Associate Professor Dilum Fernando

Associate Professor

School of Civil Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
dilum.fernando@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54291

Overview

Dilum Fernando obtained a Bachelor's of Civil Engineering from Monash University in 2005. During his last semester of bachelors studies, he joined Connell Wagner (pty) Ltd., as a part time design engineer. After completing his bachelor’s degree in May 2005, he joined Connell Wagner (pty) Ltd. as a full time design Engineer and worked till April 2006. In April 2006 Dilum Fernando started his PhD studies at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the area of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) strengthening of metallic structures. His main research topics involved bond behaviour between CFRP and steel, analytical and numerical modelling of debonding behaviour of CFRP-steel bond joints and numerical modelling of the behaviour of various CFRP strengthened metallic structures. After completing his PhD in 2010, he joined the Infrastructure Management Group (IMG) in the Institute of Construction and Infrastructure Management (IBI) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ), as a Post-Doctoral fellow. The main research topics during his post-doctoral work at ETHZ involved, modelling the behaviour of transportation infrastructure objects and networks under hazard situations, sustainable design of transportation infrastructure systems, which consider variations of design parameters, novel materials and techniques, and the development of administrative tools that facilitate the improved design and management of infrastructure assets. Dilum Fernando joined The University of Queensland in August 2013 as a lecturer in School of Civil Engineering.

Research Interests

  • Structural rehabilitation
    e.g. FRP strengthening of structures
  • Innovative applications of emerging materials in new structures
    e.g. basalt FRP-timber hybrid sandwich panels
  • Advanced numerical modelling
    e.g. numerical modelling of FRP strengthened structures
  • Sustainable design and management of infrastructure assets
    e.g. modelling deterioration and improvement of infrastructure assets; modelling the behaviour under hazards; sustainable transportation infrastructure designs taking into consideration the time dependent structural performance and the economic, environmental and social impacts of the infrastructure during all phases of its life-cycle

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philisophy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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    Other advisors:

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