Dr. Jinendra Sirivijaya Balasooriya

BSc Agric (Ruhuna), MSc and PhD in Japan

Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering
Dept of Agric Engineering
Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka


Phone

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+94 41 229 2200 (Office)

Fax

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+94 41 229 2384

E-mail

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jinendrata@yahoo.com

FULL NAME

Jinendra Sirivijaya

 

PERSONAL

Born August 06, 1971

Married,1 child

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • 1994-1998: B.Sc. in Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • 2005 Awarded Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) Postgraduate Scholarship -2005 leading to M.Sc and Ph.D.

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • 2003 Followed and received merit award from “Certificate of Teaching in Higher Education” Staff Development Center, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka and Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), United Kingdom.

  • 2003 Participant in the one week training program on Pic 16F84A Microcontroller Based System conducted by “FENTONS” PVT ltd Sri Lanka.

  • 2002 One week training program on 8051 Micro Controller Based System Designing training conducted by “FENTONS” PVT ltd Sri Lanka.Colombo

  • 2001 Four-day training course on Protected Agriculture, a practical training course conducted by the in service center of Bandarawela.

  • 2000 Two-week training workshop on Troubleshooting and Repair of Microprocessor based Instruments conducted by the Atomic Energy Authority Sri Lanka jointly by the International Atomic Energy Agency,

  • 1999 Five-day training course on Microprocessor Systems conducted by the Atomic Energy Authority Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Department of Physics, University of Colombo with the assistance of the International Atomic Energy Agency

  • 1999 International workshop on Design Performance and Marketability of Biogas Systems Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.

  • 1999 Two-week training course on Design of Small Hydro Plants conducted by Intermediate Technology Development Group Sri Lanka jointly by the Ministry of irrigation and power and United Nations Development program.

 

RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT

  • 2007.03-2007.08 Use of Near Infrared sensors in non invasive rapid diagnosis of plant physiological status influenced by SMV (Soybean Mosaic Virus) infections in protected environmental conditions.

  • 2006.04-2006.08 Use of Near Infrared sensors for raw milk analysis and mastitis diagnosis of dairy cows.

  • 2006.01-2006.03 Use of Near Infrared detectors in identification of different drinking water types with their molecular cluster formations in different perturbed conditions.

  • 2005.08-2005.12 Comparison of the use of direct probe and probe with optical fiber extensions for Near Infrared detectors in non destructive and rapid diagnosis of Nitrate contents in leafy vegetables.

  • 2004.01-2004.03 Performance assessments of Microcontroller based automatic pH and Ec monitoring system for hydroponically grown lettuce(Lactuca sativa).

  • 2003.02-2003.07 Performance assessments of newly formulated hydroponics solution, compared to albert solution in two tomato varieties.

  • 2002.02-2002.07 Optimization of nutrient supply technology for productivity improvement of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in vertically grown hydroponics system.

  • 2001.04.-2001.09 Selection of optimum solution depth for hydroponically grown lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in hot areas for static hydroponics systems.

  • 2001.04-2001.09 Performance assessments of vertical hydroponics systems for lettuce (Lactuca sativa).

  • 2001.04-2001.09 Impact of solution cooling in NFT hydroponics system on growth and development of lettuce (Lactuca sativa) grown in hot areas.

  • 2001.04-2001.09 Adoptability of aquatic aeration system for hydroponically grown lettuce (Lactuca sativa).

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Life member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS).

  • Life member, Agricultural Engineering Society of Sri Lanka (AESSL).

  • Member of Japanese society of Agricultural Machinery.

 

OTHER MEMBERSHIP

  • Life member, Ruhuna Agriculture Faculty ALUMNI Association.

  • Life member, Ruhuna University ALUMNI Association.

  • Life member Japanese Government Scholars ALUMNI Association.

PEER REVEIWED JOURNAL ARTICLES

 

B. M. Jinendra, Katsutomo Tamaki, S.Kuroki, M.Vassileva, S.Yoshida, R.Tsenkova. (2010) Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Aquaphotomics: Novel Approach for Rapid In-vivo Diagnosis of Virus Infected Soybean., Journal of Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, pp397:685-690.

 

B. M. Jinendra, M.Vassileva, A. Gowen, R.Tsenkova. (2011) Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Aquaphotomics: Novel Screening Tool for Cold Tolerant Cultivar Selection in Soybean Breeding, Journal of Analytical methods, On review.

 

B. M. Jinendra, S. Kuroki and R. Tsenkova, (2010) Monitoring of second overtone of water absorbance bands reveals hypersensitivity response from virus infected plants, Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy, IMPublications, ISBN: 978-1-906715-03-8, Ed by S. Saranwong, S. Kasemsumran, W. Thanapase and P. Williams. Chichester, UK, pp.53-58.

