Hiroshan Hettiarachchi is a Civil Engineering Professor from the United States. He contributed to UNU-FLORES activities since 2013 and in 2014 he joined UNU-FLORES as the Head of Unit – Waste Management. He also took a leading role in establishing the UNU-FLORES PhD Program which is offered jointly with the Technische Universität Dresden, Germany, and was the Program Coordinator until 2016. Before joining UNU, Prof. Hettiarachchi previously served at the Lawrence Technological University, in Michigan, USA, where he held the position of Director of Civil Engineering Graduate Programs from 2010 to 2013. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 2013.
Prof. Hettiarachchi’s current research focus is on sustainability and circular economy with special emphasis on the sustainable management of solid waste and wastewater. His past research has resulted in number of publications covering geotechnical properties and behavior of soils and waste and settlement behavior of landfills.