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Nimal Rajapakse

Vice-President (Research and International)

NimalRajapakse Dr. Nimal Rajapakse has been appointed Vice-President (Research and International) starting September 1, 2015. Prior to joining Carleton University, he was the Dean of the Faculty of Applied Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Dr. Rajapakse has held administrative appointments for nearly two decades. He was Director of the Institute for Computing, Information and Cognitive Systems at University of British Columbia from 2007 to 2009 and Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering from 2000 to 2007. He served as Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Manitoba from 1997-2000.  He has extensive experience in strengthening research and innovation enterprises; promoting industry, business and community engagement; and developing flagship international initiatives.

Dr. Rajapakse is a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada, the Canadian Academy of Engineering and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.  He has received several awards including the Horst Leipholz Medal from the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering for outstanding contributions to Engineering Mechanics research. He has published extensively in prestigious international journals and attracted substantial research funding.

He graduated from University of Sri Lanka in 1977 with a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Civil Engineering and received Doctor of Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology in 1983.

For more information about research activities at Carleton University, visit the Research website.

Office of the Vice-President (Research and International)
503 Tory Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
Tel: 613 520-7838

Susan Smallwood
Executive Assistant
Tel: 613 520-7838