Moratiwa University, Sri Lanka

Dr. Buddhika Gunawardana obtained her B.Sc. with honors in Civil Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, and her M.Eng. and Ph.D. from The University of Auckland, New Zealand. She at present works as a Senior Lecturer at the Environmental Engineering Group, Department of Civil Engineering of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Dr. Gunawardana is a life member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, an associate member of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka and a member of The Institute of Environmental Professionals, Sri Lanka. Her current research interests include groundwater & surface water pollution with pesticides and heavy metals; soil pollution with organic/inorganic contaminants; persistence, transformation, transport of organic contaminants, and development of cost-effective remediation techniques for treatment of contaminated potable waters and soils. Dr. Gunawardana carried out collaborative research with more than five countries, and she is currently continuing research on the above-highlighted areas at Ph.D., M.Sc., and undergraduate levels