Prof. Padma Amarasinghe of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering visited the University of Arizona (UOA) and the Arizona State University (ASU), USA in October 2015. She delivered a seminar on ‘Waste Biomass - Potential Adsorbent for Wastewater Treatment’ at the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy of ASU. Staff and research students working in the Environmental Engineering group attended this seminar. Prof. Padma also had discussions with several senior staff members of the Department of Chemical Engineering in both universities on research projects, possibilities of admitting Chemical and Process Engineering graduates from the University of Moratuwa for postgraduate studies and novel teaching and assessment methods for undergraduate studies.
Professional Development Program for CPE Undergraduates
The professional development program ‘Nestle Education Responsibility Initiative (NERI)’ was successfully conducted for Semester 7 Chemical and Process Engineering (CPE) undergraduates on 10th June 2015 by a visitor from Nestle Lanka PLC. Through this program, CPE undergraduates were given an awareness of how to identify their weaknesses and talents. The program also offered them with valuable insight into the corporate world and the demands of a local multinational company moulding them to become attractive and employable talent.
Department of Chemical and Process Engineering Sports Fiesta 2015
Annual Sports Fiesta of the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering (DCPE) was held on 12th June at the University grounds. The event was organized by semester 3 (‘13 batch) students with the aim of enhancing and recognizing sports talents of DCPE undergraduates. Many undergraduates participated in cricket, football, netball and volleyball matches. Academic staff members also encouraged the participants with their presence adding more colour to the event. At the end of the day, after winning the first place in football, semester 7 (‘11 batch) students emerged the overall champions of the DCPE annual Sports Fiesta 2015. First place for both netball and volleyball were won by ‘12 batch (semester 5) students and ‘13 batch (semester 3) students won the first place in cricket.
Best Paper Award won by Chemical and Process Engineering Department Undergraduate Students
The Chemical and Process Engineering Department undergraduate student research project paper on ‘Linear Wind Flow Model’ won the best paper award under the category of Renewable Energy at the International Research Symposium on Engineering Advancement held in SAITM Campus on 25th April 2015. The focus of this study was to develop a linear wind flow model using WAsP software to identify wind power generation potential and local wind climatic changes in north-west coastal region of Puttalm in Sri Lanka.
This study was done by undergraduate students Mr. P.M.A.M.K.Wickramasinghe and Ms.W.A.M.K.P.Wickramaarachchi under the guidance and supervision of Dr. Mahinsasa Narayana and Mr. P.W.Vidanage
Presentation by Prof. Teppei Nunoura
Prof. Teppei Nunoura of University of Tokyo delivered a presentation on "Researchers and their research capability" at the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering seminar room on the 28th of April, 2015. Prof. Nunoura is the head of Nunoura Laboratory of Environment Systems Department and head of the Environmental Science Center (Kashiwa branch) of the University of Tokyo, Japan. Prof. Osamu Sawai who is an Assistant Professor and Ms. Disni Gamlath who is a PhD student of the same University also visited the Department with Prof. Nunoura.