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.

Research Experience

  • Postdoctoral Fellow – Professor Challa S.S.R. Kumar, Center for Advanced Microstructures and Devices (CAMD), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70806, USA. (Field of Study: Magnetic Nano particles; Synthesis, Characterization and biomedical applications in cancer therapy)(August 2005 – Feb 2007).
  • Academic Visitor – Nick Bampos, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge. (April 2003 – June 2003)
  • The Certificate Course in Gene Technology (Obtained a Distinction), 2004, School of Gene Technology, Sri Lanka.