Dr. Meththika Vithanage is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, an Adjunct Associate Research Professor at the University of Southern Queensland, Australia and Visiting Associate Research Professor of the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Dr. Vithanage’s research approach builds on environmental science; key/emerging pollutants in the environment, assess their fate and transport and remediate those using geo/bio/nano materials. She is a Young Affiliate of the Third World Academy of Sciences and she became the Chairperson of the Young Scientists Forum in 2017. She was awarded as the Best Young Scientist, 2018 and 2016 by the Young Scientist Forum of the National Science and Technology Commission and National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka. Recently she was selected as one of the Early Career Women Scientists by the Organization for Women Scientists in the Developing Countries, Italy. She has contributed over 130 Science Citation Indexed journal articles, over 30 book chapters and three co-edited books published by Elsevier Inc. Her citation record is now passed 3300 with an H index of 28.