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Prof. Leelananda Rajapaksha

Professor

 
Office Address: 

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

 Email: 
lraja@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone: 
+94 812 393 606
Personal Website: 
 
 

Educational Qualifications :

  • PhD : University of London(UCL), London, United Kingdom (2003)
    Theme - Vapour compression refrigeration and refrigerant mixtures
  • MEng :Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand (1998)
    Theme- Biomass energy technologies greenhouse gas minitgation.
  • BScEng :First Class (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering (1993)
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Professional Qualifications :

  • Corporate Member, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London (MIMechE)
  • Corporate Member, institution of Mechanical Engineeris, Sri Lanka (MIESL)
  • Chartered mechanical engineers (CEng,ecuk)
  • Member- International Institute of ammonia refrigeration (MIIAR)
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Awards & Prizes :

  • Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship, 2008 – Dept o f Mechanical Engineering, University College London
  • Overseas Research Student scholarship (ORS), 1999 - 2003, offered by the British government, tenable at University of London, London, UK.
  • Full sholarship (20 months) AIT, Bangkok, Thailand- Master's degree 1997- 1998
  • Final Eaxamination in Engineerinng- Award for the best performance in
      1.Thermodynamics


      2.Energy Studies


    3.Best Performance Mechanical Engineering.
  • Nomination for Tedd & Perry prize of theinstitute of Refrigeration (IOR) London, UK for outstanding research in the field of Refrigeration in UK Universitiys (2003)
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Books:

  • Refrigeration and Refrigerants, Leelananda Rajapaksha, For undergraduate covering the sections on Refrigeration in semester 6, 7/8, suitable for technical personnel in the field. Covers many issues associated with alternative refrigerants and mixtures, 2007, ISBN 978 – 955 – 50626 – 0 – 2
  • Written in Sinhala covering practical, operational, and safety aspects of the refrigerant ammonia. ISBN 978 – 955 – 50626 – 1 – 9
  • Written in Sinhala, covering recent changes in the field of refrigeration, refrigerant mixtures and retrofit aspects.ISBN 978 – 955 – 50626 – 2 – 6

 

Research Intersests :

  • Refrigeration and refrigerants; heat transfer and performances of refrigerant mixtures, alternative refrigerants and natural refrigerants. Innovative systems based on green concept, application of green concept to industrial systems
  • Biomass energy technologies and renewable energy systems