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Prof. R.M.G. Rajapakse
 
Office Address : 

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

Email : 
   rmgr@pdn.ac.lk
Telephone : 
   +94 81 239 (4442)
Personal Website : 
 

Educational /Professional Qualifications :

  • Ph. D. and D. I. C. in Photoelectrochemistry : Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom, 1988
  • BSc(Honours) : University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1983
  • Positions Held (Selected) :

  • Senior Professor in Chemistry
  • Membership & Awards (Selected) :

  • CVCD award for most outstanding senior researcher in physical sciences-2014
  • Presidentail awards for scientific publications-13 pubications
  • NSF SUSRED award 2013
  • Nature’s secrets award for best commercially-viable research-2013
  • NSF SUSRED award 2012
  • The NSF research award for scientific excellence 2012
  • NSF SUSRED award 2011
  • Presidential awards 2010
  • Hiran Thilakeratne award for best research in chemistry 2009
  • Devanathan memorial award and silver medal 1977
  • TWAS/NARESA prize for young scientists 1995
  • SLAAS best research award 1993
  • Hayleys studentship for the best performance in overall chemistry at B.Sc. special degree in chemistry year-end examinations
  • Based on merit: 1980-1981 2nd Year Undergraduate (Special Degree 1st year)
  • Based on merit: 1981-1982 3rd Year Undergraduate (Special Degree 2nd year)
  • Based on merit: 1981-1982 4th Year Undergraduate (Special Degree 3rd year)
  • Research Interests :

  • Advanced Textiles
  • Clay-polymer Nanocomposites
  • Advanced Textiles
  • Hydroxyapatite Coatings on Stainless Steel and Titanium Prostheses
  • Dye-sensitized Solar Cells
  • Low-cost Electrodes for Oxygen Reduction in Fuel Cells
  • Conversion of Local Minerals into Value-added Nanomaterials
  • Low-cost Catalysts for Supercritical Water-assisted Green Energy Production
  • Slow-release Fertilizers Derived from Ammonium and Phosphate Encapsulated Hollow Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles
  • Eradication of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin Prevailing in Some Agricultural Parts of Sri Lanka
  • Transparent Conducting Oxide 1-D Nanomaterials
  • Graphene from Local Graphite
  • Slow-release Anticancer Drugs Derived from Hollow Hydroxyapaticles
  • Electronically Conducting Polymers
  • Advanced Electroanalytical Chemistry
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