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Professor in Forestry and Environment Science
B.Sc. (Hons.), Ph.D. (Wales), C.I.Biol., F.I.Biol (Sri Lanka)

Research interest: Wood Science, Timber Technology. Forest Based Industries and Forest Biology.

Email Address: hiran@sjp.ac.lk
More Details: http://scholar.sjp.ac.lk/hiran

Prof. Hiran Amarasekera, B. sc. (Hons.), Ph.D. (Wales) FIBiol (Sri Lanka) C.Biol, is a Professor in Forestry and Environment Science at the Department of Forestry & Environmental Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He received his PhD (Forestry) from the University of Wales, Bangor. and BSc from University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Hiran is interested in interdisciplinary research related to  Wood Science, Timber Technology and Forest Proucts. To date, his research works have led to several publications in respective fields.

Publications:

2022

Amarasekera HS, Costa DWIdentification and Categorization of Roof Designs in Western Province Houses, Sri Lanka. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium [Internet]. 2022;26. Publisher’s VersionAbstract

2021

M M, R. H, Amarasekara HS, R. J, R SInvestigating Hydroscopic Property of Historical Timber against Load Bearing: A Case Study on Ambalam(s) Sri Lanka, in International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2020 of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Nugegoda : University of Sri Jayewardenepura; 2021. Publisher’s VersionAbstract

G.L.H.S. H, Amarasekera HS, Perera PKP, Rupasinghe RADRIUtilisation of Wood Waste in Moratuwa Wood Working Industry, in International Forestry and Environment Symposium 2020 of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka. Nugegoda : University of Sri Jayewardenepura; 2021:71.Abstract

Amarasekera HS, Perera P, Himandi S, Rupasinghe RADRL, Vlosky RPWood Residues in the Moratuwa Woodworking Industry Cluster of Sri Lanka: Potential for Sector Synergies and Value-Added Products. Forest Products Journal [Internet]. 2021;71(4 ):379-390. Publisher’s VersionAbstract

2020

M M, Perera H, Amarasekara HS, R. H, Jayasinghe RPreliminary investigation on ancient timber structures through microscopic analysis., in 2020 From Innovation to Impact (FTI). Colombo ; 2020. Publisher’s VersionAbstract

2019

Amarasekara HS, Liyanage HLD, Perera P, Rupasinghe RADRISocio-Technological status of Moratuwa wood working industry. International Forestry and Environment Symposium [Internet]. 2019;2019. Publisher’s Version

2018

Amarasekera HSUpgrading wood based industries in Sri Lanka with special reference to Moratuwa furniture cluster, in South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research SMAR 2018. Colombo, Sri Lanka : International Research and Development Institution TIRDI; 2018:2. Publisher’s VersionAbstract

Amarasekara HS, Rupasinghe RADRL, Konthesinghe KMC, Upasiri IREvaluation of Structural Aspects of Timber Roof Designs in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium [Internet]. 2018;23. Publisher’s VersionAbstract

2017

H.S. A, C.M.E. AComparison of Seasoning Defects due to Different Kilns and Kiln Schedules for Teak. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium [Internet]. 2017;2017(22). Publisher’s VersionAbstract

H.S. A, A.M.C AEvaluation of Cutting Time and Waste Generation in Different Band Sawmills in Sri Lanka with Special Reference to Teak Timber. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium [Internet]. 2017;2017(22):238. Publisher’s VersionAbstract

2016

Amarasekera HS, Venukasan TInvestigation of Properties of Rubber Wood Related to Solid Wood Flooring. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium [Internet]. 2016;21. Publisher’s VersionAbstract

2015

JKPC Jayawardhane, P. K. P. Perera LARRSHSThe effect of quality attributes in determination of price for plantation-grown Teak (Tectona grandis) logs in Sri Lanka. Annals of Forest Research. 2015:1–12.

Senadheera DKL, Ranasinghe DMHSK, Wahala WASB, Amarasekera HSGreenhouse Gas Emissions from Plantation to the Proceeded Wood Products via State Timber Corporation Depots for Selected Tree Species using Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment. 2015;5.

Caldera HTS, Amarasekera HSInvestigation of Sawmill Management and Technology on Waste Reduction at Selected Sawmills in Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Journal of Tropical Forestry and Environment. 2015;5.

Senadheera L, Ranasinghe H, Amarasekera H, Wahala SProduct Carbon Footprint of Wooden Products in Sri Lanka Special Reference to a Life Cycle of an Arm Chair. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 2015;20.

Fernando TD, Amarasekera HStudy on the Determination of Sri Lankan Timber with Least Shrinkage Movement for Furniture and Joinery Work. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 2015;20.

Karunathilake EMBM, Amarasekera HS, Dewendra MCTreatability Performance of Kempas, Eucalyptus and Pine Sleepers with Coal-Tar Creosote. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 2015;20.

2014

Muthumala CK, Amarasekara HSInvestigation the Authenticity of Local and Imported Timber Species in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 2014;18.

Muthumala CK, Amarasekara HSConstruction of a Dicotomous Key for Common Local and Imported Timber Species in Sri Lanka. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 2014;18.

Caldera HTS, Amarasekera HSInvestigation of Sawmill Management and Technology on Waste Reduction at Selected Sawmills in Moratuwa. Proceedings of International Forestry and Environment Symposium. 2014;18.
Lecture Programs 
Postgraduate 
Wood Based Industries
Honours Degree 
EMF 352.1.0 Wood Structure and Identification
EMF 455.1.0 Forest Harvesting and Sawmilling
EMF 458.1.0 Wood Composites
General Degree
EMF 108.1.0 Forest Biology
EMF 115.1.0 Key Skills for Resource Managers
EMF 256.2.0 Wood Science and Forest-Based Industries

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