Dr Chamil Abeykoon

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Biography

Chamil received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2007, with the award of best performance in mechanical engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Queens University Belfast, U.K., in 2011, with several publications, in which one of his publications received the Young Author Best Paper Award from the IEEE in 2011. After completing the Ph.D. degree, he briefly worked as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering with the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, a Research Fellow with the University of Bradford, U.K., and a Lecturer of Engineering with the Glyndwr University, U.K., before joining the UoM. Currently, Chamil is working mainly with the Northwest Composts Centre and the Aerospace Research Institute, and supervising research students affiliated with the School of Materials, UoM, and the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UoM. So far, he has authored 60+ peer-reviewed journals/conference papers. Moreover, he has authored a monograph, “Polymer Extrusion: A Study on Thermal Monitoring Techniques and Melting Issues.” His current research interests include: process monitoring, modeling, and control; soft sensors and soft sensing; process instrumentation; renewable energy technologies; 3D printing, phase change materials; and heat transfer. Chamil’s current research activities are funded by several local and international companies and also by the professional funding bodies. He is a Charted Engineer and also an Associate Member of the professional bodies, including IESL, IMechE, IOM3 and ICPM; and also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, U.K. Moreover, he is currently serving as an Associate Editor of seven scientific journals including the Journal of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer and Composites Communications. Furthermore, he has been served on scientific committees, and has also been invited for keynote speeches of several international conferences.

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Education / academic qualifications

  • 2011 - Doctor of Philosophy Queen's University Belfast (2008 - 2011)
  • 2007 - Bachelor of Engineering University of Peradeniya (2002 - 2007)

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