Professor W. Rohini M. de Silva FRSC


Department of Chemistry
University of Colombo
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Office: Department of Chemistry – Room No.113
Work Phone:+9411-250 3367
Work Fax: +9411-250 3367

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD 1998

    PhD - Organometallic Chemistry

    University of Cambridge, UK

  • BSc 1993

    BSc - Special in Chemistry, First Class

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.


      • Organometallic Chemistry and Catalysis
      • Atomic Structure
      • Chemical Bonding
      • Basic Crystallography
      • Advanced Coordination Chemistry
      • Spectroscopy and Metal Complexes
      • Recombination DNA Technology

      Research Interests

      • Magnetic Nano particles: Synthesis, Characterization and applications.
      • Applications of magnetic nanoparticles to make magnetic textiles.
      • Applications of magnetic nanoparticles in water purification.
      • Synthesis of silver, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide nanoparticles and their applications. Functionalization of textiles with these materials impregnated with natural agents such as oils of natural products to study the slow releasing properties: Functional textiles
      • Synthesis of porphyrins and binding of porphyrins to proteins.
      • Synthesis of Organometallic molecular systems.
      • Non Linear Optical (NLO) properties of organometallic molecular systems: Ab initio quantum chemical calculations.