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Prof. Rahula Attalage

Professor / Dean - Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research

Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research | Graduate Studies & Research

Career Summary

  • Head Dept of Mechanical Engineering, UoM, 2002-2005
  • Chairman National Institute of Fisheries & Nautical Engineering, Sri Lanka, 2004-2005
  • Director, Board of Directors Sri Lanka Transports Board, 2006
  • Director, Local Technical Secretariat (LTS) of the University of Moratuwa for the World Bank IRQUE project, under the Ministry of Higher Education, 2006-2010
  • Director, Postgraduate Studies Division, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 2008-2012
  • Commissioner, Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, 2009 to date
  • Director, Operational Technical Secretariat (OTS) of the University of Moratuwa for the World Bank HETC project, under the Ministry of Higher Education, 2011-2012
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Moratuwa, 2012- 2017
  • Visiting Professor, Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan, 2006-2008
  • Visiting Faculty Energy Program Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1998-1999

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD in Energy Engineering, Ecole des Mines de Paris, France, 1992
  • Degree of Profound Studies (D.E.A), Energy Engineering, Ecole des Mines de Paris, 1988
  • Degree of Master of Engineering in Energy Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, 1986
  • Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (Hons), Mechanical Engineering Specialization, Univ of Moratuwa, 1982

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • DAAD Scholarship for postgraduate studies at the Asian Institute of Technology, 1985
  • French Government Scholarship for Doctoral studies in France, 1986
  • Outstanding Research Award, University of Moratuwa 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Presidential Awards for Scientific Publications for the years 2014, 2015 & 2017
  • Honorary Distinction of Order of the Academic Palms award by the Government of France 

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Solar Thermal
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Building Energy
  • Green Buildings

Memberships

  • Chartered Engineer, Member of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, 2009
  • Corporate Member, Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association, 1993
  • Member, Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science, 2005
  • Member, American Society of Heating Refrigeration & Air-conditioning Engineers, 2010
  • Fellow, Lanka Association of Building Services Engineers, 2011
  • Fellow, National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka, 2017

Ongoing Research

My Publications

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