Dr Randika Kosala Wathavana Vithanage

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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Personal statement

Randika received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Immediately after his graduation, he joined Toshiba Corporation in Singapore as an industrial and manufacturing engineer. At Toshiba, he held multiple key roles across their manufacturing department and received the “Employee of the Year” award in appreciation of his work. To broaden his horizons, he commenced his PhD in the United Kingdom and successfully defended the thesis titled “Industrial Robotics for Rolling-stock Maintenance”. Since then, he joined the team at the Centre for Ultrasonic Engineering (CUE) at the University of Strathclyde as a postdoctoral researcher and promoted to be a Knowledge Exchange Fellow and subsequently to Lecturer in Robotics. At the moment, he contributes to multiple projects mainly funded by EPSRC, InnovateUK and BEIS. Randika investigates novel techniques to perform robotically delivered in-process inspection of high-value components in aerospace, nuclear, defence and energy sectors. Randika has published several high impact research articles and delivered multiple international presentations. He is a registered Chartered Engineer (CEng) at Engineering Council, United Kingdom and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

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Publications

3-Dimensional residual neural architecture search for ultrasonic defect detection
McKnight Shaun, MacKinnon Christopher, Pierce S Gareth, Mohseni Ehsan, Tunukovic Vedran, MacLeod Charles N, Vithanage Randika K W, O'Hare Tom
IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control (2024)
https://doi.org/10.1109/TUFFC.2024.3353408
In-process non-destructive evaluation of metal additive manufactured components at build using ultrasound and eddy-current approaches
Zimermann Rastislav, Mohseni Ehsan, Foster Euan A, Vasilev Momchil, Loukas Charalampos, Vithanage Randika KW, Macleod Charles N, Lines David, Silva Misael Pimentel Espirindio E, Fitzpatrick Stephen, Halavage Steven, McKegney Scott, Rizwan Muhammad Khalid, Pierce Stephen Gareth, Williams Stewart, Ding Jialuo
Journal of Manufacturing Processes Vol 107, pp. 549-558 (2023)
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmapro.2023.10.063
Considerations for process to part inspection for flexible manufacturing NDT
Pierce Gareth, Mohseni Ehsan, Wathavana Vithanage Randika Kosala, Poole Alastair, Hifi Amine, Shields Matthew, Vasilev Momchil, Loukas Charalampos, MacLeod Charles Norman, Dobie Gordon, O'Brien-O'Reilly Janet, Munro Gavin, O'Hare Tom, Grosser Michael, Oakley Alan
60th Annual British Conference on NDT (2023)
Eddy currents and ultrasonic testing data fusion for Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing
Mohseni Ehsan, Tunukovic Vedran, McKnight Shaun, Zimermann Rastislav, Pyle Richard, Poole Alastair, Gomes Rylan, Pierce Gareth, Rizwan Muhammad Khalid, Wathavana Vithanage Randika Kosala, MacLeod Charles Norman, Foster Euan, Ding Jialuo, Williams Stewart
60th Annual British Conference on NDT (2023)
Ultrasound B-scan defect detection in carbon fibre-reinforced plastic composites with NDT machine learning algorithms
Tunukovic Vedran, McKnight Shaun, Pyle Richard, Wang Zhiming, Mohseni Ehsan, Pierce Gareth, Dobie Gordon, Wathavana Vithanage Randika Kosala, MacLeod Charles Norman, O'Hare Tom, Cochran Sandy
60th Annual British Conference on NDT (2023)
Data fusion for multi-modal in-process non-destructive evaluation of Wire + Arc Additive Manufacturing
Mohseni Ehsan, McKnight Shaun, Tunukovic Vedran, Zimermann Rastislav, Pyle Richard, Rizwan Muhammad Khalid, MacLeod Charles Norman, Wathavana Vithanage Randika Kosala, Loukas Charalampos, Javadi Yashar, Pierce Gareth, Gachagan Anthony, Ding Jialuo, Williams Stewart, O'Hare Tom
IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium 2023 (2023)

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Professional Activities

Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Journal)
Editorial board member
12/2023
IMechE MDPS - Priyanka Dhiwa
Advisor
12/2023
Using In-Process NDE Inspection to Qualify WAAM Builds: Working towards Qualification for Different NDE Modalities
Contributor
30/10/2023
Frontiers in Robotics and AI (Journal)
Guest editor
19/10/2023
Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation (Journal)
Peer reviewer
9/2023
Flexible Robotics for Automated Non-Destructive Testing
Contributor
24/7/2023

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Projects

DTP 2224 University of Strathclyde | Moos, Rebecca Faith
Wathavana Vithanage, Randika Kosala (Principal Investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator) Moos, Rebecca Faith (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2024 - 01-Jan-2027
Hybrid Robotics for Future Reconfigurable Manufacturing
Wathavana Vithanage, Randika Kosala (Principal Investigator)
EPSRC DTP with Differential Fee Scholarship
01-Jan-2024 - 31-Jan-2027
Hybrid Robotics for Future Reconfigurable Manufacturing
Wathavana Vithanage, Randika Kosala (Principal Investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2027
Fusing a future from Glasgow’s proud heritage: Schedule Guaranteed High-Integrity Structures for a Secure, Safe and Resilient Transition to Net Zero (Innovation Accelerator)
MacLeod, Charles Norman (Principal Investigator) Dobie, Gordon (Co-investigator) Fitzpatrick, Stephen (Co-investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Javadi, Yashar (Co-investigator) Mohseni, Ehsan (Co-investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator) Stratoudaki, Theodosia (Co-investigator) Tant, Katherine Margaret Mary (Co-investigator) Wathavana Vithanage, Randika Kosala (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2023 - 31-Jan-2025
Human-Robot-Collaboration to Inspect High-Value Components Manufactured by Additive Technologies
Wathavana Vithanage, Randika Kosala (Principal Investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator) MacLeod, Charles Norman (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2022 - 30-Jan-2025
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Future Ultrasonic Engineering (FUSE) | Dawi, Waleed
Wathavana Vithanage, Randika Kosala (Principal Investigator) Dawi, Waleed (Research Co-investigator)
12-Jan-2022 - 12-Jan-2026

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Dr Randika Kosala Wathavana Vithanage
Lecturer
Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Email: randika.vithanage@strath.ac.uk
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