Mr. M.R.M. Haniffa

Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

Chemistry
Faculty of Natural Sciences
Head of the Dept. of Basic Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
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Select, 3rd floor, Science and Technology building, Room No : W5

Office: 112881026, Ext: update later

Email: mrhan@ou.ac.lk


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Mohamed Razeen Mohamed Haniffa

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry

Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Post-doctoral qualifications you possess up to now.

  • BSc (Chemistry Special) 2nd Class Upper Division, University of Colombo 1979
  • MSc. in Chemistry – University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA) 1997
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School Attended:  Trinity College, Kandy

Degree:  University of Colombo

Post Graduate Degree: University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA

Employment History/ Teaching Experience

  • Management Trainee (Unilevers) 1980 – 1982
  • At the Open University of Sri Lanka

Educational Assistant – (1991 – 1997)

Senior Lecturer in Chemistry (1998 – todate)

Presentations

Paper presented at the OUSL annual sessions

Preliminary Investigation of Cellulolytic Activity of Some Selected Fungi on Saw Dust.

W. Nilanthi Priyadarshani1, M. R. M. Haniffa1 , S. Chandrani Wijeyaratne2 and

G. M.    Kamal B. Gunaherath1

1.  Department of Chemistry, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nugegoda

2.  Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Nugegoda

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Research and Publications

Publications:

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   Razeen M Haniffa, Karl Seff Journal of Microporous and Mesoporous Materials , vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 137-149, 1998
  1. 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   Razeen M. HaniffaKarl Seff  Journal of Physical Chemistry B – J PHYS CHEM B ,  vol.  102, no. 15, pp. 2688-2695, 1998
  2.  “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.
  1. Preliminary Investigation of Cellulolytic Activity of Some Selected Fungi on Saw Dust.

W. Nilanthi Priyadarshani1, M. R. M. Haniffa1 , S. Chandrani Wijeyaratne2 and

G. M.    Kamal B. Gunaherath1

1.  Department of Chemistry, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nugegoda

2.  Department of Botany, University of Sri Jayewardenapura, Nugegoda

(Annual Academic Sessions-2013/Pg. 401)

Other

  • 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]

Memberships held

  • Member, SLAAS
  • Fellow of ICHEMC; Chartered Chemist

Extracurricular Activities:

  • Represented Trinity College Kandy (TCK) and Sri Lanka Schools at Hockey

Awarded the TCK Hockey Lion in 1974

  • Represented University of Colombo at Hockey (captaining in the year 1978), Cricket and Basketball
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