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Dr. T. Lakshini Dilesha Fernando
Department of Chemistry Faculty of Natural Sciences
Colombo Regional Center, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala
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Ph. D. in Chemistry – University of Auckland – New Zealand (2021)
B. Sc. special degree in chemistry – University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Sri Lanka (2013)
Senior lecturer in Chemistry – The Open University of Sri Lanka (April 2022 to present)
Manager – product and business development – Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited (2020 – 2022)
Research fellow – University of Auckland/Fletcher steel limited – New Zealand (2017-2020)
Assistant Manager – research and development – Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited (2016-2017)
Executive – research and development – Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited (2014-2016)
Graduate trainee – research and development – Brandix Apparel Solutions Limited (2012-2013)
Areas of Specialization:
Polymer science and technology
Textile and apparel
Dyeing and coloration
Industrial and applied chemistry
Sustainable garment dyeing methods
Advance surface coating technologies
Renewable energy and petrochemical sources
CYU5313 – Polymer Chemistry
CYU6606 – Advanced experimental Chemistry
CYU6307 – Industrial training and literature seminar presentation
PhD scholarship awarded by Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment-New Zealand with the collaboration of Fletcher Steel Limited. (2017-2020).
Professor W.S Fernando Gold Medal for the best performance in physical and inorganic chemistry- University of Sri Jayewardenepura. (2013).
“Chemical Industries Colombo Ltd” award for obtaining the highest performance in B.Sc. (Chemistry) special degree- University of Sri Jayewardenepura. (2012).
Scholarship for the best performance in first year of B.Sc. degree (mathematics, statistics, and chemistry) of Faculty of applied sciences – University of Sri Jayewardenepura. (2010)
Remediation of fouling on painted steel roofing via solar energy assisted photocatalytic self-cleaning technology: Recent development and future perspectives; Lakshini D. Fernando, Sudip Ray, Loue Gammons, Scott Morisons, Cather M. Simpson; Advanced Engineering Materials. DOI : 10.1002/adem.202101486
Photocatalytic and protective thin films for enhanced self-cleaning activity and durability of painted steel roofing; Lakshini D. Fernando, Sudip Ray, Janesha Perera, Simon Swift, Cather M. Simpson; Advance Engineering Materials. (Submitted)
Study on small molecular organic compounds pyrolyzed from rubber seed oil and its soap. Springerplus; 2016, 5: 321.
Research show case – University of Auckland (2018 and 2019). Self-cleaning coatings for painted steel roofing. Fernando TLD, Ray S, Simpson CM, (second place in 2018)
Polymer electronic research centre (PERC) and Biocide Tool Box (BTB) symposium 2018, Self-cleaning technologies for colour-bonded steel roofing. Fernando TLD, Ray S, Simpson CM.
Polymer Bio-interface Centre (PBC) and Biocide Tool Box (BTB) 2019, Enhanced coating technologies for painted steel roofing. Fernando TLD, Perera J, Ray S, Swift S, Simpson CM.