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Frank Warnakulasuriya

Former Ohmstede Senior Engineer Frank Warnakulasuriya

About Frank Warnakulasuriya

After earning his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering with a focus in thermo-fluid science at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka, Frank Warnakulasuriya undertook graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He ultimately earned a master of science in mechanical engineering with a major in heat/mass transfer and a doctor of philosophy (PhD) in mechanical engineering with a concentration in the development of low-heat-absorption energy systems. While working toward his PhD, Frank Warnakulasuriya published multiple articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals.

Over the past quarter century, Frank Warnakulasuriya has performed a range of engineering research and design functions. He worked for Ohmstede, Ltd., from 2012 to 2015. After joining Ohmstede as a senior mechanical engineer/team manager, Mr. Warnakulasuriya quickly accepted a promotion to senior thermal/mechanical engineer. During his three years with Ohmstede, he completed more than 900 thermal/mechanical designs for companies in a wide range of energy and industrial sectors.

Work experience

Sr. Thermal/Mechanical Engineer

Ohmstede Ltd


Aug 1995Dec 1999


University of Illinois at Chicago