Prof. A.K.W. Jayawardane

BSc Eng Hons (Moratuwa), MSc(UK), PhD(UK), CEng, FIE(SL)

Vice-Chancellor and Professor in Civil Engineering,University of Moratuwa


Contact Information: 

Address:
Office of the Vice-Chancellor,
University of Moratuwa,
Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

e mail:   akwj@civil.mrt.ac.lk 

Telephone: +94-11-2650184
               
Fax:       +94-11-2651786


     *  Biography

     *  Research Interests

     *  Teaching 

     *  Selected Publications

    

Biography

Prof. Ananda Jayawardane is currently the Vice Chancellor of the University of Moratuwa and a Senior Professor in Civil Engineering. He served as the first NDB Bank Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Moratuwa for one year until he assumed duties as the Vice Chancellor on 28 th Nov. 2011. He was the President of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka from Oct. 2010 to Oct. 2011. He has served as the first Head of Department of Management of Technology, Head, Department of Civil Engineering and the immediate past Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa. He obtained BSc Engineering degree with first class honours from the University of Moratuwa in December 1983, a Master of Science Degree in Construction from the Loughborough University of Technology in the UK in 1986 and PhD in Construction Management in January 1990 from the same university.

Prof. Jayawardane joined the University of Moratuwa in 1984, became a Professor in December 2001 and Senior Professor in December 2009. He is a Chartered Engineer, International Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka . He is also a founder member of the Institute of Project Managers, Sri Lanka and Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka.

He has co-authored a textbook on "Construction Productivity Management" published by Addison Welsley Longman, UK in 1998, contributed to three other textbooks and has published and presented over 60 research papers both locally and internationally in the areas of technology management, technology transfer, project management, education, social management systems and construction management.

He served as a member of the Council of the National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka, a member of the Board of Management of the Institute for Construction Training and Development, a member of the Governing Board of the State Engineering Corporation, a member of the Board of management of Post-graduate Institute of Management and a member of Board of Management of the Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Management of the National Science Foundation and a member of the Board of Management of the Sir Arthur C Clarke Centre for Modern Technologies. He has served in many other national committees such as the committee for the development of Science and Technology Policy, Science and Technology Strategy and University & Tertiary Education Policy. He has received several awards for his research publications including Manaperi Award, Prof Varghese Award for his undergraduate research and thrice the IESL Award for the best paper published in the Engineer Journal. He is also a Commonwealth Scholar and a Fellow.


Research Interests

    •  Entrepreneurship

    •  International technology transfer and technology diffusion

    •  Technology Management

    •  Technology Infrastructure and National Innovation Systems

    •  Project Management

    •  Construction Management

    •  Productivity

    •  Social Management Systems

    •  Disaster Management

     


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Teaching

Undergraduate: Engineering in Context, Management Skill Development, Project Planning, Project Management, Technology Management, Entrepreneurship

Postgraduate: Technology Management, International Technology Transfer, Communication Skill Development, Negotiation , Project Management, Research Methods.

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Selected Publications

• Books

Construction Productivity Management, published by Addison Wesley Longman, UK , Hardback, 291pages, 1998. Other authors - Olomolaiye, P.O., and Harris, F.C.

 

Book Chapters

1.Business for Development: Creating an enabling environment for South Asian SME's effective penetration in re gional and global markets 2011 - UN publication.

2.Pu blic-Private Sector Partnership in "Technology Transfer and Small & Medium Enterprises in Developing Countries" eds K. Ramanathan, Keeth Jacobs and M. Bandyopadhyay, Centre for Science & Technology of the Non Aligned and Other Developing Countries, published by Daya Publishing House, Delhi, 2011

3.Assessment of training ne eds - a case study of Sri Lanka in "Training of Construction Workers in Developing Countries" published by CIB , 2002

 

Selected Journal Articles

•  Jeyakanthan, J. and JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. (2012), Mitigating project delays in donor funded road projects in Sri Lanka, Engineer , Journal of the IESL, Vol. xxxxv No. 1.

•  Hemachandra, D.G. and JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. (2007). Successes and failures of Sri Lanka Railways in international technology transfer, Engineer, Journal of the IESL, Vol. XXXX No.2.

•  Navaratne, D and JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. (2007) Measurement of Total Factor Productivity in the Sri Lanka construction industry, Engineer, Journal of the IESL, Vol. XXXX No.1.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Pandita, H.G.W. (2003). Understanding and mitigating the factors affecting construction delays, Engineer, Journal of the IESL, Vol. XXXVI No. 2.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Gunawardena, N.D. (2000). Labour market issues of managerial and supervisory personnel in the construction industry - A case study of Sri Lanka, Engineer, Journal of the IESL, Vol. XXXIV No. 1.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Gunawardena, N.D. (1998). Construction workers in developing countries - a case study of Sri Lanka, Journal of Construction Management and Economics, E&FN Spon, Vol 16, pp521-530).

