School of Architecture and Civil Engineering

M. Sc. Viraj Gunarathne, Visiting Researcher

Laboratory of Soil- and Groundwater-Management, University of Wuppertal

E-mail: viraj{at}sci.sjp.ac.lk, ngviraj{at}gmail.com

Research Topic
Remediation of Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS) Contaminated Soils by a Novel Nano-composite Material.

Scholarships
DAAD Doctoral Scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service, Germany. 2020-present.

Work Experience

  • Research Assistant in Ecosphere Resilience Research Centre (ERRC), Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura – from June 2018 to August 2020.
  • Volunteer research student in Environmental Chemodynamics Project, National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) – from November 2017 to April 2018.
  • National Research Council (NRC) research student in Environmental Chemodynamics Project, National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) – from January 2017 to November 2017.
  • Teaching Assistant in the Department of Botany, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala – from December 2015 to January 2017.
  • Teaching Assistant in the Department of Botany, University of Peradeniya – form January 2015 to November 2015.
  • Visiting Teaching Assistant in the Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya – from February 2015 to May 2015.

Educational Background
M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Post Graduate Institute of University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, 2017/2020. Thesis title: Hydrometallurgical extraction of hazardous heavy metals from industrial sludge.

B.Sc. (Special degree) in Botany, University of Peradeniya, 2010/2014. Thesis title: Mycorrhizal associations in two natural landuse types in Dothalugala Mab Reserve, Sri Lanka.

Curriculum Vitae and List of publications

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