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Research Interests

  • Urban block typologies and photovoltaic optimisation
  • Design optimisation of urban block typologies
  • Economic evaluation of renewable energy technologies
  • Thermal comfort and building energy performance assessment

Personal profile

Dr. Mendis joined UNNC in 2022 and has experience in teaching and research. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Architectural Environment Engineering followed by her Master's in Sustainable Building Technology from the University of Nottingham. She later obtained her PhD in Engineering from Huazhong University of Sciene and Technology (HUST), China, after which she continued teaching as a Senior Lecturer at Kotelawala Defence University (KDU), Sri Lanka, where she taught building services, lighting and acoustics, and research methods to undergraduate architecture students. During her time at HUST and KDU, she conducted research on photovoltaic integration on urban buildings in tropical climates, coupled with economic evaluation of photovoltaics and assessment of urban block typologies. Her current research is focused on the evaluation of outdoor thermal comfort and urban block typologies coupled with building energy performance.  



I am the Module Convenor of the following modules:

  • Architectural Engineering Design 2 (ABEE1026)
  • Architectural Engineering Design 3 (ABEE2033)

I am a Module Contributor for the following modules:

  • Architectural Engineering Design 1 (ABEE1025)
  • Environmental Sciences for Architects 1 (ABEE1019)
  • Research Project (ABEE3023)

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, PhD in Engineering (Specialising in Architecture), Huazhong University of Science and Technology

Sept 2016Jun 2020

Award Date: 28 Jun 2020

Master, Master of Science in Sustainable Building Technology, University of Nottingham

Sept 2013Dec 2014

Award Date: 12 Dec 2014

Bachelor, BEng (Hons) Architectural Environment Engineering, University of Nottingham

Sept 2010Jul 2013

Award Date: 16 Jul 2013

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