Commonwealth Split-Site PhD scholarship

Ms. P.U Navodhya, PhD candidate of the Department of Textile and Apparel Engineering, University of Moratuwa was awarded the Commonwealth Split-Site PhD scholarship to continue her doctoral study at the University of Manchester, UK. The Commonwealth Split-Site PhD program provided the opportunity to widen access to UK equipment and expertise for quality doctoral candidates from Commonwealth countries to contribute to Commonwealth higher education and research, through collaboration and partnerships. She was initially recruited as a Research Assistant for an MPhil project funded by the SRC Long Term Research Grant, principally supervised by Dr (Mrs) Jayamali De Silva in 2021. She is continuing the same project in her PhD dissertation titled “Development of a Practical Pattern Drafting Guide for Women’s Upper body stretch garments incorporating optimum ease values”.

We extend our congratulations to Ms. Navodhya for her remarkable achievement and wish her the best in her future endeavors.