Gatheeshgar Perampalam


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Dr Gatheeshgar Perampalam is currently a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering in the School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies at Teesside University. Dr Gatheeshgar Perampalam completed his PhD in Structural Engineering at Northumbria University, UK in 2021 and completed BEng (Hons) in Civil Engineering with first class honours from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2017.

Dr Gatheeshgar Perampalam has served as several academic (Associate Lecturer, Academic Assistant, and Demonstrator) roles and research related (Senior Research Assistant/Research and Development Engineer) roles for industry related consultancy projects at Northumbria University. As a Senior Research Assistant, he investigated the fire performance of light gauge steel floor and wall panels of Intelligent Steel Solutions Ltd, Redbrooks Specialist Contracts Ltd, and New Ways Ltd and provided appropriate design solutions.

Summary of Research Interests

His research work cuts across in a broader area of Structural Engineering. The primary research interests include:

  • Innovative structural members
  • Optimisation of structural members
  • Steel Structures (Cold-Formed and Hot-Rolled)
  • Thin-Walled Structures (Cold-formed carbon steel, Stainless steel, and Aluminium)
  • Light gauge steel (LSF) floor and wall systems
  • Advanced numerical modelling
  • Modular building systems and Modern Methods of Construction
  • Fire and thermal performance of buildings
  • Energy performance of buildings
  • Behaviour of composite structures (steel-timber/steel-concrete)
  • Sustainability and Climate Change

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Optimum Design of Cold-Formed Steel Beams for Structural and Modular Building Applications, Northumbria University

Award Date: 21 Oct 2021

Bachelor, Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya

Award Date: 23 Oct 2017


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