Ravindra S. GOONETILLEKE (耿樂偉)
Ravindra S. GOONETILLEKE (耿樂偉)
PhD, State University of New York at Buffalo, 1990
Professor
Tel 2358 7109
Office Room 5548
Research Interests

Innovation, Human-Centered Design

Contact Info
Tel 2358 7109
Office Room 5548
Research Interests

Innovation, Human-Centered Design

Profile

Dr Goonetilleke joined the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics at HKUST in September 1994. After graduation, he worked as a Senior Ergonomist at the Biomechanics Corporation of America. His last appointment in the USA was as a Human Factors Manager and Researcher at the NIKE Sports Research Laboratory (1991-1994). He graduated with a BSc (First Class Honors) in Mechanical Engineering (1980) from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He earned a MS in Aerospace Engineering (1985) from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, a MS in Industrial Engineering (1984) and a PhD in Human Factors Engineering (1990) from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was a Fulbright Scholar while pursuing postgraduate studies in the USA and the recipient of many scholarships, research and industrial grants, and many US and Chinese patents. He is an award-winning teacher.

Honors and Awards
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • Chair, University Committee on Graduate Studies (March 2013-May 2018)
  • Co-Director, Dual Degree Program
  • President, Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (March 2014-May 2017)
  • CASA/SME University Lead Award 2001 as member of AMI, HKUST
  • The School of Engineering, HKUST, Teaching Excellence Award  2004-2005
  • Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award – IEEM, Spring 2002, HKUST
  • Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award – IEEM, Fall 1999, HKUST
  • Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award – IEEM, Spring 1997, HKUST
  • Teaching Excellence Appreciation Award – IEEM, Fall 1995, HKUST
  • Academic Mentor Award 1997. South East Asian Ergonomics Society
  • Best Paper Award at the 4th APCHI/6th SEAES Conference (27 Nov – 1 Dec, 2000), Singapore.  Paper: Lau Wing Chung, Shih, H. M., and Goonetilleke, R. S. Effect of cultural background when searching Chinese menus.
  • 1998 Final year Undergraduate Project Award from Hong Kong Institution of Engineers: 
  • Most Innovative Project Award for Final Year UG project titled “New MEMS packaging technology for biomechanical pressure market”   Advisors: Neville Lee and R. S. Goonetilleke
  • 1998 Final year Undergraduate Project Award from Hong Kong Institution of Engineers:  Merit Award for Final Year UG project titled “Development of Dynamic Shoe tester for the Shoe Industry”.  Advisors: R. S. Goonetilleke and Ajay Joneja
  • 1999 Final year Undergraduate Project Award from Hong Kong Institution of Engineers:  Merit Award for Final Year UG project titled “Smart Workstation”.  Advisors: R. S. Goonetilleke and R. H. Y. So
  • 2000/01 Final year Undergraduate Project Award from Hong Kong Institution of Engineers:  Best Industrial Application Award for Final Year UG project titled “3-D Tracking System for Moving Object”.  Advisors: R. S. Goonetilleke and Benjamin Yen
  • 2001/2002 Hong Kong Occupational Safety and health Council Best Project Award for Final Year Undergraduate project titled “Development of slip resistance tester for footwear and floor tiles”. Advisor: R. S. Goonetilleke
  • 2008 Best PhD Thesis Award from the Hong Kong Ergonomic Society to Channa P. Witana. Advisor: R. S. Goonetilleke
  • 2012-2013 Champion Award from Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Manufacturing and Industrial Division) Student Project Competition (Siheng Ji, Yik Hang Pang, Yi Zhang).  Advisor: R. S. Goonetilleke
  • 2013-2014 Final year Undergraduate Project Award from Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (Manufacturing and Industrial Division):  Merit Award for Final Year UG project.  Advisor: R. S. Goonetilleke
Teaching Activities
  • IELM 115 Engineering Design and Communication
  • IELM 213 Ergonomics in Workplace Design
  • IELM 2145 Design Studio
  • IEDA 2150  Product Design
  • ISDN 2300 Digital Design
  • ISDN 2400 Physical Prototyping
  • IELM 365 Cognitive Engineering and Human Performance
  • IELM 395 Special Project
  • IELM 4320 Design Thinking (with China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, China)
  • IEDA 4650 Cognitive Psychology
  • IELM 5320 Design for People
  • IELM 521 Research Methodology
  • IELM 536 Safety Management
  • IELM 5850 Advanced Seminar
  • IELM 630A Human Factors in Design
  • EEMT 5260 Product Development Management
Professional Activities
Editorial
  • Editor, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics (Sept 2006 - present)
  • Editor, The Journal of Engineering
  • Senior Editor, Ergonomics in Design (July 1994 - present)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries (Jan 2016 - present)
  • Special Issue Editor, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing, 2000, Vol 10 (1).
  • Special Issue Editor, International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 2009, Vol 39(4).
  • Special Issue Editor, International Journal of Human Factors Modelling and Simulation, 2011, Vol 2(4)

 

Conference Chair
  • Program Chair, 9th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE),  22-26 July 2018, Orlando, Florida.
  • Program Chair, 8th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), 17-21 July 2017, Los Angeles.
  • Program Chair, 7th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), 26-30 July 2016, Florida.
  • Program Chair, 6th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE), 26-30 July 2015, Las Vegas.
  • Chair, SEANES 2015 workshop Bangkok, Thailand, 19-22 May 2015.

 

Professional Memberships
Selected Publications and Patents

  1. Ravindra Goonetilleke and Waldemar Karwowski, Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors. (Springer, 2017) [Book]

  2. Ravindra Goonetilleke and Waldemar Karwowski, Advances in Physical Ergonomics and Human Factors. (Volume 489, Springer, 2016) [Book]

  3. Ravindra GoonetillekeScience of Footwear (CRC Press, Nov 2012) [Book]

  4. W. Karwowski and R. S. Goonetilleke, Manufacturing Agility and Hybrid Automation – II. [Book]

  5. Ram Bishu, W. Karwowski and R. S. Goonetilleke, ERGON-AXIA. [Book]

  6. R.S. Goonetilleke, and  C. P. Witana (2011) Method and apparatus for determining flare on foot and shoe-lastU.S. Patent Number 7975390 Filed: 02/11/2009, Published: 07/12/2011 [Patent]


  7. R.S. Goonetilleke and C. P. Witana (2010) Method and apparatus for determining comfortable footbed shapes. U.S. Patent Number US 7,685,728 30 March 2010. [Patent]

  8. R.S. Goonetilleke (1994) Inspection method for comparison of articles. U.S. Patent Number US6381355; 30 April 2002. [Patent]

  9. C. Gross, R.S. Goonetilleke, J. Banaag and C. Nair (1994) Feedback System for Load Bearing Surfaces . U.S. Patent Number 5,283,735;February 1, 1994. [Patent]

  10. C. Gross, R.S. Goonetilleke, J. Banaag and C. Nair (1992) Feedback System for Load Bearing Surfaces . U.S. Patent Number 5,170,364;December 8, 1992. [Patent]

  11. C. Gross, R.S. Goonetilleke, J. Banaag and C. Nair (1992) Feedback System for Load Bearing Surfaces . European Patent No. 91119825.7;June 10, 1992. [Patent]

  12. C. Gross, R.S. Goonetilleke, J. Banaag and C. Nair (2005) Feedback System for Load Bearing Surfaces. Canadian Patent CA 2056176;February 22, 2005. [Patent]

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