Dr. M.E.R. Perera

Senior Lecturer (G I)

Textile and Apparel Technology
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Head of the Department
Contact:

CRC, 3rd floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : W5

Office: 112881061, Ext: 561 Mobile: 714483979

Email: meper@ou.ac.lk meper@ou.ac.lk


Entered to the University of Moratuwa in 1992 and completed the B.Sc. in Engineering degree in 1995 with a 1st class. Then worked in the University of Moratuwa as a visiting demonstrator for a short period. After that I joined a private bank and work there as a management trainee for a short period. Then I joined the Star Garments (Pvt Ltd) as the group sample manager. Later in 1997 I joined the Open University of Sri Lanka as a Lecturer (probationary). In 1999 I completed the Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) from the University of Colombo. In 2002, I completed the M.Sc. in Textile & Apparel Technology from the University of Dresden, Germany with a 1st class. In 2006, I completed the PhD from the University of Dresden, Germany with a 1st class. From 2007, I work at the Dept. of Textile & Apparel Technology of the Open University of Sri Lanka as a Senior Lecturer.

Area of Specification:

Textile & Apparel Technology

Research Intrests:

Production systems in apparel industry, Studies related to the seams and stitches, Productivity improvements in the apparel Industry.

Affiliations:

– Sri Lanka Standards Institution, 2008 – Member of the working group on spun polyester thread – National Institute of Education, 2008/9 ? Developed the syllabus and the teaching guide of the Technology subject in the A/L stream. – University of Moratuwa, 2008- Visiting lecturer for the subject Industrial Engineering of the program M.Sc. in Textile and Clothing Management. – University of Moratuwa, 2007/8- Visiting lecturer for the subject Technical Textiles of the program B.Sc. in Textile and Clothing Engineering. – Brandix College, 2008- Resource Person: in the subject areas of Cutting Room Management and Production systems.

Programmes Coordination:

Diploma/Bachelor in Industrial Studies Master of Technology (Apparel Production & Management)

Course Coordination:

TTI2290 – Laboratory practice & industrial exposure TTY7692 -Research project TTX7140 – Human factors Engineering TTY7191- Research Methodology TTM7152- Project Management TTI5146- Industrial Garment washing & finishing TTX6233- Technical Textiles TTX6239- Ergonomics TTI3239- Garment analysis & sewing machinery TTM5240- Apparel merchandising TTX5232- Yarn & fabric mechanics TTX5237- Specialty fabrics

Awards:

The award and the gold medal from Textile institute (Sri Lanka Section) – Best graduate from the University of Moratuwa in 1995 The Wimalasurendra award – Over all best student in 3rd year at the University of Moratuwa in 1994

Researches:

– Effiziente Fertigungsablauefe in der Konfektion. Melliend-Bekleidung, (2003), S.218-219. (Mit Roedel, H. u. a.:) – Effiziente Fertigungsablauefe in der Bekleidungsindustrie unter den Aspekten Flexibilitaet, Ergonomie und Wirstschaflichkeit fuer die Kleinserien- und Einzelfertigung. ITB Mitteilung, (2003), 1 S. 29-33. (Mit Roedel, H. u. a.:) – Effiziente Fertigungsablauefe in der Bekleidungsindustrie unter den Aspekten Flexibilitaet, Ergonomie und Wirtschaftlichkeit fuer die Kleinserien- und Einzelfertigung. Tagunsband. GfA-Fruehjahrstagung ? Arbeit und Gesundheit in effizienten Arbeitssystemen?. 25.03.04. (Mit Roedel, H. u. a.:) – Organisation, Technik und Anforderungen in der Bekleidungsindustrie fuer die Einzel- und Kleinserienfertigung. ITB Mitteilung, (2005), 2, S. 26-28. (Mit Roedel, H. u. a.:)- Model for product analysis and process organisation for small order quantities in the Apparel industry, Annual academic sessions OUSL, 15 October 2009. – Organisation and technology for the production of small order quantities in apparel industry, 2nd International work shop of the Alumni Network, Dhaka, 16th February 2011. – An investigation into the influence of educational and sociological factors of sewing machine operators on productivity (* with Nadeesha Abesekara), Annual academic sessions OUSL, 14 September 2011. – A study to investigate the effectiveness of the implemented lean concept in selected apparel manufacturing organisations in sri lanka ( *with Sankapalee Wickramasinghe), Annual academic sessions OUSL, 2012

Ongoing Research:

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Research Supervisions:

Post graduate Supervision – Supervisor, the project ? Simuation based approch to evaluate mudular set up performance in Garment manufacture?, Eng. H.D. Gamini, Master of Technology of Industrial Engineering, OUSL, successfully completed in 2007. – Supervisor, the project ? The impact of world economic crisis on job market in sri Lanka?, Eng. G.K.K.S Kumara, Master of Bussiness Administration, University of Kelaniya, successfully completed in 2012. Undergraduate Supervision – Supervisor, the number of undrgrauate projects (TTY6197, TTY6498 and TTY6595) in the Bachelor of Industrial Study programme, OUSL, 2007 -2012

Publications:

– Productivity improvement in Clothing manufacturing organisation, Project Report published in 1995 for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Engineering), University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. – Arbeitsplatzgestaltung in Bekleidungsunternehmen mit Kleinserien- und Einzelfertigung. Masterarbeit, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, 2002. – Effiziente Fertigungsablauefe in der Bekleidungsindustrie unter den Aspekten Flexibilitaet, Ergonomie und Wirstschaflichkeit fuer die Kleinserien- und Einzelfertigung. Plannungs-instrumentarium. AiF- Vorhaben-Nr 13264 BR. Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, 2005. (Mit Roedel, H. u. a.:) – Effiziente Fertigungsablauefe in der Bekleidungsindustrie unter den Aspekten Flexibilitaet, Ergonomie und Wirstschaflichkeit fuer die Kleinserien- und Einzelfertigung. Ergonomisher Gestaltungskatalog. AiF- Vorhaben-Nr 13264 BR. Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, 2005. (Mit Roedel, H. u. a.:) – Fertigungsorganisation, Technik und Anforderungen in der Einzel- und Kleinserienfertigung der Bekleidungsindustrie. Doktorarbeit. Technische Universitaet Dresden, Germany, 2006.

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