Mr. Duminda N Vidana Gamage


Office Addresss: 

Department of Soil Science

Faculty of Agriculture,

University of Peradeniya

Peradeniya, 20400, Sri Lanka




+94-81-2 395 414

Research Gate: 

Biography :

  • Duminda was born in 1984 in Ampara, eastern province of Sri Lanka. He received his primary education at Saddhathissa Vidyalaya and completed the secondary education at D.S. Senanayake college, Ampara. He received his BSc from faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2009. After graduation, he was recruited to the Department of Soil science as a Temporary Lecturer. After completing his master in Environmental soil science, he joined the Coconut Research Institute as a Research Officer in soil science in 2012. Duminda joined the Department of soil science as lecturer (probationary) in August 2013. At present, he is reading his PhD at McGill University, Canada. His research mainly focuses on developing distributed temperature sensing systems to quantify and understand root zone water dynamics.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • PhD : Reading at McGill University, Canada
  • MPhil. Environmental Soil Science (University of Peradeniya, 2013)
  • B.Sc. Agricultural Technology & Management: Majored in soil science (University of Peradeniya, 2009)

Research Interests:

  • Distributed temperature sensing systems to quantify soil moisture at point to field scale Vadose zone hydrology
  • Effect of bio-char on soil physical properties & processes of soils


  • Graduate excellence award, Department of natural resource sciences, McGill University, Canada (2014 -2017)
  • Differential tuition fee waiver award , Department of natural resource sciences, McGill University, Canada (2014-2016)
  • Graduate mobility award (2015)

Academic / Research / Professional Experience:

    • Appointments:

    • Doctoral candidate at Department of Natural Resource Sciences, McGill University , Canada
    • Research Trainee at Department of Biological and Ecological engineering, Oregon state University, Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A. ( June 2015 - July 2015)
    • Lecturer (probationary) : Department of Soil Science (August 2013 to present )
    • Research Officer in Soil Science: Coconut Research Institute, Sri Lanka (2012 - July 2013)
    • Temporary lecturer: Department of Soil Science University of Peradeniya (2009 - 2011)