Susantha Dissanayake Mudiyanselage

Dr Susantha (Jeff) Dissanayake PhD

Lecturer in Chemical Engineering

Dr Susantha (Jeff) Dissanayake graduated with a bachelor's degree and two master's degrees. One master's degree in sustainable process development was awarded in 2011, and the other in process technology in 2016. In 2021, he received his PhD from the University of Greenwich. His PhD study focused on modelling renewable fuel handling technologies to optimise energy-enhancing methods in the power production sector. He is currently employed as a Lecturer in Chemical Engineering at the University of Greenwich.

He has worked in the chemical and process engineering sectors for many years and has been actively involved in teaching, supervising, and assessing bachelor's and master's students since 2011 teaching thermodynamics, combustion, unit operations, reactor engineering and design, process technology equipment, turbo-machineries, mass, and heat to chemical and mechanical engineering students.

His research expertise is in dynamic system modelling and simulation, particle material handling, machine learning, artificial intelligence, and neural networks, with experience in industrial process optimization, bioprocess operation, anaerobic digestion, wastewater engineering, and energy technologies. He formerly worked as a research assistant and assistant lecturer in the department of energy and environmental technology at the University of South-Eastern Norway, and at the University of Moratuwa in Sri Lanka.

Responsibilities within the university

Module leader

  • CHEE1003 Reactor Engineering
  • CHEE1009 Advanced process methods and optimisation

Research / Scholarly interests

Modelling and simulation of particulate materials

Perceptron modelling and Neural Network

Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence