Dr Kelum Gamage
- Senior Lecturer (Engineering Teaching)
Dr Kelum Gamage (BSc, PhD, PgCAP, CEng, SFHEA, FRSA, SMIEEE, MIET) is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in the School of Engineering at University of Glasgow. He received his B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2007 and, PhD in Nuclear Engineering from the Engineering Department, Lancaster University, UK in 2011. Dr Gamage is also a Visiting Academic in the Engineering Department at Lancaster University and holds the position of Visiting Professor at Sri Lanka Technological Campus (SLTC). He is a Chartered Engineer of the Engineering Council (UK), a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, a Senior Member of IEEE and a Member of the IET. He is also a Professional Registration Advisor (PRA), where he gives specialist advice to candidates who are seeking professional registration (CEng/IEng) with EC(UK) through the IET. He is an Editor for Radiation Protection and Dosimetry Journal (publisher: Oxford University Press), Energy & Power Engineering Journal (ISSN: 1934-8975) and an active reviewer for leading international peer review journals. Previously, Dr Gamage worked as a Lecturer (fom 2012 to 2017) and a Researcher/Teaching Associate (from 2008 to 2011) in the Engineering Department at Lancaster University. Prior to 2008, he worked as a Lecturer at the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka and a Visiting Lecturer to the General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) and the Institution of Engineers (IESL), Sri Lanka.
Dr Gamage has a wide-ranged successful experience in radiation detection, and is a leading expert in mixed-field radiation imaging and instrumentation methods. He holds a patent for a system designed to image fast neutron-emitting contamination (Patent No. GB2484315, April 2012). He has authored over 60 peer-reviewed technical articles, where his research group activities are primarily focused on the development of novel radiation instrumentation and techniques for nuclear decommissioning and security applications. He has supervised 3 PhD students to completion since 2012, and currently supervising 4 PhD students as the primary supervisor. Dr Gamage was awarded a Visiting Scientist position in the Neutron Metrology Group at the National Physical Laboratory to lead the compact digital neutron / gamma spectrometer project, where he authored a National Physical Laboratory report (NPL Report IR 23, ISSN 1754-2952). His research interests have financially supported by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), Sellafield Ltd., National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), National Physical Laboratory (NPL), the HW Communications Ltd and the Hybrid Instruments Ltd.
- "Photo-detectors based in-situ measurement of total beta in groundwater", Principle Investigator. National Nuclear Laboratory, Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and EPSRC (total value £100k), 2016.
- "Development of a coded-aperture neutron imager for nuclear decommissioning applications", Principle Investigator. EPSRC and Sellafield Ltd (total value £88.6k), 2015.
- "GPR integrated mixed-field imaging approach for radiological characterisation of decommissioning nuclear sites and facilities", Principle Investigator, EPSRC-NDA (total value £114k), 2015.
- "Long-range scanning based detection of alpha-induced air fluorescence even under daylight conditions (AI-AF dc)", Principle Investigator. Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and Sellafield Ltd (total value £86k), 2014.
- "Design and testing of a novel neutron survey meter”, Principle Investigator. EPSRC and National Physical Laboratory (total value £118.5k), 2013.
- "A 4-channel mixed field analyser for use in a new kind of a security imaging system”, Principle Investigator. Lancaster University (total value £10.3k), 2013.
- "Intelligent communication management and control architecture”, Principle Investigator. ERDF and HW Communications Ltd (total value£66k), 2012.
- "Microclimate survey array for capture of data for green energy sources”, Principle Investigator. ERDF and Veraz Ltd (total value £66k), 2012.
- "Energy management method for scalable smart grid”, Principle Investigator. EPSRC Doctoral Training Grant (total value £62k), 2012.
- "Exploration of the potential use of lithium-6 loaded scintillating glass fiber detector for portal radiation monitor”, Principle Investigator. Lancaster University (total value £2k), 2012.
Dr. Gamage is currently supervising (as the primary supevisor) following PhD students:
- Mr Ikechukwu Ukaegbu (2015-)
- Miss Anita Crompton (2015-)
- Mr Michal Cieslak (2015-)
He has supervised (as the primary supevisor) following PhD students to completion since 2012:
- Dr Yakubu Tsado (2017)
- Dr Mathew Balmer (2016)
- Dr Linas Gelazanskas (2016)
Control Engineering (Year 4, Semester 1)
Academic Awards and Honours
- Visiting Professor, Sri Lanka Technlogical Campus (2016-).
- Visiting Academic, Lancaster University (2017-)
- IET Professional Registration Advisor (PRA) (2014-).
- Academic Staff Outstanding Research Award, Engineering Department, Lancaster University (2012).
- Dean's Award for Excellence in PhD Studies, Lancaster University, Lancaster (2010).
- Visiting Scientist, National Physical Laboratory, UK (2009).