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Dr. (Eng) Asanka Weerasekara
B.Sc. Eng.(Hons)(Moratuwa), M.Eng (Moratuwa), PhD (Kyungpook National)

Head of the Department, Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Novel and sustainable technologies to mitigate membrane fouling and to reduce energy consumption in membrane bioreactors (MBRs) and Development of a method to monitor, record, and model air quality parameters in Sri Lanka

Dr. E.V.A. Premalal
B.Sc. Physics (Hons), M. Phil. (Peradeniya), Ph. D. (Japan), Postdoc. (Japan)

Senior Lecturer (Grade I)
Research interests: Synthesis and application of spinnable carbon nanotubes, Thin film solar cells, Battery and supercapacitors, and Thermoelectric materials


Dr.-Ing. Darshana Dassanayake
B.Sc. Eng. (Hons)(Moratuwa), M.Sc.(IHE, The Netherlands), Ph.D. (TU-Braunschweig, Germany), Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (Plymouth, UK)

Senior Lecturer (Grade I)
Research interests: Wave-structure interactions, Sustainable coastal protection systems, Low-Cost Coastal Structure, Floating PV Systems, and Green Construction

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Dr. (Eng) G.B. Sakura
B.Sc.Eng.(Hons) (Ruhuna), Ph.D (CutyU, HongKong)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)


Dr. (Eng). J. A. Darshika Wanigarathna
B.Sc.Eng.(Hons), M.Sc(Eng) (Peradeniya), PhD (Nanayang Technological University, Singapore)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Material design for industrial gas purification/ separation, Geo-environmental engineering

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Dr. (Eng) A. R. Nihmiya
B.Sc.Eng.(Hons) (Peradeniya), M.Sc. in Medical Physics (Peradeniya), PhD (UAEU)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)


Dr. Choolaka Hewawasam

B.Sc.(Hons) (Moratuwa), M.Sc.(Japan), PhD (Japan)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Research interests: Wastewater engineering and technologies, Solid waste management, Environment impact assessment, and Sustainable energy sources and energy conservation


Dr. (Eng) P. R. A. Udara Sampath
B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) (Moratuwa), M.Sc. (South-East Norway), Ph. D. (South-East Norway)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Research interests: Energy conservation, Renewable energy, Gas treating, Modeling and simulation, Process optimization, Carbon dioxide capture and storage, and Heat and mass transfer

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Dr. (Eng) Sankha Widisinghe
B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) (Moratuwa), PhD (James Cook University, Australia)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Research interests: Soil stabilization, Slope failure studies, Numerical modeling, Study of expansive soils, Geomechanics, and Rock slope stability


Mr. Dilan C. Ranaweera
B.A (Peradeniya), MPhil (Peradeniya)

Lecturer (Probationary)
Research interests: Sedimentology, Geoarchaeology, Chronology and Archaeometry, Quaternary Studies and Archaeotechnology, and History and Philosophy of Science and Technology


Dr. P. A. Cyril

MEng (Hons) (University of Nottingham), Ph.D(University of Nottingham)

Lecturer on contract
Research interests: Computational Geomechanics, Developing Numerical Models for Geomechanical/Mechanical Applications, Smooth Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH), Constitutive Models, Material Behavior, Soil-water Interaction, Pile Installation

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Eng(Mrs). R.P.G.K.S. Rajapaksha
B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) (Moratuwa), AMIESL, M.Sc. (Moratuwa), Ph.D. (reading)

Lecturer on contract
Research interests: Transport and Highway Planning, Intelligent Transport Systems, Transport Modelling using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), Sustainable Building Design and Intelligent Buildings.


Mr.I.G. Namal Anuradha
B.Sc. (Hons) QS (Moratuwa), M.Sc. by research (Moratuwa) (Reading), B. Tech Civil Eng. (OUSL) (Reading)

Lecturer on contract

Research interests: Embodied Energy, Embodied Carbon, and Life Cycle Costing