Professor C. N. Herath

Professor in Textile & Apparel Technology

Textile and Apparel Technology
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Contact:

Select, 2nd intemediate floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : W5

Office: 011 2881065, 0112881261, Ext: 565

Email: chera@ou.ac.lk


Prof. C N Herath obtained his Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, in 1993 in the field of Textile and Clothing engineering. He joined the Department of Textile and Apparel Technology of the Open University in 1994 as a Lecturer. Later he won the DAAD scholarship and proceeded to Germany to do his Masters. He obtained the MSc degree in Textile and Clothing Engineering from the Technical University, Dresden, Germany, in 2000. In 2004, he proceeded to do Doctor of Philosophy in South Korea under scholarships given by Asian Development Bank and Inha University (South Korea). After finishing PhD in 2007, he returned to the Department of Textile & Apparel Technology of the Open University of Sri Lanka as a senior lecturer and currently working as a Professor in Textile & Apparel Technology in the Open University of Sri Lanka. Also he was the Head /Department of Textile and Apparel Technology in thenperiod of 2018 OCTober to 2018 October.

Area of Specification:

Textile and Apparel

Research Intrests:

Structural behavior of knitted fabrics Seam quality and seam properties Characteristics of stretchable fabrics Sew ability of fabrics Hybridisation of reinforced filament yarn Dimensional characteristics of textile structures

Affiliations:

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Programmes Coordination:

Academic Coordinator for Degree program in Industrial Studies (Textile Manufacture)

Course Coordination:

TTX3237 – Fibre to fabrics,TTX4233 – Quality Assurance for Textiles and Clothing, , TAX6335 – Textile Product Engineering, TAX6564 – Nonwoven textiles, TAX6565Fabric Technology, TTI5139 – Current Topics in Clothing and TextilesTTY6595 – Individual Project – type B(Textile and Apparel)TTY6496 – Group Project(Textile and Apparel)TTY6197 – Project Identification and Literature Survey(Textile and Apparel)TTY6498 – Individual Project – Type A(Textile and apparel)TTX7131 – Apparel Manufacturing TechnologyTTX7139 – Product Development, TTX7138 = Quality managaement

Researches:

Publications

 

SCI Publications

  • Dimensional Stability of Single Jersey Fabrics of lincLITE and Conventional Yarns (Part I:  Dimensional Constants), Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 7, No. 4(December), Page 398-403, 2006. (with S. W. Park and B. C. Kang)
  • Dimensional characteristics of Core Spun Cotton-Spandex 1×1 Rib knitted Fabrics in Laundering, International journal of clothing science & Technology, Vol. 19, issue 1(March), Page 43-58, 2007 (with B. C. Kang)
  • Dimensional Stability of Single Jersey Fabrics of LincLITE and Conventional Yarns (Part II: Fabric Dimensional Changes), Fibers and Polymers, Vol.8, No. 1(February), 2007, Page 72-78,(with S. W. Park and B. C. Kang)
  • Dimensional Stability of Cotton-Spandex Interlock Structures under relaxation, Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 8, No. 1(February), Page 105-110, 2007(with B. C. Kang)
  • Dimensional stability of Core spun Cotton/spandex Single Jersey Fabrics under Relaxation, Textile Research Journal, Vol. 78(3), Pge 200-216, March 2008, (with B. C. Kang).
  • Spirality Related Mechanical Properties of Single Knit Fabrics of LincLITE and Conventional Yarns, Fibers and Polymers, Vol.9(4),Page 467-475,August 2008 (with S. W. Park, Stewart Collie, and B. C. Kang ).
  • Effect of washing Cycles on Behavior of Core Spun Cotton/Spandex Interlock Structures, Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 10(2), April 2009, Page 209-216 (with B. C. Kang)
  • Evaluation of the chemical resistance of high-density polyethylene geo-membranes, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 117, Page 2575-2582, April 2010 (with H Yoo, H Y Jeon and K Lee)
  • Flexural stiffness of core spun cotton/spandex weft knitted structures under relaxation and machine washing treatments, Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 13, No. 10(December), Page 1341-1347, 2012. (with B. C. Kang)
  • Investigation of Air Permeability of Core spun Cotton/Spandex Weft Knitted Structures Under Relaxation, Fibers and Polymers, Vol. 14, No. 8(August), Page1339-1346, 2013

