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Arosha is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering Materials at the School of Physics, Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Hertfordshire.

Previously he held the position of Research Associate & Managing Editor at the University of Sheffield (2022-2023) where he worked mainly for the editorial management of a leading international journal of Materials and Structures along with the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. John Provis. In this previous role, he also performed research work on innovative cements for applications in the nuclear sector and construction, mainly looking into magnesia-based cements.

Arosha completed his PhD in Civil Engineering at the University of Queensland in Australia. His PhD mainly focussed on assessing various early age properties of high-performance concrete mixes. His PhD thesis was awarded the Dean’s award for Outstanding Higher Degree by Research Theses 2022 by independent examiners for making a substantial contribution to the field of research of concrete technology.

Research interests

  • Early-age cracking of cement-based materials
  • Mechanical properties of concrete
  • Sustainable high performance cementitious materials
  • Waste immobilisation in cementitious materials
  • Innovative cement-based materials

Commercial and public engagement

Arosha is an active member of RILEM association which is a collaboration of leading experts in construction practice and science in the area of materials and structures. Within RILEM is an active member of committees: 287-CCS : Early age and long-term crack width analysis in RC Structures, DCS : Data-driven concrete science, PHC : Performance testing of hydraulic cements. He is also an active reviewer for the Materials and Structures, which is the flagship journal of RILEM association.

Education/Academic qualification

Civil Engineering , PhD, Early-age cracking in concrete structures- Mechanisms and Control, The University of Queensland, Australia

1 Oct 201829 Jul 2022

Award Date: 29 Jul 2022

Concrete Technology, MSc, Developing a model for predicting adiabatic temperature rise and the thermal cracking of mass concrete containing Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBFS), Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand

1 Sept 201420 Jun 2016

Award Date: 20 Jun 2016

Civil and Infrastructure Engineering , BSc, Comparison between different cellular lightweight concrete mix designs and mortar compositions towards the propagation of drying shrinkage cracks, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

1 Sept 201024 May 2014

Award Date: 24 May 2014

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