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Madhawa Jayathilake

PhD Research Fellow

H4048 ( Jon Lilletuns vei 9, Grimstad )

Higher Education

  • Master in Renewable Energy -University of Agder (2014-2016)
  • Bachelor in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering-University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka (2008-2013)

Research interests

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Modeling

Numerical Modeling

Hydrothermal Liquefaction

Reaction kinetics

HTL char and biochar

Courses and teaching

ENE-415: Design and optimization of heat and power systems 

Scientific publications

  • Jayathilake, Madhawa; Rudra, Souman; Akhtar, Naureen; Christy, Alfred Antony (2021). Characterization and Evaluation of Hydrothermal Liquefaction Char from Alkali Lignin in Subcritical Temperatures. Materials. ISSN: 1996-1944. 14 (11). doi:10.3390/ma14113024.
  • Jayathilake, Madhawa; Rudra, Souman; Christy, Alfred Antony (2021). Effect of co-liquefaction of lignin and laminaria saccharina on optimization of bio-oil yield. Energy Conversion and Management: X. doi:10.1016/j.ecmx.2021.100151.
  • Rudra, Souman; Jayathilake, Madhawa (2021). Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Biomass for Biofuel Production. Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences. ISBN: 9780124095489. Elsevier. chapter.
  • Jayathilake, Madhawa; Rudra, Souman; Rosendahl, Lasse A. (2021). Numerical modeling and validation of hydrothermal liquefaction of a lignin particle for biocrude production. Fuel. ISSN: 0016-2361. 305doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2021.121498.
  • Jayathilake, Madhawa; Rudra, Souman; Rosendahl, Lasse A. (2020). Hydrothermal liquefaction of wood using a modified multistage shrinking-core model. Fuel. ISSN: 0016-2361. 280doi:10.1016/j.fuel.2020.118616.
  • Jayathilake, Rukshan; Rudra, Souman (2017). Numerical and Experimental Investigation of Equivalence Ratio (ER) and Feedstock Particle Size on Birchwood Gasification. Energies. ISSN: 1996-1073. doi:10.3390/en10081232.
  • Jayathilake, Rukshan; Rudra, Souman (2020). Char Phase Behavior of Hydrothermal Conversion of Alkali Lignin in Subcritical Temperatures..
  • Jayathilake, Madhawa; Rudra, Souman (2019). Hydrothermal Liquefaction modeling of lignin Using A Modified Multistage Shrinking-Core Model.
  • Rudra, Souman; Jayathilake, Rukshan (2017). Effects of variable feedstock particle size on Birchwood gasification: A CFD approach.
  • Rudra, Souman; Jayathilake, Rukshan (2016). A Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis for the effects of variable Equivalence Ratio (ER) On Birchwood Gasification.

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