Chamil Abeykoon – Profile

Chamil Abeykoon is an Associate Professor of the Department of Materials at the University of Manchester and he is working mainly with the Aerospace Research Institute and the Northwest Composts Centre, and supervising research students affiliated with the Department of Materials and the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UoM. Chamil received the B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2007, with the award of best performance in mechanical engineering, and the Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Queens University Belfast, U.K., in 2011, with several publications, in which one of his publications received the Young Author Best Paper Award from the IEEE in 2011. After completing the Ph.D. degree, he briefly worked as a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering with the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, a Research Fellow with the University of Bradford, U.K., and a Lecturer of Engineering with the Wrexham Glyndwr University, U.K., before joining the UoM. So far, he has authored 70+ peer-reviewed journals/conference papers. Moreover, he has authored a monograph, “Polymer Extrusion: A Study on Thermal Monitoring Techniques and Melting Issues.” His current research interests include: process monitoring, modeling, and control; soft sensors and soft sensing; process instrumentation; renewable energy technologies; 3D printing, phase change materials; and heat transfer. He is an Associate Member of the professional bodies, including IESL, IMechE, IOM3 and ICPM; and also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, U.K. Moreover, he is currently serving as an Associate Editor of 8 academic journals including Composites Communications and Journal of Fluid Flow, Heat and Mass Transfer.  Also, he is serving as a visiting professor of Southwest University, China. He has been served on scientific committees, and he has also been invited for keynote speeches of several international conferences.