Mala Hettiarachchi is a project engineer for Environmental Resources Group (ERG). She graduated from University of Calgary in Canada in 2005 with a PhD in Civil/Environmental Engineering and is a licensed professional engineer in Michigan. Mala has specialized in environmental engineering including site assessment and remediation, sediment assessment and remediation, landfill engineering, greenhouse gas mitigation, groundwater flow and transport modeling, hydrology and hydraulics, emerging contaminants, and permitting. Mala has worked on several research/consulting projects in multiple research/service areas including superfund projects over her nearly 15-year career. She has work/research experience in several countries including the USA, Canada, Germany, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
Mala has over 10 peer reviewed journal publications and serves as a reviewer for journals such as Waste Management since 2005. She is a current board member of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) – Detroit Post. Mala is a proud mother of two little girls and enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new places and food, hiking, and biking. She has been to more than 50 countries and dreams to live in Africa. Mala loves helping the environment and has kept a disposable plastic-free household for more than a year.
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