Dilshi Dharmarathna is a Civil and Construction engineering graduate from the Curtin University, Australia. She is passionate about an interdisciplinary approach to achieve decarbonization targets within the construction industry. Her research interests include sustainable construction and built environment, circular economy, building life cycle assessments, building energy simulation and digitization of the construction industry (application of machine learning, AI and digital twins) to enhance building sustainability.
She was employed as a researcher in the National Research Council of Sri Lanka, in her home country, where she was part of the research team and was listed as an inventor of Sri Lanka’s very first web-based and freely available Whole Building Life Cycle Assessment Tool, Building-SAT. She has published her research works in leading journals and conferences. She is also a gradate member of The Institute of Engineers Australia.
She is hoping to commence her PhD in Monash University, Australia. Her study aims to incorporate digitalization and novel design and engineering concepts to bridge the existing gaps in the sustainability assessments of buildings and the built environment.