Nishan Dissanayake is the Senior Policy Advisor for Agriculture in the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Sri Lanka and Maldives. Prior to join with the Embassy, he worked for Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations as a Monitoring and Evaluation consultant. Nishan received his BSc. Agriculture Degree and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Peradeniya. He is a holder of Certified Professional Marketer (CPM) license for Asia and the Pacific region issued by Asian Marketing Federation in Singapore.
Nishan’s career interests include promotion of agricultural education cooperation between Netherlands and Sri Lanka with a focus on transferring Dutch knowledge and technology into the Sri Lankan agriculture sector.
Nishan resides with his family in Colombo. In his free time, he loves to explore the countryside to experience the nature and wildlife.
Athula Ginige is Professor of Information Technology at Western Sydney University (WSU), Australia and he leads the Social Computing and Knowledge Ecosystems Research Program at the School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics. This program focuses on developing knowledge driven Social Computing solutions delivered via mobile based systems to a range of applied problems including “Grand Challenges” in diverse areas such as agriculture, healthcare, business and education. His current research areas include both autonomous and participatory sensor networks, knowledge aggregation and event detection, large scale knowledge organisation based on ontologies and semantic web technologies, context modelling, designing mobile based systems for user empowerment and Social Computing. Digital Knowledge Ecosystems integrate all these technologies and methodologies to provide innovative and sometimes disruptive solutions to real world challenges.
Prof Ginige has previously done some pioneering work to establish the discipline area of Web Engineering which he is now extending to mobile based applications. He has also done extensive research in the areas of e-Business and e-Transformation. In 2016 he won the Australian Computer Society Digital Disrupter Gold award for developing the Digital Knowledge Ecosystem for Agribusiness. He has over 250 Journal and Conference publications and given many keynotes at conferences. He has successfully supervised 15 PhD students. He graduated with B.Sc. Engineering first class honours from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, England in 1987
Prof. Morihiro received bachelor and master degrees in 1991 and 1993, respectively in Sanitary and Environmental Engineering from Kyoto University, Japan. He obtained his Ph. D. degree in Engineering at Kyoto University in 2002. He had worked as a technical researcher at the National Agricultural Research Center from 1993 to 2008. He had stayed as a visiting researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences for a year of 1998. He moved as associate professor to the Graduate School of Environmental and Life Science of Okayama University in 2008, and became professor at the same university in 2016. His main research interests are nitrate leaching in upland fields, nitrous oxide emissions from organic matter, stable isotope ratios of biophilic elements, etc. He authored or coauthored over 50 original papers in refereed journals and 9 books. He is a member of editorial boards of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (2007-2011, 2015-present) and Hydrological Research Letters (2016-present). He serves chair of Soil Environment Division of the Japanese Society of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition (JSSSPN) (2015-present) and had been vice-chair of the same division from 2004-2015. He received Honorable Award from the JSSSPN (2004) and Achievement Award for Young Scientists from the Foundation of Agricultural Sciences of Japan (2004). He contributed as an organizer to 8 international workshops and symposiums. At Okayama University, Dr. Maeda is head of active research projects on groundwater pollution with nitrogen in Vietnam and nitrous oxide emissions in soil disinfestation, and teaches Introductory Soil Science and Soil Quality & Management for undergraduate students, and Soil Use & Management and Soil Functions for graduate students. He is a chief coordinator of a bilateral Master’s program between Okayama and Hue Universities.
Dr Ranil Coorey completed his primary and secondary education at St Joseph’s College, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka before continuing with his BSc in Food Technology at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, which he completed in 1991. He then went on to pursuing his Master’s degree in Food Science and Technology at Curtin University, Perth, Australia and completed the same in 1996. Further, Dr Coorey completed his PhD at Curtin University in 2008. Dr Coorey has worked in the food industry in different countries for many years before joining Curtin University as an academic, where he continues to lecture in food processing and food safety. Currently, he working there as a Senior Lecturer and the Course Coordinator and former Discipline Leader of the Food Science and Technology program. During his long career in the food industry, he has developed commercial food safety management systems and food products while working mainly in research and development and product innovation. Being a University academic as well as a researcher, he is, currently, engaged in a variety of industry-funded projects on chicken and seafood cold-chain-management and safety. Moreover, he also holds an international collaborative research project on safe chicken processing, which includes Australia and several African countries, namely, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Uganda. Dr Coorey’s other research projects include a large Australian government grant on red meat safety and industry-funded Australian native food processing and safety. Being a prolific academic writer, he has published extensively in high impact internationally peer reviewed SCI journals. Dr Coorey has supervised numerous MSc and PhD students from around the world. Further, he closely worked with many Sri Lankan scientists both at Curtin University and Sri Lanka. Dr Coorey was instrumental in establishing a link program between the University of Ruhuna and Curtin University and an MOU to this effect was signed in 2017. As part of the link programme, collaborative research on chicken meat safety, novel food product development etc will be carried out both in Sri Lanka and Australia. Moreover, staff and student exchange programmes, joint undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will also be established between these two Universities.
Dr. Apurba Giri is presently working as Assistant Professor & Head, Dept. of Nutrition and Coordinator, Dept. of Food Processing, Mugberia Gangadhar Mahavidyalaya (UGC recognized as College with Potential for Excellence; Affiliated to Vidyasagar University). He did B.Tech (Dairy Tech.) from West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, M.Tech (Dairy Tech.) from Karnataka Veterinary, Animal and Fishery Sciences University, Ph.D (Dairy Tech.) from National Dairy Research Institute, and Post-Doc (Agri. and Food Eng.) from IIT-Kharagpur. He worked as Technical Officer at City Dairy, Howrah and Sr. Officer at Banas Dairy, Gujarat. He traveled to Denmark Technical University, Denmark to present his Post-Doctoral research work with the help to UGC International Travel Grant. He is life member of World Science Congress, Indian Dairy Association, Dairy Technology Society of India, Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India), The Indian Science Congress Association and Nutrition Society of India. He has achieved 13 awards in National and International level (including Best Thesis Award from NDRI, oral presentation, poster presentation etc.). He organized 11 Workshop / Conference / Seminar / Short-term course. He attended 11 International Conferences, 21 National seminars/conferences and 11 workshops/short courses. He published 21 research papers in International Journal (having SCI journal, i.e. Food Chemistry, Food and Bioprocess Technology, Journal of Food Science and Technology, Journal of Food Process Engineering, International Journal of Dairy Technology, Journal of Food Processing and Preservation), 3 research papers in National Journals, 7 popular articles, 5 book chapters, 20 other publications (proceeding, Bulletin, NDRI News, etc.). He was presenter as invited speaker in 4 seminars/camps; oral presenter in 6 International conferences, 11 National conferences/seminars, 2 Departmental seminars; poster presenter in 12 International conferences, 23 National conferences/seminars. A project (duration 3 years) funded by Dept. of Science & Technology and Biotechnology (Govt. of West Bengal) is undergoing under his supervision. His areas of research interest are traditional Indian dairy products, frozen dairy products, dairy by-products, cheese and fermented dairy products, dried milk and milk products, algal technology, functional foods etc.
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