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Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer in Engineering Management

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Engineering

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Contact

mayuri@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 78266

Biography

Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara has her research expertise and interest in developments leading to implementation of circular economic initiatives. As a chemical and process engineer and a chartered management accountant, she combines the knowledge of process engineering, sustainability economics and finance/supply chain management/strategic management disciplines in order to develop and assess initiatives leading to a circular economy.  Her published work so far has been centred on developing and validating methodologies for conducting multi-criteria analysis to evaluate complex alternative strategies relating to industry uptake of sustainable alternative materials.  
Following a successful career as a business professional for over 8 years with work experience in Australia and internationally, Mayuri brings her experience in the industry to combine with it her expertise in research in this area.

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Biography summary

Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara’s primary interest is to conduct industry-relevant business/policy research to complement the engineering/technical developments happening in the area of industrial ecology to facilitate closed-loop recycling.

Research interests

Industrial ecology

Business models for a circular economy

Impact measurement of externalities

Sustainability reporting

Value realisation and market development of recycleable products

Affiliations

Waste Management Institute of Australia

Environmental Institute of Australia and New Zealand 

Knowledge areas

Industrial ecology and cleaner production

Strategic / supply chain / project management 

Impact measurement of externalities

Sustainability reporting

Marketing and re-purposing of recycled products

Economic instruments to promote sustainable alternatives

Awards

  • Best journal paper: Civil Engineering - 2016

Department of Infrastructure Engineering of the University of Melbourne 

  • CIMA Case Studies Awards - 2011 - Team leader - 1st runner up team
    Theme: "Industrial ecology pays"

    Competition held for portraying best practie case studies of industry by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants - Sri Lanka Division

Publications

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2018

Integrated assessment of the use of recycled concrete aggregate replacing natural aggregate in structural concrete

M Wijayasundara, P Mendis, R Crawford

(2018), Vol. 174, pp. 591-604, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Net incremental indirect external benefit of manufacturing recycled aggregate concrete

M Wijayasundara, P Mendis, R Crawford

(2018), Vol. 78, pp. 279-291, Waste management, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2017

Comparative assessment of the benefits associated with the absorption of CO2 with the use of RCA in structural concrete

M Wijayasundara, P Mendis, T Ngo

(2017), Vol. 158, pp. 285-295, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Methodology for the integrated assessment on the use of recycled concrete aggregate replacing natural aggregate in structural concrete

M Wijayasundara, P Mendis, R Crawford

(2017), Vol. 166, pp. 321-334, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Comparative assessment of embodied energy of recycled aggregate concrete

M Wijayasundara, R Crawford, P Mendis

(2017), Vol. 152, pp. 406-419, Journal of cleaner production, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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2016

Financial assessment of manufacturing recycled aggregate concrete in ready-mix concrete plants

M Wijayasundara, P Mendis, L Zhang, M Sofi

(2016), Vol. 109, pp. 187-201, Resources, conservation and recycling, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

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Supervisions

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