Shantha Egodage

Contact information

Address

University of Moratuwa

Department of Chemical and Process Engineering

Colombo

10400

Office
Extension
4120
Mobile
Primary Email
segodage@uom.lk

Teaching and Administrative Activities

Teaching
  • CH 1023 Process Engineering Fundamentals
  • CH 2130 Polymer Science and Technology
  • CH 2110 Fuel Science and Combustion Technology
  • CH 4273 Design of Polymer Products
Administrative Activities
Director and the member of Board of Management-UOM-SIL Rubber Product and Process Development Incubator
Chairperson, Senate Subcommittee of Student Appeals (Medical)
Student Counsellor
Semester 5 Coordinator
Member, Faculty sub-committee on Staff Student Liaison
Departmental Representative, Career Guidance Unit
Lab in-charge of the Polymer Processing laboratory

Research Activities

Research Supervision

PhD degree

  • Preparation and characterization of natural rubber-clay nanocomposite master batch by KS Jayaraj (in progress)

  • Development of Thermoplastic Vulcanizate from Natural Rubber and Polyethylene as a Competitive Material for Roofing Sheets by W Wickramarachchi (in progress)

MPhil Degree

  • Development of reactive blends from Natural rubber and low density polyethylene by WDM Sampath (in progress)

  • Development of a renewable biopolymer filled natural rubber compound to enhance biodegradation by I Jayathilake (in progress)

MSc (by taught course) degree

  • Development of NR/CIIR Blends with Carbon Black and Silica fillers for Tyre Inner Liners by TAA! Siriwardane (09/8208)

  • Effect of layered silicate/ nano clay on blooming of NR vulcanizatesby W D Nilmini (09/8207)

  • The effect of physical properties on netral braid angle of a braided rubber hose by Chamika Rathnayake

  • Preparation and characterization of natural rubber–linear low density polyethylene blends for compression moulded products by R Gajanayake (USJP)

  • A study on the effect of manganese stearate of thermo oxidative degradation behaviour of natural rubberby CK Ranaweera (USJP)

  • Effect of lignin base antioxidant on natural rubber base solid resilient tire tread compound by HDA Gunasekara (138256F)

  • Effect of short fibers on load bearing capacity of high load PON (Press-on) tyre tread compound by BMHTB Wattegedara (138263A)

  • Design of plastic rim for industrial and commercial light vehicles using modeling and simulation tools dy DL Gunapala (138255C)

  • Effect of Calcium carbonate modification on physico-mechanical properties of natural rubber compound by DSWS Sri (138261P) 

Key Research Areas
Biodegradable Polymers
Rubber-clay nancomposites
Rubber-thermoplastic blends
Natural fillers for rubber compounds

Education and Training

Education
BSc Engineering (Chemical), University of Moratuwa
MSc in Polymer Technology, University of Moratuwa
MPhil., University of Moratuwa
PhD., Loughborough University, UK
Training / Work Experience
Training on Investigating Sexual Harassment
Counseling for the student counselors
Petroleum processing and Process Control
Biodegradable Plastics

Career

Professional Affiliations
Chartered Engineer
Member, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka
Professional Activities
Member, Education Development committee of the Plastic and Rubber Institute, Sri Lanka

Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards
Merit Award of Plastic and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka for the contribution extended towards the Education Development of Polymer Science in Sri Lanka, 2013
Outstanding Research Award -2015, University of Moratuwa

Publications*

Publications
  • WVWH WickramaarachchiS Walpalage and SM Egodage (2016)  Identification of the Polyethylene Grade Most Suitable for Natural Rubber-Polyethylene Blends used for Roofing Applications, ENGINEER - Volume XLIX (04), pp. 9-14
  • WDM Sampath, DG Edirisinghe and SM Egodage (2016) Property Improvements of natural rubber and low density polyethylene blends through dynamic vulcanization, Proceedings of the sixth symposium on plantation crop research, BMICH, Sri Lanka, Volume 2, pp 55-64, 2nd -4th November 2016
  • H Iresha, SM Egodage, CS Weerakoon, YR Hewamallikage and PU Muthukumarana (2016) Evaluation of use of Tea waste bio-char (TBC) as alternative filler for Natural rubber (NR), Annual Transactions of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), Volume1 Part B: 195-202, 17th-18th October 2016
  • SNS Hapuarachchi, SR Kariyapper, MBDMD Gunawardana, SM Egodage and TU Ariyadasa (2016), Bio degradation of natural rubber latex by a novel species isolated from soil, MERCon 2016, Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 978-1-5090-0645-8/16, pp.293-296, 4th – 5th April 2016

