Prof. A.K.W. Jayawardane is a Senior Professor in Civil Engineering and was the Vice- Chancellor of University of Moratuwa 2011-2017. He has extensive experience in organisation leadership and corporate governance. He has been a past Director General of the National Science Foundation and has served/is serving in governing boards of several public and private sector corporate entities.
He has a BSc Eng in Civil Engineering degree with first class honors, University of Moratuwa, MSc in Construction, Loughborough University of Technology, United Kingdom and a PhD from the same University. He is the Past President 2010/2011 and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, a Fellow of National Academy of Sciences Sri Lanka, a Fellow of Institute of Project Managers, life member of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science and a founding member of the Society of Structural Engineers Sri Lanka. He is also a Graduate Member of Sri Lanka Institute of Directors.
He has received several awards for his research publications, contribution to education leadership and practice of engineering including “Eminence in Engineering” award – the highest, most prestigious life time award given by the IESL for eminence in practice of engineering – 2018.