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Srikumaran, K. (1997). Organisation of site management for building projects - a review, Engineer, Journal of the IESL, XXV(2).

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Srikumaran, K. (1997). Some aspects of project control by major contractors - a review, Engineer, Journal of the IESL, XXV(1).

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Sadacharan, P.S. (1996). Safety, health and welfare on construction sites, Engineer, Journal of the IESL, XXIV(1).

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. (1995). Material and labour wastage on Sri Lankan construction sites , Asia Pacific Building and Construction Management Journal, 1(1), Hong Kong.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., Price, A.D.F. and Harris, F.C. (1995). Measurement of brickwork and blockwork productivity: Part B, Building Research and Information, 23(3).

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., Price, A.D.F. and Harris, F.C. (1995). Measurement of brickwork and blockwork productivity: Part A, Building Research and Information, 23(2).

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Price, A.D.F. (1994). A new approach for optimising earthmoving operations: Part II - Proc. of the Institute of Civil Engineers, Transport Journal, 105, Nov. 1994.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Price, A.D.F. (1994). A new approach for optimising earthmoving operations: Part I - Proc. of the Institute of Civil Engineers, Transport Journal, 105, Aug. 1994.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and De Silva, A.P.R. (1994). Can the problems faced by small scale contractors be solved? Engineer, Journal of the IESL, XXII(1).

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. (1994). Are we aware of the extent of wastage on our building construction sites? Engineer, Journal of the IESL, XXII(1).

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., King, M. and Wilson, J.M. (1993). Mathematically modelling the problem of earthmoving. Bulletin of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, UK, 29(1/2).

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Harris, F.C. (1990). Further development of Integer Programming applied to earthmoving operations, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, ASCE, 116(1).

•  Chandrakeerthy, S.R.De S., JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Siriwardane. L.S. (1985). Further work on development of design recommendations for bolted joints made with local species of timber, Engineer, Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, XIII(1).

 

Selected Conference Proceedings (Abstact and Full Paper)

•  Udana Amarasuriya and JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., Balance Score Card - A strategic project management tool for infrastructure development projects, International Symposium on Social Management Systems 2011, 14-16 September 2011, Hotel Galadari, Sri Lanka.

•  Jeyakanthan Jayarajah and JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., Mitigating delays in donor funded road projects: a case study in Sri Lanka. International Conference on Building Resilience - Interdisciplinary approaches to disaster risk reduction, and the development of sustainable communities and cities, 19-21 July 2011, Hotel Kandalama, Sri Lanka

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., Review of Sri Lanka National Disaster Management Plan 2008-2012, Proceedings of the IIIRR mini conference on A Dynamic Approach to the Mitigation of Natural Disasters, organised by the University of Calgary Canada, 10 th April 2008 at Best Western: Village Park Inn, Calgary, Canada.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., Environmental Management: The case of Sri Lanka - Panel discussion presentation, International Symposium on Infrastructure and Environment, organised by Kochi University of Technology, Japan, 6-8 March 2008 at Hotel Nikko Kochi Asahi Royal, Japan.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., Disaster mitigation initiatives in Sri Lanka, International Symposium on Management Systems for Disaster Prevention, organised by Kochi University of Technology, 9-11 March 2006 at Kochi University, Japan.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Mahendran, M. (2001). Diagnosing productivity problems and identifying priorities in the construction industry, Proc. of the International Seminar on Engineering Management for Accelerated Development in South and South East Asia' organised by the IESL, Hotel Trans Asia, Colombo on 27 th and 28 th Oct. 2001.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., Technology Management for development and competitiveness, National Engineering Conference on Engineering for the Emerging Millennium, organised by the IESL, BMICH, 27 th & 28 th Oct. 2000.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., Development of the construction industry through technology development and technology transfer. Seminar on Technology Management for the Construction Industry, Institute for Construction Training and Development. 27 th Nov. 1999.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. and Gunawardena, N.D. (1997). A labour market information system for the construction industry in Sri Lanka - Part I: methodology , Proc. of 1st Int. Conf. on construction industry development: building the future together, National University of Singapore, Dec. 1997.

•  Gunawardena, N.D. and JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W. (1997). A labour market information system for the construction industry in Sri Lanka - Part II: labour market analysis , Proc. of 1st Int. Conf. on construction industry development: building the future together, National University of Singapore, Dec. 1997.

•  JAYAWARDANE, A.K.W., Identification of engineering based investment priorities for a medium term development plan - Report of the group on construction industry . Annual Sessions Workshop of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, Nov. 1995.

 

Contribution for National Development

National Policy development

•  Task Force member for the development of National Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy 2011-2015 for Sri Lanka.

•  Expert Committee member for the development of National S&T Policy for Sri Lanka, 2009.

