USJ Researchers Published 37 Scopus Indexed Papers in May and June 2023

Researchers from the Faculties of Applied Sciences, Medical, Technology, Engineering, Management, and Graduate Studies published 37 research papers in journals indexed by Elsevier Scopus during the months of May and June 2023. Fifty two researchers from different departments of USJ contributed to this achievement.

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No. Title Author/s Year Source
1 Choice Modeling for the Commercial Cultivation of Underutilized Aromatic Plants for Producing Mosquito Repellents: Targeting Rural Sector Income Generation Munugoda, K., Talagala, T., Subasinghe, S., Cooray A. 2023
Econ Bot 77, 184–202
2 Microbial engineering to reduce the synthetic pollutants from the environment Bhatt, P., Udayanga, D., Chen, S. 2023 Chemosphere, 334, art. no. 138919.
3 Skeletal muscle growth activity of Olive Flounder (Paralichthys olivaceus) meat digest Nagahawatta, D.P., Liyanage, N.M., Jayawardena, T.U., (…), Kang, S.I., Jeon, Y.-J. 2023 Food Bioscience, 53, art. no. 102809.
4 Fungi as environmental bioindicators Warnasuriya, S.D., Udayanga, D., Manamgoda, D.S., Biles, C. 2023 Science of the Total Environment, 892, art. no. 164583.
5 Comparative analysis on the effectiveness of green roofs and photovoltaic panels as sustainable rooftop technologies Jayasooriya, V., Fernando, S., Silva, C., Muthukumaran, S 2023 Environmental Science and Pollution Research.
6 Valorization of waste biomass for biochar production and arsenic removal: A comparative assessment Kumar, A., Bhattacharya, T., Vithanage, M. 2023 Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 22, art. no. 100972.
7 Availability of cytotoxic medicines in the WHO essential medicine list used in treating childhood malignancies in low-income and lower-middle-income countries: a systematic review protocol Seneviwickrama, M., Gunasekera, S., Liyanage, G., Heiyanthuduwa, W., Jayakody, S. 2023 BMJ open, 13(6), p. e071988.
8 Adsorption of cadmium (II) from aqueous solutions by coconut dregs residue: Kinetic and thermodynamic studies Madawala, C.K., Jahinge, T.H.L., Rathnayake, K.T., Perera, B.A. 2023 Separation Science and Technology (Philadelphia).
9 Effect of aspect ratio of synthetic Wollastonite nanofibers on mechanical, thermal and flammability properties of polyoxymethylene nanocomposites Wong, J.F., Chan, J.X., Hassan, A., (…), Yahaya, R., U. Gunathilake, T.M.S. 2023 Polymer Composites
10 Next-generation ABACUS biosensors reveal cellular ABA dynamics driving root growth at low aerial humidity Rowe, J., Grangé-Guermente, M., Exposito-Rodriguez, M., (…), Cutler, S.R., Jones, A.M. 2023 Nature Plants.
11 Whether corporate social responsibility is used to suppress earnings management practices and could corporate governance mechanisms prevent them? An empirical study Dissanayake, S., Ajward, R., Dissanayake, D. 2023 Asian Journal of Accounting Research.
12 Sonication as a pre-processing step to alter acid whey generation during Greek yoghurt manufacture Xu, K., Silva, M., Chandrapala, J. 2023 Journal of Dairy Research.
13 Low Temperature, in Situ Polymerization of Vinyl Acetate in Silica Containing Emulsion Gels Zavahir, N., Zhang, T., Blum, F.D., Maddumaarachchi, M. 2023 Advances in Polymer Technology, 2023, art. no. 7849372.
14 Pandemic COVID-19 ends but soil pollution increases: Impacts and a new approach for risk assessment Zhang, X., Jiang, M., He, L., (…), Wang, Z., Shaheen, S.M. 2023 Science of the Total Environment, 890, art. no. 164070.
15 Sulfur is in the Air: Cyanolichen Marriages and Pollution Gunawardana, D., Wanigatunge, R.P., Wewalwela, J.J., Vithanage, M., Wijeyaratne, C. 2023 Acta Biotheoretica, 71(3), art. no. 14.
16 Assessment of potential renewable energy alternatives for a typical greenhouse aquaponics in Himalayan Region of Nepal Parajuli, S., Narayan Bhattarai, T., Gorjian, S., Vithanage, M., Raj Paudel, S. 2023 Applied Energy, 344, art. no. 121270.
17 Size-tunable graphitized carbon spheres for water defluoridation Sewwandi, B.V.N., Kumarasinghe, A.R., Wu, Z., (…), CHEN, X., Weerasooriya, R. 2023 Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 670, art. no. 131582.
18 Implementing health and safety strategies for business sustainability: The use of management controls systems Wijesinghe, D., Jayakumar, V., Gunarathne, N., Samudrage, D. 2023 Safety Science, 164, art. no. 106183.
