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Dr. Himali Kanchanamala

Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade)

Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary

  • Senior Lecturer (HG) / Department of Civil Engineering Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka (June 2021 - present)
  • Environmental Engineer / City of Las Cruces Utilities Division, NM, USA (Jan 2021 - Apr 2021)
  • Research Assistant / Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University, NM, USA (Jan 2017 - Dec 2020)
  • Temporary Lecturer / Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Oct 2015 - Dec 2016)
  • Engineering Intern / Central Engineering Consultancy Bureau, Sri Lanka (Oct 2014 - Jan 2015)
  • Engineering Intern / Road Development Authority, Sri Lanka (Oct 2013 - Jan 2014)

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Specialized in Environmental Engineering), New Mexico State University, NM, USA (2021)
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering, New Mexico State University, NM, USA (2018)
  • B.Sc. in Engineering (Specialized in Civil Engineering), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2015)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • New Mexico State University Graduate Assistant Tuition Fellowship
  • New Mexico State University Engineering Research Award
  • NSF Non-Academic Research Internship for Graduate students (INTERN) Award

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

Environmental Engineering, Wastewater treatment, Biological treatment methods, Sustainable development goals, Pathogen removal, Trace organic contaminant removal

Memberships

  • AMIE(SL)

Ongoing Research

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • Kanchanamala, D. P. H. M., Herath, H. M. H. K., & Nandalal, K. D. W.  " Impact of Catchment Scale on Rainfall-Runoff Modeling: Kalu Ganga River Catchment up to Ratnapura. "  Engineer: Journal of the Institution of Engineers,  vol.49,  Issue 2,  2016,        
  • Tchinda, D., Henkanatte-Gedera, S. M., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S. A., Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Zhang, Y., & Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Single-step treatment of primary effluent by Galdieria sulphuraria: Removal of biochemical oxygen demand, nutrients, and pathogens. "        2019,        
  • Nirmalakhandan, N., Selvaratnam, T., Henkanatte-Gedera, S. M., Tchinda, D., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S. A., Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S.P.,& Lammers, P. J.  " Algal wastewater treatment: Photoautotrophic vs. mixotrophic processes "  Algal Research,  vol.41,    2021,  pp.101569,      https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2019.101569,
  • Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., Henkanatte-Gedera, S. M., Tchinda, D., Zhang, Y., & Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Factors contributing to bacteria inactivation in the Galdieria sulphuraria-based wastewater treatment system. "  Algal Research,  vol.38,    2019,  pp.101392.,      
  • Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Delanka-Pedige, H. M.K., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S., Zhang, Y., & Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Predicting fecal coliform inactivation in a mixotrophic algal wastewater treatment system "  Algal Research,  vol.44,    2019,  pp.101698.,      
  • Delanka-Pedige, H. M.K., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Cornelius, J., Henkanatte-Gedera, S. M., Tchinda, D., Zhang, Y., & Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Pathogen reduction in an algal-based wastewater treatment system employing Galdieria sulphuraria "  Algal Research,  vol.39,    2021,  pp.101423,      
  • Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S. A., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., & Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Removal and recovery of nutrients from municipal sewage: Algal vs. conventional approaches "  Water Research,  vol.175,    2020,  pp.115709,      
  • Cheng, X., Delanka-Pedige, H. M.K., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S., Smith, G. B., Nirmalakhandan, N., & Zhang, Y.  " Removal of antibiotic resistance genes in an algal-based wastewater treatment system employing Galdieria sulphuraria: A comparative study "  Science of The Total Environment,  vol.711,    2020,  pp.134435,      
  • Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., Cheng, X., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S., Xu, J., Nirmalakhandan, N., & Zhang, Y.  " Metagenomic insights into virus removal performance of an algal-based wastewater treatment system utilizing Galdieria sulphuraria "  Algal Research,  vol.47,    2020,  pp.101865,      
  • Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Zhang, Y., & Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Bacteria and virus reduction in secondary treatment: Potential for minimizing post disinfectant demand "  Water Research,  vol.177,    2020,  pp.115802,      
  • Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S., Zhang, Y., & Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Algal pathway towards meeting United Nations sustainable development goal 6 "  International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology,      2020,  pp.1-9,      
  • Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I.S.A., Delanka-Pedige, H. M.K. and Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Sewage treatment process refinement and intensification using multi-criteria decision-making approach: A case study. "  Journal of Water Process Engineering,  vol.37,    2020,  pp.101485,      
  • Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S. A., Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., & Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Algal pathway for nutrient recovery from urban sewage. "   Algal Research,  vol.51,    2020,  pp.102023,      
  • Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S. A., & Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Wastewater infrastructure for sustainable cities: assessment based on UN sustainable development goals (SDGs) "  International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology,      2020,  pp.1-7,      
  • Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., Cheng, X., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., Bandara, G. L. C. L., Zhang, Y., Xu, P., Schaub, T, & Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Conventional vs. algal wastewater technologies: Reclamation of microbially safe water for agricultural reuse "  Algal Research,  vol.51,    2020,  pp.102022,      
  • Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K.; Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S. A.; Tchinda, D.; Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P.; Henkanatte-Gedera, S. M.; Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Algal Process for Single-Step Removal of Organic Carbon and Nutrients: Modeling and Optimization of Fed-Batch Operation "  Journal of Water Process Engineering,  vol.38,    2020,  pp.101622,      
  • Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S. A., G. W. Chapman, R. Rosalez, N. Soliz, Z. Cui, S. P. Munasinghe-Arachchige, H. M. K. Delanka-Pedige, C. E. Brewer, P. J. Lammers, and N. Nirmalakhandan.  " Mixotrophic algal system for centrate treatment and resource recovery "  Algal Research ,  vol.52,    2020,  pp.102087,      
  • Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., I. S. A. Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, H. M. K. Delanka-Pedige, P. Cooke, and N. Nirmalakhandan.  " Nitrogen-Fertilizer Recovery from Urban Sewage via Gas Permeable Membrane: Process Analysis, Modeling, and Intensification "  Chemical Engineering Journal ,      2021,  pp.128443,      
  • Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., S. P. Munasinghe-Arachchige, I. S. A. Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, and N. Nirmalakhandan.  " Evaluating wastewater treatment infrastructure systems based on UN Sustainable Development Goals and targets "  Journal of Cleaner Production,  vol.298,    2021,  pp.126795,      
  • Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I.S.A., Samarasingha, N., Rosalez, R., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S.P., Delanka-Pedige, H.M.K., Brewer, C.E. and Nirmalakhandan, N.  " Maximizing phosphorus recovery as biofertilizer in an algal wastewater treatment system "  Resources, Conservation and Recycling,  vol.170,    2021,  pp.105552,      
  • Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I.S.A., Delanka-Pedige, H.M.K., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S.P. and Nirmalakhandan, N.,  " Techno-economic optimization of phosphorous recovery in an algal-based sewage treatment system "  Bioresource Technology,  vol.332,    2021,  pp.125128,      
  • Munasinghe-Arachchige, S.P., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I.S.A., Delanka-Pedige, H.M.K., Nirmalakhandan, N.,  " Biofertilizer Recovery from Organic Solid Wastes via Hydrothermal Liquefaction "  Bioresource Technology,      2021,  pp.125497,      

Conference Proceedings

  • Khandan, N., Tchinda, D., Henkanatte-Gedera, S. M., Abeysiriwardana-Arachchige, I. S. A., Delanka-Pedige, H. M. K., Munasinghe-Arachchige, S. P., & Zhang, Y.   Sustainable Autarky of Food-Energy-Water (Safe-Water).  in International Conference on Sustainable Built Environment,  year 2018,    pp.91-98,  Springer,      

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