Dr. H. Ireshika C. De Silva


Department of Chemistry
University of Colombo
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Office: Department of Chemistry- Room No. 7
Work Phone: +94 11-250 3367
Work Fax: +94 11-250 3367
Email: hicdesilva@chem.cmb.ac.lk

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD 2012

    PhD - Organic Chemistry

    Mississippi State University, MS 39762, USA

  • BSc 2004

    BSc Special Degree in Chemistry, Second Class Honours (Upper Division)

    University of Colombo


    Synthetic Organic Chemistry, Natural Products Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry

    Research Interests

    • Synthesis of small fused-ring heterocyclic compounds with potential biological activity
    • Determination of biological activities of novel synthesized organic compounds
    • Isolation of bioactive secondary metabolites from herbal plants and endophytic fungi isolated from herbal plants
    • Application of plant based metal nanoparticles as greener heterogeneous catalysts in organic synthesis
    • Isolation of cellulose from agricultural waste and synthesis of derivatives of cellulose