Mechanical Engineering

Career Summary

  • 2015 June - to date : Senior Lecturer (Higher grade), Dept of Mechanical Engineering, SLIIT, Malabe, Sri Lanka
  • 2015 June - to date : Manager, CAE Unit, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, SLIIT, Sri Lanka 
  • 2011 Oct - 2015 June : Technical Specialist in Multibody Dynamics Systems, Bentley Motors Ltd, UK.
  • 2010 Oct - 2011 Oct : CAE Analyst in Multibody Systems, Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR), UK.
  • 2008 Sept - 2010 Oct : Postdoctoral Research Associate, Loughborough University, Loughborough.
  • 2007 March - 2008 Sept : Simulation Programmer, Romax Technology Ltd, Nottingham
  • 2003 Oct - 2007 March : PhD Research Engineer, Dynamics Research Group (DRG), Loughborough University.
  • 2001 Oct - 2003 Oct : Lecturer, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. 


  • Ph.D. in Multi - Physics for integrated analysis of flexible body dynamics with tribological conjunction in IC engines from Loughborough University, UK, 2006
  • B.Sc. Engineering (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering - University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2001.


  • First Class Honors - B.Sc. Engineering (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering - University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2001.
  • Certificate of Recognition presented by SLIIT Campus on SLIIT awards night 2019, for receiving a major research grant from Bentley Motor Ltd, UK.

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Efficiency and Noise, Vibration and Harshness (NVH) in automotive powertrains and suspensions systems.
  • Structural and Dynamic analysis of general machine elements (Virtual prototype development)
  • Rubber elastomer development and testing.
  • Multi - physics numerical modelling
  • System dynamics
  • Vibrations
  • Machine Design


