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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 interests in developments leading to an industrial and business transition to a circular economy.

As a chemical and process engineer and a chartered management accountant, she combines the knowledge of business disciplines (finance/supply chain management/strategic management/sustainability economics) and technical disciplines (product and material design/process design), to develop and assess solutions leading to a circular economy.

Her published work so far has focused on validating tools and techniques for using multi-criteria decision making to evaluate complex alternative strategies relating to industry uptake of sustainable alternative materials. 

Mayuri has had a successful career as a business professional for several years with work experience in Australia and internationally. Now, she brings her industry experience to combine with her research expertise in proposing solutions and advice.

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Biography summary

Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara’s primary interest is to conduct industry-relevant business and policy research, enabling technical/product solutions that align with principles of a circular economy to enter and be competitive in markets.

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

Knowledge areas

Measurement of alternatives towards a circular economy

Industrial ecology and cleaner production

Strategic / supply chain / project management 

Value chain for products with recycled content

Market development for products with recycled content

Sustainable procurement specialising in green procurement

Barriers, drivers and strategies to promote products with recycled content

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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2020

Relating building space to performance outcomes - a methodology to explore the relationship

M Wijayasundara, L Zhang, C Duffield

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 1-17, Journal of building engineering, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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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

journal article

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

Industry and Other Funding

Improvements to resource recovery from waste and tools to track carbon footprint.

Dr Mayuri Wijayasundara, Dr Mahbube Subhani

  • 2020: $10,000

Supervisions

No completed student supervisions to report