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Dr Prithi Tissa

Senior Project Manager
Dr Prithi Tissa
Senior Project Manager

Role at ANSTO

Dr Prithi Tissa is the Project Manager for the Micro-Computed Tomography (MCT) beamline at the Australian Synchrotron. MCT is one of the first beamlines under construction and is the first one to be commissioned as part of the BR-GHT program. MCT will provide complementary X-ray imaging and tomography capability, in response to key science drivers articulated within the user community, to the existing Imaging & Medical beamline (IMBL).

Prithi has extensive experience in project management and program planning, working in a variety of industries on mega projects prior to his career at ANSTO. His experiences include, project management on the Air Ware Destroyer (AWD) program with BAE Systems Australia (Maritime Defence), leading engineering research and development projects in Broadband Technology at NEC Australia, and planning the multistage Data Centre Transformation (DCT) program at Hewlett Packard.


Project Management, Project Controls Management, Integrated Program Planning, Master Scheduling, Workforce and Resource Planning

Qualifications & Achievements

  • PhD(Eng), Machine Intelligence/Computer Vision, Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering, Monash University (2001)
  • MEng(Sc), Signal Processing, Dept of Elect Eng, University of Melbourne (1995)
  • BEng(Hons), 1st Class, Dept of Elect and Electronic Eng, University of Leeds (1992)
  • Faculty and University medals awarded for the best PhD thesis in the Faculty of Engineering, Monash University (2002)
  • Awarded Monash University postgraduate scholarship (1996)
  • Awarded Centre for Sensor Signal and Information Processing scholarship (1994)
  • Awarded Melbourne University postgraduate scholarship (1993)
  • Prize awarded for the best control engineering student, Leeds University (1992)
  • Awarded undergraduate scholarships, University of Leeds (1989) 
  • Project Management, Australian College of Project Management (ACPM) – (2007)

Committees, Affiliations & memberships 

  • MIEEE, Member of the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (1997-2001)
  • MIEAust, Member of the Institution of Engineers, Australia (2000-04)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng), Australia (2000)
  • MIEE, Member of the Institution of Electrical Engineers, UK (2001-2004) 
  • Chartered Electrical Engineer (CEng), UK (2001)