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Assoc Prof Dr. Chamil Abeykoon: Leading Researcher in Polymer Processing

present at Senior Lecturer in Polymer Processing, Department of Materials, University of Manchester, United Kingdom

🧪🔬 , Assoc Prof Dr. Chamil Abeykoon an PhD in Mechanical Engineering, School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, at Queen’s University Belfast, United Kingdom,  stands as a distinguished academic and researcher in the domain of Materials Science. holds a Polymer Processing, Polymer Composites, Process Monitoring and Modelling doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast. His expertise includes clean metallurgy, ultrapure powder preparation, and extensive research contributions.  🌐✨

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Education and Professional Qualifications:

Dr. Chamil Abeykoon, an accomplished researcher, earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast in 2011, focusing on the “Modelling and Control of Melt Temperature in Polymer Extrusion.” His academic journey also includes a BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, where he received numerous awards for academic excellence. Furthering his professional qualifications, Dr. Abeykoon became a Chartered Engineer in April 2020 and holds memberships in prestigious institutions such as IOM3 and IMechE.. 🌐✨

Research Focus: 

Dr. Abeykoon’s research spans multidisciplinary areas, including Polymer Processing, Composites Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Heat Transfer, Soft Sensors, and Renewable Energy Technologies. His focus on process modeling, optimization, and control demonstrates a commitment to sustainable practices and resource efficiency. Over the past 12 years, he has led internationally recognized research activities, contributing significantly to polymer/composites processes, composites manufacturing, and energy optimization. 🌐✨

Current Appointment and Visiting Roles:

Currently serving as a Senior Lecturer in Polymer Processing at the University of Manchester, Dr. Abeykoon has expanded his research scope and secured substantial research/project grant income. He has actively engaged in seven industrially funded projects, showcasing his commitment to practical applications of his research. Additionally, his involvement in visiting appointments, including a role as a Visiting Professor in the Global Immersion Programme at Southwest University, demonstrates his global academic collaboration.

Areas of Specialization:

Polymer Processing, Polymer Composites, Process Monitoring and Modelling


Chamil Abeykoon, A Novel Soft Sensor for Real-time Monitoring of Die Melt Temperature Profile in Polymer Extrusion, Application Number: LK/P/1/16984, Application date: 26/12/2012.

Peer Reviewer & Academic Engagements: 

Assoc Prof Dr. Chamil Abeykoon citation metrics and indices from Google Scholar are as follows:

Citations: 1929 (All), 1634  (Since 2018)
h-index: 26 (All), 21 (Since 2018)
i10-index: 52 (All), 47 (Since 2018)

Publications: 75 documents indexed in Scopus

Publications (TOP NOTES)

Investigation of the effect of materials and processing conditions in twin-screw extrusion. cited by 1, published date: 2023

Towards a circular economy – recycling of polymeric waste from end-of-life vehicles, electrical and electronic equipment. published date: 2020

Modularization of integrated photovoltaic-fuel cell system for remote distributed power systems. published date: 2020

Enhancing the thermal performance of polyethylene glycol phase change material with carbon-based fillers. published date: 2020

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