Dr. W. M. Deepika Priyadarshani is a senior lecturer in the Department of Biosystems Engineering. After her secondary education from Devi Balika College, Colombo she entered the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka for her first degree. She graduated in 1998 with First Class Honors degree from the Faculty of Applied Sciences and awarded the gold medal for the best performances of the Faculty in the convocation held in 1999. She obtained her postgraduate degree from the Post Graduate Institute of Science, University Peradeniya in 2002. Subsequently she obtained her Doctoral degree in Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand in 2012. Dr. Deepika is expertise in Food and Bioprocess Technology. She has served as a lecturer in Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka for about 7 years and teaching experience at Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thammasat University, Thailand as an Instructor. She has various research experiences at various capacities both locally and internationally.