Prof. Samuel Anbahan Ariadurai

Professor

Textile and Apparel Technology
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Contact:

Main Campus, 1st floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : W5

Office: +94 11 2881228 / 2881351, Ext: 228 / 351 Mobile: +94776649442

Email: saari@ou.ac.lk NULL


Prof. Ariadurai obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mining Engineering from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India in 1983. Later, in 1987, he completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Technology in the field of Textile Technology at the University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He then joined Sascon Knitting Co. Ltd. a private company producing knitted fabrics and garments as Quality Control Manager. In May 1988, he joined the Department of Textile Technology of the Open University of Sri Lanka as an Assistant Lecturer. He won the Commonwealth Scholarship in 1994 and proceeded to the United Kingdom for his research studies. In March 1998, he was awarded the Doctor of Philosophy degree by the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), Manchester, United Kingdom. He returned to the Department of Textile and Apparel Technology of the Open University of Sri Lanka in January 1998 and served as Senior Lecturer until 2008. He became a Professor in Textile & Apparel Technology in February 2009. He also served as a Visiting Professor in Technical Textiles for the Textile Institute of Pakistan, Karachi from 2008 to 2009 and Head of the Textile Research and Innovation Centre, Karachi from 2010 to 2011. He is an Associate of the Textile Institute – UK, Member of the Institute of Engineers – India, a Chartered Textile Technologist and a Chartered Engineer. He is a recipient of the Presidential Research Award from HE the President of Sri Lanka. Prof. Ariadurai became the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Technology in December 2012.

Area of Specification:

Technical Textiles Textile Engineering Fabric Design and Mechanics Distance Education

Research Intrests:

Geotextiles for geotechnical and erosion control applications Fabric structure and related properties Woven fabric geometry Stress strain behaviour of woven fabrics Water permeability and transmissivity in geotextiles Textile design Distance education

Affiliations:

Chartered Member of the Textile Institute – United Kingdom Associate of the Textile Institute – United Kingdom Chartered Member of the Institute of Engineers ? India Member of the Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Sciences Member of the Senior Scientist Forum of the National Science and Technology Forum, Sri Lanka Secretary to the Textile Institute Sri Lanka Section from 2004 to 2008

Programmes Coordination:

Bachelor of Industrial Studies – Fashion Design and Product Development

Course Coordination:

TTI3236 – Fabric Structure & Analysis TTI3142 – Concepts of fashion TTJ5142 – History and traditions of clothing TTI5243 – Principles of fashion design TTX7151 – Operations research

Awards:

1978 – Government of India nominations for Foreign Students 1994 – Commonwealth Scholarship 2001 – Presidential Research Award by the HE the President of Sri Lanka 2006 – OUSL award for outstanding contribution to the Open University of Sri Lanka 2011 ? British Council INSPIRE Research Grant

Researches:

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Ongoing Research:

Use of Geosynthetic Technology for Provision of Clean Well Water

Research Supervisions:

Investigation of how best the Distance Teaching Methodologies adopted by the OUSL could cater to meet the training needs of the Clothing Industry in Sri Lanka ? MSc ? University of Moratuwa – Completed in 2005 Study of the Fabric and Panel Inspection Process with Reference to Sri Lankan Garment Industry ? MPhil ? Open University of Sri Lanka – Completed in 2009 An Investigation of the Effectiveness of the Programmes conducted by the Faculty of Engineering Technology of the OUSL using Operations Research techniques ? MPhil ? Open University of Sri Lanka – Completed in 2012 Development of a Fashion Illustration, Communication System based on Sri Lankan Identity ? MPhil ? Open University of Sri Lanka ? in progress Use of Geosynthetic Technology for Provision of Clean Well Water, – PhD – University of Bolton, UK ? in progress

Publications:

