Chandima Ratnayake Mudiyanselage

Professor in Mechanical Engineering

Stavanger
Det teknisk-naturvitenskapelige fakultet
Institutt for maskin, bygg og materialteknologi
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Bio

Dr. R.M. Chandima Ratnayake is a Professor (in Mechanical Engineering) (100%) in the Department of Mechanical &Structural Engineering and Materials Science (IMBM), University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway, where he has been since 2006.

  • PhD in Offshore Engineering, 

  • M.Sc. in Manufacturing Engineering, and 

  • B.Sc. in Mechanical (specialized in Production/Manufacturing Engineering)

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Professor Ratnayake had been awarded a diploma and membership at Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences (NTVA) to recognize his research contributions within onshore/offshore mechanical/structural systems' risk/reliability based integrity assessment and control (Inspection, Maintenance and Operations).

Professor Ratnayake is also a Senior Technical Integrity Management Advisor, Wood Group Integrity Management, Wood, Norway AS. Also served as a visiting professor, Center for Offshore (Civil) Engineering, University of Petronas, Malaysia and Teacher/advisor - Centre for Advanced and Professional Education (CAPE). He also served as a visiting professor Department of Process Engineering, Memorial University, St. John's NL Canada, as a 'Maintenance Engineering Specialist' (20%) in ApplySørco, AS (2012.11-2014.02), Norway, and as a 'Senior Engineer' in AkerSolutions Offshore Partner (2009-2011), Stavanger, Norway. He also served in the capacities of Associate Professor, visiting Associate Professor and Assistant Professor from August 2007 to July 2010 at the University of Stavanger, Norway and as a lecturer at a number of universities &educational institutions in Sri Lanka. Presently he lectures Manufacturing &production engineering and product development for B.Sc. students, Computer Aided Engineering (i.e. Computer Aided Manufacturing) for M.Sc. students. He also offers two PhD courses (Risk based industrial asset integrity assessment &control, probabilistic fatigue degradation analysis, welding, and Multi-criteria Analysis). Wise, he conducts courses for practicing engineers in the Oil &Gas industry and manufacturing sector at national and international level. He has been invited to numerous international level conferences as a speaker within the contexts of Asset integrity assessment and control, Health, Safety &Environmental issues, Sustainability, Maintenance, Criticality Analysis, Risk-based inspection and Reliability centered maintenance, Offshore Data Management, Human factors, etc. Currently, he participates and manages several Erasmus+ and Nordplus projects focusing on implementation on lean concepts and effective implementation of enterprise resource planning systems? in the Norwegian industry.

Professor Ratnayake supervises B.Sc., M.Sc., and PhD projects. He has made more than 180 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings, and book chapters. He is an associate editor of the ASME OMAE journal, Central European Journal of Engineering (Industrial Engineering/Offshore Engineering) &sciencedomain international and a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Computational Systems Engineering, Regional Editor Europe: International Journal of Adaptive and Innovative Systems. He has also been served as an ad hoc reviewer and a member of the technical committee for several international conferences and journals.

MSc and BSc courses:

PhD courses:

Courses for engineering professionals:

PhD projects ongoing:

  1. Sachin Bhardwaj (2019-2022), Main advisor: Title (Tentative) - Arc welding: investigation of material, mechanical, and structural characteristics of welds fabricated at close proximity  on Onshore and Offshore systems, University of Stavanger, Norway - (KD financed PhD).

  2. Felix Sathyapillay (2020-2023), Main advisor: Title (Tentative) - Implementation of lean concepts in public (crime investigation) services - Politi_Rogaland and University of Stavanger, Norway - (Public Sector PhD).

  3. Daria Biskupska (2020-2023), Main advisor: Title (Tentative) - Implementation of lean principles in knowledge work: minimization of engineering projects' failure (delay, overbudget) risk via digitalization, BLUEDAY Technology AS (Industrial PhD)

  4. Banusha(2021-2024), Main advisor (Norway): Assess different Industry 4.0 technologies to enhance circular economy practices in agricultural supply chains in Sri Lanka, Grant:  NORHED II portfolio 2021-2023 - Enhancing Lean Practices in Supply Chains: Digitalization.