Other Research Journal Publications

  • Breaking Elongation Properties of Hybrid Yarns by Commingling Process, Material science forum, Vols. 532-533(December), Page 337-340, 2006(with B. C. Kang, J. Park and B. B. Hwang).
  • An Air Texturing Process for Hybridization of Different Reinforcement Filament Yarns by Commingling Process, Material science forum, Vols. 532-533 (December), Page 333-336, 2006 (with B. C. Kang, J. Park and Y. Roh).
  • Microscopic Evaluation and Analysis on the Tensile Strength of Hybridized Reinforcement Filament Yarns by the Commingling, Advanced composite materials, Vol. 17(3), pge 225-233, 2008 (with B. C. Kang and B. B. Hwang).
  • Soft skills competency among OUSL graduates-Employer’s perspective, ISSN 2279-2627, Journal of Engineering Technology, Vol. 01, No. 01, Open University of Sri Lanka, P20-34, 2013
  • Effect of Structural Parameters on Dimensional Stability and Spirality of Core Spun Cotton/Spandex Single Jersey and 1×1 Rib Structures, ISSN 2279-2627, Journal of Engineering Technology, Vol. 03, No. 01, Open University of Sri Lanka, P41-58, 2015
  • Study the Physical Property Variations of Core Spun Cotton-Spandex Single Jersey Fabrics under Relaxation, Journal of Engineering and Technology , The Open University of Sri Lanka, Vol 4 No. 2, Pge.27-41, 2016

 

