Upali Vandebona

Senior Researcher
Research Centre for integrated Transport Innovation, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Contact details:
(+61 2) 9385 6139

Civil Engineering Building (H20)

Level 1, Room CE111

Kensington Campus

Senior Researcher in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Research interest

 Level 1: Highway engineering and operation of transport systems

Level 2: Highway engineering design and operation planning of transport systems

Level 3: Optimisation of transport systems

Interest in engineering

Why did you get into engineering?

I like science and I like building things.  Engineering is the natural place to start.

What are your research goals?

Look for ways to design transport systems do their tasks in a reliable efficient way.   

Advice for prospective Civil and Environmental engineers

You will never run out of opportunities to contribute to the society with skills you learn here.

Lectures/Courses taught

  • ENGG1000 Engineering Design and Innovation
  • CVEN3401  Sustainable Transport and Highway Engineering
  • CVEN3402  Transport Engineering and Environmental Sustainability
  • CVEN4403  Transport Systems - Part 2


  • PhD (Transport Engineering) Monash University, Melbourne, Australia; 1986.
  • MEng (Urban and Regional Planning) Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand; 1977.
  • BSc (Civil Engineering), University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka; 1975.