Dr. Lareef Zubair
Dr Lareef Zubair – Principal Scientist /Climate and Adaptation Scientist and Technologist

Dr Lareef Zubair, the Principal Scientist / Engineer of DS, works in the areas of climate, environment, adaptation and technological advancement for the tropics for the last two decades. He undertakes research on climate systems, adaptation approaches and uses these for generating practical solutions in tropical venues (Sri Lanka, Botswana, Maldives and Comoros). His work is undertaken through projects in partnership with decision-makers and other researchers and educators.
Previously, He was a Postdoctoral Associate in Mathematics and Engineering at Yale University, and in Climate Monitoring and Applications at the University Consortium for Atmospheric Science. He has also been a Senior Lecturer in Engineering at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka. He worked as a Scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) and is attached to the Columbia University Water Center. His undergraduate education was at the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and the graduate work was at Yale University, U.S.A.

Eng. Neil Devadasan – IT Director, The Polis Center, Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), Indiana, USA

Devadasan designs and develops computer applications for community information systems and for the social sciences. He has streamlined back-office data processing for the social Assets and vulnerabilities Indicators project. Devadasan also developed an interactive community information system for citizens of Central Indiana SAVI ( He did his graduate work at IUPUI and his undergraduate degree from the University of Peradeniya in Production Engineering. He was one of fifteen international fellows in the 2005-2006 Reuters Digital Vision Fellowship Program at Stanford University

Dr. Ranmalee Bandara

Ranmalee Bandara obtained a B.Sc in Surveying at the University of Sabaragamuwa, Sri Lanka in 2005 with first class honors and an M.Sc in Environmental Soil Science from the University of Peradeniya in 2008. Obtained her PhD Civil Engineering in 2014.She had supported the work on the project on rainwater harvesting.