Dilum Fernando


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Professor Dilum Fernando is a researcher and educator in structural engineering, with a particular interest in application of fundamental theories of material behaviours and geometric concepts to develop novel efficient hybrid/composite structural systems.

To address the technological challenges associate with the use of advanced composites in infrastructure, Professor Fernando has and continue to develop composite research programs by investigating various processes for FRP materials as well as systems for innovative infrastructure solutions through theoretical and experimental research projects that bring together architectural, manufacturing, material, design and construction challenges. The key thematic areas of his research programs include:

  • Manufacturing Technologies for Composites in Civil Infrastructure,
  • Construction Techniques for Composites in Civil Infrastructure,
  • Optimized Materials for Composites in Civil Infrastructure, and
  • Advanced Composite Structural Systems.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Bond behaviour and debonding failures in CFRP-strengthened steel members, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Award Date: 11 Oct 2010

Bachelor of Engineering, Monash University, Clayton

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005


  • TH Building construction
  • TG Bridge engineering
  • TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)


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