Research Grant to Faculty of Engineering – Development of Electromagnetic Picking System for Weaving Loom

Development of Electromagnetic Picking System for Weaving Loom projects is carried out by Mr. Kamalaruban, Miss. K. Hamsathvanie and Ms. S. Selvalogini from the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. The research is selected among the competitive applications and the funding is received from University research grant, which commenced from September 2014. Considering the main scope of this research project, in weaving industry, the production has always been relied on picking speed, so the development of the picking system with optimum speed is vital to increase the economical production. Therefore, this study will open a new direction for small scale entrepreneurs while introducing industry base research to the Faculty.

Dr. S. Sivasegaram (former Senior Professor, University of Peradeniya) is visiting the faculty

Dr. S. Sivasegaram, who served as Senior Professor at the University of Peradeniya, is now doing visiting lectures in the Faculty. He is teaching Thermodynamics to the students from 12th September 2014. He graduated from the University of Ceylon with BScEng with First Class honours in 1964, completed his Diploma at Imperial College and obtained his MSc with Distinction from the University of London in 1967. Continue reading