Thusitha Sugathapala

  Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
  University of Moratuwa
  Sri Lanka

Thusitha Sugathapala

Thusitha Sugathapala is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering of the University of Moratuwa (UoM); and a Chartered Engineer. He obtained the BSc Engineering Degree from UoM and PhD from University of Cambridge. He served as the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at UoM from 2005 to 2008; Director - Undergraduate Studies; Chairman - Academic Committee and Chairman - Curriculum & Evaluation Committee of the Faculty of Engineering from 2008 to 2011, the Director General of Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority from 2011 to 2015, and the founding Director of Enterprise - the Center for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and University-Business Linkages of UoM from 2016 to 2019. He has also worked as a consultant for several national & international programmes under multilateral development agencies such as World Bank, ADB, UNDP, UNEP, USAID, Clean Air Asia and senior consultant at SLYCAN Trust. Thusitha Sugathapala's key research areas of interest cover Renewable Energy (RE), Energy Efficiency (EE), Air Quality and Waste Management, Sustainable Transport, Climate Change and Sustainable Development. Thusitha Sugathapala’s contributions to other sectors at national level include, among others, the development of National Policy & Strategy on Sustainable Development of Sri Lanka; National Policy on Sustainable Consumption & Production (SCP); National Energy Policy & Strategies of Sri Lanka; Sri Lanka Vehicle Emission Testing programme; Feed-in tariff for non-conventional RE sources; Vehicular exhaust emission standards; Stationary sources emission standards; SCP Education Plan for Sri Lanka together with SCP course module & Resource Pack for university education; Clean Air Action Plans; NDCs for Transport, Energy & Waste sectors; Regulations for EE of appliances; EE Building Code; Sri Lanka Standards Specification on Criteria and Indicators for Sustainably Produced Fuel Wood.

Topics of Expertise: Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Development Goals, Science & Technology

Type of Students Taught: Undergraduate, Graduate, Executive

Willing to Travel: Yes

Primary Language of Teaching: English

Years In-Person Teaching Experience: 33 years

Years Online Teaching Experience: 03 years

Do you Prefer to Teach Only Online? No

Are you Research Active? Yes