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Center for Excellence in Structural Durability

A partnership of Western Michigan University and the Michigan Department of Transportation.

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What we do

The Michigan Department of Transportation established the Research Center of Excellence on Structural Durability at Western Michigan University to partner with MDOT in performing applied research, providing education and performing outreach. The partnership allows MDOT to remain engaged in helping to shape the future of transportation in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  The continued cooperative efforts between MDOT and WMU also help ensure that the transportation leaders of the future will be prepared to meet the many challenges that lie ahead.

The center evaluates the materials, design, construction, repair and maintenance of highway structures in harsh climates to improve their durability and prolong service life.  The studies conducted by the center integrate field studies, laboratory testing and analytical simulation to understand complex phenomena that result in aging and deterioration of transportation infrastructure. 

The center collaborates with research centers and individual researchers nationally and internationally.  The center also collaborates with private consultants and companies to enhance quality of research results, and research results delivery and implementation process.

Research, courses and publications

  • Research

    Concrete durability

    • Condition assessment and health monitoring of structures
    • Accelerated bridge construction and demolition (ABCD)
    • Prefabricated bridge elements and systems (PBES)
    • Nondestructive testing
    • Structural Resilience

    On-going projects

    Capacity Prediction of Repaired and Unrepaired Bridge Beams with Deteriorated Ends

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/Co-PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.; Yufeng Hu, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: October 2022 – September 2024

    Bridge inspection engineers and consultants submit requests for action (RFAs) due to safety concerns associated with steel girder and prestressed concrete (PSC) beam end conditions.  Region bridge engineers review RFAs and bring forward to the Bridge RFA Coordination Committee (BRFACC) for deliberations.  This project focuses on developing guidelines and tools for bridge inspection engineers, region bridge engineers, and the other members of the BRFACC to help them streamline the RFA submission and evaluation process.  This will help overcome programming and resource allocation challenges while ensuring public safety and avoiding potentially unnecessary restrictions on the motoring public.  These tools and guidelines will help the Load Rating Unit (LRU) load rate deteriorated and repaired beam ends. 

    Operational Baseline and Structural Health Monitoring for the 2nd Avenue Network Arch Bridge

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: January 2022 –May 2024

    A skewed, unbraced network tied-arch bridge was constructed to carry the 2nd Avenue over I-94.  This 265 ft long, 96.5 ft wide structure carries vehicular traffic, bicycles, and pedestrians in separate dedicated lanes.  The unique structural configuration and the use of innovative accelerated bridge construction (ABC) technique made this one of the most significant projects in bridge engineering.  The bridge skeleton, consisting of trapezoidal steel arch ribs, tie girders, end diaphragms, and steel floor beams was assembled in a staging area near the bridge site.  In implementing ABC, the bridge skeleton was moved into alignment using self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs) during a 7-day closure of I-94.  Following the SPMT move, including lifting and sliding activities, and the placement of the skeleton on permanent bearings, the remaining construction activities were completed.

    The ultimate goals of this project are to establish (i) the final state of stress at the end of the 2nd Avenue over I-94 bridge construction, (ii) the operational baseline by conducting a static live load test, (iii) stress envelopes for the safe operation of the structure, and (iv) a functional monitoring system and necessary tools for data-driven maintenance decision-making.

    Completed projects

    Concrete Deterioration of Prestressed Bridge Beams

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/Co-PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.; Haluk Aktan, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: March 2019 – December 2021
    • Publications: Final Report

    Effects of Concrete Cure Time on Epoxy Overlay and Sealant Performance

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: July 2018 – December 2020
    • Publications: Final Report

    Bridge Structural Analyses for Staged Construction and Constructability Reviews

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI: Haluk Aktan , Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: October 2016– May 2020
    • Publications: Final Report

    Bridge Structural Analyses for Staged Construction and Constructability Reviews

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI:Haluk Aktan , Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: October 2016– May 2020
    • Publications: Final Report (under review)

    Development of simulation and experimental environment for evaluating structural system performance under wind loads

    • Funding Agency: TheGeorgeau  Construction Research Center (GCRC)
    • PI/Co-PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.; William Liou , Ph.D.
    • Duration: June 2018 – September 2019
    • Publications:  Final Report 

    Best Practices for Modernizing MDOT Bridge Design Manual, Guides, and Policy Documentation

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI (WSU):Haluk Aktan , Ph.D., P.E.
    • PI/Co-PI (WMU): Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.; Edward Eckel; Muhammad Razi , Ph.D., P.E.,
    • Duration: June 2018 – September 2019
    • Publications: Final Report

    Development of Full Bicycle Dynamic Model and Riding Environment for Evaluating Roadway Features for Safe Cycling

    • Funding Agency: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
    • PI/Co-PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.; Mitchel Keil , Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: August 2017 – August 2018
    • Publications: Final Report

    Means and methods for improving structural integrity of roof systems

    • Funding Agency: The Georgeau Construction Research Center (GCRC)
    • PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: July 1, 2017 – October 31, 2018
    • Publications:  Final Report 

    Enhancing Non-motorized Mobility within Construction Zones

    • Funding Agency: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
    • PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: January 2017 – December 2017
    • Publications: Final Report

    Research on Evaluation and Standardization of Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) Techniques

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/Co-PI: Haluk Aktan , Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: October 2013- September 2017
    • Publications:  Final Report 2015 | Final Report 2017

    Reflective Cracking between Precast Prestressed Box Girders

    • Funding Agency: Wisconsin Highway Research Program- Wisconsin DOT
    • PI/Co-PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.; Haluk Aktan , Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: August 1, 2013 – June 30, 2017
    • Publications: Final Report 

    Infrastructure and Technology for Sustainable Livable Cities

    • Funding Agency: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
    • PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: August 2015 – July 2016
    • Publications: Final Report

    Remote Monitoring of Fatigue Sensitive Details on Bridges

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/Co-PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.; Haluk Aktan, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: October 1, 2012 – March 30, 2014
    • Publications: Final Report

    Alternatives for Providing a Safe Passage for Non-Motorized Traffic across an Existing Highway Bridge

    • Funding Agency: Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities
    • PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: September 2014 – August 2015
    • Publications: Final Report Decision tool

    Improving Bridges with Prefabricated Precast Concrete Systems

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/Co-PI: Haluk Aktan, Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: October 2010- December 2013
    • Publications:  Final Report

    Evaluation of Fresh and Hardened Properties of Mortar with Waste Powder Paint

    • Funding Agency: Green Manufacturing Initiative, Western Michigan University
    • PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: September 2012 – December 2012
    • Publications: Final Report

    Controlling Leaching in Masonry Blocks using Waste Powder Paint

    • Funding Agency: Green Manufacturing Initiative, Western Michigan University
    • PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: September 2012 – December 2012
    • Publications: Final Report

    Noncontact Technologies for Condition Assessment of Highway Bridges

    • Funding Agency: Western Michigan University
    • PI: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: July 2011- December 2012

    Development and Validation of a Sensor-Based Health Monitoring Model for the Parkview Bridge Deck

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/Co-PI: Osama Abudayyeh, Ph.D., P.E.; Haluk Aktan, Ph. D., P.E.; Ikhlas Abdel-Qader, Ph. D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: February 1, 2010 – January 31, 2012
    • Publications: Final Report

    Dual-Use Ground Vehicle Reliability Prediction and Optimization, Tank Elastomer Pads Fatigue, and Vehicle Occupant Shock Wave Impact Load Prediction

    • Funding Agency: Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
    • PI/Junior Investigator: William Liou, Ph.D.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: September 2008 – December 2010

    Heavy Truck Rollover Characterization - Phase C

    • Funding Agency: National Transportation Research Center, Inc. (NTRC)
    • Pincipal Investigator: Mitchel Keil, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Co-principal Investigator: Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: November 2009 – July 2010

    Heavy Truck Rollover Characterization - Phase B

    • Funding Agency: National Transportation Research Center, Inc. (NTRC)
    • PI/Co-PI: Mitchel Keil, Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: January 9, 2009 – September 30, 2009

    Health Monitoring and Evaluation of the Rapid Bridge Replacement Technique at Parkview Bridge in Kalamazoo, Michigan

