AREAS OF RESEARCH 

 

Chemical & Process Engineering

 

         Separation Processes, Particle Technology and Reactor Engineering

                                                

                                                 Membrane technology 

Mixing process

Particle technology and applications

Reactor Engineering

Extraction

Adsorption

 

 

         Process Development and Plant Engineering

 

Process modifications and optimisation techniques to maximize yields and resources usage.

Soaps and detergents

SPC for process industry

Water proofing chemicals

Rheological analysis of concentrated suspensions and high viscous fluids 

Heat Transfer

Artificial neural network

Accident Hazard in the Process Industry

Fate and transport of pollutants in the environment

Risk assessment and accident hazard in the process industry

Inherently Safer Technologies (IST)

 

         Energy Engineering

 

Energy Efficiency and Conservation techniques for Process Industries

Environmental and energy Auditing

Petroleum Engineering

Renewable Energy Systems

  • Environmental Engineering and Clean Technology Clean Technology/Cleaner Production

Composting and Anaerobic Digestion

Environmental Friendliness of Chemical Process Plants

Expert systems for environmental Engineering Applications

Solid waste and Hazardous Waste Management

Water and Wastewater Engineering

Air Pollution Prevention and Control

EIA, LCA, Exo Design, Sustainable Production, EMS

Environmental Economics

 

  • Food and Bio Engineering

Biomethanation

Fermentation

Food preservation technologies

Hygienic practices in food industry

Development of cereal based food products

Post harvest processing techniques

 

  • Polymer Engineering

Adhesives

Latex technology 

Mould and Die design

Paints and coatings

Polymers and Polymer composites

Rubber and plastic product design

Rubber and Powdered rubber technology

 

    

 

Civil Engineering

 

  • Properties of Sri Lankan Building Materials
  • Non Destructive Test Techniques
  • Structural Optimisation
  • Timber Technology
  • Prestressed Concrete
  • Concrete Durability
  • Cost Effective Construction Methods and Materials
  • Construction Equipment Management
  • Construction Industry Productivity
  • Computer Aided Estimating
  • Construction Planning
  • Quality Management
  • Coastal Zone Management & Coast Protection
  • Modelling of Nearshore Hydrodynamics
  • Design of Irrigation Systems
  • Groundwater Modelling
  • Flood Frequency Studies
  • Hydrological Modelling
  • Fishery Harbors
  • Aquatic Ecology and Biomanipulation
  • Biological Waste Treatment Processes
  • Air Pollution and Noise Control
  • Water Treatment and Supply
  • Industrial Pollution Control
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Environmental Economics
  • Development of Data Acquisition Systems for Soil Testing
  • Assessment & Improvement of Soil Stability
  • Soil-Structure Interaction Modelling
  • Innovative Earth Retention Systems
  • Properties of Residual Soils
  • Improvement of Soft Soils
  • Public Transport Systems Operation
  • Transport Planning - GIS Applications
  • Highway Planning & Design
  • Road  construction & Maintenance
  • Traffic Signals & Intelligent Transport Systems

 

 

 

Computer Science & Engineering

 

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Security
  • Computer Networking
  • Computer Graphics & Image Processing
  • Computer-aided Design of Digital Systems
  • E-Learning
  • Instructional Technologies
  • ICT localization
  • IT Management & Information Systems
  • Distance Learning

 

Electrical Engineering

  • Energy Systems
  • Power Electronics and Input Devices
  • Power Systems
  • Industrial Automation
  • Machine Intelligence
  • Mini/Micro hydro project development
  • Systems Control
  • High Voltage testing
  • Electrical Installations
  • Mobile Robots
  • Fuzzy Reasoning
  • Genetic Algorithm
  • Neural Networks

