Mr. U. Anuraj


Lecturer (Probationary)
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies


BSc.Eng(Hons)(SEUSL)
AMIMechE, AMIE(SL)


Research interests :Mechatronics applications, Machine vision, Control system, Vibrations, Deep learning applications


  uanuraj@eng.jfn.ac.lk
 +94-21-206-0160


Mr. Anuraj received B.Sc Eng Degree with first class honours (3.80/4.00) in the field of specialization in Mechanical Engineering, from South Eastern University of Sri Lanka (SEUSL) in 2017.

Membership

  • Associate Member of Institution of Mechanical Engineers (AMIMechE)
  • Associate member of Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka AMIE(SL)


  • Gold medal for best overall performance in Mechanical Engineering (2011/2012 batch)
  • Prize for outstanding best academic performance in Robotics and Mechatronics (2011/2012 batch)
  • Prize for outstanding best academic performance in Thermo Fluids (2011/2012 batch)
  • Prize for outstanding best academic performance in Energy Technology (2011/2012 batch)

  • Erasmus+: Capacity Building in the Field of Higher Education - Joint Project (CBHE-JP);
    Training Hub for Renewable Energy Technologies in Sri Lanka /THREE-Lanka.
    Received 20 Million LKR for University of Jaffna Center.

    Coordinater/project manager of University of Jaffna Center
    Project website: http://www.threelanka.com/

  • Final year research students received best project proposal award for the project (25, 000 LKR) – Design and development of foldable and portable Archimedes wind turbine

  • Machine vision for mechatronic systems and utilizing machine learning in multidisciplinary applications.
  • Machine vision for Mechatronic systems
  • Utilizing deep learning algorithms to multi-disciplinary applications.
  • Bio inspired robotics for agricultural applications
  • Compact and foldable design of wind turbines

Researches

Material classification using transfer learning and establishing a material-image database (Present).

Undergraduate research project supervision

  • Development of a stereo vision enabled robotic grape harvester model for local vineyards.
    (2020/2021)
  • Design and development of foldable and portable wind turbine (present).
  • Design and development of a small sized tree climbing robot (present).
  • Design and development of a compact and multi-functional machine for bottling related
    operations for small/medium industries. (present).


International Journals
1 result
2020
[1]A unified artificial neural network model for asphalt pavement condition prediction ( and ), In Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers – Transport, .

Lecturer (Prob.) , Department of Interdisciplinary studies (2019 July to present)
Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna

Teaching

Kinematics and Dynamics, Design and Prototyping, Mechanics of machines, Advanced mechanics of machines, Dynamics of Mechanical Systems and Control, Mechatronics, Advanced vibration analysis, Robotics, Advanced heat and mass transfer

Administrative work

  • Coordinator/project manager for ERASMUS+ THREE-Lanka project, University of Jaffna Center (present)
  • Senior treasurer – Mechanical Engineering Society (present)

Interfaculty teaching

  • Visiting lecturer - Faculty of Technology, University of Jaffna (January 2019 – June 2019): Teaching: Automobile electronics .
  • Visiting lecturer – Faculty of science, University of Jaffna (Present)
    Teaching: Applied Thermodynamics
  • Temporary Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering (2018 July to 2019 July)
    Department of Interdisciplinary studies
    Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna
  • Temporary Instructor - Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka - (November 2017 - June 2018)
  • Temporary Student Instructor - Mechanical Engineering
    Faculty of Engineering, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka - (January 2017 - July 2017)
  • Trainee Engineer – Autonomation
    Vaanavil - MAS Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd. (August 2016 – November 2016)
  • Mechanical Engineering Trainee
    Bio Energy Solutions (Pvt.) Ltd.

Member of ‘Tech Ceylon Social Ventures (Guarantee) Ltd.’

Worked in establishment of small industries in the Northern part of Sri Lanka which is funded by Sri Lanka government through the ‘50 Small Industries’ plan under the ‘enterprise Sri Lanka scheme – 2018

  • Feasibility studies and report writing on establishment of small industries in agriculture and fisheries sectors.
  • Contributed in equipment selection, supplier interaction, equipment evaluation and
    monitoring the commissioning of machinery at the proposed sites.