Dr Aruna Palipana

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About me

Aruna Palipana obtained his PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2000 from Loughborough University and continued as a post-doctoral researcher at Loughborough Aeronautical & Automotive Engineering.

Thermodynamics, Thermofluid Systems and Building Mechanical Services are the main modules that Aruna delivers. He works on the UWE - SHAPE (Hong Kong) partnership too.  

Aruna is a life member of Sri Lanka Energy Managers’ Association and is trained as a Low Carbon Consultant. He is a qualified first-aider at work, a trained Samaritan, personal development coach and a massage therapist. His other interests are Celtic music, yoga, meditation, Ayurveda, Indo-Chinese astrology, DIY, cricket and backpacking.

Area of expertise

IC Engine combustion and pollutant formation, Alternative fuels, Renewable energy, Indoor and outdoor air quality, Refrigeration and air-conditioning, Building services, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) techniques, Building & industrial energy management and sustainability,  E-Learning, Computer Aided Assessment of Engineering Mathematics, Pedagogy in Higher Education, Project and Operations management.


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