Damith Jayasekara Mohotti
The University of Sydney
Dr Mohotti has developed expertise in many interrelated areas in structural and materials engineering including extreme loadings on structures (blast and impact), wind loadings on buildings and development of smart materials. He is considered as an expert in advanced numerical simulations with his immense contribution to the development of this sector. In addition to his expertise as a researcher he has gained worthy of experience working as a structural engineer and a consultant.Roles and responsivities
Dr. Damith is currently working as a lecturer in the School of Civil Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and IT at University of Sydney. He currently works as a member of the industrial engagement committee of the school and hold the responsibility of delivering three key units of studies on design of concrete and prestressed concrete structures.
- International Association of Protective Structures (IAPS)
- Concrete Institute of Australia (CIA)
- Engineers Australia (EA)
Honours and awards
- Project contribution award Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC), 2014
- Thomas Ewing Scholarship Award, best Civil Engineering PhD researcher, University of Melbourne
The materials and methods used in the design and construction of built structures determines their capacity to withstand extreme loading, including strong winds, blasts and impacts. Designing such structures to withstand these natural and human-caused hazards, and thus protecting our critical infrastructure against them, is a particularly demanding area of today's research environment. Dr Damith Mohotti's work aims to advance this challenging and increasingly important area of structural engineering.