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/ Junior Investigator: Osama Abudayyeh, Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: September 2008 – January 2010

    Simulation-Based Heavy-Duty Truck Structural Reliability Analysis, Track Pin Bushing Fatigue, and HMMWV Underbody Scanning

    • Funding Agency: Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
    • PI/ Junior Investigator: William Liou, Ph.D.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: July 2, 2007 – December 31, 2008

    High skew link slab bridge system with deck sliding over backwall or backwall sliding over abutments

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/ Junior Investigator: Haluk Aktan, Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: October 1, 2008 – September 30, 2011
    • Publications: Final Report

    Combining Link-Slab, Deck Sliding over Back-Wall and Revising Bearings

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/ Junior Investigator: Haluk Aktan, Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: April 2006 – March 2008
    • Publications: Final Report

    Condition assessment and methods of abatement of prestressed concrete box-beam deterioration - Phase II

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/ Junior Investigator: Haluk Aktan, Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: June 2006 – November 2007
    • Publications: Final ReportFinal Report II

    Condition assessment and methods of abatement of prestressed concrete box-beam deterioration - Phase I

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/ Junior Investigator: Haluk Aktan, Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: 03/2004 – 11/2005
    • Publications: Final Report

    Causes and cures for cracking of concrete barriers

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/ Junior Investigator: Haluk Aktan, Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: 03/2002 – 08/2003
    • Publications: Final Report

    Investigate causes and develop methods to minimize early-age deck cracking on Michigan bridge decks

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/ Junior Investigator: Haluk Aktan, Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: 01/2002 – 12/ 2003
    • Publications: Final Report

    Criteria and benefits of penetrating sealants for bridge decks 

    • Funding Agency: The Michigan Department of Transportation
    • PI/ Junior Investigator: Haluk Aktan, Ph.D., P.E.; Upul Attanayake, Ph.D., P.E.
    • Duration: 01/2002-  12/ 2002
    • Publications:  Final Report
  • Courses and workshops

    For official, current semester course information, consult the WMU catalog.

    Undergraduate courses

    CCE 3080—Civil Engineering Materials

    This course is 3.0 credit hours with 2.0 lecture hours and 3.0 lab hours weekly.

    The course focuses on the study of constituents of materials used in civil and construction engineering, physical and mechanical properties of materials, and laboratory and field methods for the evaluation of materials.

    • ACI Field Technician Grade I Certification: We have established a process in collaboration with the Michigan Concrete Association (MCA) for WMU CCE students to obtain the American Concrete Institute (ACI) Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade I certification at the end of the course.

    CCE 3360—Soil Mechanics

    This course is 3.0 credit hours with 2.0 lecture hours and 3.0 lab hours weekly.

    The course focuses on the study of the physical properties of soil and the behavior of soil masses subjected to various types of forces.  Further, this course will focus on origin of soil and its grain size distribution, ability to drain water, compressibility, shear strength, and load-bearing capacity.  During this course, students will learn application of laws of mechanics and hydraulics to engineering problems dealing with different soil types.

    This course is 3.0 credit hours with 2.0 lecture hours and 3.0 lab hours weekly.

    CCE 4561—Foundation and Earth Retaining Structure Design

    This course covers the analysis, design, and construction aspects of shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures.  The main objective is to enable students to select, analyze, and design an appropriate foundation and/or an earth retaining structure for a given scenario.

    This course is 3.0 credit hours.

    Graduate courses

    CCE 5460—Design of Timber Structures 

    Structural behavior of wood under loads; application of current timber design codes; design of structural components and systems in wood; mechanical properties of wood fasteners and connections.

    This course is 3.0 credit hours.

    CCE 5460—Design of Timber Structures

    Structural behavior of wood under loads; application of current timber design codes; design of structural components and systems in wood; mechanical properties of wood fasteners and connections.

    This course is 3.0 credit hours.

    CCE 6470—Bridge Engineering

    The course focuses on analysis, design, and rating of bridges as per the AASHTO Specifications/Guidelines.  Simplified analysis procedures as well as use of software tools will be covered.

    This course is 3.0 credit hours.

    CCE 6480—Finite Element Applications

    The course focuses on the study of finite element applications to common engineering problems including linear static, heat transfer, flow through porous medium, seepage, resistivity, etc.  During the course, ABAQUS is used as the analysis tool.

    This course is 3.0 credit hours.

    CCE 6510—Structural Systems and Assessment

    The course focuses on (1) behavior of structural systems made of concrete, steel, and precast components or a combination thereof and (2) structural condition assessment by visual inspection, nondestructive evaluation (NDE) techniques, and destructive testing techniques or a combination thereof.  Students will be given an opportunity to conduct investigations using some NDE techniques.

    This course is 3.0 credit hours.

  • Publications

    Journal publications

    • Mazumder, A. F., Attanayake, U., and Berke, N. S. (2021). “Performance of Two Thin Epoxy Overlays on New Concrete Under Laboratory and Outdoor Exposure Conditions,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2021.
    • Mazumder, A. F., Amunugama, H., and Attanayake, U. (2021). “Impact of Concrete Mix Ingredients and Surface Treatments on Epoxy Overlay Performance,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2021.
    • Attanayake, U. and Mazumder, A. F. (2021). “A Performance-Based Approach for Deciding the Age of New Concrete for Thin Epoxy Overlay Application” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2021.
    • Basnayake, K., Mazumder, A. F., Attanayake, U., and Berke, N. S. “Assessment of Concrete Curing Duration using Bulk Electrical Conductivity and Porosity,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2020.
    • Mazumder, A. F., Attanayake, U., and Berke, N. S. “Performance-Based Approach for Deciding Concrete Age for Healer Sealer Application on New Concrete,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2020.
    • Attanayake, U. B., and Aktan, H. “Non-contact Measurement of Bridge Load Response using He-Ne Modulated Lasers," BEENG-S-18-00319, ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Special Online Collection of Non-contact Sensing Technologies for Bridge Structural Health Assessment, Vol. 24, Issue 11, November 2019.
    • Attanayake, U. B., and Aktan, H. “Procedures and Guidelines for the Design of Lateral Bridge Slide Activities," ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 24, Issue 9, September 2019.
    • Yavuz, F., Attanayake, U., and Aktan. H. "Economic Impact Analysis of Bridge Construction,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2630, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2017, pp. pp. 95–102.
    • Ridvanoglu, O., Attanayake, U., and Aktan. H. "Monitoring during Lateral Bridge Slide,” Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2630, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2017, pp. pp. 23–32.
    • Mohammed, A. W., Attanayake, U. B., and Aktan, H. “Monitoring Substructure Deformations during Slide-in Bridge Construction," ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 2016.
    • Lopez, L. and Attanayake, U. “Evaluation of Safe Passage Alternatives for Non-motorized Traffic across an Existing Highway Bridge," the International Journal of Sustainable Cities and Society, Vol. 26, pp. 161–169, 2016.
    • Attanayake, U. B., and Aktan, H. “The First Generation ABC System, Evolving Design, and Half a Century Performance– Michigan Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridge," ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2015.
    • Attanayake, U., Abudayyeh, O., Cooper, J., Mohammed, A. W., and Aktan, H. "The first full-depth deck panel accelerated bridge construction project in Michigan: Constructability challenges and lessons learned," ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp. 128-135, 2014.
    • Keil, M. J., Attanayake, U., Ikonomov, P., and Hathaway, R. “Developing the Model and Environment for Validation of a Class-8 Truck,” Journal of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Vol. 6, No. 7, pp. 777-786, 2012.
    • Cai, H., Abudayyeh, O., Abdel-Qader, I., Attanayake, U., Barbera J., and Almaita, E. “Bridge Deck Load-Testing using Sensors and Optical survey Equipment,” Advances in Civil Engineering, Vol. 2012, Article ID 493983, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, USA, 2012.
    • Attanayake, U., Akbay, Z., and Aktan, H. "Three dimensional modeling and analyses of orthotropic bridge decks using representative volume element," ASCE Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction, Vol. 16, No. 4, pp. 2011.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Capacity evaluation of a severely distressed and deteriorated 50-year old box-beam with limited data," ASCE Journal of Performance of Constructed Facilities, Vol. 25, No. 4, pp. 299-308, 2011.
    • Ulku, E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. "Rationally Designed Staged Posttension Abates Reflective Cracking on Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridge Decks," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2172, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2010, pp. 87-95. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.3141/2172-10
    • Ulku, E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. "Jointless Bridge Deck with Link Slabs: Design for Durability," Transportation Research Record: Journal of the Transportation Research Board, No. 2131, Transportation Research Board of the National Academies, Washington, D.C., 2009, pp. 68–78. Attanayake, U., Liang, X., Ng, S., and Aktan, H. “Penetrating Sealants for Bridge Decks – Selection Procedure,” ASCE Journal of Bridge Engineering, Vol. 11, No. 5, pp. 533-540, 2006.