 

M.Hesti, S.Kuroki, B.M.Jinendra, K.Ikuta, R.Tsenkova. Double Threshold Method for Mastitis Diagnosis Based on NIR Spectra of Raw Milk and Chemometrics. Journal of Biosystems Engineering, 104(2):243-249, (2009).

 

H.Morita, K.Ikuta, B.M.Jinendra, M.Hesti, R.Tsenkova. Construction of NIR Spectra Database for Cows Unhomogenized Composite Milk and Development of Calibration Model for SCC, Journal of the Japanese society of agriculture machinery, 69(3):19-24, (2007).

 

INTERNATIONAL PROCEEDINGS

 

B.M Jinendra, R.Tsenkova, NIR Spectroscopy and Aquahotomics for Soybean Cultivars Cold Tolerance Evaluation 15th international conference on NIR spectroscopy Cape town South Africa, 39-41, (2011).

 

B.M Jinendra, R.Tsenkova Cold Tolerant Cultivar Evaluation for Soybean by NIRS Perturbation Spectroscopy : aquaphotomics for Plant Abiotic Stress Detection, International Workshop on information, Nano and Photonics Technology, Kobe-Japan p. 51-53, (2010).

 

B.M Jinendra, R.Tsenkova (2010) Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Rapid Detection of Cold Tolerance in Soybean, Proceeding of the 2nd Asian International NIR Symposium, Shanghai china pp. 105-106.

 

B.M.Jinendra, S. Kuroki, R.Tsenkova. Monitoring of second overtone of water absorbance reveals hypersensitivity response from virus infected plants, Proceeding of the 14th International conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy, Bangkok, Thailand, p. 115, November, 2009.

 

B. M Jinendra , K. Tamaki S. Kuroki , S. Yoshida R. Tsenkova, (2008) Spectra Averaging as a Strategy to Diminish Individual Variability of Soybean Leaves for Sensitive Monitoring of Soybean Mosaic Virus, Proceeding of the 1st Asian International NIR Symposium, Tokyo-Japan, pp. 118-119.

 

B.M Jinendra, R.Tsenkova, Time Resolve Spectroscopy reveals hypersensitivity response from virus infected plants. WINPTech, International Workshop on information, Nano and Photonics Technology, Kobe- Japan, p. 148-149, (2009).

 

Y. Tsuda, K. Ikuta, B.M Jinendra, A.A. Gowen and R. Tsenkova, pages 79 Development of Narrow Band On-Line NIR Analyzer for Detection of Raw Milk Composition, 2nd Asian International NIR Symposium Shanghai china, p. 79, October, (2010).

 

Hesti Meilina, Morita Hiroyuki, B.M. Jinendra, Kuroki Shinichiro, Ikuta Kentarou, Tsenkova Roumiana, Comparative Study of Cows Udder Quarter Milk in NIR Spectra Related to Mastitis, Proceeding of Environmental Engineering Conference, September, 2007.

 

Hesti Meilina, Shinichiro Kuroki, B.M. Jinendra, Kentarou Ikuta, Roumiana Tsenkova, Introduction of Double Threshold Method for Mastitis Diagnosis by NIR Spectroscopy and Chemometrics, Proceeding of The 1st Asian NIR Symposium and The 24th Japanese NIR Forum, p. 182-183, November, 2008.

 

PROCEEDINGS AND PRESENTATIONS

 

Jinendra, B.M., Weerasinghe, K.D.N., Dharmadasa, R.A.P.I. and Alahakoon, P.M.K. Performance Assessment of Automatic pH and Ec Monitoring and Control System for Hydroponically Grown Lettuce. Proc. Annual Academic research Sessions University of Ruhuna, 2004.

 

Rajawatta, K.M.W., Jinendra, B.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. Selection of optimum solution depth for hydroponically grown lettuce ( lactuca sativa) in hot areas for static hydroponics systems. Proc. 2003,the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), 2003.

 

Jayalath, A.S.N., Jinendra, B.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. Performance assessments of tomatoes in newly formulated huydroponics solution, compare to albert solution, Proc. 2003,the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), 2003.

 

Kariyawasam, I.S., Jinendra, B.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. (2002) Effect of three different growing environments on growth and performance of hydroponically grown lettuce( lactuca sativa), Proc.dept.of Agricultural Engineering , Faculty of Agriculture, 2002.

 

Jinendra, B.M. and Weerasinghe, K.D.N. Water conservation through chemical treatment Proc. 2003,the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), 1999.

Use of Near Infrared Detectors and Multivariate Statistics in Bio Production, Greenhouse Automation, Nondestructive Sensing in Online Process Monitoring and Control for Precision Agriculture.