Academic Staff Profiles

Dr. Manoj Ranaweera

B.Sc.Eng. (SL), PhD (UK)
Senior Lecturer
Email: manoj@mech.mrt.ac.lk

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Teaching and Administrative Work: 

Teaching Experience: (Local & Foreign)

1. University of Moratuwa

       Undergraduate Teaching:

  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics
  • Object Oriented Programming using C++
  • Mechatronics System and Engineering
  • Mechanics of machines
  • Public Speaking & Negotiation Skills

       CPD program: 

  • Designing, maintaining, and troubleshooting of automated systems based on PLC 

2 Loughborough College - Loughborough, UK [Visiting Lecturer]

       Edexcel BTEC Level 3

  • Unit 05: Mechanical Principles and Applications
  • Unit 04: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians

      Edexcel BTEC Level 2 

  • Unit 02: Interpreting and using Engineering Information
  • Unit 03: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians
  • Unit 04: Applied Electrical & Mechanical Principles
  • Unit 18: Engineering Marking Out

3. Burton and South Derbyshire College - Derby, UK [Visiting Lecturer]

      Edexcel BTEC Level 3

  • Unit 25: Selecting and Using Programmable Controllers

 

Administrative/ Leadership Activities:

  • President - University of Moratuwa Toastmasters Club (Affiliated to Toastmaster International, USA), 2010/2011
  • Coordinator - CPD program on Designing, Maintaining, and troubleshooting of Automated systems based on PLC, 2009-2011
  • Senior Treasurer - University of Moratuwa Mechanical Engineering Society, 2009/2010
  • Vice President/ Membership - University of Moratuwa Toastmasters Club (Affiliated to Toastmaster International, USA), 2009/2010

Education and Training : 

Education:

BSc. Engineering - Univarsity of Moratuwa- Sri Lanka. (2005)

PhD - Loughborough University, UK (2016)

 

Training: 

1. Certificate course on "Teaching & Assessing" - University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2011) 

  • This is UGC accredited compulsory program for Probationary Lecturers (Duration : 150 hours)

2. Certificate course on "Teaching Skills" to work with small groups (2013)

  • This is a compulsory program to work as a Tutorial Assistant (Duration: 7 hours) 

Honours and Awards : 

  • EPSRC scholarship from the United Kingdom to read for PhD (2011)
  • Advance Communicator Bronze (ACB) Award from Toastmasters International for public speaking

Publications : 

  • Manoj Ranaweera, Jung-Sik Kim, A cell integrated multi-junction thermocouple array for SOFC temperature sensing: N+1 architecture, Journal of Power Sources, 2016, vol.351, pp. 70-78
  • Indae ChoiManoj Ranaweera, Jung-Sik Kim, Fabrication of three-dimensional wavy type single chamber solid oxide fuel cell by in situ observation of curvature evolution, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, 2015, vol.99(4), pp. 1174-1183

  • Erdogan GukManoj Ranaweera, Vijay Venkatesan, Jung-Sik Kim,Performance and Durability of Thin Film Thermocouple Array on a Porous Electrode, Sensors, 2016, vol.16(9), pp. 1329

  • Manoj Ranaweera, Jung-Sik Kim, In-Situ Temperature Sensing of SOFC during Anode Reduction and Cell Operations using a Multi-Junction Thermocouple Network, ECS Transactions, 2015, 68(1), pp. 2637-2644

  • Manoj Ranaweera, Jung-Sik Kim, Cell integrated thin-film multi-junction thermocouple array for in-situ temperature monitoring of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Proceedings of the IEEE Sensors 2015, November 2015. South Korea, pp. 5-8

  • Indae ChoiManoj Ranaweera, Jung-Sik Kim, Fabrication of wavy type porous triple-layer SC-SOFCs via experimental observation of curvature evolution during co-sintering, 20th World Hydrogen Energy Conference, South Korea, 2014, pp. 515-521

  • Erdogan GukManoj Ranaweera, Vijay Venkatesan, Jung-Sik Kim, Thin Film Thermocouple Array for Temperature Gradient and flow distribution of SOFC Cathode, International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications, UK, 2016 (Oral presentation – abstract only)

  • Manoj Ranaweera, Vijay Venkatesan, Erdogan Guk, Jung-Sik Kim, High spatial resolution monitoring of the temperature distribution from an operating SOFC, 12th European SOFC & SOE Forum, Switzerland, 5th to 8th July 2016 (conference proceedings pending)

  • Manoj Ranaweera, Indae Choi, Jung-Sik Kim, Multi-junction thermocouple array for in-situ temperature monitoring of SOFC: Simulation, Intl. Journal of Research in Engineering and Technology, 2015 Vol.4(2), pp. 330-338

  • Manoj Ranaweera, Indae Choi, Jung-Sik Kim, Thin-film multi-junction thermocouple array for in-situ temperature monitoring of SOFC, International Conference on Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials & Thin Films for Energy Applications, UK, 2015 (Oral presentation – abstract only)

  • Manoj Ranaweera, Jung-Sik Kim, SOFC temperature sensing during anode reductions and cell operations, Supergen Researcher Conference, UK, 2014 (Oral presentation -abstract only)

  • Manoj Ranaweera, Jung-Sik Kim, THERMONO: Cell integrated thin-film sensor array for in-situ monitoring of SOFC temperature, 10th International Hydrogen Fuel Cell conference, UK, 2014 (Oral presentation – abstract only)

  • D.E.G.Dassanayake, M.B.R.D.Mendis, M.P.V.Y.M.Patabandige,Manoj Ranaweera, Identifying the safe and efficient way of removing lead acid battery terminals from battery cap for recycling lead, 17th ERUSymposium University of Moratuwa, 2011

  • Manoj Ranaweera, Biofuels as the next generation energy source and its impact to the environment, International conference on Climate on the edge, Sri Lanka, 2010

  • Manoj Ranaweera, U P Kahangamage, , Development of an effective communication skill development program embedded in engineering study program, 15 th ERU Symposium University of Moratuwa, 2009

  • Manoj Ranaweera, J.R Gamage, U.P Kahangamage and V.P.C Dassanayake, Enhancement of students? learning experience through introduction of innovative methods of conducting and assessing laboratory classes: a case study 15th Symposium of the Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa, 2009

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