Dr. H. K. Wasana Isuri Jayawardena

Senior Lecturer (G II)

Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences
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Contact:

Central Campus, 3rd floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : 209

Office: 011 2881242, Ext: 267

Email: hkjay2@ou.ac.lk wasana_isuri@yahoo.com


Dr. Wasana Isuri Jayawardena (Senior Lecturer in Physics)

Work:

Department of Physics

The Open University of Sri Lanka

P.O. Box 21, Nawala,

Nugegoda 10250

 

Room: 3rd floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : 209

 

Work Phone: +94 11 011 2881267

 

Career History:

Senior Lecturer, Department of physics, Open university of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 2014-todate

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Uppsala University, Sweden, 2013-2014

Senior Lecturer,  Department of physics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012-2013

Researcher, Department of physics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2000-2012

 

Education:

B.Sc. (Hons.) , University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1999.

M.Phill.( Physics), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2004

Ph.D. ( Atmospheric Physics),University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2012.

 

Membership of professional bodies and groups:

Life Member of the Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

Graduate Member of the Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka (IPSL)

Member of the Atmospheric & Lightning Research Group, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

 

Research Interests:

Numerical methods for atmospheric modeling, Operational meteorology, Mountain meteorology, Aviation meteorology, Extreme weather events, Dispersion of atmospheric pollutants, Wind pattern and wind energy over Sri Lanka and surrounding region, Climate change and related topics, Environmental Physics.

 

Area of Specification:

Atmospheric Physics

Research Intrests:

Weather forecasting, Mountain meteorology, Extreme weather events, Dispersion of atmospheric pollutants, Aviation meteorology, Climate change, Wind pattern and wind energy over Sri Lanka and surrounding region

Affiliations:

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Course Coordination:

Atmospheric Physics, Renewable energy sources

Researches:
  • H.K.W.I. Perera and D.U.J. Sonnadara, Preliminary results of short term and long term rainfall forecasting, IPSL, Proc. 16th Technical Session, Sri Lanka (2000)
  • H.K.W.I. Perera, D.U.J. Sonnadara and D.R. Jayewardene, Preliminary results of Markov model approach in forecasting wet/dry condition over short periods, SLAAS, Proc. 56th Annual Session, Sri Lanka (2000).
  • H.K.W.I. Perera, D.U.J. Sonnadara and D.R. Jayewardene, Forecasting the occurrence of rainfall in selected weather stations in the wet and dry zones of Sri Lanka, Sri Lankan J. of Physics, 3 (2002) 39-53
  • H.K.W.I. Jayawardene, D.U.J. Sonnadara and D. R. Jayewardene, Spatial interpolation of weekly rainfall depth in the Dry zone of Sri Lanka, Climate Research, 29 (2005) 223-231
  • H.K.W.I Jayawardene, D.U.J. Sonnadara and D.R. Jayewardene, Trends of Rainfall in Sri Lanka over the last century, Sri Lankan J. of Physics, 6 (2005) 7-17
  • L.Enger, W. Jayawardene, A dynamic model for simulating air pollution and wind field in Sri Lanka, The 28th international conference on Alpine Meteorology, Croatian meteorological Journal, 40 (2005) 685
  • H.K.W. Jayawardene, L.Enger, The effect of Mountain Wake Vorticity on Lightning Occurence in Sri Lanka, International Symposium on Lightning Protection, Kathmandu, Nepal, 12-14 October 2011. Expect to publish on " Lightning protection" publication by NAM S&T Center, New Delhi, India.
  • H.K.W.I Jayawardene, L.Enger, Preliminary work of climatic variation of lightning pattern and The effect of Mountain Wake Vorticity on Lightning Occurence in Sri Lanka, International Workshop on 'Climate Change and Sustainable Management of Water Resources in the Asia-Pacific Region', November 22-24, 2011, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Matthias Mohr, Wasana Jayawardena, Johan Arnqvist and Hans Bergström Wind energy estimation over forest canopies using WRF mesoscale model, Poster presentation,  EWEA 2014 , 10-13 March 2014, Barcelona, Spain (2014).
  • W. Jayawardene, M. Fernando, U. Sonnadara, Satellite observation of lightning activities over Sri Lanka, IPSL, Proc. 30th Technical Session, Sri Lanka (2014).
  • H.K.W.I. Jayawardene, D.R. Jayewardene and D.U.J. Sonnadara, Interannual variability of rainfall in Sri Lanka, J. Natn. Sci. Foundation Sri Lanka 43 (1) 75-82 (2015).
  • H.K.W.I Jayawardene, L.Enger, Numerical simulation of air pollution dispersion in a lee side wake: A case study at south western part of Sri Lanka, Poster presentation, 15th AeroCom and 4th AeroSAT workshops and 15th CTWF international symposium on atmospheric aerosol, 19-27 September, Beijing, China, (2016).
  • H. K. W. I. Jayawardena, Understanding Connections between Climate, Extreme Weather, Air Quality, and Health with a Glance at Sri Lanka, International Roundtable on the Impact of Extreme Natural Events: Science and Technology for Mitigation. 13-15 December 2017 Colombo, Sri Lanka (2017).
Publications:

Contributions to Books:

The Effect of Mountain Wake Vorticity on Lightning Occurrence in Sri Lanka (H. K. W. I. Jayawardena, Sri Lanka), Lightning Protection, edited by Dr. Shriram Sharma, NAM S&T Centre, 2013: ,ISBN-978-81-7035-835-0

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