    Refereed conference proceedings

    • Mazumder, A. F., Attanayake, U., and Berke, N. S. (2020). Performance of Low and High Viscous Thin Epoxy Overlays Under Simulated Exposure Conditions, the 99th TRB Annual Meeting, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA.
    • Basnayake, B.M.K.L.K. and Attanayake, U. B. " Evaluation of Wind Uplift Resistance of Flat Roofs: A Review," the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2019, December 12 -15, 2019.
    • Amunugama, A.R.M.H.B. and Attanayake, U. B. “Element Level Bridge Inspection in the U.S.: Challenges for Assessing Specific Distress Type, Location and Progression," the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2019, December 12 - 15, 2019.
    • Mazumder, A. F., Attanayake, U., and Keil, M. (2019). Evaluation of Horizontal Curve Parameters and Bicycle Speed on Jerk using an ADAMS Simulation Model, Road Safety & Simulation (RSS), Iowa City, Iowa 52242, USA.
    • Attanayake, U. " Extending Concrete Bridge Service Life – Maintenance and Replacement Actions,” the International Conference on Civil Engineering Applications (ICCEA 2019), Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, July 25-26, 2019
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Rational decision-support system for selecting bridge construction alternatives,” the 9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018), Melbourne, Australia, July 9-13, 2018.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Standardizing Lateral Bridge Slide Design,” the 9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018), Melbourne, Australia, July 9-13, 2018.
    • Attanayake, U., Halloran, M., and Aktan, H. "Decision-support tool for evaluating bridge construction projects,” 97th TRB Annual Meeting, No. 18-05809, January 07-11, 2018.
    • Attanayake, U., Dissanayake, A., Mayer, K., and Wiggenhauser, H. "SAFT analysis and phase evaluation procedures using ultrasonic shear wave imaging device (MIRA) data,” 97th TRB Annual Meeting, No. 18-03720, January 07-11, 2018.
    • Yavuz, F., Attanayake, U., and Aktan. H. "Application of Stress Inequalities (Magnel Diagram) for a Prestressing Design with Cut Strands,” 97th TRB Annual Meeting, No. 18-03476, January 07-11, 2018.
    • Attanayake, U. "Recent Advances in Posttension Duct Inspection Using Ultrasonic Echo Technique," the 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2017, December 07-09, 2017.
    • Attanayake, U. B., and Aktan, H. M. "Project Scoping decision-support Tool for Bridge Replacement," the 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2017, December 07-09, 2017.
    • Yavuz, F., Attanayake, U., and Aktan. H. "Economic Impact on Surrounding Businesses due to Bridge Construction,” the 8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies (ANT 2017), Madeira, Portugal, May 16-19, 2017.
    • Yavuz, F., Solterman, T., Attanayake, U., and Aktan. H. "Economic Impact Analysis of Accelerated Bridge Construction,” the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, August 8-10, 2016.
    • Ridvanoglu, O., Attanayake, U., and Aktan. H. "Slide-In Bridge Construction Implementation in Michigan, USA,” the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, August 8-10, 2016.
    • Mohammed, A. W., Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Computational Framework for Predicting Accelerated Bridge Construction Technology Specific Costs and Benefits,” 95th TRB Annual Meeting, No. 16-6485, January 10-14, 2016.
    • Mohammed, A. W., Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Monitoring Slide-In Bridge Construction Activities for Standardization,” 95th TRB Annual Meeting, No. 16-5274, January 10-14, 2016.
    • Attanayake, U., Aktan, H., Mejia, J., and Hay, R. "Clustering Techniques and Artificial Neural Network for Acoustic Emission Data Analysis," the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, December 11-14, 2015.
    • Attanayake, U. "Seismic Evaluation of a Low-Rise Reinforced Concrete Commercial Building by the Capacity Spectrum Method," the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, December 11-14, 2015.
    • Ridvanoglu, O. U., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. "Temporary Substructure Forces during Bridge Slide: Impact of Sliding Friction and Substructure Alignment," the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, December 11-14, 2015.
    • Attanayake, U. "Application of Hot Spot Modeling and Analysis Guidelines for a Web Gap Detail,” the 8th New York City Bridge Conference, New York City, New York, August 24-25, 2015.
    • Lopez, L. and Attanayake, U. "Developing a methodology for evaluating non-motorized access alternatives over existing highway bridges,” the 8th New York City Bridge Conference, New York City, New York, August 24-25, 2015.
    • Mohammed, A. W., Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Deciding for Accelerated Bridge Construction,” the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, August 11-13, 2014.
    • Mohammed, A. W., Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Integrating Non-Destructive Evaluation Technologies in a Bridge Management System,” the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014, Istanbul, Turkey, August 11-13, 2014.
    • Abduallah, R., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. "Prefabricated Bridge Element Connections – Comprehensive Review and Design,” the 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2014), Shanghai, China, July 7-11, 2014.
    • Mohammed, A. W., Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Rational support platform for analyzing bridge replacement options-MiABCD,” the 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2014), Shanghai, China, July 7-11, 2014.
    • Kong, L. K. and Attanayake, U. "Capturing and modeling of a steel multi-girder bridge using point cloud data," 93rd TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2014.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Decision-making for accelerated bridge construction (ABC) projects," 93rd TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2014.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "A Road Map for Effective Implementation of Nondestructive Testing into Bridge Management," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.
    • Attanayake, U. and Mansiz, C. "Artificial Neural Network for Evaluating Precast Element Connection Integrity," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.
    • Attanayake, U. "Simulation and Measurement of Web Gap Strain in a Steel Girder for Developing a SHM System – A Laboratory Study," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.
    • Mansiz, C., and Attanayake, U., "Stress Data and Artificial Neural Network for Evaluating Transverse Connection Integrity of Full-Depth Deck Panels," 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, No. 13-4661, January 13-17, 2013.
    • Rusthi, M., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. “Improving Durability and Constructability of PBES Connections: Recommendations and Special Provisions," 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, No. 13-4497, January 13-17, 2013.
    • Attanayake, U., Mohammed, A.W., Hu, Y., Abudayyeh, O., and Aktan, H.M. “Life-cycle cost analysis considerations for accelerated bridge construction,” the 3rd International Symposium on Life-Cycle Civil Engineering (IALCCE 2012), Hofburg, Vienna, Austria, October 3-6, 2012.
