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Hasini Wijayaratne

Research Engineer | Materials Characterisation

Hasini has been with the Light Metals Research Centre for xx years as a Research Engineer and is about to finish her PhD. Her PhD research involves studying the intricacies of the evolution of alumina microstructure during calcination and particularly understanding the relationships with particle strength. Hasini has fundamental research experience in microstructure and optimisation of anode cover materials for aluminium reduction cells, development of alternative technologies for aluminium reduction as well as alumina characterisation. During her time with Light Metals, she has managed a number of long term client funded research projects which has given her much experience in completing projects with broad scopes. Furthermore, she works closely with Professor Margaret Hyland in guiding Engineering project students in their final year of research which has given her some invaluable mentoring experience.