Tissa Illangasekare#

Membership Number:6344
Membership type:FOREIGN
Main Country of Residence:UNITED STATES

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1998 - date, AMAX Endowed Distinguished Chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Colorado School of Mines and Director, Center for Experimental Study of Subsurface Environmental Processes (CESEP), Golden, Colorado, USA
  • 1919 - date, Affiliate, Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, USA
  • 1919, 01- 05, Visiting Scholar, Dept. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Univ. of California, Berkeley
  • 1918 - date; Visiting Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder
  • 2012, 01 - 08; Shimuzu Visiting Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Visiting Professor, Global Climate Energy Program (GCEP) and Dept. of Earth Resources Engineering at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA
  • 2011 - 2015; Visiting Chair Professor, College of Engineering, Peiking University, Beijing, China
  • 2007, 01 - 12; Program Director (rotation) – Hydrological Sciences, National Science Foundation, Washington DC., USA
  • 1986 - 1998; Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Civil Environmental and Architectural Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA
  • 1983 - 1986; Assistant Professor – Department of Civil Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
  • 1978 - 1983; Assistant Professor (Research) - Civil Engineering Department, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Multiphase flow as applied to subsurface contamination and geologic storage of carbon
  • Intermediated scale testing of subsurface flow and transport
  • Physics of flow and transport in porous media
  • Soil and groundwater pollution and remediation
  • Glacial melting as applied to sea level rise
  • Water and human health
  • Land-atmospheric interaction experimentation and modeling
  • Monitoring Leakage of carbon dioxide and brine from deep geologic storage formations
  • Numerical modeling and computational methods as applied to subsurface flow and transport
  • Sensor technologies for subsurface and environmental monitoring

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 Fellow of National Academy of Science of Sri Lanka
  • 2017 Asian Institute of Technology Alumni Association, Distinguished Alumni Award for Academic and Research Excellence
  • 2016 Appointed to the Nuclear Waste Technology Review Board (NWTRB) by President Obama
  • 2016 7th Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz International Groundwater Prize
  • 2015 Fellow, Soil Science Society of America (SSSA)
  • 2015 American Geophysical Union’s Langbein Lecture Award for life time contribution to hydrological sciences
  • 2012 Henry Darcy Medal from the European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • 2012 Elected the Chair of the Gordon Research Conference on Flow in Permeable Media, Les Diablerets, Switzerland
  • 2012 Shimuzu Visiting Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University
  • 2011 Boland Hydrology Award, American Geophysical Union (AGU), Hydrology Days
  • 2010 Honorary Doctorate in Natural Science and Technology, Uppsala University, Sweden

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