Ms. K.A. Pramodya Wijesinghe

Lecturer (Probationary)

Textile and Apparel Technology
Faculty of Engineering Technology
RG GS
BSc of Engineering (Hons) (UOM), AMIE (SL)
Contact:

Colombo Regional Center, 3rd Floor, Science & Technology building, Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda

Office: +942881372, Ext: 372

Email: kawij@ou.ac.lk


I completed my B.Sc. of Engineering (Hons) degree specializing in Textile Process Engineering at the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2018. Then, I started my professional career as an Executive – Technical at the Research and Development Center of MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka from 01.02.2018 – 05.04.2019.  I joined the Open University of Sri Lanka as a lecturer (probationary) on 08.04.2019.

Area of Specification:

Textile Process Engineering

Research Intrests:

Sustainable textile tracking systems, textile waste management and eco-friendly functional textiles

Affiliations:

Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)
Associate member (AM – 23287) 2018 to present
Engineering Council, Sri Lanka
Member 2018 to present

Course Coordination:

TAX2585 – Introducing Textiles

TAX3530 – Fibre to Fabrics

TAX6265 – Advanced Weaving Preparation and Machinery

TAX6366 – Yarn Manufacture II

TAX7368 – Specialty Fabrics

TAX7369 – Engineering Aspects of Weaving

Researches:

University of Moratuwa, Department of Textile and Clothing technology, Sri Lanka
– Undergraduate researcher 2017 – 2018
• Identified the properties and characteristics expected from thermal insulation panels used for different end-applications
• Innovated a thermal insulation panel using post-industrial nylon/spandex and polyurethane waste by hot compression moulding without using any binders (after several experiments, it was identified that nylon itself could act as a binder when hot compressing carried out at melting temperature of nylon).
• Characterized and optimized the developed panel based on the thermal conductivity and impact strength results.

Research Supervisions:

Completed research supervisions

Academic year – 2019/2020

  1. Application of leach repellent finish on textile subgrade using turmeric essential oil nano-emulsion
  2. Investigation of using Cerbera odollam as an antimicrobial textile finishing
  3. Eco-friendly wallpaper material from water hyacinth stem fibres
Publications:

Dissanayake, D. G. K., Weerasinghe, D. U., Wijesinghe, K. A. P., & Kalpage, K. M. D. M. P. (2018). Developing a compression moulded thermal insulation panel using postindustrial textile waste. Waste Management, 79, 356-361.

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