Earth Resources Engineering

  • Mineral Exploration (geochemical and geophysical)
  • Mineral processing
  • Gem exploration
  • Hydrothermal studies
  • Geobotnical modeling
  • Hydrogeology and ground water exploration
  • Geochemistry and water quality
  • Waste disposal (solid and liquid)
  • Site investigation and terrain evaluation
  • Engineering geological applications (dams, resources, tunnels etc.)
  • Gemology and jewelry design
  • Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Mine Development
  • Mine design and ventilation
  • Geological disaster management (landslides, earthquakes, etc.)
  • Jointed rock mechanics
  • Industrial quarry blast design 
  • Industrial quarry blast design
  • Industrial mineral and construction materials
  • Environmental impact assessment (EIA)
  • Marine sedimentation
  • Deep sea sedimentation
  • Circulation and sedimentation in estuaries

 

Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering

  • Speech and Image Processing
  • Mobile & Wireless  Communications
  • Industry Applications of Electronics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • DSP Based System Development
  • Electronic Materials Processing
  • Microwave & Satellite Systems
  • Broadcasting & Spectrum Management 
  • Semiconductor Material
  • Wildlife related electronics
  • Automotive electronics
  • Acoustics
  • Agriculture related electronics
  • Thermo-electric conversion
  • Integrated Optics
  • Fiber Optics for Data Communications
  • Semiconductor Lasers and Optical Networks
  • Uncertainty Management and Approximate reasoning
  • Intelligent Control of Communication Systems
  • Distribute Sensor Networks
  • Software Based Automation
  • Bio-informatics and embedded systems
  • Traffic Control Systems
  • Medical Electronics
  • Machatronics
  • Motion Controllers
  • Image Processing
  • Signal Processing
  • Agriculture related Electronics
  • Electromagnetics
  • Antennas
  • Optical Fiber Communication
  • Computer Vision
  • Image Processing
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems
  • E-Commerce
  • Human Visual System
  • Genomic Signal Processing
  • Terrestrial Communication Systems
  • Avionics
  • Radar Systems 
  • Satellite Communication Systems
  • Technology Management
  • Tele Robotics

   

Management of Technology

  • Technology Transfer 
  • Innovation and R&D Management 
  • Technology Commercialization Marketing & Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Policy 
  • Social & Economic aspects of Technology
  • HR aspects of Technology
  • Operations & Production Management
  • Supply chain Management
  • Quality Management & Standardization
  • IT & E Business
  • ICT & Management 

 

Materials Engineering

  • Polymer Engineering
  • Rubber Technology
  • Metallurgy
  • Foundry Technology
  • Welding
  • Traditional and Advanced Ceramics
  • Composite Materials
  • Non - Destructive testing of Materials

 

Mathematics

  • Operational Research
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Climate Change Analysis
  • Climate Vulnerably 
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Applied Statistics
  • Modelling and Forecasting

 

Mechanical Engineering

  • Die and Mould Design and Manufacture
  • Geometric modelling and simulation
  • CAD/CAM/CAE
  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Manufacturing Process Technologies
  • Composite technologies
  • Timber Treatment
  • Product and Machinery Design and Development
  • Inventions and Innovations
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Ergonomics
  • Mechanical Vibrations
  • Control Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Robotics and Automation
  • Naval Architecture
  • Fishing Vessel Design
  • Building Energy
  • HVAC / Refrigeration
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics and combustion modelling
  • Fluid Machinery
  • Renewable Energy Systems/Technologies (Solar, Biomass, Wind, Small hydro, Wave)
  • Energy and  Environment
  • Cleaner Fuels
  • Transport Technologies

 

Textile & Clothing Technology

  • Image processing for textile testing
  • Non-woven product development
  • Development of locally available natural fibres
  • Productivity improvement in the garment industry
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Functional textiles
  • Development of dye material from indigenous plant waste
  • Quality management
  • Modeling and simulation
  • Environmental management
  • Improvement of fabric structures
  • Investigation of natural dyes
  • Development of knitting machine for new types of structures
  • Fibre fill products
  • Composites with natural fibres
  • Process improvement in textile processing
  • Apparel export from Sri Lanka
  • Fabric moulding
  • CAD in garment industry
  • Supply chain management
  • Application of quality improvement system in a garment factory

 

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Last Updated 01.03.2010