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Prof. (Mrs.) M. Y. U. Ganehenege
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Department of Chemistry,
Faculty of Science,
University of Peradeniya,
Peradeniya (20400),
Sri Lanka.

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Telephone : 
   +94 81 239 (4432) (office)
   +94 71 629 1572 (mobile)
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Educational /Professional Qualifications :

  • PhD :In Inorganic Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
  • BSc :Special Degree in Chemistry, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • Professor in Chemistry from March 2015-to date
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I) from 2006-March 2015, Warden/Sangamitta Hall from 2008-2011, Coordinator for the M.Sc. Degree in Industrial Chemistry /PGIS from 2006-2014: at University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II) from 2000-2006
  • Secretary to the Board of Study in Chemical Science, from 2012 to date.
  • Teaching & Research Assistant at Wayne State University, MI 48202, USA from 1995-2000

  • Membership & Awards (Selected) :

  • Endeavour Award 2011 to undertake Post Doctoral Research and Professional Development in Australia: Monash University & University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • 2000 Esther and Stanley Kirschner Graduate Award in Recognition of Outstanding Academic and Research Achievement in Graduate Inorganic Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA.
  • Thomas Rumble Fellowship for the Best Performance shown at the Proficiency Tests held for the Graduate Students admitted in Fall 1995. Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202, USA.
  • Senior member of the Asia-Pacific Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Society (APCBEES) from 2014.
  • Reviewer for journals published by Royal Society of Chemistry and Elsevier Editorial System (EES) from 2014.
  • Committee member of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science , E-2 section for the year 2003-2004
  • Life member, Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka
  • Life member, Sri Lanka Association for the advancement of Science
  • Research Interests :

  • Current research is mainly focused on the synthesis and structure modification of transition and lanthanide metal catalysts suitable for
  • Utilization of environmental pollutants and biomass byproducts for the production of bio-fuels and industrial chemicals
  • Pharmaceutical applications
  • Utilization of bio-waste for industrial and laboratory applications, and analysis of water and soil for pollutants such as heavy metals and radioactive elements are the other research interests.

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