Devindi Geekiyanage

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Researcher

Biography

Mrs. Devindi Geekiyanage is currently reading her PhD in Disaster Management, attached to the ThinkLab, and her focused area of research is empowering vulnerable communities for developing equitable and risk-sensitive urban development. She further works as a researcher for the project TRANSCEND – ‘Technology Enhanced Stakeholder Collaboration for Supporting Risk-Sensitive Sustainable Urban Development’ funded by the Global Challenges Research Funds (GCRF) and the Economic and Social Research Council in UK. She graduated in 2017 with a first-class BSc (Hons) degree in Facilities Management and her past research experience are basically on ‘A model for forecasting the running costs of commercial buildings in Sri Lanka’ and ‘A morphology-based model for forecasting the cooling energy demand of condominiums in Sri Lanka’, which are her MPhil and BSc theses, respectively. She worked as a Lecturer and a Research Assistant at the Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka and act as a co-supervisor for final year undergraduate students. She has published peer-reviewed research publications and has been awarded for three "Best Paper Awards" and two "Best Presentation Awards".

Areas of supervision

Sustainable and risk-sensitive urban development, Community resilience and disaster management, Building Information Modelling (BIM) , Facilities management and building cost modelling , Energy management & conservation

Research Interests

 

  • Sustainable and risk-sensitive urban development
  • Community resilience and disaster management
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM)
  • Facilities management and building cost modelling
  • Energy management & conservation

 

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Reading PhD in Disaster Management (2019-present)
  • B.Sc. in Facilities Management, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2013-2017)
  • Master of Philosophy, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka (2017-2020)
  • Associate Member at Institute of Facilities Management in Sri Lanka (AMIFMSL) (2017-present)

Postgraduate Research

Doctor of Philosophy: Empowering vulnerable communities in decision making on risk-sensitive urban development process to promote equitable resilience (2019-present)

Institution: University of Salford, UK.

Master of Philosophy: A Model for forecasting the running costs of commercial buildings in Sri Lanka (2017-2020)

Institution: University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.