Ongoing Research

My Publications

Conference Proceedings

  • B.G.C. Prabuddha, M.S.M. Perera   Development of a Structure for Damping Characterization Machine by Topology Optimization  in National Conference of Technology and Management (NCTM),  year 2017,  SLIIT, Sri Lanka ,          
  • M.K.S. Liyanarachchi, M.S.M. Perera   Development of a Multiphysics Mathematical Model for Air Damper system for a Modern Luxury Vehicle  in National Conference of Technology and Management (NCTM),  year 2017,  Sri Lanka,          
  • L.B.D. Perera, M.D.T.G. Wijewardena, D.K.L. Karunarathna, M.S.M. Perera   Design and Development of a Damping Characterization Machine for High Damping Rubber Elastomers  in National Conference of Technology and Management (NCTM),  year 2017,  Sri Lanka,          
  • Perera, M.S.M.   Root cause investigation of vehicle chassis and powertrain NVH problems using Elasto-Multibody Dynamic Methods  in International Conference Automotive NVH 2014, International Quality & Productivity Centre (IQPC),  year 2014,  UK,        July,  
  • Bernhard, G., Thomas, R., Stephan, B., Christian, M., Perera, M.S.M.   Driveline NVH Refinement by Combining Operational Mode Shape Analysis and Multi Body Dynamic Simulation  in Aachen Acoustics Colloquium,  year 2012,  Germany,          
  • M.S.M. Perera, S. Theodossiades, H. Rahnejat and P. Kelly   Drive rattle elastodynamic response of manual automotive transmissions  in SAE 2011 Noise and Vibration Conference and Exhibition,  year 2011,  USA,        September,  
  • Perera M.S.M., De la Cruz M., Theodossiades S., Rahnejat H.   Elastodynamic Response of Automotive Transmission due to Impact induced vibrations  in 1st Joint International Conference on Multibody System Dynamics,  year 2010,  Finland,        May 25-27,  
  • Perera, M.S.M, Theodossiades, S. and Rahnejat, H.,   Effect of offsetting crankshaft on engine efficiency  in 12th EAEC European Automotive Congress,  year 2009,  Bratislava,        August,  
  • Perera, M.S.M., Theodossiades, S., Rahnejat, H.   Determination of Engine roughness using multi-physics approach  in ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information,  year 2005,  USA,    ASME,    Sept 23-27,  
  • Perera K.K.C.K., Perera M.S.M.   Solar Thermal Collector,  in ERU symposium for industry, Technical Paper Series,  year 2002,  University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka,        Aug 20, 2002,  
  • Mohamed Rikaz, Asith Abeysinghe, M.S.M Perera   Review on vibration quality improvement of a passenger seat    year 2019,            
  • Ioannis Karagiannis, B. G. Chanaka Prabuddha, M.S.M. Perera, Benjamin Moritz, Michele Vianello,   Low-Speed Brake Induced Shudder: An investigation of the suspension sensitivity  in International Forum Automotive Acoustics & Vibration-NVH,  year 2016,  UK,          
  • W.A.D.N. Gunathilake, M.S.M Perera, M. A Wijayawardhana   Adaptability of Thermo-electric Generators in Automobile Regenerative Braking: FEM Model Based Evaluation  in Annual Research Symposium, University of Ruhuna,  year 2019,  Galle, Sri Lanka,          
  • W.U Maddumage, K.Y. Abeyasinghe, M. S. M Perera, R. Attalage   Design Approaches For Automotive Hybrid-electric Powertrains: A Review  in IESL 113th Annual Sessions Transactions of Technical Papers,  year 2019,  Sri Lanka,          
  • W.A.D.N. Gunathilake, M.S.M Perera, A. Wijewardane, Ruvimal Warnakula   Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Wear Characteristics of Vehicle Brakes with TEGs    year 2019,            
  • B. G. C. Prabuddha, Sampath Liyanarachchi, W.U Maddumage, M. S. M Perera,   Root Cause Analysis for Crack Propagation of Rods in Hydraulic Press  in IESL 113th Annual Sessions Transactions of Technical Papers, part B, IESL,  year 2019,  Sri Lanka,          
  • Nipuna Fernando, Sampath Liyanarachchi, M. S. M Perera   Vibration Attenuation of an Industrial Chiller Compressor  in IESL 113th Annual Sessions Transactions of Technical Papers, part B, IESL,  year 2019,            
  • H.M.D.L Dabare, M.S.M Perera, W.U Maddumage, M.K.S Liyanarachchi   Conversion of the Conventional Bajaj RE 4S 205cc Vehicle Gearbox into an Automatic Gearbox  in IESL 113th Annual Sessions Transactions of Technical Papers, part B, IESL,  year 2019,            

Journal Publications

  • M.S.M. Perera, S. Theodossiades and H. Rahnejat.  " Elasto-multi-body Dynamics of Internal Combustion Engines with Tribological Conjunctions "  Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part K: Journal of Multibody Dynamics,  vol.224,  Issue 3,  2010,  pp.261-277,      
  • Perera, M.S.M., Theodossiades, S. and Rahnejat, H.  " A multi-physics multi-scale approach in engine design analysis "  Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part K: Journal of Multi-body Dynamics,  vol.221,  Issue 3,  2007,  pp.335-348,      
  • W.U Maddumage, K.Y. Abeyasinghe, M.S.M Perera, P. Kelly  " Comparing Fuel Consumption and Emission Levels of Hybrid Powertrain Configurations and a Conventional Powertrain in Varied Drive Cycles and Degree of Hybridization "  Science & Technique,    Issue 19,  2020,  pp.20-33,      10.21122/2227-1031-2020-19-1-20-33,
  • Maddumage, W.; Perera, M.; Attalage, R.; Kelly,P.  " Power Management Strategy of a Parallel Hybrid Three-Wheeler for Fuel and Emission Reduction "  Energies,  vol.14,    2021,  pp.1833,      10.3390/en14071833,

Book Chapters

  • M.S.M. Perera, S. Theodossiades and H. Rahnejat.  " Tribo-elasto-multi-body Dynamics of a Single Cylinder Engine Under Fired Condition (Chapter 31) "    Tribology and Dynamics of Engine and Powertrain: Fundamentals, Applications and Future Trends,    Cambridge,  2010,  Woodhead Publishing Ltd,    

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