•  Panel member for drafting National Policy Framework for Higher Education and Technical & Vocational Education published in June 2009.

 

Qualifications (Academic)

•  BSc Eng in Civil Engineering with first class honours, University of Moratuwa , Dec. 1983.

•  MSc in Construction, Loughborough Universi ty of Technology, UK .

•  PhD in Construction Management, Loughborough University of Technology, UK, Jan. 1990.

 

Qualifications (Professional)

•  Corporate Member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), CEng, MIE(SL): 1993.

•  Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka , CEng, FIE(SL): 2001.

•  International Professional Engineer of IESL, IntPE (SL): 2007.

•  Founder Member of the Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka, MSSE(SL), 1992.

•  Founder Member of the Institute of Project Managers, Sri Lanka, 1998.

 

Key Awa rds

•  IESL award for the best paper published by a corporate member in the 'Engineer', Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka in the year 2008.

•  CDE award for the best paper published by a corporate member in the 'Engineer', Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka in the year 1997/98.

•  Commonwealth Fellowship for post-doctoral research in the UK, Aug. 1996 - Aug. 1997.

•  CDE award for the best paper published by a corporate member in the 'Engineer', Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka in the year 1993/94.

•  Joint winner of Prof. VARGHESE award for the best undergraduate and post-graduate project in the academic year 1983/84, University of Moratuwa.

•  MANAMPERI award for the best undergraduate project in Sri Lanka for the year 1983.

 

Key leadership and administrative positions held at UOM

•  Vice Chancellor with effect from Nov. 2011.

•  First NDB Bank Endowed Professor in Entrepreneurship from Nov 2010 to Nov. 2011.

•  Elected Dean, Faculty of Engineering, March 2004 to March 2010 (elected twice uncontested).

•  Member, Council of University of Moratuwa from March 2004 to March 2010 and Chairman from December 2011.

•  Member, University Senate and Senate standing committees of By-laws and Higher Degrees.

•  Head, Department of Civil Engineering from May 2002 to March 2004.

•  First Head, Department of Management of Technology from Nov. 1998 to June 2002.

•  Team Leader of the Corporate Plan development Committee for the University of Moratuwa: 2001-2006, 2007-2012 and 2010-2015 (three times).

•  Board member, Institute of Technology University of Moratuwa from April 2004 to March 2010.

•  Board member, University Consultancy Services since inception until 2010.

 

Corporate presence

•  Member of the Board of Management of the Arthur C Clarke Centre for Modern Technologies since Dec. 2011 - to date.

•  Member of the Board of Management of the National Science Foundation from Sep. 2010 - to date including serving in several other national and institutional committees.

•  Member of the Board of Management of Post-graduate Institute of Management from Sep. 2010 - to Oct. 2011.

•  Director of the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka since its inception to date.

•  Member of the National Education Commission: Higher Education since 2005 to date.

•  Member of the Board of Management of Institute for Construction Training and Development from July 2004 to April 2010.

•  Member of the governing Council of the National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka from Aug. 2008 to 2010 and its Audit and Management Committee.

•  Member of the Board of Management of the Institute of Technology, University of Moratuwa from March 2004 to March 2010.

•  Member of the Director Board of the State Engineering Corporation from Nov. 2000 to Dec. 2001.

•  Executive Committee member of the Organization Professional Associations from Oct. 2010 - Oct. 2011.

 

Leadership at the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL), premier professional body of engineers

•  President of the IESL from Oct 2010 - Oct. 2011, President-Elect of the IESL from Oct. 2009 - Oct. 2010, Vice President of the IESL from Oct. 2007 - Oct. 2009.

•  Elected Council Member of the IESL for over ten sessions from 1994 to 2007.

•  Chairman and member of several standing committees of the IESL: Membership Committee, Education and Training Committee, Library Publications and Publicity Committee, Junior Inventor of the Year (JIY) Committee, Development & Professional Affairs Committee, Continuing Professional Development Committee, By-laws Committee, Registration Board and Editorial Board.

•  Member of several standing committees of the IESL: Civil Engineering Sectional Committee, Accreditation Board, Board of Trustees and Benevolent Fund.

 

Judging, refereeing, accreditation, quality assurance and keynote addresses

•  Chairman of several university degree Accreditation panels.

•  Member of the Panel of Judges for the National Science & Technology Awards.

•  Member of the Panel of Judges for the Chartered Accountants Annual Report Awards Competition, 2010.

•  Member of the Panel of Judges for Ceylon National Chamber of Industries Achiever Awards 2011.

•  Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Built Environment and Asset Management, UK.

•  Advisor to the Arkuti, Journal of Infrastructure published by Arkuti Citygold Institute, Mumbai, India.

•  A referee for many local and international journals.

•  Founder Member/Advisor for the Society for Social Management System, Kochi University, Japan since 2005.

•  Several local and international keynote addresses at symposia and conferences.

 

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