Ariadurai, SA, Potluri, P, Whyte, IL., Modelling the Inplane Permeability of Woven Geotextiles, Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Fibre and Textile Sciences and Technology, The Fiber Society (Clemson, USA), April 1997, pp 204 ? 208 Ariadurai, SA, Potluri, P, Whyte, IL., Design of Woven geotextiles with improved Inplane permeability, Proceedings of the 78th World Conference of the Textile Institute, May 1997, Vol. 2, pp 347 ? 357 Ariadurai, SA, Potluri, P, Whyte, IL., Development of Woven Geotextiles for Reinforcing Cohesive Soil Filled Slopes – A New Approach, Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Geosynthetics, March 1998, Vol.2, pp 815 ? 821 Ariadurai, SA, Geotextiles as Reinforcement in Cohesive Soils – A Survey, The 54th Annual Sessions of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, 14-19 December 1998. Ariadurai, SA, Potluri, P, Whyte, IL., Modelling the Inplane Permeability of Woven Geotextiles, Textile Research Journal, May 1999, Vol. 69, No. 5, pp 345 – 351 Ariadurai, SA, Delkumburewatta GB., Open University?s New Engineering Curriculum. Is it really Open?, OUR Engineering Technology, September 1999, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp 12 – 20 Ariadurai, SA, Potluri, P, Whyte, IL., A General Theory for Deformation Behaviour of Non plain Weave Fabrics under Biaxial Loading, Journal of the Textile Institute Vol. 91 Part 1, No 4, pp 493-508, 2000 Ariadurai, SA, De Silva RP, Rathnaweera HGPA., Design of Below Ground Rainwater Harvesting Tanks, The 4th Symposium on Domestic Roofwater Harvesting in the Humid Tropics, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 8 July 2001. Delkumburewatta, GB, Ariadurai SA., Investigation Of Properties Of Sansaveria Fibre As An Alternate Fibre For Biodgradable Geotextiles, Annual Sessions of the Open University, Colombo, 7 December 2004 Kulathunga ADW, Ariadurai SA, Wimalaweera WA., Development of a Theoretical Model To Estimate The Fabric Wastage In Panel Inspection, Annual Sessions Of The Open University, Colombo, 7 December 2004 Ariadurai SA, Wimalaweera WA, Kuruppu RU., Distance Education: Panacea for the Training Needs of the Sri Lankan Apparel Industry?, Proceedings of the National Conference on Open and Distance Learning, pp 6 ? 13, October 2005, Wimalaweera WA, Ariadurai SA, Alwis TPGNT., The effect of delivery methods on the performance of students of the Diploma in Industrial Studies Programme, Annual Sessions of the Open University, Colombo, 24-25 November 2005 Ariadurai SA, Abeysooriya BKP, Haniffa HRM., A Study of the factors that affect writing instructional material for distance education learners ? OUSL experience, Annual Sessions of the Open University, Colombo, 24-25 November 2005 Ariadurai SA, Abeysooriya BKP, Haniffa HRM., Issues in Developing Self Instructional Materials: A Sri Lankan Experience, Asian Journal of Distance Education, December 2005, Vol..3, No. 2 Ariadurai SA, Dissanayake DMRM, Alwis TPGNT, Developing a Size Chart for Sri Lankan Children, Proceedings of the 85th World Conference of the Textile Institute, March 2007, pp 143 ? 151 De Silva RP, Ariadurai, SA, Rathnaweera HGPA., Lambias M., A Low Cost Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Tank, Kingston University Research and Innovation Reports, May 2007, Vol. 3, pp23 ? 31 Ariadurai SA, Alwis TPGNT, Weerawardana WMTP, An Anthropometric Study on Sri Lankan Women for Designing Foundation Garments, Annual Sessions of the Open University, Colombo, 28-29 June 2007 Ariadurai SA, Manokanthan R, Instructional Strategies in Teaching Engineering at a Distance: Faculty perspective, International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning, June 2008, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp 1-11 Ariadurai SA, Manokanthan R, Reasons for Student Discontinuation in Engineering Degree Courses offered at a Distance, Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education, Vol. 9. No. 3, 2008 Ariadurai SA, Developing Weave Designs using Fractals, Annual Sessions Of The Open University, Colombo, 18-19 December 2008 Ariadurai SA,Nonwoven Technologies, 2nd International Conference on Technical Textiles, Karachi, 4 – 5 March 2009 Ariadurai SA, Alwis TPGNT, Dissanayake DMRM, An Anthropometric Study on Sri Lankan School Children for Developing Clothing Sizes, Journal of Social Sciences, April 2009, Vol. 19, No. 1 Wijerathne DS, Ariadurai SA, Nimal De Silva, Development of a Fashion Illustration System Based on the Gangarama Murals in Kandy, Annual Sessions of the Open University, Colombo, December 2009 Ariadurai SA, Geotextiles in Pakistan ? The Way Forward, 3rd International Conference on Technical Textiles, Karachi, 5 – 6 March 2010 Ariadurai SA,Wholesome Approach to Efficiency Optimization in the Sri Lankan Garment Industry, Textile Institute Conference, Colombo, 10 December 2010 Syeda Faiza Jamil, Ariadurai SA, Mitigation of Natural Disasters in Pakistan – Role of Geosynthetics, 4th International Technical Textiles Conference, Lahore, Pakistan, 3 ? 4 March 2011 Wijerathne DS, Ariadurai SA, Nimal De Silva, Study on Pictorial expression of the Mural Paintings at Subodaramaya Temple Murals of Karagampitiya, Dehiwala, Annual Sessions of the Open University, Colombo, 24-25 August 2011 Ariadurai SA,Bio-composites: Present Status and Future Trends, 5th International Technical Textiles Conference, Karachi, Pakistan, 18 November 2012 Wijerathne DS, Ariadurai SA, Nimal De Silva, Tradition to Modernity ? Concept Development for Fashion Illustration Systems Inspired by Sri Lankan Drawing Techniques, Annual Sessions of the Open University, Colombo, 27-28 February 2013 Jamil SF, Ariadurai SA, Bandukda Z, Shah T, Use of Chemically Modified Geotextiles to Selectively Remove Metallic Impurities From Potable Water, Geosynthetics 2013, Long Beach, CA, USA, 01-04 April 2013

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