  • WDM Sampath, SM Egodage and DFG Edirisinghe (2015), The effect of coupling agent and mixing methods on properties of natural rubber and low density polyethylene blends, Proceedings of International Rubber Conference 2015, Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, pp 488-493

  • RDH Iresha and SM Egodage (2015), The effect of a coupling agent on mechanical properties of coconut shell powder filled natural rubber composites, Annual Transactions of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), Volume1 Part B: 151-158
  • KS Jayaraj, SM Egodage and S Walpalage (2015), Review on development natural rubber/nano clay nanoonposites, MERCon 2015, Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, pg.35 
  • WDM sampath, SM Egodage and DG Edirisignhe (2015), Improvement of physico-mechanical properties of calcium carbonate filled natural rubber and low density polyethylene blends with titanate coupling agent, MERCon 2015, Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, pg. 82
  • WDM sampath, SM Egodage and DG Edirisignhe (2015), Effect of a titanate coupling agent on chemical and ageing properties of calcium carbonate filled natural rubber and low density polyethylene composites, 2nd Biennial International Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology 2015, Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayawardanepura, Sri Lanka, pg 10. 
  • WDM Sampath, SM Egodage and DG Edirisignhe (2014), Effect of blend ratio on properties of natural rubber/low density polyethylene blends, Annual Transactions of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), Volume1 Part B: 247-254
  • WDM Sampath, SM Egodage and DG Edirisignhe (2013), Evaluation of dynamic vulcanization of natural rubber and low density polyethylene blend, Advances in Natural rubber Science and Technology, Proceedings of the RubberCon 2013, Royal Orchard Sheraton Hotel and towers, Thailand: 99-102
  • RP Gajanayake and SM Egodage (2013), Study on the effect of blend composition on physicochemical properties of NR/LLDPE blends used for the polymer industry, Annual Transactions of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), Volume1 Part B: 320-327
  • SM Egodage, SU Lokubalasooriya and BAJK Premachandra (2013), The effect of banana fibre loading on physic-mechanical properties of natural rubber vulcanizates, Annual Transactions of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), Volume1 Part B: 328-334
  • RP Gajanayake, SM Egodage and SDM Chinthaka (2012), Effect on blend composition on physiochemical properties of natural rubber/linear low density polyethylene blend, Proceedings of the technical sessions of International symposium on Polymer Science and Technology 2012, University of Sri Jayawardanepura, Sri Lanka, 23 p
  • SU Lokubalasooriya, SM Egodage and BAJK Premachandra (2012), Banana fibre filled natural rubber compounds: effect of filler loading and the coupling agent, Proceedings of the technical sessions of International symposium on Polymer Science and Technology 2012, University of Sri Jayawardanepura, Sri Lanka, 25 p
  • SM Egodage, TAA Siriwardane and DG Edirisinghe (2012), The effect of mix of carbon black and silica in a tubeless inner liner compound prepared with a blend of chlorobutyl rubber and natural rubber, Annual Transactions of Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), Volume1 Part B: 290-297
  • Egodage SM, Harper JF and Walpalage S (2012), The Effect of the Maleimide Curing on Mechanical Properties of Ground Tyre Rubber/Waste Polypropylene Blends, Plastics, Rubber and Composites - Macromolecular Engineering, Volume 41(8): 332-340
  • SU Lokubalasooriya, SM Egodage and BAJK Premachandra (2011), The development of an extraction process for banana fibres and the use of banana fibres in dry rubber products, Proceedings of the 17th Annual Research Symposium, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 39-41
  • Egodage SM, Harper, JF and Walpalage S (2009), Ground tyre rubber/waste polypropylene blends - Effect of composition on mechanical properties, Progress in RubberPlastics and Recycling Technology, Volume 25(4): 213-231
  • Egodage SM, Harper, JF and Walpalage S (2009), The Development of rubber-thermoplastic blends from ground tyre rubber and waste polypropylene, Journal of National Science Foundation Sri Lanka, Volume 37(2): 117-123
  • SM Egodage, JF Harper, S Walpalage (2006), The development of rubber-Thermoplastic blends from ground tyre rubber and waste polypropylene, Proceedings of the ERU Symposium “Research for Industry 2006”: University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka, 96-97
Ongoing Research

Development of reactive blends from Natural rubber and low density polyethylene 

Development of a renewable biopolymer filled natural rubber compound to enhance biodegradation

Preparation and characterization of natural rubber-clay nanocomposite master batch

Development of Thermoplastic Vulcanizate from Natural Rubber and Polyethylene as a Competitive Material for Roofing Sheets

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