Researcher

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Fields of Research (FoR)

Building construction management and project planning, Building not elsewhere classified

Biography

Dr Chethana Illankoon is a Scientia Lecturer at School of Built Environment. Chethana focuses on life-cycle cost and carbon emission optimisation for green buildings. Her research focus is mainly on green buildings, life-cycle analysis, sustainable construction and circular economy. Prior joining UNSW she worked at University of Newcastle. She worked as a researcher at the University of Hong Kong engaging in many research projects. She has...view more

Dr Chethana Illankoon is a Scientia Lecturer at School of Built Environment. Chethana focuses on life-cycle cost and carbon emission optimisation for green buildings. Her research focus is mainly on green buildings, life-cycle analysis, sustainable construction and circular economy. Prior joining UNSW she worked at University of Newcastle. She worked as a researcher at the University of Hong Kong engaging in many research projects. She has published a book, many scholarly articles in high impact refereed journals, refereed book chapters and refereed conference papers in leading conferences. Dr. Chethana has also received two awards from major conferences in Australia and New Zealand. She is also working as an Associate Editor to International Journal of Construction Management.

As an academic she has undertaken teaching in a wide range of subjects in Quantity Surveying/Construction Management cohort. She has worked in the industry as a Quantity Surveyor in Middle-East attached to many iconic projects.


My Grants

  • New Staff Grant – $10,000 (University of Newcastle)

My Qualifications

  • PhD in Engineering (Australia)
  • BSc (Honours) in Quantity Surveying - First Class

My Awards

  • Highly Commended, Field Laboratory Research Award -Sustainable Developments, RISE (Research, Innovation, Sustainability, Enterprise) 2021 Awards organised by the Leeds Sustainability Institute and the Technological University Dublin

  • Best paper award for the paper presented at the International Conference on Innovation Production and Construction (IPC) in 2017 organized by the Australasian Joint Research Centre for Building Information Modelling (BIM)

  • Highly commended post-graduate research student award for the paper presented at the 20th Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors’ Congress in 2016 organized by the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (NZIQS)
  • Nominated for Teaching Excellence Awards – 2020 at University of Newcastle
  • Awarded with Discovery postgraduate research award in 2015 to pursue the Phd
  • Professor H.P.S. Caldera Memorial Award for the graduand who has obtained the highest marks for the dissertation at the final year BSc. (Hons) in Quantity Surveying degree in 2012, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • The most outstanding Graduand of the year 2012 -Nominated for the Vidya Jyothi Professor Dayantha S Wijeyesekera award for the most outstanding Graduand of the year 2012, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
  • 3MT Presentation – 2016 and 2017 -One of the finalists in 3MT presentation in School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics of Western Sydney University, in 2016 and 2017 consecutively
  • University Sports Colours – 2010 and 2011 -Awarded university colours insignia for Carrom (Women) team of University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka consecutively in the year 2010 and 2011

 


My Research Activities

  • Life cycle cost optimization for Green buidlings
  • Sustaianble construction
  • Carbon emission analysis
  • Circular economy

My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

  • Sustainable Construction
  • Green buildings
  • Life-cycle analysis/Life cycle assessment
  • Cirsular Economy
  • Life-cycle cost optimisation
  • Carbon emissions in coonstruction

Currently supervising

  • Co-Supervision (External) 
    • Development of a dynamic green buidlng model (External PhD Candidate)
    • A Whole Life Cycle Tool to Evaluate Environmental Impacts (EIs) in Sri Lankan condominium propoertues (External PhD Candidate)
       
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