Academic Staff Profiles

Dr. Nalaka Samaraweera

Teaching and Administrative Work: 

  • ME 2010 Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 2032 Thermodynamics of Heat Engines and Work Transfer Devices
  • ME 3130 Aerodynamics (Aeronautical Engineering Stream)
  • ME 4372 Aerodynamics (Mechanical Engineering)
  • ME 4432 Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • ME 4442 Heat and Mass Transfer

Education and Training : 

Education:

  • PhD Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland NZ, 2018. Thesis title: Phonon-Governed Heat Conduction in Nanostructures
  • MSc Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 2012. Thesis title: Prediction of Flow Field around a Ceiling Fan by Flow Singularity Modelling
  • BSc Eng. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 2009.

Publications : 

Journal Articles: 

  • Samaraweera N, Larkin J M, Chan K L and Mithraratne K 2018 Reduced thermal conductivity of Si/Ge random layer nanowires: A comparative study against superlattice counterparts J. Appl. Phys. 123 244303
  • Samaraweera N, Chan K L and Mithraratne K 2018 Reduced thermal conductivity of nanotwinned random layer structures: A promising nanostructuring towards efficient Si and Si/Ge thermoelectric materials J. Phys. D. Appl. Phys. 51 204006
  • Samaraweera N, Larkin J M, Chan K L and Mithraratne K 2018 Modal analysis of the thermal conductivity of nanowires: Examining unique thermal transport features J. Phys. Condens. Matter 30 225301
  • Samaraweera K K M N P, Gunarathna M A C K and Kollure K A L 2013 An inviscid model for unsteady flow in multiply connected domains Eur. J. Mech. B/Fluids 41 123–32

 Conference Papers: 

  • Samaraweeera N, Chan KL, Mithraratne K. Reduced Thermal Conductivity of Nanotwin Random Layer Structures: Effect of twin boundary for phonon localization.The 4th edition of Nanotech France 2018 International Conference and Exhibition, Paris, France.
  • Samaraweeera N, Chan KL, Mithraratne K. Understanding thermal transport in nanowires.IUMRS-15th International conference on advanced materials, Kyoto, 2017.
  • Samaraweeera N, Chan KL, Mithraratne K. Si/Ge random multilayer nanowires with ultra-low thermal conductivity.IUMRS-15th International conference on advanced materials, Kyoto, 2017.
  • Samaraweeera N, Sugathapala AGT.Application of Vortex Lattice Method and Free Wake Method to Model Ideal Flow around an Impetuously Translated Flat Plate. Annual Transaction 2011,The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka.
  • Samaraweera N, Pathirathna KAB, De Silva HED , Sugathapala AGT. Development of Darrieus-Type Vertical Axis Wind Turbine for Stand-Alone Applications. International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment (ICSBE-2010) Kandy,13-14 December 2010.
  • Pathirathna KAB, De Silva HED, Samaraweera N. Evaluation of Effects of Design Parameters for the Performance of Fixed Bladed Small Scale Vertical Axis Wind Turbines, 15th ERU Symposium 2009, University of Moratuwa.
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