    • Attanayake, U. B., Abudayyeh, O., Aktan, H. M., Abdel-Qader, I., Mansiz, C., and Almaita, E. “Assessing full-depth deck joint durability using embedded sensors and FE simulations,” the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como, Italy, July 8-12, 2012.
    • Attanayake, U. B., Servi, A. and Aktan, H. M. “Noncontact bridge deformation monitoring using laser tracking technology,” the Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como, Italy, July 8-12, 2012.
    • Attanayake, U. B., Mansiz C., Abudayyeh O., and Aktan H. “Incremental Finite Element Model for Component Interaction Investigation of a Full-Depth Deck Panel System,” the 2012 SIMULIA Customer Conference, Providence, RI, May 15-17, 2012.
    • Aktan, H., Attanayake, U., and Tang, P. "Non-Contact Measurement Technologies for Structural Monitoring," the 18th World Conference on Non-Destructive Testing (WCNDT), Durban, South Africa, April 16-20, 2012.
    • Attanayake, U., Tang, P., Servi, A., and Aktan, H. M. "Non-Contact Bridge Deflection Measurement: Application of Laser Technology," International Conference on Structural Engineering, Construction and Management (ICSECM 2011), Kandy, Sri Lanka, December 16-18, 2011.
    • Keil, M., Attanayake, U., Ikonomov, P., and Hathaway, R. “Modeling and validation of class-8 truck,” the Third International Conference on Road Safety and Simulation, Indianapolis, USA, September 14-16, 2011.
    • Abudayyeh, O., Attanayake, U., Abdel-Qader, I., Aktan, H. M., Almaita, E., and Barbera, J. An Information System for a Sensor-Based Bridge Health Monitoring System, The 5th International Conference on Information Technology (ICIT 2011), Amman, Jordan, May 11-13, 2011.
    • Romkema, M., Attanayake, U., Aktan, H. M., and Ulku, E. "Incorporating Link Slabs in High Skew Bridges during Repair Activities - Design Recommendations," 90th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No. 11-1393, January 23-27, 2011.
    • Ulku, E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. "Guidelines for Spacing of Posttension Ducts in Full-Depth Deck Panels," 90th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No. 11-2666, January 23-27, 2011.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. "Precast Component Joint Durability, Grout Properties, and Material Specifications" 8th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, Niagara Falls, Canada, August 3 - 6, 2010.
    • Ulku, E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. "Durable connections between precast bridge components: Fundamental approach," The Fifth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 11-15, 2010.
    • Attanayake, U., Ulku, E., Aktan, H. and Abudayyeh, O. "Improving Durability Performance of Prefabricated Bridge Deck Joints: What Do We Need To Know?" 2010 FHWA Bridge Engineering Conference: Highways for LIFE and Accelerated Bridge Construction, Orlando, Florida, April 8 - 9, 2010.
    • Attanayake, U., Ulku, E., and Aktan, H. M. "Capacity evaluation of a severely distressed and deteriorated 50-year old box-beam," 89th TRB Annual Meeting, No. 10-1151, January 10-14, 2010.
    • El-Safty, A. and Attanayake, U. “The effectiveness of CFRP laminates in strengthening reinforced concrete girders,” 88th TRB Annual Meeting, (CD – ROM), No. 09-1098, January 11-15, 2009.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. "Side-by-side Box-beam Bridge Superstructure: Rational Transverse Posttension Design," 88th TRB Annual Meeting, (CD-ROM), No. 09-3420, January 11-15, 2009.
    • Ulku, E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. "Retrofit Design Details for Deck Joint Elimination over Abutments," 88th TRB Annual Meeting, (CD-ROM), No. 09-2716, January 11-15, 2009.
    • El-Safty, A., Coby, R., Attanayake, U., and Yousri, K. “Shear Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams using CFRP Laminates,” 2008 PCI-FHWA National Bridge Conference, Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, Florida, October 5-8, 2008.
    • Attanayake, U. B., Ulku, A. E., and Aktan, H. M. “Structural system durability through jointless bridge decks”, 4th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS, Seoul, Korea, July 13 – 17, 2008.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. “Issues with Reflective Deck Cracks in Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridges,” The 4th Concrete Bridge Conference, Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, Missouri, May 4 – 7, 2008.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. "Macromechanical Modeling of Precast Orthotropic Bridge Deck Superstructure Systems," 86th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 07-3209, January 21-25, 2007.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. “Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridge - Performance and Design Issues,” 7th International Conference on Short & Medium Span Bridges, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 23 – 25, 2006.
    • Ulku, A. E., Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. “Remaining Service Life Estimation of Bridge Components by Knowledge Discovery Techniques,” 2006 NDE Conference on Civil Engineering, St. Louis, Missouri, 14 – 18 August, 2006.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. “Side-by-side box-beam bridges – design for durability”, Third International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2006, Porto, Portugal, July 16 – 19, 2006.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. “Durability Performance of Concrete Bridge Components,” The Second fib Congress, Naples, Italy, June 5 – 8, 2006.
    • Gilbertson, C. G., Attanayake, U., Ahlborn, T. M., and Aktan, H. "Prestressed Concrete Box-Beam Performance: Condition Assessment and Design Analysis," 85th TRB Annual Meeting, No: 06-2432, January 22-26, 2006.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. “Inspection based condition assessment for health monitoring of highway bridges,” BINDT Condition Monitoring 2005, The British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing, Northampton, UK, July 18 – 22, 2005.
    • Attanayake, U., Chowdhury, R., Yu, B., and Aktan, H. M. “Performance Evaluation of Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridges in Michigan,” 84th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 05-0970, January 09-13, 2005.
    • Chowdhury, R., Attanayake, A. M. U. B., and Aktan, H. M. "Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Using Infrared (IR) Thermography for Void Detection and Moisture Evaluation by Numerical, Experimental, and Field Investigation," 84th TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 05-0710, January 09-13, 2005
    • Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. “Condition and durability assessment of concrete bridge superstructure components,” 2nd International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS, Kyoto, Japan, October 19 – 22, 2004.
    • Attanayake, U., Duyar, O., and Aktan, H. M. "Early-Age Cracking Potential of Slip-formed Concrete Bridge Barriers," 83rd TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 04-2381, January 11-15, 2004.
    • Chowdhury, R., Attanayake, A. M. U. B., and Aktan, H.M. "Heat Transfer Fundamentals Applicable to Infrared Thermography of Concrete Structures," Proceedings of the 2003 Conference on Review of Progress in Quantitative NDE, Vol. 23, Green Bay, Wisconsin, July 27-31, 2003.
    • Attanayake, U., Duyar, O., Liang, X., Aktan, H. M. and Ng, K. Y. S. “Fundamentals of Use of Penetrating Sealants for Concrete Bridge Deck Protection,” 82nd TRB Annual Meeting (CD – ROM), No: 03-2575, January 12 – 16, 2003.

