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Dr. Shiromi Karunaratne

Senior Lecturer (Higher Grade)

Faculty of Engineering | Civil Engineering

Career Summary

  • I am a Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Malabe, Sri Lanka.
  • 05/2015 to date – Senior Lecturer in Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka.
  • 10/2013 to 09/2014 – Head of the Department of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology, Sri Lanka
  • 06/2004 to 04/2015 – Senior Lecturer, Department of Earth Resources Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.
  • 04/2010 to 03/ 2013 – Head of the Department, Department of Earth Resources Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • 09/2001 to 09/ 2003 – Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Saitama University, Japan.
  • 1996 to 2001 – Research Assistant, Saitama University, Japan.
  • 01/1995 to 01/1996 – Civil Engineer, The Consortium of Itochu- Corporation and Sri U-Thong co. Ltd, Sri Lanka
  • 08/1994 to 01/1995 – Civil Engineer, Environmental Engineering Consultants, Sri Lanka
  • 03/1994 to 08/1994 – Instructor, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • BSc Eng. (Hons) in Civil Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 1994
  • M.Eng. in Environmental Science and Human Engineering, Saitama University, Japan, 1998
  • Ph.D in Environmental Science and Human Engineering, Saitama University, Japan, 2001

HONOURS AND AWARDS

  • 1996 Monbukugakusho Scholarship – Awarded by the Japanese Government for a Master Degree
  • 1998 Monbukugakusho Scholarship – Awarded by the Japanese Government for a Doctoral Degree
  • 2001 Postdoctoral Fellowship for Foreign Researcher – Awarded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Research Interests and Memberships

Research Interests

  • My research interests are sustainable consumption and production in engineering (life cycle approach, sustainable construction material/recycling/reuse of material, cleaner production etc) water and waste water treatment and sanitation (low cost wastewater treatment technologies, sustainable water usage and irrigation water efficiency, climate impact issues and sustainable management/utilisation of resources etc). Solid/construction waste reuse and management etc.

Memberships

  • Charted Member of Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL)
  • Charted Member of  Institute of Practising Environmental Professionals Sri Lanka (IEPSL)
  • Member of the Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science

Ongoing Research

  • Life cycle assessment of buildings- a modelling approach
  • Climate Change Impacts on Urban Water Quality

My Publications

Books

  • Shiromi Karunaratne, Neil Thalagala  " Minimum Standards and Guidelines for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Preschools - A manual. In Sinhala, English and Tamil." Sri Lanka,    2015,  Edition 1,    

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