Mr. M.R.M. Haniffa

Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

Faculty of Natural Sciences
Senior Lecturer

CRC, 3rd floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : W5

Office: 112881026, Ext:


Academic Record
  • BSc (Chemistry Special) 2nd Class Upper Division, University of Colombo 1979
  • MSc. in Chemistry – University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA) 1997
Professional Record
  • Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, OUSL (1998 – to date)
  • Educational Assistant, OUSL  (1991 – 1997)
  • Visiting Lecturer:  Institute of Chemistry Ceylon
  • Dean, College of Chemical Sciences, ICHEMC :   2015 – 2016
  • President, Council of ICHEMC – 2016/2017
  • [Have held several other positions at ICHEMC including the position of Secretary and Treasurer of the Council, ICHEMC]



  • Member, SLAAS
  • Fellow of ICHEMC; Chartered Chemist


Course Coordination:
  • CYE3200
  • CYU3201
  • CYU6307

M.R.M Haniffa (Razeen M Haniffa)

  1. Partial structures of solid-state copper(II)-exchanged zeolite Y and its D2O sorption complex by pulsed-neutron diffraction   M. R.  M. Haniffa, Karl Seff Journal of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials , vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 137-149, 1998
  2. Partial Structures of Fully Dehydrated Ni 30 Na 7 Cl 12 Si 137 Al 55 O 384 (Solid-State Nickel(II)-Exchanged Zeolite Y) and of its D2O Sorption Complex by Pulsed-Neutron Diffraction   M. R. M. HaniffaKarl Seff  Journal of Physical Chemistry B – J PHYS CHEM B ,  vol.  102, no. 15, pp. 2688-2695, 1998
  3.  “A study of the factors that affect writing instructional materials for distance education learners-OUSL experiences.” Ariadurai, S. A., B. K. P. Abeysooriya, and M. R. M. Haniffa  ;  Extended Abstracts. 2005.
  4. Preliminary Investigation of Cellulolytic Activity of Some Selected Fungi on Saw Dust, W. Nilanthi Priyadarshani1, M. R. M. Haniffa, S. Chandrani Wijeyaratne and G. M.    Kamal B. Gunaherath
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