Mahendra Prinath Dias

BScEng, MS(USA), PhD(USA)

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Moratuwa
Moratuwa 10400, Sri Lanka

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Email: dias@elect.mrt.ac.lk
Tel: +94-112650301 Ext:3205,
         +94-112653181
Fax: +94-112650625

Research Interests

Publications

  1. R. Hewamanna and M.P. Dias "Radiation Doses to Sri Lankan Infants from Caesium-137 in Contaminated Milk" Journal of the National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka 1999 27(1): 49-54
  2. T.M.R. Tennekoon, D.G.L. Wickramanayaka, and M. Prinath Dias, “A Study of the Effects of Scattered Radiation on Radiographic Quality and Methods of Elimination of such Radiation” , Proceedings of the International Conference on Applications of Radioisotopes and Radiation in Industrial Development, ICARID-98 (1998)
  3. J.R. Lucas, W.J.L.S. Fernando, M.P. Dias, S.I.T. Fernando, S.J.S. de Mel “A Framework to Assess the Economics of Wind Power Generation using Horizontal Axis Wind Trubines”, Engineer, the Journal of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (1991)
  4. C.E. Lee, J.G. Head, and M.P. Dias “An Analytical Solution to the Time Dependent Fission Product Diffusion in an HTGR Core” Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol. 12, pp. 419-439 (1985)
  5. C. E. Lee, W.C.P. Fan and M.P. Dias “An Analytical Solution to the Moment Transport Equation - II”, Annals of Nuclear Energy, Vol. 12, pp. 613-632 (1985)
  6. C. E. Lee and M.P. Dias “An Analytical Solution to the Moment Transport Equation - I, Annals of Nuclear Energy”, Vol. 11, pp. 515-530 (1984)
  7. Clarence E. Lee and Mahendra P. Dias “Analytical PN and AN Transport Solutions: Slab and Sphere Criticality“ Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol 43, pp. 374-377 (1982)
  8. Clarence E. Lee and Mahendra P. Dias “Analytical Solution to HTGR Fission Product Diffusion During LOFC” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol 33, pp. 343-344 (1979)

Monographs

  1. M.P. Dias, H.Yan and T.Theofanous “Management of ATWS by Boron Injection” – NUREG/CR-5951 of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission of the United States of America

Conference Papers

  1. M.P. Dias “Should Nuclear Power be Considered for Sri Lanka?” – , Seminar on Power Options for Sri Lanka for the next Two Decades, National Academy of Sciences (2012)
  2. M.P. Dias “ Nuclear Energy – Issues and Challenges” , Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (2011)
  3. M.P. Dias, “Nuclear Power As A Possible Option For Power Generation In Sri Lanka”, Symposium on Energy Options for the Next Millennium, 93rd Annual Sessions of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka .(1999)
  4. M.P. Dias ,“Use of Nuclear Techniques in Forensic Science”, Annual Scientific Sessions of the Medico-Legal Society of Sri Lanka (1998)
  5. T.M.R. Tennekoon, M. Prinath Dias, and D.G.L. Wickramanayaka, “The Effects of Scattered Radiation on Radiographic Quality and Methods of Elimination of such Radiation” Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Abstracts of the Proceedings of 52nd Annual Session (1996)
  6. M.P. Dias, “Nuclear Power”, Seminar on Energy Options for Meeting Future Electricity Demand, Institute of Physics (1992)
  7. M.P. Dias, “Nuclear Power in Developing Countries”, The Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (1988)
  8. M.P. Dias, “Nuclear Power, Some Important Aspects and Future Prospects “, Institute of Electrical Engineers, Sri Lanka Branch (1985)
  9. Country Statements Presented at the General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (1993,1994,1996,1997,1998,1999 and 2000)

