Lala Senevirathna

Dr Lala Senevirathna


Computing, Mathematics and Engineering


Dr Lalantha Senevirathna is part of the Charles Sturt 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 Charles Sturt students.

  • Tracer level water pollutants
  • Water quality monitoring
  • Adsorption
  • Disinfection
  • Environmental health and public health
Full publications list on CRO

Recent Publications

  • Senevirathna, L., KrishnaPillai, K., Morgan, J. R., & Cameron, S. (2023). An innovative engineering curriculum to train next generation water engineers: A successful case study. European Journal of Engineering Education.
  • Senevirathna, L., & Hickey, A. (2023). Performance of regional water purification plants during extreme weather events – three case studies from New South Wales, Australia. Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
  • Lake, R., Shaeri, S., & Senevirathna, L. (2023). Temperature modeling with group method of data handling to inform projected rainfall depth changes for extreme events in Central West, New South Wales, Australia. Water15(2), [268].
  • Conallin, J., Tun, N. N., Swe, A. M., Baumgartner, L. J., Lunn, Z., Mallen-Cooper, M., Marsden, T., Ning, N., Robinson, W., Senevirathna, L., & Thew, P. (2023). Using fish swimming ability to refine criteria for fishway construction in Myanmar. Fisheries Research262, [106680].
  • Krishna Pillai, K., Morgan, J. R., & Senevirathna, L. (2022). An innovative engineering curriculum to train next generation water engineers: A successful case study. Heliyon, 1-26.