Dr. (Ms.) W.C.T.K. Gunawardana

Senior Lecturer


Office Address:

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

Email: Personal: thanujaguna@yahoo.com
Official: chandimag@pdn.ac.lk

Telephone: Official: +94 81 239 3569


2011 : Doctor of Philosophy,Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

2008 :Post Graduate Diploma (Research - Civil Eng.), Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

2006 : BSc. (Eng.) (Hons) Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Pollutant sorption by natural materials and modification of adsorbents.

Pre-filter media development for excess pollutant loads.

Rainwater harvesting and water quality assessment.

Stormwater pollution and best management practices.

2015 – To date : Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering,Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

2013 – 2014 :Senior Lecturer, Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka.

2009 –2013 : Part-time Academic/ Researcher, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

2006 – 2007 : Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.

Associate Member: Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL), (Since 2006)

Professional Engineer (skill level 1): Engineers Australia (Since 2012)

Journal Papers

Gunawardana C., Goonetilleke A., Egodawatta P., Dawes L. and KokotS. (2012). Source characterization of road dust based on chemical and mineralogical composition. Chemorsphere,87(2), pp. 163-170.

Gunawardana C., Goonetilleke A., Egodawatta P., Dawes L. and Kokot S. (2012). Role of solids in heavy metal build-up on urban road surfaces. Journal of Environmental Engineering,138(4), pp. 490-498.

Gunawardana C., Goonetilleke A. and Egodawatta P. (2013). Adsorption of heavy metals by road deposited solids. Water Science and Technology, 67(11), pp. 2622-2629.

Gunawardana C., Egodawatta P. and Goonetilleke A., (2014). Relating composition and particulate size distribution to heavy metal adsorption in road deposited solids. Journal of Environment Pollution, 184, pp. 44-53.

Gunawardana C., Egodawatta P. and Goonetilleke A. (2015). Adsorption and mobility of metals in build-up on road surfaces. Chemorsphere,119, pp. 1391-98.

Liu, A., Gunawardana, C., Gunawardena, J., Egodawatta, P., Ayoko, G.A.,Goonetilleke, A., (2016). Taxonomy of factors which influence heavy metal build-up on urban road surfaces.Journal of Hazardous Materials, 310, pp.20-29.

Rajapakse, J., Millar, G., Gunawardana, C., Roux, A., (2016). Applicability of pebble matrix filtration for the pre-treatment of surface waters containing high turbidity and NOM.Desalination and Water Treatment, pp. 1-13.


Conference Papers (Selected)

Gunawardana C., Goonetilleke A. and Egodawatta P. (2012) Adsorption of heavy metals by road deposited solids. Proceedings of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, Busan, South Korea.

Gunawardana C., Goonetilleke A., Egodawatta P. and Dawes L. (2011). Influence of organic matter in road deposited particulates in heavy metal accumulation and transport. In 4th IWA-ASPIRE Conference & Exhibition: Towards Sustainable Water Supply and Recycling Systems, IWA-ASPIRE, Tokyo, Japan.

Gunawardana C., Goonetilleke A., Egodawatta P. and Dawes L. (2011). Composition and source identification of road deposited pollutants. Proceedings of the First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing (eddBE2011), Queensland University of Technology,Brisbane, Australia.

Gunawardana C., Goonetilleke A., Egodawatta P. and Dawes L. andKokotS. (2010). Role of suspended solids in heavy metal pollution of urban stormwater runoff. Proceedings of Challenges in Environmental Science and Engineering (CESE-2010), Cairns, Australia.