    Other articles and abstracts

    • Basnayake, K., Liou, W. W., and, Attanayake, U. “Effect of Urban Transportation on the Public Health of Livable Communities within Urban Areas: A State-of-the-Art Review.” 6th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, Michigan, USA, Jun 6-7, 2019. (Abstract)
    • Abul Mazumder, Upul Attanayake, and Mitchel Keil. “Modeling and Validation of a Bicycle Model,” 5th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, June 21 - 22, 2018. (Abstract)
    • Abul Mazumder and Upul Attanayake. “Planning Framework for Managing Non-Motorized Mobility within Construction Zone in Small Cities,” 5th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, June 21 - 22, 2018. (Abstract)
    • Attanayake, U., Mazumder, A. F. "Adjacent Box-Beam Bridge Performance: Impact of Shrinkage, Thermal Gradient, and Transverse Post-tensioning,” 97th TRB Annual Meeting, No. 18-05337, January 07-11, 2018. (Extended abstract).
    • Abul Mazumder, Wjdan Sahi, Dustin Black, and Upul Attanayake. "Decision Framework for Managing Non-motorized Mobility within Work Zones,” ESPP Research Symposium 2017 - Urban Environment: Solutions for a Sustainable Future on October 27, 2017, Michigan State University. (Abstract)
    • Abul Mazumder, Wjdan Sahi, Dustin Black, and Upul Attanayake. "Enhancing Non-motorized Mobility within Construction Zones,” the 11th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference: Rebuilding and Retrofitting the Transportation Infrastructure on September 26-27, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Abstract)
    • Abul Mazumder, Upul Attanayake, Wjdan Sahi, Dustin Black, Abiola Akanmu, Jiansong Zhang. "Policy and Guidelines for Enhancing Non-motorized Mobility within Construction Zones Located in Cities,” 4th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, June 21 - 22, 2017.
    • Attanayake, U., Mohammed, A. W., Rogers, C., and Aktan, H. " Bridge Pier Movement and Forces during Slide-In,” the National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference (ABC 2015), Miami, Florida, December 7-8, 2015. (Extended abstract).
    • Attanayake, U., Aktan, H., and Hay, R. "Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Fatigue Sensitive Highway Bridge Details,” the International Symposium Non-Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering (NDT-CE 2015), Berlin, Germany, September 15-17, 2015. (Extended abstract).
    • Aktan, H., Attanayake, U., and Mohammed, A. W. "Monitoring Substructure Deformations during Slide-in Bridge Construction,” the International Symposium Non-Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering (NDT-CE 2015), Berlin, Germany, September 15-17, 2015. (Extended abstract).
    • Attanayake, U., Servi, A. and Aktan, H. “Noncontact Bridge Deformation Monitoring using Laser Tracking Technology – Technology Evaluation and Field Implementation," the NDE/NDT for Highways & Bridges: Structural Materials Technology (SMT) Conference, New York, August 21-24, 2012.
    • Bandara, N., and Attanayake, U. “Stiffness Based Construction Quality Evaluation for Pavement Subgrade and Base Applications,” International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering & Transportation Systems & Transport Research Forum 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 25 – 26, 2011.
    • Attanayake, U., Mohammed, A.W., Hu, Y., Abudayyeh, O., and Aktan, H.M. “Decision-Making Framework for Transportation Infrastructure Construction Methods/Technology Selection,” International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering & Transportation Systems & Transport Research Forum 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 25 – 26, 2011.
    • Keil, M., Lamberson, L., Attanayake, U., and Hathaway, R. B. “Modeling and Stress Analysis on a Class 8 Van Trailer,” Ground Vehicle Systems Engineering and Technology (GVSET) Symposium, Warren, MI, August 18-20, 2009. (Abstract).
    • Keil, M., Lamberson, L., Attanayake, U., and Liou, W. “Modeling and Validation Testing of a Class 8 Tractor-Trailer,” Modeling & Simulation, Testing & Validation (MSTV) Conference, Warren, MI, November 18-20, 2008. (Abstract).
    • Attanayake, U. “Western Michigan University Concrete Canoe Team Stays Afloat with Abaqus.” INSIGHTS Magazine, ABAQUS/Dassault Systèmes, September/October 2008.
    • Attanayake, U., and Aktan, H. M. “Condition Evaluation of Side-By-Side Precast Prestressed Concrete Box-Beam Bridges in Michigan,” ACI Convention Fall 2004, San Francisco, California, October 24-28, 2004. (Abstract)
    • Abdul-Jabbar, M. A. R. M., Arafath, A. R. A., Attanayake, A. M. U. B., and Ranaweera, M. P. “Analysis of Deep Beams with Openings,” Conference Proceedings (C-28), Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLAAS), 1999. (Abstract)

