Dr. Poornima Jayasinghe

PhD, PEng.
Pronouns: She/Her


Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Schulich School of Engineering, Sustainable Systems Engineering

Assistant Professor (Teaching)

Schulich School of Engineering, Department of Civil Engineering

Contact information


Office: ENB404


Educational Background

PhD Chemical Engineering (Environmental Engineering), University of Calgary,

MSc Chemical Engineering (Energy and Environmental Engineering), University of Calgary,

BSc Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka,


Dr. Poornima Jayasinghe is an Assistant Professor (Teaching) in the Department of Civil Engineering/ Sustainable Systems Engineering at the University of Calgary. She obtained her masters’ and doctoral degrees from the University of Calgary and her bachelor’s degree from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka. Previously, she served as the Program Manager in the CREATE-IISC (Collaborative Research and Training Experience - Integrated Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities) graduate training program and held a MITACS Elevate Postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Jayasinghe’s current research interests span the areas of integrated teaching and learning; developing innovative, interactive, and inclusive teaching strategies; adopting project-based learning; and integrated and sustainable systems of solid waste management. She is seeking to utilize her years of academic and collaborative research experience in real-world projects to advance both graduate and undergraduate teaching at the Schulich School of Engineering.


Areas of Research

Integrated Teaching and Learning

The goal here is to develop innovative, interactive, and inclusive teaching strategies that promote integrated teaching and learning in the classroom. One such approach is to introduce collaborative project-based learning (PBL) assignments as they provide learners with valuable opportunities to apply the theoretical concepts and tools they learn in the classroom to practical real-world applications. 

Integrated Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities

The goal is to facilitate infrastructure integration by developing novel tools and strategies, mainly focusing on GHG emission reduction and sustainable solid waste management.


Course number Course title Semester
SUSE 300 Introduction to Sustainable Systems Design Winter 2024
SUSE 311 Engineering Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics Winter 2024
SEDV 699 Pollution Assessment, Control and Mitigation Winter 2024
ENCI 622 Integrated Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities Fall 2023
SUSE 307 Numerical Methods and Computing Tools for Sustainable Systems Engineering Fall 2023
ENCH 405 Separation Processes I Winter 2023
SEDV 611 Land Pollution and Waste Management in The Energy Sector Winter 2023
ENCI 619 Special Topics in ‘Integrated Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities' Winter 2022
ENGG 319 Probability and Statistics for Engineers Summer 2021
ENCH 405 Separation Processes I Winter 2021
ENER 480 Energy Engineering Fluid Mechanics Fall 2017
ENER 480 Energy Engineering Fluid Mechanics Fall 2016
ENCI 502 Civil Engineering Aspects of Sustainable Communities Winter 2016
ENME 341 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics WInter 2016


  • Graduate Teaching Excellence Award, SSE.
  • Teaching Achievement Award, SSE.
  • Mitacs Elevate Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Mitacs and CCEMC.
  • Teaching Assistant Excellence Award, SSE.