Conference Proceedings

  • Change of dimensional parameters in core spun (cotton-spandex) 1×1 Rib knitted fabrics under relaxation, Korean Textile Conference, Seoul, South Korea,Vol.38(2), Page 362-     365(October), October 2005 (with Junho Lee and B. C. Kang)
  • Suggestion for objectification of installation damage evaluation of geosynthetics, Korean Textile Conference, Seoul, South Korea,Vol.39(2), Page 347-350, September 2006 (with K. Chung, J. J. Yuu and Han-Yong Jeon).
  • Creep behavior analysis of geogrids with specimen clamping, Korean Textile Conference, Seoul, South Korea,Vol.39(2), Page 247-250, September 2006 (with M. S. Mok, B. C. Kang and Han-Yong Jeon)
  • Effect of Numbers of Clamping Ribs on geogrid strength properties, Korean Textile Conference, Seoul, South Korea, Vol.39(2), Page 239-242, September 2006 (with B. C. Kang and Han-Yong Jeon)
  • Dimensional characteristics of core spun cotton-spandex interlock structures under relaxation, International Fiber Conference 2006, Seoul National University, South Korea, ISBN 89-953858-0-4, Page 318-321, May 2006 (with B. C. Kang and Han-Yong Jeon)
  • Fabric dimensional changes of core spun cotton-spandex 1×1 rib knitted structures under relaxation, 43rd congress of international federation of knitting technologists, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Page 41-44, October 2006 (with B. C. Kang and S. W. park)
  • Relaxation behavior of core spun cotton-spandex interlock fabrics, International Fiber Conference 2006, Seoul National University, South Korea, ISBN 89-953858-0-4, Page 315-318, May 2006 (with B. C. Kang and Han-Yong Jeon).
  • Dimensional parameters of core spun cotton-spandex 1×1 rib knitted structures, 43rd congress of international federation of knitting technologists, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, Page 46-49, October 2006 (with B. C. Kang and S. W. park)
  • Swelling property Assesment of Bentonite on Installation condition, Korean Textile conference, Vol. 40(1), Seoul, South korea, Page 331-332, April 2007 (with bGexin, Won-Seok Lyoo and Han-Yong Jeon)
  • Swelling of bentonite in single species salt solutions in different temperatures and under different pH values, 32nd The polymer society of korea conference, Jeju, South Korea, Page 26-28, April, 2007 (with jeon Han-yong and Ge Xin)
  • Effect of laundering on the structural and dimensional behavior of core spun cotton/spandex interlock structures, International Federation of Knitting Technologies-44th Congress, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Page 1-9, September 2008 (with B. C. Kang and S. W. Park)
  • Spirality of Cotton/Spandex weft Knitted structures under relaxation and laundering treatments, Annual Academic Sessions of the Open University of Sri Lanka, page 45-48, December 2008.
  • Dimensional properties of core spun cotton/spandex single jersey fabrics, Annual Academic Sessions of the Open University of Sri Lanka, page 95-99, October 2009
  • Fabric bulk related properties of core spun cotton/spandex single jersey structures, Annual Academic Sessions of the Open University of Sri Lanka, page 90-94, October 2009.
  • Flexural properties of core spun cotton/spandex single jersey fabrics under washing treatments, Annual sessions 2011, Open University of Sri Lanka Dimensional variations of core spun cotton / spandex single jersey fabrics with relaxation and washing treatments Annual sessions 2011, Open University of Sri Lanka.
  • Comparative study of structural changes in single jersey and 1×1 rib core spun cotton-spandex fabrics during relaxation, ISSN 2012-9912, Annual sessions 2012(published in February 2013), Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Relaxation  behaviour of 1×1 rib core spun cotton-spandex and 100% cotton fabrics under washing treatments, Annual academic sessions 2013 (November), Open University of Sri Lanka
  • Comparison of bursting strength variations of cotton/spandex and cotton  single jersey and 1×1 rib knitted fabrics, Annual sessions, 2014
  • Kehelpannala KVC and Herath C.N,, Flexural behavior of polyester / cotton plain woven fabrics with super imposed seam, 15th Open University research sessions (OURS 2017), PP 123-127, ISSN 2012-9916, 2017
  • Kaushalya PG, Wimalaweera and Herah C.N,, Dyeing 100% cotton plain fabrics with Natural dye extracted from ThespesiaPopulenea (GanSuriya), 15th open university research sessions(OURS 2017), PP 147-151 ISSN 2012-9916, 2017
  • Herath C. N., Bursting Strength of  Core Spun Cotton/Spandex Weft Knitted Fabrics with various Tightness Factors and under Relaxation Treatments, 6th Global Conference on Polymer and Composite Materials in Thailand, 2018
  • Algama A. K. D. P and Herath C. N., Improving Sewability of 100% Cotton Single Jersey Fabrics using Softeners, 16th Open University research sessions (OURS 2019),  ISSN 2012-9912 © The Open University of Sri Lanka, 2019

 

Monographs and Books
  • Garment Cost Analysing, Project Report published in 1993 for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Engineering), University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • An investigation for Hybridisation of Different Reinforced Filament Yarns, MSc research thesis published in 2000 for the Degree of Master of Science, Technical University, Dresden, Germany.
  • Structural Behavior and Physical Properties of Core Spun Cotton/Spandex Weft Knitted Fabrics, phD thesis published in 2007 for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea.
Publications:

Monographs and Books 1. Garment Cost Analysing, Project Report published in 1993 for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Engineering), University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. 2. An investigation for Hybridisation of Different Reinforced Filament Yarns, MSc research thesis published in 2000 for the Degree of Master of Science, Technical University, Dresden, Germany. 3. Structural Behavior and Physical Properties of Core Spun Cotton/Spandex Weft Knitted Fabrics, phD thesis published in 2007 for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Inha University, Incheon, South Korea.

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