Dr. Pujitha Silva, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Engineering with his PhD student Thiran Sellahewa visited the Department of Bioengineering of Imperial College London from the 1st to the 7th of July. The objective of this visit was to initiate the collaborative research project conducted by the University of Moratuwa and Imperial. The project focuses on post fracture regeneration of lower extremities where Dr. Pujitha and Thiran are working on developing a computational tool for fracture management. During the visit Dr. Pujitha and his research student were able to visit their state of the art laboratories and conduct research in them. In addition to the research work carried out, Dr. Pujitha was also able to meet with senior faculty members from the Department of Bioengineering and researchers from the Imperial Center for Blast Injury Studies.
Post Imperial visit, Dr. Puitha attended the 8th World Congress for Biomechanics with one of his post graduate students, Ms Bahavathy Kathiragamanathan who presented her work on foot biomechanics. The world Biomechanics Congress is the largest gathering of researchers and organizations in this area and boasted over 4000 participants this year. The event which is organized every 4 years, was held in Dublin Ireland from the 8th to the 12th of July this year. At the conference Dr. Pujitha was also able to present the work done by Ruwan Udayananda, one of his post-graduate students who is currently developing a hydrogel polymer for diabetic insoles.