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Dr. Malika Perera

Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade)

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.

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 ,        2017,  
  • 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,        2017,  
  • 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,        2017,  
  • 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,        2014,  
  • 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,        2012,  
  • 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,        2011,  
  • 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, 2010,  
  • 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,        29th June to 1st July 2009,  
  • 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,        Sept 23-27,  
  • Perera K.K.C.K., and Perera M.S.M.   Solar Thermal Collector, ERU symposium for industry  in Technical paper series,  year 2002,  University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka,        Aug 20, 2002,  

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,      

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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