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Prof. A. Wickramasinghe

Office Address : 

Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya (20400),
Sri Lanka.

Email : 
   awick@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone : 
   +94 81 239 (4420)
   +94 81 239 (4443)
Personal Website : 
 

Educational /Professional Qualifications :

  • Dr. rer. Nat. (PhD) :Westfalien Wilhelms University, Muenster, Germany
  • Postdoctoral Research – University of Illinois at Chicago, USA - University of California at Davis, USA
  • M.Phil :University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • BSc :Special Degree in Chemistry � University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • General Secretary – Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon (1995 – 1996)
  • Director, Science Education Unit, University of Peradeniya (1997 to 1999)
  • Chairman, Senior Student Counsellors, University of Peradeniya (2002 and 2003)
  • Secretary – Board of Study in Chemical Sciences, Postgraduate Institute of Science (2004 – 2006)
  • Deputy Vice Chancellor � University of Peradeniya (2006 � 2010)
  • Head � Department of Chemistry, University of Peradeniya (2010 � To date)

  • Membership & Awards (Selected) :

  • Presidential Awards for Research in 2000, 2005, 2006 & 2009
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chemistry, Ceylon (F.I.Chem.C.); Chartered Chemist (C.Chem.)
  • Life Member, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Research Interests (Research Fields/ Projects) :

  • Synthesis of porphyrin derivatives and their application as photosensitizers in the control of disease causing mosquito larvae; Biopesticides; Biological chemistry; Natural Products Chemistry (isolation, characterization and synthesis of biologically active natural products)

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