Graphene / Graphene Oxide for Research Purposes

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For the first time in Sri Lanka, now Industrial Technology Institute is in a position to cater your need for superior hi-tech material, Graphene and Graphene Oxide.

Graphene Oxide is an oxidized form of single layer graphite which can be used to produce graphene and it has a high demand in industry worldwide. Sri Lanka is the only country where vein graphite with purity above 99% carbon exists, enabling production of high quality graphene oxide and graphene. Sri Lanka exports graphite mainly as raw material at a lower price or with little value addition, despite the possibility to develop highly value added products.

Scientists from Materials Technology Section developed pure and quality Graphene and Graphene Oxide, suitable for modern applications giving high value addition to our natural resource, graphite.

 

Please contact: Tel. 0112379851, 0112379849, 0112379800-Ext 462,464,469,

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Training work

Training on advance instruments

We offer hands on training of advanced instruments for individuals and groups at their request and also provide testing facilities

 

Training Course in Detergent Products

 Training MTS

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H. M. B. Induwan Gunathilaka

Research Scientist
Materials Technology Section

Qualifications

M.Sc. – Physics of Materials (Reading) ( University of Peradeniya) (2016)

B.Sc. Special Degree in Applied Physics (Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka - 2014)

Contacts

Tel:    0716276941                                                     Email:    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research Experience

6 years research experience in application of advanced materials, gel- polymer electrolyte, electrochromic devices, Li-ion batteries and electronics

Interest Areas       

Materials Science : Gel-polymer electrolytes, advanced ceramics, electrochromic devices,

Electronics : Microcontroller circuit designing

Physics : Earth gravity, air pressure

Publications

 

 

 

  • A.M.K.L. Abeykoon, G.M.L.P. Aponsu, H.M.B.I. Gunathilaka and H.A.V. Nadeera (2017) Effect of Temperature on the Photovoltaic Characteristics of Polycrystalline Silicon Solar cells at Hambantota Solar Power Plant, 4th International conference on solar energy materials, solar cells and solar energy applications, January 2018,(pg. 270),
  • S. M. Samaranayake, H. M. B. I. Gunathilaka, T. L. Dammalage, A. A. C. N. Atapattu, and L. M. M. D. Silva. Determination of a Better Place for a Solar Park Using Remote Sensing Data, 7th Annual Research Session Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, December 2017 (pg. 36)

 

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Mr.R.C.W. ARACHCHIGE

Research Technologist 

Materials Technology Section

Qualifications

BSc          - Physics, Chemistry, Botany ( Open University of Sri Lanka)

MPhil      -  Reading ( University of Peradeniya)

Diploma -    Advanced Ceramic Technology conducted by Centre for Technical Excellence in Ceramic (CENTEC)

 

Contacts

Tel:    94 011 2379849    Email:      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research Experience

8 years research experience in mineral base research and water purification since 2009.

Interest Areas                               

Mineral, Ceramic and water purification

Abstract:

 

  • Reduction of Chromium Levels in Waste Water and Industrial Sludge usingCost Stabilization   Technology Arachchi, R.C.W. & Fernando, G.W.A.R., 2nd Sri Lankan roundtable on sustainable consumption and production, The Open University of Sri Lanka, (2012)  
     
  • Suppression of water hardness using Red Clay Jayaratna. I.P.L, Arachchige. R.C.W, Munaweera. R.R.K.W, Hetiarachchi. H. A.M. I.T, Bandara. A and Kottagoda I.R.M., Biennial Research symposium, Industrial Technology Institute, (2017)

 

 

