Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources
West Virginia University
PO Box 6103
Morgantown, WV 26506-6103
P: 304.293.9948
F: 304.293.7109

Hema J. Siriwardane

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Professor, Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources

Approved Graduate Faculty for CEMR MS and PhD committees

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Contact Information
Office: ESB 637
Phone: (304) 293-9946
Fax: (304) 293-7109

During the last 20 years, the major thrust of Prof. Siriwardane's research work has been in geotechnical engineering. He has experience in both computer modeling and laboratory research work. Professor Siriwardane has served in a number of national and international committees dealing with geomechanics. He is the co-author of the book entitled Constitutive Laws for Engineering Materials, with Special Reference to Geologic Media, Prentice Hall Inc., Englewood, New Jersey published in 1984. Professor Siriwardane served as the Chairman for the Eighth International Conference on Computer Methods and Advances in Geomechanics, which was held in the USA in 1994.


Ph.D., Virginia Tech, 1980
M.S., Asian Institute of Technology, 1976
B.Sc. Engineering, University of Ceylon, 1975

Research Focus Areas

Environmental Technologies

Research Interests

Geotechnical Engineering and Geomechanics
Finite Element Methods in Geomechanics
Computer Applications
Flow Through Porous Media
Stress-Strain-Strength Behavior of geomaterials
Geoenvironmental Engineering

Teaching Interests

Geotechnical Engineering
Finite Element Method

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