Samith Rathnayaka


I received my bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Then I obtained a master's degree in Safety and Risk Engineering from Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada.

After finishing the graduate work at MUN, I started working as a Research and Project Engineer of the Vale Safety and Risk Management Project. The objective of the project is to assist Vale to improve their safety and risk assessment program through the advancement and application of new techniques in the development of an effective safety management system. I have been involving with both project and research activities to deliver all project milestones as scheduled.

My research focuses on the modeling of the process accident using safety barriers, safety barrier performance analysis, and quantitative risk assessment. Currently I am involving with the dynamic risk assessment and real time monitoring.

Research Publications

  1. Rathnayaka, S., Khan, F.I., & Amyotte, P. (2014).Risk-based process plant design considering inherent safety, Safety Science, 70, 438-464
  2. Khan, F., Ahmed, S.,Yang, M.,Hashemi, S.J.,Caines, S.,Rathnayaka, S., Oldford, D. (2014). Safety challenges in harsh environments: Lessons learned, Process Safety Progress, DOI: 10.1002/prs.11704
  3. Rathnayaka, S., Khan, F.I., & Amyotte, P. (2013). Accident modeling and risk assessment framework for safety critical decision making: Application to deep-water drilling operation, Journal of Risk and Reliability, DOI: 10.1177/1748006X12472158
  4. Rathnayaka, S., Khan, F.I., & Amyotte, P. (2012). Accident modeling approach for safety assessment in an LNG processing facility, Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries, 25, 414-423
  5. Rathnayaka, S., Khan, F.I., & Amyotte, P. (2011a). SHIPP Methodology: Predictive Accident Modeling Approach. Part I: Methodology and Model Description, Process safety and environmental protection, 89, 151-164.
  6. Rathnayaka, S., Khan, F.I., & Amyotte, P. (2011b). SHIPP Methodology: Predictive Accident Modeling Approach. Part II: Methodology and Model Description, Process safety and environmental protection, 89, 75-88.
  7. Rathnayaka, S., Khan, F.I., & Amyotte, P. (2011). Analysis of safety barrier performance in offshore process operations using Bayesian updating theory, Proceeding of the 24th International congress on Condition Monitoring and Diagnostics Engineering Management

Contact Info

P: 709 8647265 ;

email: samithcr@mun.ca, wmscrathnayaka@gmail.com

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Contact

Centre for Risk, Integrity and Safety Engineering (C-RISE)

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000