19 Parental knowledge and attitudes about child sexual abuse and their practices of sex education in a Sri Lankan setting Rohanachandra, Y.M., Amarakoon, L., Alles, P.S., Amarasekera, A.U., Mapatunage, C.N. 2023 Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 85, art. no. 103623.
20 Clinical use of mood stabilizers beyond treatment for bipolar disorder: The REAP-MS study Chen, C.-K., Yang, S.-Y., Park, S.-C., (…), Shinfuku, N., Lin, S.-K. 2023 Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 85, art. no. 103613.
21 Informal carers’ information needs in managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of people with dementia and related mHealth applications: a systematic integrative review to inform the design of an mHealth application Jagoda, T., Dharmaratne, S., Rathnayake, S. 2023 BMJ Open, 13(5), art. no. e069378.
22 Microplastics in the ecosphere: Air, water, soil,and food Vithanage, M., Prasad, M.N.V. 2023 Microplastics in the Ecosphere: Air, Water, Soil,and Food, pp. 1-504.
23 Microplastics and soil nutrient cycling Wijesooriya, M., Wijesekara, H., Sewwandi, M., (…), Vithanage, M., Bolan, N. 2023 Microplastics in the Ecosphere: Air, Water, Soil,and Food, pp. 321-338.
24 Plastic nurdles in marine environments due to accidental spillage Sewwandi, M., Keerthanan, S., Perera, K.I., Vithanage, M. 2023 Microplastics in the Ecosphere: Air, Water, Soil,and Food, pp. 417-432.
25 Compost-hosted microplastics-municipal solid waste compost Premarathna, K.S.D., Ramanayaka, S., Navaratne, A., (…), Jayasanka, J., Vithanage, M. 2023 Microplastics in the Ecosphere: Air, Water, Soil,and Food, pp. 433-448.
26 Interaction of chemical contaminants with microplastics Cooray, A.T., Walpita, J., Koliyabandara, P.A., Soyza, I.U. 2023 Microplastics in the Ecosphere: Air, Water, Soil,and Food, pp. 149-162.
27 Sources and circulation of microplastics in the aerosphere-atmospheric transport of microplastics Sathyamohan, G., Sewwandi, M., Ambade, B., Vithanage, M. 2023 Microplastics in the Ecosphere: Air, Water, Soil,and Food, pp. 125-146.
28 Low Latency Requirement and Video Usage in Sri Lanka Pulasthi Dhananjaya Gunawardhana, L.K. 2023 2023 IEEE 8th International Conference for Convergence in Technology, I2CT 2023.
29 The influence of top management team diversity on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) reporting: Evidence from Sri Lanka Weerasinghe, T., Samudrage, D., Gunarathne, N. 2023 Business Strategy and the Environment.
30 Development and Validation of a University Governance Index for the Higher Educational Institutions in Oman Al Sawafi, A., Banneheka, B.M.S.G., Hashim, M.W., Valsala, S., Noushad, B. 2023 International Journal of Interdisciplinary Organizational Studies, 18(2), pp. 65-92.
31 Development of a value added rice milk by utilizing selected traditional and improved rice varieties in Sri Lanka Goonathilaka, P.D.S.A., Abeysundara, P.D.A., Jayasinghe, M.A. 2023 Food Chemistry Advances, 2, art. no. 100319.
32 The determinants of job satisfaction amongst specific migrant construction workers Rotimi, F.E., Rotimi, J.O.B., Silva, C.C.W., Olatunji, O.A., Ramanayaka, C.E.D. 2023 Built Environment Project and Asset Management.
33 Female solo travels to south Asian destinations and sustaining loneliness Neluhena, M., Chandralal, L., Dahanayake, T. 2023 Tourism and Hospitality Research.
34 Work environment challenge and the wellbeing of women in construction industry in New Zealand – The mediating role of work morale Rotimi, F.E., Brauner, M., Burfoot, M., (…), Silva, C.W.C., Mohaghegh, M. 2023 Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management.
35 A Community-Driven Household Waste Management System in the Tea Plantation Sector: Experiences from Sri Lanka Toward a Circular Economy Peiris, H.M.P., Gunarathne, N. 2022 Handbook of Solid Waste Management: Sustainability through Circular Economy, pp. 847-876.
36 Arsenic interaction with microplastics: Implications for soil-water-food nexus Premarathna, K.S.D., Mohan, D., Biswas, J.K., (…), Jayasanka, J., Vithanage, M. 2023 Current Opinion in Environmental Science and Health, 34, art. no. 100482.
37 Isolation and Identification of Postharvest Fungal Pathogens of Some Selected Fruits in Yunnan, China Dao, C.-J., Karunarathna, S.C., Ekanayaka, A.H., (…), Tibpromma, S., Yan, K. 2023 Chiang Mai Journal of Science, 50(3), art. no. e2023023.


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