Senior Lecturer

Dr. (Ms.) Sinthuja Aingaran

Senior Lecturer

Department of Engineering Technology



  • Dr. (Ms.) Sinthuja Aingaran has joined the Faculty of Technology as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Engineering Technology in 2016. She completed her B. Sc. Eng. (Hons) Degree from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. She has completed her PhD in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical Engineering) from University of Southampton, UK in 2014 under the supervision of Prof. William Powrie and Dr. Louis Le Pen. She has been working for the Geomechanics Research Division of the University of Southampton as a Research Assistant. Following that, she worked as a Post-doctoral research fellow at University of Surrey, UK. She is now serving as the Acting Head of Department of Engineering Technology, Faculty Board Member and Student Counsellor in University of Jaffna. She has an understanding of the nature of business through the Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting qualification she did awarded by CIMA, UK.

Educational Qualification

  • 2009-2014 / PhD in Civil Engineering (Geotechnical), University of Southampton, UK
  • 2004- 2008 / B.Sc.Eng (Hons), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Professional Qualification

  • 2006-2008 / Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) UK
  • Advanced Diploma in Management Accounting
  • Graduate Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers UK (ICE)


  • Maduranga, H.G.S., Sinthuja, S., Wimal, M.D., Abeysinghe, A.M.K.B. (2008), Development of a Methodology for Selection of Industrial Grade-A Quarry Site for Coarser and Finer Aggregates, Proceedings of 3rd Annual Conference on “Mining for Sustainable Development”, Colombo.
  • Le Pen, L.M., Powrie, W., Zervos, A., Ahmed, S., Aingaran, S. (2013), Dependence of shape on particle size for a crushed rock railway ballast. Granular Matter, Volume15, Issue 6, pp 849-861.
  • Harkness, J., Zervos, A., Le Pen, L.M., Aingaran, S., Powrie, W. (2016), Discrete element simulation of railway ballast: Modelling cell pressure effects in triaxial tests. Granular Matter, Volume 18, Issue 3, pp 1-13
  • G. Nikitas, G., Arany , L., S. Aingaran, S., JegaNathan Vimalan , Bhattacharya, S. (2017) Predicting long term performance of Offshore Wind Turbines using Cyclic Simple Shear apparatus. Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Volume 92, pp 678–683

Research Interest

  • Railway track bed and Tamping process
  • Mechanical behavior of soil through Advanced Laboratory Testing
  • Soil Structure interaction
  • Offshore geotechnics
  • Aggregate shape characterisation