Dr. Daniel Kong
Research Fellow

Daniel Kong is a lecturer at Monash University. Prior to joining Monash University at the end of 2013, he has been a research fellow at RMIT University, Swinburne University of Technology and Monash University. He worked closely on several structural deterioration forecasting projects during his time at RMIT. Daniel has a PhD in Structural Engineering where he studied the behaviour geopolymer concrete in high temperature and fire applications.


Dr. Ruwini Edirisinghe
Research Fellow

Dr. Ruwini Edirisinghe is a research fellow at School of Property, Construction and Project Management at RMIT University. Prior to that, she worked as a research fellow at School of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering. Dr Edirisinghe is working in number of industry projects and international research collaborations in civil infrastructure management and construction management areas. Dr Edirisinghe holds a PhD in Information Technology from Monash University. Her research expertise is in the areas of statistical modelling of building inspection data for deterioration prediction, smart-technologies (remote monitoring, sensor networking and the emerging wireless device-free detection techniques) for green buildings and construction work health and safety. Amongst the awards she holds are Research Commercialisation Training Award, Endeavour Post-doctoral Research Fellowship Award and RMIT University Early Career Researcher International Travel award. Dr Edirisinghe is a member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and she also regularly serves several leading mobile computing and infrastructure management journals as a reviewer.


Dr. Hessam Mohseni
Research Fellow

Hessam Mohseni is a professional engineer in Strategic Asset Management & Advanced Materials at AECOM and a research fellow at RMIT University. He finished his Ph.D in Civil Engineering at RMIT researching on deterioration prediction and risk forecasting in infrastructure management. Hessam graduated with Master of Engineering (Structures) from the University of Melbourne. He has worked as an analyst at Port of Melbourne Corporation’s Asset Strategy team. He has years of experience in research as well as engineering construction, consultancy and design. He has been involved in many infrastructure management and analysis projects on assets such as community buildings, ports, power networks, roads, bridges etc. Hessam is a member of Engineers Australia and Asset Management Council.

Pushpitha Kalutara
Research Student

Pushpitha Kalutara has recently completed his PhD (Civil Engineering) at RMIT University and his thesis is currently under examination. The research topic of his PhD is “Development of an integrated decision-making model for the sustainable management of community buildings in Australia”. His academic career also includes university sessional teaching. Prior to his PhD, he has worked in industry for around seven years in several diverse projects with multi-national companies; varying from roads to water treatment plants, primary substations, telecommunication towers, new production line installations and building construction. He obtained his bachelor degree in civil engineering with honours at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2002. He is recognized to practice as a Professional Engineer in Australia and also eligible for full membership of Engineers Australia.


Pedram Keshavarzrad
Research Scholar

Pedram Keshavarzrad is a student of Master of Civil engineering at RMIT University. Prior to joining RMIT University in2012, he has been an infrastructure and construction project manager. Pedram graduated with Bachelor of Civil Engineering in 1993. His research interests are in prediction of deterioration trend in community buildings, depreciation of the value of the assets and optimizing maintenance costs. He derived deterioration curves and transition matrices for NAMS building components.


Kanishka Atapattu
Research Fellow

Civil Engineering graduate from Monash University, Kanishka Atapattu joined RMIT to complete his vacation work and has been involved in the ARC community building project for the past three years. Final year completion was done in the field of structural and fatigue analysis of Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer (GFRP) composites analysing the performance of its mechanical and bonded connections. Current research at RMIT includes lifecycle analysis of buildings and effective energy management with applying retrofits to existing buildings with ineffective technologies. Kanishka leads the team who manages the technical aspects of CAMS.