    Technical reports

    • Aktan, H. and Attanayake, U., “Bridge Structural Analyses for Staged Construction and Constructability Reviews,” MDOT RC-1691, Draft Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, February 2020.
    • Attanayake, U., Liou, W. and Basnayake, K. “Development of a Simulation and Experimental Environment for Evaluating Structural Performance under Wind Loads,” Project 18-2 Final Report, submitted to the Georgeau Construction Research Center (GCRC), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, December 2019.
    • Aktan, H. and Attanayake, U., “Best Practices for Modernizing MDOT Bridge Design Manual, Guides, and Policy Documentation,” SPR-1684, submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, December 2019.
    • Gillespie, R., Harrison, W. B., Kehew, A. E., Voice, P. J., Yellich, J., and Attanayake, U., “Introduction to Michigan Geology and Challenges for Infrastructure Construction,” submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, September 2019.
    • Attanayake, U. and Basnayake, K. “Means and Methods for Improving Structural Integrity of Roof Systems,” Project 17-8 Final Report, submitted to the Georgeau Construction Research Center (GCRC), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, October 2018.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H. M. “Instrumentation Plan for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Transverse Post-tensioning on Girder Load Distribution: M – 25 over Howe Drain Bridge (B01 of 77132),” submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, June 2018.
    • Attanayake, U., Aktan, H., and Basnayake, K. “Modeling and Analysis of Bridge B09-82191 using MIDAS/Civil – Training Manual,” submitted to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, March 2018.
    • Attanayake, U., Mazumder, A. F., Sahi, W. D. S., Mueller, M., and Black, D. “Enhancing Non-motorized Mobility within Construction Zones,” TRCLC 16-02, Report to the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, December 2017.
    • Aktan, H., Attanayake, U., and Yavuz, F. “Prestressing Design of Beams,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, September 2017.
    • Aktan, H. and Attanayake, U., “Research on Evaluation and Standardization of Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques,” MDOT RC-1618C, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, September 2017.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H., “Reflective Cracking between Precast Prestressed Box Girders,” Final Report to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Madison, WI, June 2017.
    • Attanayake, U., Hasan, M., and Lopez, L. A. “Infrastructure and Technology for Sustainable Livable Cities,” TRC-2015-05, Report to the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, August 2016.
    • Aktan, H. and Attanayake, U., “Research on Evaluation and Standardization of Accelerated Bridge Construction Techniques,” MDOT RC-1618A, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, September 2015.
    • Aktan, H. and Attanayake, U., “Research on Evaluation of Highway Bridge Modeling in CSI Bridge, Midas Civil, and GT Strudl,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, September 2015.
    • Attanayake, U. and Lopez, L. A. “Alternatives for Providing a Safe Passage for Non-motorized Traffic across an Existing Highway Bridge,” TRCLC 14-09, Report to the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, August 2015.
    • Attanayake, U., Aktan, H., Hay R., and Catbas, N. “Remote Monitoring of Fatigue-sensitive Details on Bridges,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, March 2015.
    • Aktan, H., and Attanayake, U., and Mohammed, A. W. “Michigan Department of Transportation Bridge Slide Showcase,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, March 2015.
    • Aktan, H., and Attanayake, U., and Mohammed, A. W. “Accelerated Bridge Construction and Structural Move - Workshop,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, March 2014.
    • Attanayake, U. and Aktan, H., “Reflective Cracking between Precast Prestressed Box Girders,” Phase I Report to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Madison, WI, February 2014.
    • Aktan, H., and Attanayake, U., and Mohammed, A. W. “Research on Non-Destructive Evaluation - Workshop,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, September 2013.
    • Aktan, H., and Attanayake, U., “Improving Bridges with Prefabricated Precast Concrete Systems,” MDOT RC-1602, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, December 2013.
    • Attanayake, U., Rusthi, M., and Aktan, H., “Remote Monitoring of Fatigue Sensitive Details on Bridges - Synthesis of Technologies,” Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, April 2013.
    • Attanayake, U. “Testing of Masonry Blocks with Waste Powder Paint (WPP),” Report to the Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium (GMIC), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, March 2013.
    • Attanayake, U. “Evaluation of Potential use of Waste Powder Paint (WPP) in Cement Grout and Mortar,” Report to the Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium (GMIC), Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, 2013.
    • Abudayyeh, O., Aktan, H., Abdel-Qader, I., and Attanayake, U. “Development and Validation of a Sensor-Based Health Monitoring Model for the Parkview Bridge Deck,” MDOT RC-1564, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, January 2012.
    • Aktan, H.M., and Attanayake, U. “High skew link slab bridge system with deck sliding over backwall or backwall sliding over abutments,” MDOT RC-1563, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, September 2011.
    • Attanayake, U. “Bridge Deflection Measurement Using Laser Tracker,” Report to the International Bridge Study Group, University of Drexel, Philadelphia, PA, September 2011.
    • Liou, W. W., Attanayake, U., Bair, J., Keil, M., Kujawski, D., Lamberson, L., Kapseong, R., and Yang, Y. “Dual-Use Ground Vehicle Reliability Prediction and Optimization, Tank Elastomer Pads Fatigue, and Vehicle Occupant Shock Wave Impact Load Prediction,” Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI 48397, 2011.
    • Arant, M., Attanayake, U., Franzese, O., Hathaway, R., Keil, M., Knee, H., LaClair, T., Nelson, S., Pape, D., and Ro, K. “Heavy Truck Rollover Characterization (Phase-B) - Final Report,” the National Transportation Research Center, Inc. (NTRCI), University Transportation Center (UTC) for the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA), Knoxville, TN, 2009.
    • Liou, W. W., Attanayake, U., Hathaway, R., Ikonomov, P., Keil, M., Kujawski, D., Lamberson, L., and Pollock, P. “Simulation-Based Heavy-Duty Truck Structural Reliability Analysis, Track Pin Bushing Fatigue, and HMMWV Underbody Scanning,” Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, Warren, MI 48397, 2009.
    • Ahlborn, T. M., Aktan, H., Attanayake, U., Deshpande, Y., and Evren, U. “Condition Assessment and Methods of Abatement of Prestressed Concrete Box-Beam Deterioration – Phase II,” MDOT RC-1527, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, May 2009.
    • Aktan, H.M., Attanayake, U., and Ulku, A. E “Combining Link-Slab, Deck Sliding over Back-Wall and Revising Bearings,” MDOT RC-1514, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, August 2008.
    • Ahlborn, T. M., Aktan, H., Attanayake, U., Gilbertson, C. G. “Condition Assessment and Methods of Abatement of Prestressed Concrete Box-Beam Deterioration – Phase I,” MDOT RC-1470, CSD 2005-09, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, November 2005.
    • Aktan, H.M., and Attanayake, U. “Causes and Cures for Cracking of Concrete Barriers,” MDOT RC-1448, CSD 2003-01, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, August 2004.
    • Aktan, H.M., Fu, G., Dekelbab, W., and Attanayake, U. “Investigate Causes and Develop Methods to Minimize Early-Age Deck Cracking on Michigan Bridge Decks,” MDOT RC-1437, CSD 2003-02, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, November 2003.
    • Attanayake, U., Aktan, H.M., and Ng, S. “Criteria and Benefits of Penetrating Sealants for Concrete Bridge Decks,” MDOT RC-1424, CSD 2002-03, Report to the Michigan Department of Transportation, Lansing, MI, December 2002.
    • Presentations
    • "Harvesting Knowledge Through Bridge Design Policy Revision/Update Workflow," the 99th TRB Annual Meeting, January 14, 2020. Presented to the committee on AFF30 Concrete Bridges.
    • "Performance of Low and High Viscous Thin Epoxy Overlays Under Simulated Exposure Conditions," the 99th TRB Annual Meeting, January 13, 2020.
    • "Element Level Bridge Inspection in the U.S.: Challenges for Assessing Specific Distress Type, Location and Progression," the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2019, December 12 - 15, 2019.
    • " Extending Concrete Bridge Service Life – Maintenance and Replacement Actions,” the International Conference on Civil Engineering Applications (ICCEA 2019), Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, July 25-26, 2019. (Keynote speaker)
    • “Life-cycle cost analysis considerations for selecting bridge construction alternatives," the 98th TRB Annual Meeting, January 14, 2019. Presented to the Subcommittee on Bridge Life Cycle Cost Analysis, AHD35(2). (Invited speaker).
    • "Standardizing Lateral Bridge Slide Design,” the 9th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2018), July 9-13, 2018.
    • “Modeling and Validation of a Bicycle Model,” the 5th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, June 21 - 22, 2018.
    • "Adjacent Box-Beam Bridge Performance: Impact of Shrinkage, Thermal Gradient, and Transverse Post-tensioning," the 97th TRB Annual Meeting, January 7-11, 2018.
    • "Decision-support tool for evaluating bridge construction projects," the 97th TRB Annual Meeting, January 7-11, 2018.
    • "SAFT analysis and phase evaluation procedures using ultrasonic shear wave imaging device (MIRA) data," the 97th TRB Annual Meeting, January 7-11, 2018.
    • "Application of Stress Inequalities (Magnel Diagram) for a Prestressing Design with Cut Strands," the 97th TRB Annual Meeting, January 7-11, 2018.
    • "Recent Advances in Posttension Duct Inspection Using Ultrasonic Echo Technique," the 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2017, December 07-09, 2017.
    • "Project Scoping decision-support Tool for Bridge Replacement," the 8th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2017, December 07-09, 2017.
    • “Soil Structure Interaction Modeling and Applications in Bridge Engineering,” the 3rd International Workshop on Integral Abutment and Jointless Bridges (IAJB), Seattle, Washington, May 31 – June 01, 2017. (Invited speaker).
    • “Monitoring during Lateral Bridge Slide," the 96th TRB Annual Meeting, January 8-12, 2017. Presented to the committee on AFH40 Construction of Bridges and Structures.
    • "Computational Framework for Predicting Accelerated Bridge Construction Technology Specific Costs and Benefits," the 95th TRB Annual Meeting, January 10-14, 2016.
    • “Monitoring Slide-In Bridge Construction Activities for Standardization," the 95th TRB Annual Meeting, January 10-14, 2016. Presented to the committee on AFH40 Construction of Bridges and Structures.
    • "Computational Framework for Predicting Accelerated Bridge Construction Technology Specific Costs and Benefits," the 95th TRB Annual Meeting, January 10-14, 2016. Presented to the committee on AFH40 Construction of Bridges and Structures.
    • “US universities, admission process, funding, student life, and current research,” Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, December 16, 2015. (Invited speaker).
