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Prof. Saman Thilakasiri

Dean/Engineering & Professor

Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary

Professor/Dean Faculty of Engineering, SLIIT 2015 March todate

Professor/ Head, Department of Civil Engineering, SLIIT 2014 June to 2015 February

Professor/ Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 2009 October to June 2014

Senior Lecturer/  Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka 1997 August October to September 2009

Research Assistant / Department of Civil and Enviorenmental Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, USA 1993 September to August 1997

 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. (Civil Engineering) –       University of South Florida, USA, 1996.

MSc(Soil Mechanics) –          Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine,

                                            University of London, UK, 1993.

Diploma of Imperial College (DIC) - Imperial College of Science Technology and

                                           Medicine, University of London, UK, 1993.

B.Sc. Engineering (Hons.) ? University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1990.

HONOURS AND AWARDS

First class honors for B. Sc Engineering degree from the University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1990.

Award for the best student in the Geotechnical Engineering stream of subjects from University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1990.

Distinction for M. Sc in Soil Mechanics from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London., 1993.

Commonwealth Academic Scholarship for postgraduate studies at Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, 1992.

· President’s research award for year 2000, Sri Lanka.

· Commonwealth Fellowship for Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, 2008.

· Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2007.

· Endeavour Fellowship Award, Government of Australia, 2008.

·Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2008.

·Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2009.

· Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2010.

Outstanding Research Achievement Award, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2011.

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

·         Properties of soft organic soils

·         Ground improvement techniques

·         Construction quality controlling of piles

·         Dynamic and static load testing of piles

·         Integrity testing of piles

·         Dynamic capacity estimation of piles

·         Interpretation of plate load test results

         Use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for geotechnical engineering

Memberships

Chartered Engineer of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka 2004.

Fellow, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2009.

International Professional Engineer, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2007

Sri Lanka Geotechnical Society

International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering

Ongoing Research

Characteristics of Sri Lankan peaty soils

Soft soil improvement and assessment of degree of improvement of soft soils

Carrying capacity of rock socketed end bearing bored piles

Laterally loaded bored and cast in-stu, and driven precast concrete piles

Pullout capacity of shallow foundations

 

My Publications

Books

  • H. S. Thilakasiri  " Testing of Piles." Colombo,  Sarasavi Publishers,  2009,  Edition 1st,    
  • H. S. Thilakasiri  " Integrity Testing of Piles." Colombo,    2009,  Edition 1st,    

Journal Publications

  • 1. Thilakasiri, H. S, Gunaratne, M, Mullins, G, Stinnette, P., and Kuo, C.  " Implementation Aid for Dynamic Replacement of Organic Soils with Sand "        2001,        
  • 2. Thilakasiri, H. S, Gunaratne, M, Mullins, G, Stinnette, P., and Jory B  " Analytical and Experimental Investigation of Dynamic Compaction Induced Stresses "        1996,        
  • 3. Gunaratne, M, Maringanthi, R., Thilakasiri, H. S, Mullins, G, Stinnette, P.  " Study of Pore Pressure Induced in Laboratory dynamic Consolidation "        1997,        

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