Dr. Jinendra Siriwijaya Balasooriya

BSc Agric (Ruhuna), MSc and PhD in Japan

Senior Lecturer in Agricultural Engineering
Department of Agricultural 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

Jinendra@ageng.ruh.ac.lk

FULL NAME

Jinendra Siriwijaya

 

PERSONAL

Born August 06, 1971

 

NATIONALITY

Sri Lankan

 

HIGHER EDUCATION

  • PhD. Bio-measurement Engineering (Kobe, Japan)

  • MSc. Environmental Information and Bio-production Engineering (Kobe, Japan)

  • BSc. (Ag) (University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)

 

RESEARCH INTEREST

NIR spectroscopy, Electronics, GIS, remote sensing and automation in Smart Farming Systems.

 

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.

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

 

MGG Awanthi, SBNavaratne, BMS Jinendra, and CM Navaratne (2018). Effect of Rising Global Temperature on Dry Mass Loss of Stored Paddy,International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, 9(9), pp.2062-2067.

 

MGG Awanthi, SBNavaratne, BMS Jinendra, and CM Navaratne (2017). Effect of Stored Time and Temperature on Milling Quality of Parboiled and Raw Rice of an Improved Inbred Variety, At 362 and a Traditional Variety, Tropical Agricultural Research and Extension, 14(2), pp.25-33.

 

PP Ruwanpathirana,BMS., Jinendra., & KMTS. Bandara, Rapid Detection of Soil Organic Carbon Using Shortwave Near Infrared (Sw-Nir) Spectroscopy. (2016) International Journal of Scientific and Engineering Research (IJSER) Volume: 7 Issue: 6.

 

AA Madubasha, KMTS Bandara, PLAG Alwis, B.M.S Jinendra, (2016) Design and Development of Low Cost Nursery Seeder for Cinnamon-Cinnamomumzeylanicum,International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research,pp1507-1510,

 

BM Jinendra,M Vassileva, A Gowen, R Tsenkova. Near Infrared Spectroscopy and Aquaphotomics: Novel Screening Tool for Cold Tolerant Cultivar Selection in Soybean Breeding, On review.

 

BM 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 ofBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, pp397:685-690,

 

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

 

H Morita, K Ikuta, BM Jinendra,M Hesti, RT senkova. (2007) 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,.

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

MGG Awanthi, SBNavaratne, BMS Jinendra*, and CM Navaratne (2019). Effect of Temperature and Packing Material on Germination Rate of Stored Paddy, International Research Conference in UvaWellassa University, Sri Lanka. pp.548.

 

MGG Awanthi, SBNavaratne, BMS Jinendra*, and CM Navaratne (2019). Effect of Global Warming on Dry Mass Loss of Paddy Stored in Gunny Bags, International Conference on capacity building for research and innovation in disaster resilience. pp. 138.

 

VGCI Kumara, BM Jinendra* (2019)Development of Firmness Comparator for Quick Detection of Artificial Ripening of Banana (Musa Spp.) International conference on Agriculture and Environment,Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, p.22.

 

JHAT Rathnayake and BM Jinendra*(2018) Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Quick Detection of Turmeric Powder Adulterations With Metanil Yellow International conference on Agriculture and Environment,Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, p.25.

 

YKS Sandaruwan and BM Jinendra* (2017) Adaptation of Short Wave Near Infrared (SW-NIR) Common PLS Model for Quantifying Leaf Water Content in Higher PlantsInternational conference on Agriculture and Environment,Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, p.

 

KMTS Bandara, BM Jinendra, PLAG Alwis, NK Hettiarachchi and KGG Wijesinghe,(2017) Comparison of Operating Force Required for Traditional Cinnamon (Cinnamomumzeylanicum) Peeling Processes with Respect to Diameter and Peelability of Sticks, International Symposium of Agriculture and Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna,pp.74.

 

GDTM Senavirathna and BM Jinendra*Freshness Detection of Poultry Eggs Using ShortwaveNear Infrared (SW-NIR) Spectroscopy,(2013) International conference on Agriculture and Environment,Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, pp 58-62

 

WGH Ruwanpura and BM Jinendra*,(2012) Near Infrared Spectroscopy: a Novel Non-Destructive Tool for Rapid Detection of Artificially Ripened Mango (Mangiferaindica), International conference on Agriculture and Environment,Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, pp 50-53

 

TM Erandika and BM Jinendra*,(2012) Infrared Spectroscopy for Nondestructive and Fast Identification of Artificially Ripened Papaya (Carica papaya), International conference on Agriculture and Environment,Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ruhuna, pp 136-139.

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

 

BM Jinendra,RTsenkova (2010) 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,.

 

BM Jinendra,RT senkova (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,

 

BM Jinendra,S Kuroki, RT senkova. (2009).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,.

 

BM Jinendra, K Tamaki S Kuroki , S Yoshida RT senkova, (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.

 

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

 

YT suda, K Ikuta, BM Jinendra, AA Gowen and RT senkova, (2010) Development of Narrow Band On-Line NIR Analyzer for Detection of Raw Milk Composition, 2nd Asian International NIR Symposium Shanghai china, p. 79, October,.

 

HestiMeilina, Morita Hiroyuki, BM Jinendra,Kuroki Shinichiro, Ikuta Kentarou, TsenkovaRoumiana, (2007)Comparative Study of Cows Udder Quarter Milk in NIR Spectra Related to Mastitis, Proceeding of Environmental Engineering Conference, September,.

 

HestiMeilina, Shinichiro Kuroki, BM Jinendra,Kentarou Ikuta, RoumianaTsenkova, (2008).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,

 

 

NATIONAL CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

 

MGG Awanthi, BMS Jinendra*, SBNavaratne, and CM Navaratne (2018). Non-destructive and Rapid Detection of Paddy Hardness by Using Shortwave Near Infrared (SW-NIR) Spectroscopy, 15th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna. pp.51

 

BM Jinendra, KDN Weerasinghe, RAPI Dharmadasa, PMK Alahakoon, (2004).Performance Assessment of Automatic pH and Ec Monitoring and Contro System for Hydroponically Grown Lettuce. Proc. Annual Academic research Sessions University of Ruhuna,

 

KMW Rajawatta, BM Jinendra, KDN Weerasinghe, (2003).Selection of optimum solution depth for hydroponically grown lettuce (Lactuca sativa) in hot areas for static hydroponics systems. Proc. 2003,theSri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS),

 

ASN Jayalath, BM Jinendra, KDN Weerasinghe, (2003).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),

 

JIS Kariyawasam, BM Jinendra, KDN Weerasinghe, (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,.

 

BM Jinendra, KDN Weerasinghe, (1999) Water conservation through chemical treatment, Proc.,the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS),

 

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