Thinesh Selvaratnam, Ph.D.




Recent Publications

  • J. Lammers, M. Huesemann, W. Boeing, D.B. Anderson, R.G. Arnold, X. Bai, M. Bhole, Y. Brhanavan, L. Brown, J. Brown, J.K. Brown, S. Chisholm, C. Meghan Downes, S. Fulbright, Y. Ge, J.E. Holladay, B. Ketheesan, A. Khopkar, A. Koushik, P. Laur, B.L. Marrone, J.B. Mott, N. Nirmalakhandan, K.L. Ogden, R.L. Parsons, J. Polle, R.D. Ryan, T. Samocha, R.T. Sayre, M. Seger, T. Selvaratnam, R. Sui, A. Thomasson, A. Unc, W. Van Voorhies, P. Waller, Y. Yao, J.A. Olivares, Review of the cultivation program within the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts, Algal Research, 22 (2017) 166-186.
  • M. Henkanatte-Gedera, T. Selvaratnam, M. Karbakhshravari, M. Myint, N. Nirmalakhandan, W. Van Voorhies, P.J. Lammers, Removal of dissolved organic carbon and nutrients from urban wastewaters by Galdieria sulphuraria: Laboratory to field scale demonstration, Algal Research, 24 (2017) 450-456.
  • Muppaneni, H.K. Reddy, T. Selvaratnam, K. Phaniraj Dandamudi, B. Dungan, N. Nirmalakhandan, T. Schaub, F. Omar Holguin, W. Voorhies, P. Lammers, S. Deng, Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Cyanidioschyzon Merolae and the Influence of Catalysts on Products, Bioresource Technology (2017),223,91-97.
  • Selvaratnam, S. M. Henkanatte-Gedera, T. Muppaneni, N. Nirmalakhandan, S. Deng, and P. J. Lammers, Maximizing recovery of energy and nutrients from urban wastewaters, Energy, 104(2016), 16-23.
  • Selvaratnam, T., Reddy, H., Muppaneni, T., Holguin, F.O., Nirmalakhandan, N., Lammers, P.J., Deng, S. 2015. Optimizing energy yields from nutrient recycling using sequential hydrothermal liquefaction with Galdieria sulphuraria. Algal Research, 12, 74-79.

Education

  • Ph.D. Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico, 2014
  • MSc. Water and Environmental Engineering, University of Surrey, United Kingdom, 2011
  • BSc. Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2009  

Awards & Honors

  • Richard E. Speece lead author award, NMSU, Fall 2015
  • Richard E. Speece research award, NMSU, Fall 2013
  • International Travel Grant, NMSU, 2014
  • Overseas Research Scholarship, University of Surrey, UK, 2011