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Dr. H. A. I. Rangeeka Perera

Senior Lecturer Grade II

B.Sc. (Perad.), Ph.D. (Monash, Australia)

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About Me

Rangeeka Perera obtained her PhD on “Novel Redox Mediators for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells” from Monash University, Australia in 2016 under the supervision of Late Professor Leone Spiccia. Following this she moved to the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka as a Senior Lecturer where she continues her  research on developing 1D, 2D, and 3D coordination polymers to be utilized in photovoltaics and photocatalysis.

Positions Held

Coordinator (Chemistry), M.Sc. in Science Education - (2016- 2020)

Coordinator, Science Resource Center - (2018- Present)

Deputy Coordinator, Applied Science Programme - (2019- 2020)

Coordinator, Applied Sciences Programme - (2020-Present)

Member of the Faculty Research Committee - (2021-Present)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Improve applicability of metal organic framework thin films in dye-sensitized solar cells.

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Research Grant

Development of metal organic frameworks for dye sensitized solar cells

1D, 2D, 3D coordination polymers for photocatalysis

Fine-Tuning Electronic/Semiconductor Properties of an Iso-reticular Metal Organic Framework Series to be Applied in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells

National Research Council (Investor Driven Grants)

Memberships & Awards


President’s Awards for Scientific Publications 2016


Bhikaji Framji Khan Gold Medal for Chemistry 2009/ 2010


University award for academic excellence 2009/ 2010


Wijitha Malewana Memorial Scholarship for Chemistry 2006/2007


Ashoka Amunugama Memorial Prize for Computer Science 2006/ 2007