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About University of Galway
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At University of Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Dr Nadeeka Rathnayake
Ryan Institute, University Road, Galway, H91 TK33, Ireland
|Project||Start Date||End Date|
|Physico-chemical Cycling of Nutrients and Carbon||01-FEB-19|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|(2020)|| 'A new colorimetric DET technique for determining mm-resolution sulfide porewater distributions and allowing improved interpretation of iron(II) co-distributions'
Nadeeka Rathnayake Kankanamge, William W. Bennett, Peter R. Teasdale, Jianyin Huang, and David T. Welsh (2020) 'A new colorimetric DET technique for determining mm-resolution sulfide porewater distributions and allowing improved interpretation of iron(II) co-distributions'. Chemosphere, [DOI] [Details]
|(2019)|| 'Comparison of DET, DGT and conventional porewater extractions for determining nutrient profiles and cycling in stream sediments'
Jianyin Huang, Hannah Franklin, Peter R. Teasdale, Michele Burford, Nadeeka Rathnayake Kankanamge, William W. Bennett, and David T. Welsh (2019) 'Comparison of DET, DGT and conventional porewater extractions for determining nutrient profiles and cycling in stream sediments'. Environmental Science-Processes & Impacts, [DOI] [Details]
|(2018)|| 'Removing Ammonium from Water and Wastewater Using Cost-Effective Adsorbents – A Review'
Jianyin Huang, Nadeeka Rathnayake Kankanamge, Christopher Chow, David T. Welsh, Tianling Li and Peter R. Teasdale (2018) 'Removing Ammonium from Water and Wastewater Using Cost-Effective Adsorbents – A Review'. Journal Of Environmental Sciences, [DOI] [Details]
|(2017)|| 'A Modified DGT Technique for the Simultaneous Measurement of Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Freshwaters'
Jianyin Huang, William W. Bennett, Peter R. Teasdale, Nadeeka Rathnayake Kankanamge and David T. Welsh (2017) 'A Modified DGT Technique for the Simultaneous Measurement of Dissolved Inorganic Nitrogen and Phosphorus in Freshwaters'. Analytica Chimica Acta, [DOI] [Details]
|(2017)|| 'Comparing In Situ Colorimetric DET and DGT Techniques with Ex Situ Core Slicing and Centrifugation for Measuring Ferrous Iron and Dissolved Sulfide in Coastal Sediment Pore Waters'
Nadeeka Rathnayake Kankanamge, William W. Bennett, Peter R. Teasdale, Jianyin Huang, and David T. Welsh (2017) 'Comparing In Situ Colorimetric DET and DGT Techniques with Ex Situ Core Slicing and Centrifugation for Measuring Ferrous Iron and Dissolved Sulfide in Coastal Sediment Pore Waters'. Chemosphere, [DOI] [Details]
|(2009)|| 'Development of Acid Sulphate Soils in Nilwala Flood Protection area, Matara, Sri Lanka'
Fernando G.W.A.R. and R. K. N.Suranganee (2009) 'Development of Acid Sulphate Soils in Nilwala Flood Protection area, Matara, Sri Lanka' Journal of the Geological Society of Sri Lanka, . [Details]
Honours and Awards
|2018||Scott Piper Highly Commended Publication Award||EFRI, Griffith University, Australia|
|2016||Best Presenter award||EFRI, Griffith University, Australia|
|2015||Best Poster Presentation Prize||NZFSS & ASL Joint Conference|
|2013||Griffith University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUIPRS)||Griffith University, Australia|
|2013||Griffith University Postgraduate Research Scholarship (GUPRS)||Griffith University, Australia|
|2012||Netherlands Fellowship||Netherlands Government (Nuffic)|
|Association||Function||From / To|
|Australian Freshwater Sciences Society (AFSS)||Member||01-JAN-15 /|
|Geological Society of Sri Lanka (GSSL)||Member||01-JAN-09 /|
|Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)||Member||01-JAN-14 /|
|Environmental Sciences Association of Ireland (ESAI)||Member||01-FEB-20 /|
|Employer||Position||From / To|
|School of Environment and Sciences, Griffith University, Australia||PhD Researcher||07-OCT-13 /|
|EOS, School of Natural Sciences and Ryan Institute, NUI Galway||Post-doctoral Researcher||01-JUL-19 /|
|Geological Survey and Mines Bureau (GSMB), Sri Lanka||Chemical Scientist – Geochemistry||01-JAN-09 / 19-MAY-14|
|Department of Oceanography and Marine Geology, Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences||Assistant Lecturer – Chemistry||24-DEC-07 /|
|2018||Griffith University, Australia||Ph.D||Biogeochemistry|
|2014||IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, The Netherlands||M.Sc||Environmental Science Water Quality Management|
|2007||University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka||B.Sc. (Honours)||Chemistry|
|Title||Type||From / To|
|Research (e.g. Community based research)||To communicate and engage with stakeholders and the general public regarding the impact of multiple environmental stressors on ecosystem services in Irish MTZs||/|
|Name||Organisation / Institute||Country||Description of Collaboration|
|Dr. Jianyin Huang||Natural and Built Environments Research Centre, School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia||AUSTRALIA||
|Dr. Sunanda Kodikara||Department of Botany, University of Ruhuna||SRI LANKA||