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Dr Lalantha Senevirathna is part of the CSU Engineering team and has a wealth of international work and research experience. He studied at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka before working in the water industry as a civil engineer for five years. This was followed by postgraduate studies at the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and a PhD from Kyoto University, Japan in advanced wastewater treatment. Dr Senevirathna believes engineers can make the world a better, safer and happier place through the creative application of scientific principles to solve problems. He enjoys sharing his 15 years of field engineer, research and teaching experience with CSU students.

Research Interests

  • Tracer level water pollutants
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Adsorption
  • Disinfection
  • Environmental health and public health
  • School of Engineering, Bathurst

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (Water Treatment), Development of effective removal methods of PFCs (perfluorinated compounds) in water by adsorption and coagulation, Kyoto University


Award Date: 29 Oct 2010

Master of Engineering, Asian Institute of Technology


Bachelor’s Degree (Civil Engineering), University of Peradeniya


External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Western Sydney

Jul 2013Jul 2015

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Western Sydney

Oct 2010Jun 2013

Engineer, National Water Supply and Drainage Board

Jan 2001Oct 2007


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