Patents

  1.   Red-clay water filter body composition for removal of arsenic, cadmium and fluoride from water. I.R.M. Kottegoda, I.P.L. Jayarathna, J.T.S.T. Jayawardane, R.C.W. Arachchi, H.A.M.I.T. Hettiarachchi. The Registry of Patents and Trade Marks, Sri Lanka, Patent No. 19158 (2017).
  2.    Fabrication of red-clay blocks for removal of fluoride, arsenic and cadmium contamination from water. I.R.M. Kottegoda, I.P.L. Jayarathna, J.T.S.T. Jayawardane, R.C.W. Arachchi, H.A.M.I.T. Hettiarachchi, H.C.D.P. Colombage. The Registry of Patents and Trade Marks, Sri Lanka, Applied Patent No. LK/P/1/18250 (2015).
  3.   Regeneration method of red-clay filter for removal of fluoride from water. I.P.L. Jayarathna, J.T.S.T. Jayawardane, R.C.W. Arachchi, H.A.M.I.T. Hettiarachchi, I.R.M. Kottegoda,. The Registry of Patents and Trade Marks, Sri Lanka, Applied Patent No. LK/P/1/18302 (2015).
  4.   Development of red-clay based water filter for removal of heavy metal contamination from water. I.R.M. Kottegoda, I.P.L. Jayarathna, J.T.S.T. Jayawardane, R.C.W. Arachchi, H.A.M.I.T. Hettiarachchi. (2014). The Registry of Patents and Trade Marks, Sri Lanka, Applied Patent No. LK/P/1/17884.
  5.   Cost effective Eco-friendly novel rain guard sealant based on cashew nut shell liquid, for application rubber trees., S. Weerartne, D.S. Samarawickrama, R.C.W. Arachchi. Patent No. 16943, The Registry of Patents and Trade Marks, Sri Lanka, (2012).
  6.    Development of clay filter body with high fluoride binding ability for the remediation of fluoride contaminated water., I.R.M. Kottegoda, W.H.A.G. Pramathilake, G.P.C.A. Dharmasiri, B.U. Hettiarachchi, R.C.W. Arachchi.(2012) Patent No. LK/P/1/16753, The Registry of Patents and Trade Marks, Sri Lanka, (2012).

Awards  

  • Presidential Awards 2018 for invention of clay filter composition for removal of fluoride ion from water (Sri Lanka Inventors Commission)
  • Awards for invention of Clay Water filter for removal of heavy metal and fluoride at 3rd Biennial Research Symposium, ITI in 2017
  • Finalist for WAITRO (World Association of Industrial and Technological Original Research Organization) innovation award for “Clay filter for removal of fluoride, arsenic and cadmium from water” in 2016

Major Projects Undertaken

  • Low Cost Eco friendly domestic system to compost bio - degradable food waste (TG/18/144 -2018)
  • Development of Red-clay based water filter/ apparatus for the removal of hardness of drinking water.(TG/16/125 - 2016)
  • Filter supplying and monitoring-North western province (CP-101120, CP-1011222015 -2018)
  • Development of Red-clay based water filter for the remediation of Fluoride and other contamination in water (TG 14/90 - 2014/2015)
  • Development of Red Clay Based Superior Quality Cookware (TG /DF/13-00-01, 2013)
  • Development of Novel Sealant for Rain Guards used in Rubber Cultivation (2011)

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Mr. Lahiru Abeykoon

Research Scientist
Materials Technology Section


Qualifications

M.Phil. (Reading) - Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya

(2017 - Present) Field – Material Science

BSc. (Applied Sciences) Special degree in Applied Physics - Sabaragamuwa University of

Sri Lanka (SUSL)

(2011 - 2015) Subjects – Physics, Chemistry and Computer Sciences

Contacts

Tel: +94 11 2379851 / +94 11 2379800 (Ext-470)                                                   Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research Experience

2 years research experience in energy and advanced material chemistry research group at National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS)

Interest Areas       

Materials Science, Photo catalyst, Photovoltaic cells.

Publications

 

 

 

SCI Publications

  • Rushdi D. Senevirathne, Lahiru K. Abeykoon, Nuwan L. De Silva, Chang-Feng Yan, Jayasundera Bandara, “Sono-photocatalytic production of hydrogen by interface modified metal oxide insulators”, Ultrasonics - Sonochemistry 45 (2018) 279–285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ultsonch.2018.03.016

Proceedings (International)

  • A.M.K.L. Abeykoon, G.M.L.P. Aponsu, H.M.B.I. Gunathilaka, H.A. VimalNadeera, “Effect of Temperature on the Photovoltaic Characteristics of Polycrystalline Silicon Solar cells at Hambantota Solar Power Plant”, proceedings of International Conference on Solar Energy Materials, Solar Cells & Solar Energy Applications Int. Conf., Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka (2018) 270-275. 
  • A.M.K.L. Abeykoon, J. Bandara, “A Comparative Study of CZTS Thin Films Deposited by Different Non Vacuum Techniques”, proceedings of Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and Health Applications international conference, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka (2019) 34.

Proceedings (Local)

  • A.M.K.L. Abeykoon, J. Bandara, "Determination of fundamental properties of CZTS semiconductor material deposited by the spray pyrolysis method", Proceedings of the Postgraduate Institute of Science Research Congress, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2018) 76

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