Dr Randika Kosala Wathavana Vithanage


Electronic and Electrical Engineering

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).


Sensor-enabled multi-robot system for automated welding and in-process ultrasonic NDE
Vasilev Momchil, MacLeod Charles N, Loukas Charalampos, Javadi Yashar, Vithanage Randika K W, Lines David, Mohseni Ehsan, Pierce Stephen Gareth, Gachagan Anthony
Sensors Vol 21 (2021)
Model-assisted ultrasonic calibration using intentionally embedded defects for in-process weld inspection
Mohseni Ehsan, Javadi Yashar, Sweeney Nina E, Lines David, MacLeod Charles N, Vithanage Randika KW, Qiu Zhen, Vasilev Momchil, Mineo Carmelo, Lukacs Peter, Foster Euan, Pierce S Gareth, Gachagan Anthony
Materials and Design Vol 198 (2021)
A phased array ultrasound roller probe for automated in-process/interpass inspection of multipass welds
Vithanage Randika K W, Mohseni Ehsan, Qiu Zhen, MacLeod Charles, Javadi Yashar, Sweeney Nina, Pierce Gareth, Gachagan Anthony
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (2020)
In-process calibration of a non-destructive testing system used for in-process inspection of multi-pass welding
Javadi Yashar, Sweeney Nina E, Mohseni Ehsan, MacLeod Charles N, Lines David, Vasilev Momchil, Qiu Zhen, Vithanage Randika KW, Mineo Carmelo, Stratoudaki Theodosia, Pierce Stephen G, Gachagan Anthony
Materials and Design Vol 195 (2020)
Laser-assisted surface adaptive ultrasound (SAUL) inspection of samples with complex surface profiles using a phased array roller-probe
Mohseni Ehsan, Vithanage Randika, Qiu Zhen, Javadi Yashar, Vasilev Momchil, MacLeod Charles N, Lines David, Zimermann Rastislav, Pierce Stephen G, Gachagan Anthony, Ding Jialuo, Williams Stewart
59th Annual British Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (2020)
A flexible robotic cell for in-process inspection of multi-pass welds
Lines David, Javadi Yashar, Mohseni Ehsan, Vasilev Momchil, MacLeod Charles Norman, Mineo Carmelo, Wathavana Vithanage Randika Kosala, Qiu Zhen, Zimermann Rastislav, Loukas Charalampos, Foster Euan, Pierce Gareth, Gachagan Anthony
Insight: The Journal of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing Vol 62, pp. 526-532 (2020)

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Sensors (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Applied Sciences (Journal)
Peer reviewer
Emerald (Publisher)
Peer reviewer
IEEE international ultrasound symposium (IUS) 2019
IEEE (Publisher)
Peer reviewer
Robotically Enabled NDT/E

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BH As-Clad Bond Integrity V1
MacLeod, Charles Norman (Principal Investigator) Gachagan, Anthony (Co-investigator) Javadi, Yashar (Co-investigator) Lines, David (Co-investigator) Mohseni, Ehsan (Co-investigator) Pierce, Gareth (Co-investigator) Wathavana Vithanage, Randika Kosala (Co-investigator)
02-Jan-2020 - 01-Jan-2022

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Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Technology Innovation Centre

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