  5. Madushan (2021-2024), Main advisor (Norway): Apply industry 4.0 and circular economy practices to optimize agriculture supply chains in Sri Lanka, Grant: NORHED II portfolio 2021-2023 - Enhancing Lean Practices in Supply Chains: Digitalization.

  6. Karthika (2021-2024), Main advisor (Norway): Design of Supply Chain Management process in Hospital Organization to satisfy Circular Economy goals for improving effectiveness, Grant: NORHED II portfolio 2021-2023 - Enhancing Lean Practices in Supply Chains: Digitalization.

  7. Roy (2021-2024), Main advisor (Norway): Digital Transformation in Agriculture Supply Chains for Minimizing Producer (Farmer) and Consumer Purchasing Prize Fluctuations: Developing System Architecture to Support AI and Machine Learning, Grant: NORHED II portfolio 2021-2023 - Enhancing Lean Practices in Supply Chains: Digitalization and Digital Transformation.

  8. Sakura (2022-2026), Main advisor: Artificial Intelligence/Risk/Reliability Based Inspection Planning, Prioritizing Condition Monitoring Locations, and Maintenance Planning of Assets in Electric Power Distribution Systems; Industrial PhD: CEB, Sri Lanka and Lyse AS, Norway.

PhD projects completed:

  1. Dr. Andika Rachman Yahya: 2016-2019. Co-supervisor. Artificial Intelligence - Approaches to Lean Risk-Based Inspection Assessment, PhD Thesis UiS no. 457 - April 2019, ISBN 978-82-7644-844-3; ISSN: 1890-1387 - Machine Learning Self Employed (GetGo).
  2. Dr. Dr. Arvind Keprate (2014-2017), Main advisor: Title: Probabilistic Fatigue and Fracture Degradation Assessment of Offshore Piping: Remaining Life Estimation, Risk Evaluation, and Inspection Analysis, University of Stavanger, Norway: works as Associate Professor, OsloMET
  3. Dr. Seneviratne, A.M.N.D.B. (2012-2014), Main advisor: Title: Risk Based In-Service Inspection Planning Modeling, Integration and Mechanization, University of Stavanger, Norway. TECNALIA Research & Innovation, Spain Researcher

PhD examination chairing:

  • Chair PhD defense: Sung-Jin Choi (2014), Design challenges in offshore wind turbine structures with emphasis on hydrodynamic loads and their influence on the cost of the structure, University of Stavanger, Norway.

PhD Examination: 

  1. Main Opponent: Rezgar Zaki (2020), "Performance Measurement System in Complex Environment: Observed and Unobserved Risk Factors", Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Technology and Safety, UiT- The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø. 
  2. Second Opponent: Maheshwaran Gopalakrishnan (2018), "Data-driven Decision Support for Maintenance Prioritization", Department of Industrial and Materials Science, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweeden.
  3. Opponent and Examiner: Iraj Toloue Sheikhzadeh Yazd, (2018), "Smart Hybrid Vibration Control of Frames", Department of Civil Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Malaysia.
  4. Examiner: Jyoti Prasad Bhandari (2018), "Reliability and Integrity Management of Ocean Structures", University of Tasmania, Australia.
  5. Examiner: Ruwan Weerasinha (2017), PhD thesis Title:  "Design and Construction of an Automated Acid Rain Monitoring Station",  Faculty of Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  6. Examiner: Hongyang Yu, (2016), PhD thesis Title:  "Development of Advanced Fault Diagnosis Techniques for Complex Industrial Processes", University of Tasmania, Australia.
  7. Administrator and member of assessment committee: J.P. Agbakwuru (2013), "Methods for Close-visual Inspection of Pipelines in Muddy water",  University of Stavanger, Norway.

Work Experience:

Examiner - Professor Promotion - Evaluation:

  1. Dr. NOR HISHAM HAMID (2018) - Promotion to Professor MA5 - Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia.
  2. Dr. Salameh A. Sawalha (2018) - Promotion to full Professor in Mechanical Engineering, Al-Balqa' Applied University, AL-Salt 19117, Jordan
  3. Dr. Yonas Zewdu Ayele, (2019/20) -  Associate Professor, Leader, Research Group – Building and Environment,Faculty of Engineering, Campus Fredrikstad, Høgskolen, Fredrikstad.

