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Dr. K.B.S.N. Jinasdasa

Senior Lecturer

 
Office Address: 

Department of Civil Engineering,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya,20400,
Sri Lanka.

 Email: 
shamj@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone: 
+94-81-2393571
Personal Website: 
 
 

Biography :

  • Dr. Shameen Jinadasa is currently a Senior Lecturer of Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya , Sri Lanka . He earned his BScEng in Civil Engineering from University of Peradeniya and MEng degree from National University of Singapore in Civil Engineering. Subsequently he obtained his PhD from Saitama University , Japan in 2006. Dr. Shameen’s area of expertise is environmental engineering with a special focus on developing sustainable wastewater management technologies for tropical developing countries. Shameen has previous experience coordinating international research projects on Tropical Constructed wetlands and Coastal vegetation for Tsunami Protection in which researchers from Singapore , Japan , New Zealand and Sri Lanka collaborated.
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Educational Qualifications :

  • Doctor of Philosophy :Saitama University, Japan.
    Dissertation topic: Constructed Wetlands for Sustainable Water Quality Management in Tropical Regions
  • Master of Engineering: National University of Singapore, Singapore.
    Dissertation topic: Acidogenic biotreatment for wastewater containing 2-nitroaniline and copper
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
    Dissertation topic: Application of Roughing Filters in Water Treatment Systems
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Appointments (Selected) :

  • 2009 – to date
    Senior Lecturer Department of Civil Engineering University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2007 - 2008
    JSPS Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Japan Society of Promotion of Science Host: Saitama University, Japan
  • 2006-2007
    Project Associate Collaborative research project on Coastal Vegetation Management Department of Agricultural Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2000-2001
    Research Engineer Lanka Hydraulic Institute (LHI), Sri Lanka
  • 1994-1996
    Junior Research Associate Chemical Modeling Lab, Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS), Kandy, Sri Lank
  • 2004 to date
    Coordinator Research Project on constructed wetlands for tropical applications (Team comprised experts from Japan, Singapore and Sri Lanka) Responsibilities Overall coordination of the research project
  • 2004 to date
    Coordinator Research Project on coastal vegetation for tsunami protection (Team comprised experts from Japan and Sri Lanka) Responsibilities Overall coordination of the research project
  • 2000-2001
    Research Engineer Lanka Hydraulic Institute (LHI), Sri Lanka
    • Hydraulic model implementations (computer and laboratory)
    • Hydrological design (project on Colombo-Katunayake expressway - using MIKE11)
  • 1994-1996
    Junior Research Associate Chemical Modeling Lab, Institute of Fundamental Studies (IFS), Kandy, Sri Lank
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Visiting Appointments:

  • 2009 to date
    Lecturer (Visiting) Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture and Postgraduate Institute of Science University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • 2006-2007
    Lecturer (Visiting) Postgraduate course in Environmental Engineering and Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • 2008
    JSPS Invited Lecture Series Science Dialogue Program

Memberships:

  • Member, SRI LANKA ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE

Research Intersests :

  • Development of sustainable water and wastewater management technologies
  • Development of biological wastewater treatment methods for industrial wastewaters
  • Development of Innovative methodologies in environmental protection
  • Constructed wetlands for water quality management in tropical regions
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Other Credentials :

  • JSPS Postdoctoral Fellowship Award 2007 (JSPS – Japan Society for promotion of Science)
  • Monbukagakusho Scholarship 2004 – Awarded by the Japanese Government for a Doctoral Degree
  • Outstanding performance on biological waste treatment course 2002 – National University of Singapore
  • Research Scholarship 2001 – Awarded by the National University of Singapore for a Master of Engineering Degree
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