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Associate Professor                            August 2014 – Present

Civil and Construction Engineering Department

Western Michigan University

Assistant Professor (tenure-track)   August 2010 – July 2014

Civil and Construction Engineering Department

Western Michigan University

Assistant Professor (term)               August 2008 – July 2010

Civil and Construction Engineering Department

Western Michigan University

Research Associate                            January 2007 – July 2008

Civil and Construction Engineering Department

Western Michigan University

Post-Doc. Research Fellow               September 2006 – December 2006

Center for Structural Durability

Wayne State University

Graduate Teaching Assistant            September 2004 – August 2006

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

Wayne State University

Graduate Research Assistant           September 2001 – August 2004

Center for Structural Durability

Wayne State University

Teaching Assistant                             September 1998 – July 1999

Department of Civil Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

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Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.

Associate Professor


EDUCATION

Ph.D                             Civil/Structural Engineering                                                    2006

Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan

M.Eng                         Structural Engineering                                                              2001

Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

B.Sc. Eng. (Hons)      Civil Engineering                                                                         1998             

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Fire Safety and Fire Engineering Science – Graduate level

The Institute of Fire Engineers, Gloucestershire, GL56 0RH, United Kingdom

PROfessional Licensing         Professional Engineer (PE) - Michigan

HONORS, AWARDS, AND SCHOLARSHIPS

-  The International Education Faculty Development Award, Western Michigan University, 2014

-  Faculty Research Travel Fund, Research and Sponsored Programs, Western Michigan University, January 2014

-  Faculty Research Travel Fund, Research and Sponsored Programs, Western Michigan University, January 2013

-  Faculty Research Travel Fund, Research and Sponsored Programs, Western Michigan University, January 2012

-  2012 Outstanding Reviewer, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering.

Outstanding reviewer 2012 JBE

-  Outstanding New Researcher, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Western Michigan University, 2011-2012

Outstanding new researcher 2012

- Great Lakes Cement Promotion Association (GLCPA) Travel Grant:

                PCA Professors' Seminar – Workshop, July 2012.

-  Faculty Research Travel Fund, Research and Sponsored Programs, Western Michigan University, January 2012

-  The International Education Faculty Development Award, Western Michigan University, 2011

-  Faculty Research Travel Fund, Research and Sponsored Programs, Western Michigan University, January 2011

-  Faculty Research Travel Fund, Research and Sponsored Programs, Western Michigan University, January 2010

-  Who’s Who in America – 2009

-  Faculty Research Travel Fund, Research and Sponsored Programs, Western Michigan University, January 2009

-  ExCEEd (Excellence in Civil Engineering Education) 2008 Teaching Fellow

-  Great Lakes Cement Promotion Association (GLCPA) Travel Grant:

                Bridge Professors' Seminar: Design of Concrete Bridges by the AASHTO LRFD Specifications. August 2007

        Building Professors' Seminar: Engineering and Economics of Reinforced Concrete Buildings. July 2007

   ACBM/PCA Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program – Workshop. June 2007

-  Outstanding Teaching Assistant Service Award, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202. April 2006

-  Graduate Student Professional Travel Award – College of Engineering, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202.  September 2005

-  Dissertation Fellowship, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202. June – August 2005

-  Millennium Scholarship (by Norway Government), Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. September 1999 – April 2001

-  Sri Lanka Army Ex-Servicemen’s Association Scholarship, Colombo, Sri Lanka. August 1996 – August 1998

-  Sri Lankan Government Scholarship, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. February 1994 – August 1998

Professional Memberships and services

·   Member - Transportation Research Board - AFF30 Concrete Bridges (2015 - Present)

·   Member -Transportation Research Board - AFN30 Durability of Concrete (2007- Present)

·   Member - American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

·   Professional Member - Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI)

·   Transportation Research Board - AFF40 Dynamics and Field Testing of Bridges (friend of the committee)

·   Reviewer – ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering

·   Reviewer – ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities

·   Reviewer - Soil Mechanics: An Introductory Text, by Muni Budhu, University of Arizona

·   Reviewer - Concrete Codes and Standards for Nuclear Power Plants, Report by The Nuclear Energy Standards Coordination Collaborative (NESCC)

·   Panel Member – National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 12-91, Strand Debonding Guidelines for Pretensioned Girders.

  • Panel Member – National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Project 12-95, Connection Detail of Adjacent Precast Concrete Box Beam Bridges.

·   Proctor:  Fundamentals of Engineering - Exam

April 2011, October 2011, April 2012

·   Proctor:  Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Level I & II- Exam

Honorary Society Membership

·         Chi Epsilon ‑ Civil Engineering Honor Society

CONFERENCE/WORKSHOP ACTIVITIES

     Conferences:

·    Organizer – IABMAS 2014 Special Session: Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) – A Paradigm Shift in Bridge Engineering, Shanghai, China, 2014.

·    Member - the Advisory Committee of the Special Session on Structural Health Monitoring, the ICSECM 2013, Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 13 – 15, 2013.

·    Invited speaker - Reuse and Recycling Options for Powder Overspray, Environmental Footprint Reduction Workshop, Grand Rapids, Michigan, September 24, 2013.

·   Chair - Session VI-E, Advanced Materials in Bridges, Fiber Reinforced Polymers, 8th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges (SMSB), 05 August 2010.

·   Reviewer - 8th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges (SMSB), 03-06 August 2010.

 

    Workshops:

·   Organizer:  Incorporating Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) in Managing Highway Bridge Assets - Workshop, Department of Civil & Construction Engineering, Western Michigan University

i.      March 28, 2013

·   Organizer and Instructor:  Finite Element Basics and Refined Bridge Structural Analysis - Workshop, Department of Civil & Construction Engineering, Western Michigan University.

March 7-8, 2013; March 2-3, 2011; March 3-4, 2010; June 24-25, 2008; March 3-4, 2009; June 26-27, 2008

·   Instructor (invited):  Advanced Analysis and Design of Bridges - Workshop, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, July 30-31, 2011.

·   Organizer and Instructor:  Prefabricated Bridge Elements and Systems (PBES): Technology and Design for Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) - Workshop, Department of Civil & Construction Engineering, Western Michigan University

                                       i.      March 13-14, 2012

·  Instructor (invited):  Accelerated Bridge Construction Prefabricated Bridge Elements & Systems: P2P Exchange - Workshop, organized by the Federal Highway Administration, Detroit, MI. May 3, 2012

 

 

 

Last Updated: January 04, 2015