    • "Clustering Techniques and Artificial Neural Network for Acoustic Emission Data Analysis," the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, December 11-14, 2015.
    • "Seismic Evaluation of a Low-Rise Reinforced Concrete Commercial Building by the Capacity Spectrum Method," the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, December 11-14, 2015.
    • "Temporary Substructure Forces during Bridge Slide: Impact of Sliding Friction and Substructure Alignment," the 6th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2015, December 11-14, 2015.
    • "Bridge Pier Movement and Forces during Slide-In,” the National Accelerated Bridge Construction Conference (ABC 2015), Miami, Florida, December 7-8, 2015.
    • "Acoustic Emission Monitoring of Fatigue Sensitive Highway Bridge Details,” the International Symposium Non-Destructive Testing in Civil Engineering (NDT-CE 2015), Berlin, Germany, September 15-17, 2015.
    • "Application of Hot Spot Modeling and Analysis Guidelines for a Web Gap Detail,” the 8th New York City Bridge Conference, New York City, New York, August 24, 2015.
    • "Developing a methodology for evaluating non-motorized access alternatives over existing highway bridges,” the 8th New York City Bridge Conference, New York City, New York, August 24, 2015.
    • “Performance of Typical Low-Rise Reinforced Concrete Commercial Buildings under Seismic Loads,” Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, July 21, 2015. (Invited speaker).
    • “Temperature Gradient Effect On Link Slab Moment,” the International Workshop on Integral Abutment and Jointless Bridges (IAJB), the Sustainable and Innovative Bridge Engineering Research Center (SIBERC), College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fujian, China June 03, 2015. (Invited speaker).
    • “Maintaining Semi-Integral Skew Bridge Alignment During Thermal Expansion/Contraction,” the International Workshop on Integral Abutment and Jointless Bridges (IAJB), the Sustainable and Innovative Bridge Engineering Research Center (SIBERC), College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fujian, China June 02, 2015. (Invited speaker).
    • “Waste powder paint (WPP) in cement-based products,” the Zero Waste to Landfills User Group Meeting, Grand Rapids, MI, July 17, 2014. (Invited speaker).
    • “Jointless Details for Durable Bridges,” the Sustainable and Innovative Bridge Engineering Research Center (SIBERC), College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fujian, China July 13, 2014. (Invited speaker).
    • “Recent Advances in Bridge Engineering,” the Sustainable and Innovative Bridge Engineering Research Center (SIBERC), College of Civil Engineering, Fuzhou University, Fujian, China July 12, 2014. (Invited speaker).
    • "Prefabricated Bridge Element Connections – Comprehensive Review and Design,” the 7th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2014), Shanghai, China, July 7-11, 2014.
    • "Capturing and modeling of a steel multi-girder bridge using point cloud data," the 93rd TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2014.
    • "A Road Map for Effective Implementation of Nondestructive Testing into Bridge Management," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.
    • "Artificial Neural Network for Evaluating Precast Element Connection Integrity," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.
    • "Simulation and Measurement of Web Gap Strain in a Steel Girder for Developing a SHM System – A Laboratory Study," the 4th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, December 13-15, 2013.
    • “Waste powder paint (WPP) in cement-based products,” the Environmental Footprint Reduction Workshop for Finishing Operations, Grand Rapids, MI, September 24, 2013. (Invited speaker).
    • "Stress Data and Artificial Neural Network for Evaluating Transverse Connection Integrity of Full-Depth Deck Panels," 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, No. 13-4661, January 13-17, 2013.
    • “Improving Durability and Constructability of PBES Connections: Recommendations and Special Provisions," the 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, No. 13-4497, January 13-17, 2013.
    • “Constructability Model for ABC Projects," the 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, No. 13-4497, January 13-17, 2013.
    • “Remote Monitoring of Fatigue Sensitive Details,” the 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the committee on AFF40 Dynamics and Field Testing of Bridges, Washington DC, January 16, 2013.
    • “A Hybrid Model for Accelerated Bridge Construction Decision-Making,” the 92nd TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the committee on AFF30 Concrete Bridges, Washington DC, January 16, 2013.
    • “Noncontact Bridge Deformation Monitoring using Laser Tracking Technology – Technology Evaluation and Field Implementation," the NDE/NDT for Highways & Bridges: Structural Materials Technology (SMT) Conference, New York, August 21-24, 2012.
    • “Assessing full-depth deck joint durability using embedded sensors and FE simulations,” the 6th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2012, Villa Erba, Cernobbio, Como, Italy, July 8-12, 2012.
    • “Non-Contact Inspection of Deflection and Translation in Large Structures,” Hexagon 2012 Conference, Las Vegas, NV, June 4-7, 2012. (Invited speaker).
    • “Stress Signatures for Detecting Deck Panel Joint deterioration,” the 91st TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the committee on AFF30 Concrete Bridges, Washington DC, January 23, 2012.
    • “Non-contact bridge deflection and translation measurement with Laser tracker,” the 91st TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the committee on AFF40 Dynamics and Field Testing of Bridges, Washington DC, January 24, 2012.
    • "The First Fully Prefabricated Full-Depth Deck Panel Bridge System in Michigan: Challenges and Lessons Learned," the 91st TRB Annual Meeting, January 22-26, 2012.
    • “Research and Graduate Student Opportunities at WMU,” Department of Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, August 18, 2011. (Invited speaker).
    • “Recent Advances in Bridge Engineering,” Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 16, 2011. (Invited speaker).
    • “US universities, admission process, funding, student life, and responsibilities,” The US-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission & the Education USA Advising Center, Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 15, 2011. (Invited speaker).
    • “Decision-Making Framework for Transportation Infrastructure Construction Methods/Technology Selection,” International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering & Transportation Systems & Transport Research Forum 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 25 – 26, 2011.
    • “Stiffness Based Construction Quality Evaluation for Pavement Subgrade and Base Applications,” International Conference on Advances in Highway Engineering & Transportation Systems & Transport Research Forum 2011, Colombo, Sri Lanka, July 25 – 26, 2011.
    • “An Information System for a Sensor-Based Bridge Health Monitoring System,” Michigan Engineering Conference, Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, MI, June 9, 2011. (Invited speaker).
    • “ABAQUS - A Research and Teaching Tool at Western,” Western Michigan SIMULIA Technology Day, Holland, MI, May 25, 2011.
    • "Finite Element Modeling Techniques," the New York BRIDGE Seminar on “Challenges with Design and Construction Analysis of Bridges”, BRIDGE seminar by MIDASoft, May 3, 2011. (Invited speaker).
    • “Guidelines for Spacing of Posttension Ducts in Full-Depth Deck Panels," the 90th TRB Annual Meeting, January 25, 2011.
    • “Component Joint Durability, Grout Properties, and Material Specifications," the 8th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridge, Niagara Falls, Canada, August 6, 2010.
    • “Durable connections between precast bridge components: Fundamental approach," The 5th International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management, IABMAS 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 14, 2010.
    • “Box-Beam Bridge Design Evaluation Through Construction Simulation; Funded Research and Student Activities at WMU," Western Michigan SIMULIA Technology Day, May 12, 2010. (Invited speaker).
    • “Improving Durability Performance of Prefabricated Bridge Deck Joints: What Do We Need To Know?" 2010 FHWA Bridge Engineering Conference: Highways for LIFE and Accelerated Bridge Construction, April 9, 2010
    • “Tracking Bridge Deflections and Translations with Lasers” the 89th TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the committee AFF40 Dynamics and Field Testing of Bridges, Washington DC, January 13, 2010.
    • “Rationally Designed Staged Posttension Abates Reflective Cracking on Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridge Decks," the 89th TRB Annual Meeting, January 12, 2010
    • "Capacity evaluation of a severely distressed and deteriorated 50-year old box-beam," the 89th TRB Annual Meeting, January 12, 2010.
    • "Jointless Bridge Deck with Link Slabs: Design for Durability," the 88th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 13, 2009.
    • "Side-by-side Box-beam Bridge Superstructure: Rational Transverse Posttension Design," the 88th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 13, 2009.
    • "Retrofit Design Details for Deck Joint Elimination over Abutments," the 88th TRB Annual Meeting, Washington DC, January 13, 2009.
    • “Capacity evaluation of a 50-year old box-beam through load testing,” the 88th TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the AFF 30 Committee on Concrete Bridges, Washington DC, January 12, 2009.
    • “Issues with Reflective Deck Cracks in Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridges,” The 4th Concrete Bridge Conference, Hyatt Regency, St. Louis, Missouri, May 5, 2008.
    • "Macromechanical Modeling of Precast Orthotropic Bridge Deck Superstructure Systems," the 86th TRB Annual Meeting, January 21-25, 2007.
    • “Penetrating Sealants for Concrete Bridge Decks – Surface preparation and Application Issues,” the 86th TRB Annual Meeting, presented to the AFN 30 Committee on Durability of Concrete, Washington DC, January 21-25, 2007.
    • “Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridge - Performance and Design Issues,” the 7th International Conference on Short & Medium Span Bridges, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 23 – 25, 2006.
    • “Remaining Service Life Estimation of Bridge Components by Knowledge Discovery Techniques,” 2006 NDE Conference on Civil Engineering, St. Louis, Missouri, 14 – 18 August, 2006.
    • “Performance Evaluation of Side-by-Side Box-Beam Bridges in Michigan,” the 84th TRB Annual Meeting, January 09-13, 2005.
    • "Non-Destructive Evaluation of Concrete Using Infrared (IR) Thermography for Void Detection and Moisture Evaluation by Numerical, Experimental, and Field Investigation," the 84th TRB Annual Meeting, January 09-13, 2005
    • "Early-Age Cracking Potential of Slip-formed Concrete Bridge Barriers," the 83rd TRB Annual Meeting, January 11-15, 2004.
    • “Condition Evaluation of Side-By-Side Precast Prestressed Concrete Box-Beam Bridges in Michigan,” ACI Convention Fall 2004, San Francisco, California, October 24-28, 2004.
    • “Fundamentals of Use of Penetrating Sealants for Concrete Bridge Deck Protection,” the 82nd TRB Annual Meeting, January 12 – 16, 2003.
    • “Analysis of Deep Beams with Openings,” Conference Proceeding, Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLAAS), Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1999.

