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Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Dr. Saumya Amarasiri

Saumya Amarasiri

Clinical Assistant Professor

Office:

Sloan 25

Phone:

(509) 335-6411

Fax:

(509) 335-7632

Education

  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering, 2011 – University of South Florida
  • MSCE., Civil Engineering, 2004 – Texas Tech University
  • B.S., Civil Engineering, 2001 – University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2013 – 2014
  • Temporary Senior Lecturer, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2012 – 2013
  • Geotechnical Engineer, Radise International, West Palm Beach, FL, 2011 – 2012
  • Research/Teaching Assistant, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, 2006 – 2011
  • Research Assistant, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, 2003 – 2004

Research Interests

  • Thermomechanics and Constitutive Modeling
  • Computational Modeling
  • Unsaturated soil mechanics
  • Pavement digital image modeling and analysis
  • Automated evaluation of pavement surface distresses and wear

Teaching

  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Pavement Design
  • Pavement Management
  • Numerical and Computer Tools

Publications

  • Amarasiri S., Gunaratne M. and S. Sarkar, 2010, “Modeling of Crack Depths in Digital Images of Concrete Pavements Using Optical Reflection Properties”, ASCE Journal of Transportation, Vol. 136, June, pp. 489-499
  • Amarasiri S., Gunaratne M. and S. Sarkar, 2012, “Use of Optical Reflection Properties and Digital Images for Evaluation of Pavement Macrotexture and Wear”, ASCE Journal of Transportation, Vol. 138, May, pp. 589-602.
  • Amarasiri S., Gunaratne M. and A. Nazef, 2010, “Optical Texture Based Tools For Monitoring Pavement Surface Wear And Cracks With Time Using Digital Images” Transportation Research Record, Issue 2153, November, pp. 130-140.