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Dr. Nandika Miguntanna

Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade)

Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary

  • Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade), Faculty of Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), March 2023- to date
  • Head, School of Technology, SLTC Research University, Padukka, Sri Lanka, April 2019- to Feb 2023.
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I) in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, SLTC Research University, January 2018- Feb 2023.
  • Program Lead, Environmental Technology Degree Program, SLTC Research University, January 2018 to August 2020.
  • Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM), Malabe, Sri Lanka, January 2011- to January 2018.
  •  Head of the Department of Environmental and Biosystems Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, SAITM, January 2013- to January 2018.
  • Head of the Research Unit of Faculty of Engineering, SAITM, January 2011- to January 2018.
  • Sessional Academic, School of Urban Development, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, July 2006 – November 2010.
  • PhD Research Scholar, School of Urban Development, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, July 2006 –November 2009.
  • Research Assistant, Port of Brisbane Environmental Project, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, July 2006 – February 2008.
  • Temporary Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, August 2005- April 2006.
  • Trainee Engineer, Kolon-Samsung Consortium, Galle, Sri Lanka, September 2003 – December 2003.
  • Trainee Engineer, Southern Provincial City Council, Galle, Sri Lanka, October 2002 – December 2002.

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Doctor of Philosophy

Specialization - Water and Environmental Engineering

Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia

(July 2006–November 2009)

 

  • Bachelor of Science of Engineering (First Class Honors)

Specialization - Civil Engineering

      University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Jan: 2001 - February 2005)

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • Responsive Research Seed Grant awarded by the School of Postgraduate Studies and Research at SLTC (2019).
  • Full Scholarship for the participation to Environmental Protection and Green Technology workshop organized by National Tsingn Hua University, Taiwan; awarded by Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan (2014).
  • ITEC Full Scholarship for the participation to Special Course on Environment Governance in South Asia organized by Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, India; awarded by the Ministry External Affairs, Government of India (2014).
  • QUT Write-up Scholarship awarded by Queensland University of Technology (2009).
  • QUT Tuition Fee Wavier Scholarship for Doctoral studies at QUT, Australia, from July 2007-2009; awarded by Queensland University of Technology (2007).
  • Presidential award for postgraduate studies; awarded by Government of Sri Lanka (2006).

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • Stormwater pollution, mitigation and management
  • Water quality and treatment
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design
  • Solidswaste Management
  • Waste Reuse

Memberships

Associate Member of Institute of Engineers , Sri Lanka

Ongoing Research

  • Analysis of microplastic pollution in surface waters and removal potential using conventional water treatment processes- Case Study Aththanagalu Oya Sri Lanka
  • Analysis of Performance Characteristics of different types of Compost Blankets in improving the quality of the storm water runoff 
  • Assessment of performance of different types of porous pavements materials in urban landscape in improving the storm water quality
  • Assessment of the treatment potential of urban stormwater runoff using porous pavement systems containing recycled materials

My Publications

Journal Publications

  • Miguntanna, N.P., Goonetilleke., A., Egodawatta P. and Kokot., S.  " Understanding nutrients build-up on urban road surfaces "  Journal of Environmental Sciences,  vol.22,  Issue 06,  2010,  pp.806-812,      
  • Miguntanna, N.P., Liu, A.,Egodawatta., P., and Goonetilleke., A.,  " Characterizing nutrients wash-off for effective urban stormwater treatment design "  Journal of Environmental Management,  vol.120,    2013,  pp.61-67,      
  • S.Sendanayake, N.P. Miguntanna, M.T.R. Jayasinghe.,  " Estimating incident solar radiation in tropical islands with short term weather data "  Journal of European Scientific Journal (ESJ),  vol.10,  Issue 03,  2014,  pp.1857 1881,      
  • S.Sendanayake, N.P. Miguntanna, M.T.R. Jayasinghe.,  " Validation of Design Methodology for Rainwater Harvesting for Tropical Climates "  Asian Journal of Environment and Pollution,  vol.11,    2014,  pp.87-93,      
  • S.Sendanayake, N. P. Miguntanna, M.T.R. Jayasinghe  " Predicting solar radiation for tropical islands from rainfall data "  Urban and Environmental Engineering,  vol.09,  Issue 02,  2015,  pp.109-118 ,      
  • Liu, A., Miguntanna, N. S., Miguntanna, N. P., Egodawatta, P. and Goonetilleke, A.  " Differentiating Between Pollutants Build-Up on Roads and Roofs: Significance of Roofs as a Stormwater Pollutant Source "  Journal of Clean Soil Air Water,  vol.44,  Issue 05,  2016,  pp.538-543,      
  • Dabare, G., Gunathilake,M., Miguntanna, N.P., Laksiri, K.,and Rathnayake,U.  " Climate Variation and Hydropower Generation in Samanalawewa Hydropower Scheme, Sri Lanka "  Journal of Engineer,  vol.53,  Issue 03,  2020,  pp.19-25,      
  • Wijesiri, B., Liu, A., Miguntanna, N., He, B., Goonetilleke. A.,  " Understanding Nutrient Dynamics for Effective Stormwater Treatment Design "  Science of The Total Environment ,  vol.850,    2022,        

Conference Proceedings

  • Miguntanna N.P.,Goonetilleke., A. and Egodawatta., P.   Understanding nutrients build-up process on urban road surfaces  in Second infrastructure theme postgraduate conference on Rethinking Sustainable Development-Planning, infrastructure engineering,  year 2009,  Australia,          
  • Miguntanna N.P., Goonetilleke., A., Kokot., S. and Egodawatta., P.   Analysis of nutrients wash-off processes on urban road surfaces  in International conference on Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE 2009),  year 2009,  Australia,          
  • Miguntanna N.P., Goonetilleke., A., Egodawatta P. and Kokot., S.   Understanding nutrients build-up on urban road surfaces    year 2009,  Seoul, Korea,          
  • Wahalathanthrige, N. D. D. and Miguntanna N.P .,   Evaluation of the Performance of Permeable and Porous Pavements in Urban Landscape  in International Conference on Urban Science and Engineering (ICUSE 2020) ,  year 2020,  IIT Bombay, India,          
  • Siriwardhana, K.D., Miguntanna N.P.,   Potential Reuse of Greywater using constructed wetland: Design and Implementation of Vertical Constructed Wetland System: A Case Study  in SLTC, International Research Conference (IRC 2022) ,  year 2022,  Sri Lanka,          

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