ProfileDr Ominda Nanayakkara joined the Department of Civil Engineering at XJTLU as a lecturer in 2011 after obtaining PhD from the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is a Chartered Civil Engineer at Institution of Civil Engineers, UK (CEng, MICE), an Associate Member of the Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (AMIESL), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He was the Programme Director of BEng Civil Engineering, Chair of the Departmental Learning and Teaching Committee, and now serving as the Deputy Head of Civil Engineering.
His research interests are the durability of reinforced concrete, material properties of fresh and hardened concrete, cement chemistry, geopolyment concrete and mortar, sustainable construction materials, and non-destructive testing of concrete structures. He has received NSFC, China, International Young Scientists Fund in 2016.
Ominda has contributed to teaching several courses at XJTLU: Introduction to the Built Environment, Design and Practice, Design for Engineers, Introduction to Materials, Engineering Structures, Construction Materials, Capstone Design, Building Services Engineerins, Final Year Project, and Master Dissertation. Prior to joining XJTLU, he has taught Structural Mechanics, Steel Design, Prestressed Concrete Design, Geotechnical Engineering, Geology, and Surveying.