    Sponsored student presentations

    • Basnayake, K. Mazumder, A. F., Attanayake, U. B., and Berke, N. S. " Assessment of Concrete Curing Duration using bulk electrical Conductivity and Porosity," the 99th TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020.
    • Mazumder, A. F., Attanayake, U. B., and Berke, N. S. " Concrete Bridge Deck Preservation with Healer Sealer – A Performance-Based Approach for Deciding the Application Time on New Concrete," the 99th TRB Annual Meeting, January 12-16, 2020.
    • Basnayake, B.M.K.L.K. and Attanayake, U. B. " Evaluation of Wind Uplift Resistance of Flat Roofs: A Review," the 10th International Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2019, December 12 -15, 2019.
    • Shresta Wosti and Upul Attanayake (2019). Silane as a moisture inhibitor – a review, the American Concrete Institute (ACI), ACI-GM-Professors-Student Appreciation Dinner, October 8, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. (poster)
    • Harsha Amunugama and Upul Attanayake (2019). Tracing Causes and Extent of Prestressed Concrete I-Beam Deterioration, the American Concrete Institute (ACI), ACI-GM-Professors-Student Appreciation Dinner, October 8, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. (poster)
    • Kanchani Basnayake, Abul Mazumder, and Upul Attanayake (2019). Assessment of Concrete Curing Duration Using Bulk Electrical Conductivity and Porosity, the American Concrete Institute (ACI), ACI-GM-Professors-Student Appreciation Dinner, October 8, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. (poster)
    • Abul Mazumder and Upul Attanayake (2019). Performance Based Approach for Scheduling Overlay Application on New Concrete, the American Concrete Institute (ACI), ACI-GM-Professors-Student Appreciation Dinner, October 8, Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA. (poster)
    • Abul Mazumder and Upul Attanayake (2019). Risk Based Non-motorized Mobility Framework for Construction Zones in Small Cities, Michigan Transportation Planning Association (MTPA), Lansing, Michigan, USA. (poster - 3rd place)
    • Basnayake, K., Liou, W. W., and, Attanayake, U. “Effect of Urban Transportation on the Public Health of Livable Communities within Urban Areas: A State-of-the-Art Review.” 6th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, Michigan, USA, Jun 6-7, 2019 (Poster).
    • Abul Mazumder, Upul Attanayake, Mitchel Keil (2019). Impact of Horizontal Curve Radius and Speed on Bicycle Stability, 6th Annual Summer Conference of TRC-LC, Western Michigan University, USA. (Poster).
    • Abul Mazumder and Upul Attanayake. "Planning Framework for Managing Non-Motorized Mobility within Construction Zone in Small Cities,” 4th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, June 21 - 22, 2018. (Poster).
    • Abul Mazumder, Wjdan Sahi, Dustin Black, and Upul Attanayake. "Decision Framework for Managing Non-motorized Mobility within Work Zones,” ESPP Research Symposium 2017 - Urban Environment: Solutions for a Sustainable Future, October 27, 2017, Michigan State University, Lansing, MI. (Poster – 2nd Place).
    • Abul Mazumder, Wjdan Sahi, Dustin Black, and Upul Attanayake. "Enhancing Non-motorized Mobility within Construction Zones,” the 11th University Transportation Center (UTC) Spotlight Conference: Rebuilding and Retrofitting the Transportation Infrastructure on September 26-27, 2017, Washington, D.C. (Poster).
    • Abul Mazumder, Upul Attanayake, Wjdan Sahi, Dustin Black, Abiola Akanmu, Jiansong Zhang. "Policy and Guidelines for Enhancing Non-motorized Mobility within Construction Zones Located in Cities,” 4th Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, June 21 - 22, 2017. (Poster).
    • Yavuz, F., Attanayake, U., and Aktan. H. "Mobility and economic impacts due to bridge construction,” 3rd Annual Summer Conference on Livable Communities, June 21 - 22, 2017.
    • Yavuz F., Attanayake U., and Aktan H. (2017). Economic Impact Analysis on Surrounding Businesses due to Bridge Construction, 8th International Conference on Ambient Systems, Networks and Technologies, May 16-19, Madeira, PORTUGAL.
    • Yavuz, F., Attanayake, U., and Aktan. H. " Economic Impact Analysis of Bridge Construction,” 96th TRB Annual Meeting, No. 16-5274, January 8-12, 2017. (Poster).
    • Yavuz, F., Attanayake, U., and Aktan. H. " Economic Impact Analysis of Bridge Construction,” 96th TRB Annual Meeting, No. 16-5274, January 8-12, 2017. Presented to the committee on AFH40 Construction of Bridges and Structures.
    • Yavuz F., Attanayake U., and Aktan H. “Economic Impact Analysis of Accelerated Bridge Construction,” the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, August 8-10, 2016.
    • Ridvanoglu, O., Attanayake, U., and Aktan. H. " Slide-In Bridge Construction Implementation in Michigan, USA,” the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2016, Istanbul, Turkey, August 8-10, 2016. (Presented by Yavuz, F)
    • Lopez, L. and Attanayake, U. “Bike Sharing Stations for Downtown Kalamazoo,” Kalamazoo Parking and Mobility Committee, MI, April 01, 2016.
    • Lopez, L. and Attanayake, U. “Optimal Locations for Bike Sharing Stations in Downtown Kalamazoo,” the Tenth Annual Research and Creative Activities Poster Day, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, April 14, 2016. (Poster)
    • Mansiz C., Attanayake, U. B., Abudayyeh O., and Aktan H. “A Roadmap to Early Investigation of Structural Bridge Deficiencies,” the Sixth Annual Research and Creative Activities Poster Day, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, April 20, 2012. (Poster)
    • Attanayake, U. B., Mansiz C., Abudayyeh O., and Aktan H. “Incremental Finite Element Model for Component Interaction Investigation of a Full-Depth Deck Panel System,” the 2012 SIMULIA Customer Conference, Providence, RI, May 15-17, 2012.
    • Mohammed, A.W., Attanayake, U., Hu, Y., Abudayyeh, O., and Aktan, H.M. “Informed decision-Making Tool for Selecting Optimal Bridge Construction Method,” the Sixth Annual Research and Creative Activities Poster Day, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, April 20, 2012. (Poster)
    • Attanayake, U. B., Servi, A. and Aktan, H. M. “Noncontact Bridge Deflection Measurement: Technology Evaluation and Field Implementation," 91st TRB Annual Meeting, January 22-26, 2012. (Poster)

Research team

  • Harsha Amunugama

    Harsha Amunugama

    Amunugama is a Ph.D. student and research and teaching assistant. He earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree from the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka).

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  • Bhowmik

    Sanjoy Kumar Bhowmik

    Bhowmik is a Ph.D. student and research assistant in civil engineering. He is an assistant professor (study leave) at International University of Business Agriculture and Technology in Bangladesh.

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  • Sajith Perera

    Sajith Perera

    Sajith Perera is a full-time researcher at WMU. He earned a B.S. in civil engineering from University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka). He also earned a diploma in counseling psychology from the Institute of Psychological Studies.

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  • Naveen Ranasinghe

    Naveen Ranasinghe

    Ranasinghe is an aerospace engineering student and research assistant. He also completed the NASA L'SPACE Academy. He earned a bachelor's degree from SLIIT Institute (Sri Lanka).

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  • Kevin Saleh

    Kevin Saleh

    Kevin Saleh is a master's student and research assistant at WMU. He earned a bachelor's degree from the National Institute of Building and Public Works (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

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  • Graduate research alumni

    Kanchani Basnayake, Ph.D.’23

    Srikanth Vemula, M.S.E.'23

    Abul Fazal Mazumder, Ph.D.'21

    Shresta Wosti, M.S.E.'21

    Abdul Wahed Mohammed, M.S.E.'11, Ph.D.'16

    Ozan Utku Ridvanoglu, M.S.E.'16

    Funda Yavuz, M.S.E.'17

    Johanes Perwatta, B.S.E.'17, M.S.E.'19

    Asutosh Annamreddy, M.S.E.'19

    Ali Inceefe, M.S.E.'18

    Salih Can Rakici

    Wjdan Sahi, Ph.D.'20

    Lizmert Lopez, B.S.E.'13, M.S.E.'16

    Timothy Schnell, B.S.'15, B.S.E.'15, M.S.E.'16

    Ling Kit Kong, B.S.E.'11, M.S.E.'13

    Ramzi Abduallah, M.S.E.'13

    Talal Almaghlouth, B.S.E.'14, M.S.E.'14

    Vinod Vijayan, M.S.'11

    Alp Servi, M.S.E.'12

    Cem Mansiz, M.S.E.'12

    Hitesh Keelapudi, M.S.'15

       

     

     

  • Undergraduate research alumni

    Dustin Black, B.S.E.'19

    Ethan Carpenter, B.S.E.'20

    Anthony Conigliaro, B.S.E.'17

    Paul Harvey, B.S.E.'17

    Alec Ingram, B.S.E.'17

    Alexander Keifer, B.S.E.'20

    Kavya Kuruppuarachchi, B.S.E.'21

    Nathan Lloyd, B.S.E.'17

    Simon Matar, B.S.E.'15, M.S.E.'16

    Matthew Moulton, B.S.E.'19

    Matthew Mueller, B.S.E.'18

    Michelle Ng

    Tristan Richardson, B.S.E.'20

    Turner Solterman, B.S.E.'17

    Stephen Timmer, B.S.E.'20

    Richard Wilke, B.S.E.'18

    Morgan Zapata, B.S.E.'18

     

       

     

     

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