Dr. Thilakasiri Bandara has been elected as the new Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the Board Meeting of the respective faculty held on 06th July 2022 with the chairmanship of Senior Professor Sudantha Liyanage, Vice Chancellor of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Dr. Bandara will assume duties from 15th July 2022.
Prior to elected as the new Dean of the Faculty, Dr. Bandara was conducting duties as the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, of the Faculty of Engineering, USJ.
Dr. Bandara obtained his B.Sc.Eng. (Hons) degree in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering with a first class from University of Ruhuna. He served to the same department as a lecturer before he moved to Australia for higher studies. He received his Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) degree from University of Melbourne, Australia. Dr. Bandara obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree from RMIT University, Australia. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Sri Jayewardenepura in 2017 after working for few years in Australia. He is an associate member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka. His research interests include Microfluidics and Heat transfer, Electronic cooling and Renewable Energy. Dr Bandara has published over 10 publications in his field.