Past Events

Students' Academic Conference (FETSAC) - 2016

"Creative Intelligence for Engineering Innovations"

Faculty of Engineering Technology of the Open University of Sri Lanka organize the 3rd annual Students' Academic Conference (FETSAC) at the University premises on the Wednesday 25th January, 2017. The theme of the conference is "Creative Intelligence for Engineering Innovations". The Keynote speaker is Prof. Ajith de Alwis, Professor of Chemical Processing Engineering, University of Moratuwa. He is the Project Director of the Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology & Innovations. The Chief Guest is Eng. Jayavilal Meegoda, President of the IESL and the Deputy General Manager of the Ceylon Electricity Board.

Keynote Speaker

Prof Ajith de Alwis completed his Ph.D. at University of Cambridge, UK post completing his B.Sc. (Eng) degree at the University of Moratuwa. He also has an MBA from Post Graduate Institute of Management (PIM) of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He is the recipient of numerous awards in recognition of his work, most notable being the Senior Moulton Medal of Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK), Danckwerts-Maxwell Award from University of Cambridge for the best PhD Thesis, University of Moratuwa Research Awards from 1997 to 2007. He is a Professor at the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering at the University of Moratuwa and is also the Director of the University of Moratuwa-Cargills Food Process Development Incubator. Served as the Chairman of Engineering Research Unit (ERU) of Univ of Moratuwa from 2005-7. He was also the Science team leader for Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) from its inception in 2008 to 2011, and Chairman of the National nanotechnology committee at NSF from 2011-2012.

Organizing Committee (Staff) Organizing Committee (Student)
  • Mr. D.I.Fernando (Chairperson)

  • Dr. (Mrs.) - H.K.L.K. Gunasekara
  • Dr. S. Easwaran
  • Mr. C.P.S. Pathirana
  • Eng. W.A.R.Nandana
  • Mr. M.A.I. Perera
  • Mr. H.M Kasun Kanchana Herath (Chairperson)

  • Mr. W.L.G.D. Perera (Secretary)
  • Mr. R.D.S.D Kulasooriya(Vice Secretary)
  • Mr. W.A.R.N.L.Wijesinghe (Jr. Treasure)
  • Mr. D.G.Dolumulla (Jr. Editor)
  • Mr. J.M.N.P. Jayasinghe (Designer)
  • Miss. R.A.N.S. Wijesingha
  • Miss. H.A.C.M. Perera
  • Mr. A.P.T.D.Pathirana

Students' Academic Conference (FETSAC) - 2015

"Reflections on Engineering Ingenuity"

The Open University of Sri Lanka, Student Academic Conference (FETSAC) is annually organized by the Faculty of Engineering Technology. The faculty organizes this event on 11th December 2015, for the second consecutive year. The aim of the conference is to provide the students with an opportunity to present their project findings and innovative ideas to a wider forum and thereby open avenues for further investigations leading to possible dissemination of concepts and findings that are of a value to the society at large, while developing the students’ competency to engage rational debates.

The 2015 event will consist of an inaugural session with a keynote speech, guest speeches, technical sessions and final year project presentations.

Keynote Speaker

Professor Veranja Karunaratne graduated from the University of Colombo with a Chemistry Special First Class degree (1978) and obtained his Ph.D. (1985) from the University of British Colombia in synthetic organic chemistry. He has held research positions at the University of Kanasas, USA and is a Visiting Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. He is a Senior Professor in Chemistry at the University of Peradeniya. He joined SLINTEC as a Science Team Leader in 2008 and currently he is the Associate Director Science & Strategic Relations. He has published over 120 papers in peer reviewed journals and 175 paper presentations at local and international conferences. He is the inventor of over 15 patents. He has been the recipients of awards for scientific excellence from the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science and the National Science Foundation. Professor Veranja is Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK and an elected fellow of National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka.

Organizing Committee (Staff) Organizing Committee (Student)
  • Mrs. H. Pasqual (Chairperson)

  • Dr. S.A.M.A.N.S. Senanayake
  • Dr. B.C.L. Athapattu
  • Dr. (Mrs.) N.S. Weerakkody
  • Mr. D.I. Fernando
  • Mr. D.S. Wickramasinghe
  • Mr. M.A.I. Perera
  • Mrs.P.Y.A.G.S. Yapa
  • Mr. H.D.N.S. Priyankara
  • Mrs.L.A.M.P. Nimalarathne
  • Mr. A.V.V.S. Bandara (Chairperson)

  • Mr. M.D.Rabeendran (vice President)
  • Mr. M.P.U.Isuanga (Secretary)
  • Mr. W.A.D.M.Weragoda (Vice Secretaray)
  • Mr. W.A.R.N.L.Wijesinghe (Jr. Treasure)
  • Miss. D.H.Amarathunge (Jr. Editor)
  • Mr. H.G.T.Milinda
  • Mr. M.N.M.Sahid
  • Mr. M.K.S.R.Perera
  • Mr. K.A.D.L.Alwis
  • Miss. S.M.Kodithuwakku
  • Mr. D.T.Kanderathna
  • Mr. M.D.M.S.B.Samarakoon
  • Mr. T.S.Madawatte

Students' Academic Conference (FETSAC) - 2014

"Innovate the Future"

The first Student Academic Conference (FETSAC - 2014) was conducted on 15th December 2014. At this event, 56 research papers were presented and the extended abstracts have been published in the symposium proceeding.

The conference theme for FETSAC 2014 was “Innovate the Future”. Main intention in choosing this theme was to highlight that the future has to be explicitly recognized and discovered in the face of fast developing technology in every aspect that will have a big impact on the society. As the future engineers, undergraduates should align their thinking to foresee the future, in the light of fast developing technology. In other words, we should discover the future rather than waiting until the future comes to us. In view of reflecting this concept the theme “Innovate the Future” will give motivation to all of us to think critically, to face the future problems and address them effectively for the benefit of the society

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Harsha Subasinghe was the key note speaker as well as the Guest of Honor of FET Student Academic Conference 2014. He is the CEO of CodeGen International and they reveal its first fully electric super car, ‘Vega’.

Organizing Committee (Staff) Organizing Committee (Student)
  • Dr. N.S.Senanayake(Chairperson)

  • Prof.S.A.Ariadurai
  • Prof.C.S. de silva
  • Dr.B.C.L. Athapattu
  • Dr.D.A.R. Dolage
  • Dr.D.H.R.J. Wimalasiri
  • Mr.D.N. Balasuriya
  • Mrs.T.P.G.N.T. Alwis
  • Mrs.H.A.A.E. Perera
  • Mr. Kasun Devpriya
  • Miss.L.A.M.P. Nimalarathne
  • Mr.D.H.N.C. Dassanayake
  • Miss.T.N. Fernando
  • Mr.M. Niroshan (Chairperson)

  • Mr.P.D.S.H. Gunawardane
  • Mr.U.S.S. Perera
  • Miss.G.S.S. De Silva
  • Mr.C.R.M. Anthony
  • Mr.N.C. Tantrigoda
  • Mr.V.G.M. Aravinda Tissa
  • Miss.W.A.N.J.M Ranathunga
  • Mr.R.J.H.B. Raapaksha
  • Miss.W.A.K.H.P. Sewwandi
  • Miss.B. Srividya