School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Jayathilake Pahala Gedara

Research Associate


Dr Jayathilake Pahala Gedara is a Research Associate in the School of Engineering at Newcastle University. 

Areas of expertise

  • CFD
  • Biomechanics


  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2003
  • PhD in Computational Fluid Dynamics, National University of Singapore, 2010 

Academic background

  • PhD (NUS, Singapore)
  • BSc (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)

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Research Interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), Biomechanics, Non-Newtonain Fluids

Current Work (2014/OCT-Present)

Research Associate

School of Mechanical & Systems Enginering

Newcastle University


  1. Frontiers in Engineering biology (

Previous Work (2010/JAN-2014/OCT)

Research Fellow

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Singapore-MIT Alliance

National University of Singapore


  1. Exploratoty study of the impact of climate change on mucociliary functions as the first line of defence against air-borne infectious diseases
  2. Design-Simulate-Fabricate micro/nano-fluidics for cell and biomolecule manipulation
  3. Multilayer functional composites for personnel protection against improvised explosive devices