Examiner - Associate Professor Promotion - Evaluation:

  • Dr Do Kyun Kim (2018) - Promotion to Associate Professor - Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS, Malaysia.

Professional and Academic Positions:

  1. 04.2017 - To date: Member of NTVA - Norwegian Academy of Technological Sciences, https://www.ntva.no/medlemmer/r-m-chandima-ratnayake/ NTVA, Trondheim
  2. 04.2014 -To date: University of Stavanger (100%), Professor of Mechanical Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science,  Stavanger, Norway.
  3. 08.2017-08.2018: Visiting Professor - Department of Process Engineering, Memorial University, St. John's NL Canada, St. Jonh's; Canada.
  4. 01.2018-01.2020:  Visiting Professor - Department of Civil Engineering, University of Petronas, Malaysia. Perak, Malaysia.
  5.  07.2010-04.2014: University of Stavanger (100%) -  Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering: Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science,  Stavanger, Norway.
  6. 05.2019-10-2019: Aker Solutions - Specialist Engineer (Maintenance Engineering) - Stavanger, Norway. 
  7. 03-2014- 05.2019: Wood Group Kenny Norge AS (20%), Technical Integrity Management - Senior Advisor: WIGM Department, Stavanger, Norway.
  8.  11.2012 - 02.2014: Apply Sørco AS. (20%)-Maintenance Specialist: Department of Asset Integrity Management and Maintenance Engineering, Stavanger/ Forus, Norway
  9. 01.06.2012-To date: University of Tromsø, External Examiner: Department of Engineering Science and Safety, UiT,  Tromsø, Norway
  10. 06.2009 -07.2010: University of Stavanger - Visiting Associate Professor: Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science,  Norway
  11.  01.2009-03.2011: Aker Solutions, Aker Offshore Partner AS, Stavanger, Senior Engineer: Department of Maintenance Engineering and Materials Technology,  Norway
  12.  08.2007-12.2008: University of Stavanger -  Assistant Professor: Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science,  Norway
  13.  08.2006-12.2009: University of Stavanger - PhD - Doctoral Research fellow: Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science,  Stavanger, Norway
  14. 09.2006-12.2007: University of Stavanger- Consultant: Department of Mechanical and Structural Engineering and Materials Science: Center for Industrial Asset Management,  Stavanger,  Norway.
  15. 03.2004-08.2006: University of Peradeniya -  Lecturer: Department of Production Engineering,  Sri Lanka.
  16. 12.2001-03.2004: University of Ruhuna - Lecturer: Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering,  Wakwella, Galle, Sri Lanka.
  17.  05.2003-10.2003: University of Peradeniya - Visiting Lecturer, Department of Production Engineering, Sri Lanka.
  18. 10.2002-04.2003: University of Peradeniya - Visiting Lecturer: Department of Production Engineering, Sri Lanka.
  19. 01.2002-12.2002: Sir John Kothalawala Defense University (Academy) -Visiting Lecturer: Department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering- Ratmalana, Colombo,  Sri Lanka, 
  20.  06.2001-12.2001: Sir John Kothalawala Defense University (Academy);  Lecturer: Department of Mechanical and Marine Engineering, Ratmalana, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  21. 05.2001-12.2001: Open University of Sri Lanka- Visiting Academic: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Technology, Nawala,  Colombo, Sri Lanka.
  22.  Unit Author: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Technology-Foundation Level, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  23.  11.2000-12.2001: Open University of Sri Lanka,  Consultant: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Diploma in Technology, Colombo, Sri Lanka. 
  24.  09.1999-05.2000: University of Peradeniya - Production Engineering Instructor: Department of Production Engineering,  Sri Lanka.
  25.  06.1993-07.1995: CIC Fertilizers (Pvt) Ltd., -  Overseer: Fertilizers Blending Plant - Kurunegala, Sri Lanka.                                                                                                     
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