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Siriwardane, Hema J.

A portrait of Hema Siriwardane


ESB 625

Professor and Chairman - Civil and Environmental Engineering; Professor - Constructed Facilities Center


Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 1980 
M.S., Asian Institute of Technology, 1976 
B.Sc. Engineering, University of Ceylon, 1975

During the last 20 years, the major thrust of Prof. Siriwardane's research work has been in geotechnical engineering. He has experience in both computer modeling and laboratory research work. Professor Siriwardane has served in a number of national and international committees dealing with geomechanics. He is the co-author of the book entitled Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials, with Special Reference to Geologic Media, Prentice Hall Inc., Englewood, New Jersey published in 1984. Professor Siriwardane served as the Chairman for the Eighth International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, which was held in the USA in 1994.

Research Focus Areas

Environmental Technologies

Research Interests

Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics 
Finite Element Methods in Geomechanics 
Computer Applications 
Flow Through Porous Media 
Stress-Strain-Strength Behavior of geomaterials 
Geoenvironmental Engineering

Teaching Interests

Geotechnical Engineering 
Finite Element Method

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