International Conferences

  1. Mid-Term Progress Review Meeting of the RCA project on Applying Advanced Digital Industrial Radiology and Computed Tomography in Industry and Civil Engineering (August 2010), Hanoi, Vietnam
  2. Mid-Term Review Meeting of the RCA project on Enhancing Sanitary and Phytosanitary Treatment of Regional Products (August 2010), Vienna, Austria
  3. Regional Meeting of the National RCA Representatives (April 2010), Manila, Philippines.
  4. Mid-Term Review Meeting of the RCA project Novel Applications of Food Irradiation Technology for Improving Socioeconomic Development (July 2009), Cairns, Australia
  5. Project Planning Meeting of the RCA Project on Harmonizing Nuclear and Isotopic Techniques for Marine Pollution Management (June 2009), Kajang, Malaysia
  6. Regional Meeting of the National RCA Representatives (April 2009), Tokyo, Japan.
  7. Project Planning Meeting of the RCA Project on Diagnosis of Industrial Multi-phase Systems by Process Visualization using Radiotracers and Sealed Sources (March 2009), Bangkok, Thailand
  8. Final Progress Review Meeting of the RCA Project on Improvement in Quality of Radiotherapy for Frequent Cancers (February 2009), Mumbai, India
  9. Working Group Meeting on Enhancing Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries through the RCA Programme (July 2008), Kajang, Malaysia
  10. Mid-term Progress Review Meeting of the RCA Project on Adding Value to Materials through Irradiation with Neutrons (February 2008), Chonburi, Thailand
  11. RCA National Project Coordinators' Meeting to Review the Statues of Medical Physics in the Region (May 2008), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  12. Regional Meeting of the National RCA Representatives (April 2008), Hanoi, Vietnam
  13. Project Planning Meeting of the RCA Project on Novel Applications of Food Irradiation Technology for Improving Socioeconomic Development (July 2007), Denpasar, Indonesia
  14. Project Planning Meeting of the RCA Project on Establishing a Benchmark for Assessing the Radiological Impact of Nuclear Power Activities on the Marine Environment in the Asia-Pacific region ( July 2007), Vienna, Austria.
  15. Project Planning Meeting of the RCA Project on Sustainability of Regional Radiation Protection Infrastructure (May 2007), Colombo, Sri Lanka
  16. Project Planning Meeting of the RCA Project on Radiation Processing Applications for Health and the Environment (April 2007), Bangkok, Thailand
  17. Project Planning Meeting of the RCA Project on Distance-assisted Training for Nuclear Medicine Technicians (April 2007), Shanghai, China
  18. Final Progress Review Meeting of the RCA Project on Improved Information about Urban Air Quality Management (March 2007), Lower Hutt, New Zealand
  19. Regional Meeting of the National RCA Representatives (March 2007), Sydney, Australia
  20. Regional Meeting of the National RCA Representatives (March 2006), Bangkok, Thailand
  21. National Coordinators Meeting on Radiation Protection (March 2006), Singapore
  22. Regional Training Course on Management of the RCA Distance Assisted Training Programme on Nuclear Medicine (September 2005), Sydney, Australia
  23. Regional Meeting of the National RCA Representatives (April 2005), Kula Lumpur, Malaysia
  24. Meeting of the Coordination Group of the RCA Project on Harmonization of Radiation Protection (February 2005), Kula Lumpur, Malaysia
  25. Progress Review Meeting of the RCA Project on Mutant Mutli-location Trials and Mutation Enhancement of Genetic Diversity (October 2004), Suwon, Republic of Korea
  26. Final Progress Review Meeting of the RCA Project on Improving Animal Productivity and Reproductive Efficiency (October 2004), Bangkok, Thailand
  27. Mid-term Progress Review Meeting of the National Focal Persons on Radiation Protection (June 2004), Beijing, China
  28. Regional Meeting of the National RCA Representatives (April 2004), Islamabad, Pakistan
  29. Seminar for Decision Makers on the Implementation of the IAEA Model Project on Upgrading Radiation Protection and Waste Management Infrastructure (February 2003), Bangkok, Thailand
  30. Forty-sixth General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 2002), Vienna, Austria
  31. Seminar for Decision Makers on the Implementation of the IAEA Model Project on Upgrading Radiation Protection and Waste Management Infrastructure (July 2001), Hanoi, Vietnam
  32. Forty-fourth General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 2000), Vienna, Austria
  33. IAEA Seminar on Self-Reliance of National Nuclear Institutes (August 2000), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  34. Forty-third General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 1999), Vienna, Austria
  35. Seminar for the Decision Makers on the Implementation of the IAEA Model Project on Upgrading Radiation Protection and Waste Management Infrastructure (August 1999), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  36. IAEA Expert Advisory Group Meeting on Nuclear Agriculture (July 1999), Beijing China
  37. Forty-second General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 1998), Vienna, Austria
  38. Forty-first General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 1997), Vienna, Austria
  39. Progress Review Meeting of the IAEA Model Project on Upgrading Radiation Protection and Waste Management Infrastructure (September 1997), Beijing, China
  40. Fortieth General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 1996), Vienna, Austria
  41. Nuclear Technology Seminar (August 1997), New Delhi, India
  42. Eighteenth Working Group Meeting of the National Representatives of the Regional Cooperative Agreement for the Asia and the Pacific (May 1996) , Beijing, China
  43. Thirty-ninth General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 1995), Vienna, Austria
  44. Meeting of the National Coordinators and the Mid Term Review Meeting of the Coordinators of the IAEA/RCA/UNDP Project on Use of Isotopes and Radiation to Strengthen Technology and Support Environmentally Sustainable Development (July 1995), Wellington, New Zealand
  45. Seventeenth Meeting of the National Representatives of the Regional Cooperative Agreement for the Asia and the Pacific (March 1995) , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  46. National Coordinators Meeting and the Mid-Term Review Meeting of the RCA Project on Radiation Protection Infrastructures (March 1995) , Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  47. Review Seminar on the Technical Cooperation Programme of the IAEA (September 1994), Vienna, Austria
  48. Thirty-eighth General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 1994), Vienna, Austria
  49. Sixteenth Working Group Meeting of the National Representatives of the Regional Cooperative Agreement for the Asia and the Pacific (March 1994) , Bali, Indonesia
  50. Thirty-seventh General Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (September 1993), Vienna, Austria
  51. Fifteenth Working Group Meeting of the National Representatives of the Regional Cooperative Agreement for the Asia and the Pacific (March 1993), Manila, Philippines
  52. Coordinator’s Meeting of the RCA Project on Radiation Protection (June 1992), Tokai, Japan
  53. Fourth Nuclear Administrator’s Seminar, (October 1990), Tokyo, Japan
  54. Project Coordinator’s Meeting and Tripartite Review Meeting of the IAEA/RCA/UNDP Project on Industrial Applications of Nuclear Technology, (June 1990), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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