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Dr. Lasi Piyathilaka

BScEng (Hons) (Moratuwa), MPhil (Moratuwa), PhD (UTS)
Lecturer - Mechatronics Engineering
School of Engineering and Technology
Mackay Ooralea
B724 - 1.30
About Me

Dr Lasitha Piyathilaka is a Lecturer in Mechatronic Engineering at Central Queensland University. He graduated from University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka specialising Electrical engineering in 2005 and received his M.Phil degree specialising robotics in 2011 from the same university. In 2016, he completed his PhD degree specializing in Robotics from the University of Technology Sydney, Australia.

Lasitha has a rich blend of industry, teaching and research experience. From 2017 to 2020 he worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS), and lead a research team to develop inspection robots for condition assessment of water and sewer pipelines. This project won both the National and NSW Research Innovation Awards presented by the Australian Water Association in 2020. From 2015 to 2017, Lasitha worked as a mechatronics engineer at Swarm Farm Robotics, a robotics company based in QLD that develops a swarm of lightweight agricultural robots for farm operations. He has over 10+ years of teaching experience and previously taught in Mechatronics and Robotics related courses at the University of Technology Sydney and the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka.

General
Awards

  • National Research Innovation Award 2020 (Team Award), Australian Water Association
  • New South Wales Research Innovation Award 2020 (Team Award), Australian Water Association
  • Highly Commended Prize, Best Applied Engineering Project 2019 (Team Award), IESL, 2019
  • IPRS: 2012 International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) awarded by the Australian Government Department of Industry and Innovation
  • APA: 2012 Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) awarded by the Australian Government Department of Industry and Innovation for the PhD studies

Professional Memberships

  • Member: IEEE
  • Member: IEEE Robotics and Automation society
  • Member: IEEE Sensor Council
  • Member: IEEE Instrumentation Societ

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 0906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • 0801 Artificial Intelligence and Image Processing

At the level of Associate Supervisor


Current Capacity
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Research Interests
Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Control Systems, Robotics and Automation

Engineering

Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Industrial Electronics

Engineering

Mechanical Engineering - Automation and Control Engineering

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