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Upul Attanayake

Associated Professor,Western Michigan University

Professor Attanayake is specialized in accelerated bridge construction and demolition, condition assessment and monitoring


Dr. Upul Attanayake is an Assistant Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1998, he obtained his B.Sc. (Eng.) degree with honors from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. Dr. Attanayake was one of the Millennium Scholarship recipients from the Asian Institute of Technology in 1999. He obtained his M.Eng degree specialized in Structural Engineering in 2001. His research was on structural dynamics/earthquake engineering. Dr. Attanayake was successful in securing a graduate research assistantship from the Center for Structural Durability at Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, to continue graduate studies towards his Ph.D. Dr. Attanayake worked on several Michigan Department of Transportation sponsored research projects on condition assessment and health monitoring of highway bridges. Dr. Attanayake’s doctoral research was to develop rational load response analysis models for orthotropic bridge decks integrating the mechanics of materials and macromechanics concepts. Dr. Attanayake graduated from Wayne State University in 2006 and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Structural Durability until December 2006. In January 2007, he joined the Western Michigan University as a research associate. In August 2008, he assumed duties as an Assistant Professor (term). In 2010, Dr. Attanayake became a tenure-track Assistant Professor.

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    Finite Element Basics for Bridge Engineers

    MIDAS Bridge Engineering Technical Seminar in USA, 2011

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