Dr. Sashiprabha Manjari Vithanarachchi


Department of Chemistry
University of Colombo
Colombo 00300
Sri Lanka

Office: Department of Chemistry- Room No. 509
Work Phone: +94 11-250 3367
Work Fax: +94 11-250 3367
Email: sashimv@chem.cmb.ac.lk

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD 2013

    PhD - Inorganic Chemistry

    Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA

  • BSc 2006

    BSc Special Degree in Chemistry (First Class Honors)

    University of Colombo

  • Postdoctoral qualifications 2014

    Wenner-Gren Postdoctoral Fellow

    Uppsala University, Sweden

Research Interests

  • Fields: Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Development of lanthanide- and transition metal-based molecular imaging probes (coordination complexes and nanoparticles for luminescence and magnetic resonance imaging)
  • Study of lanthanide–small natural organic molecule interactions using lanthanide luminescence
  • Development of lanthanide-doped and plant extract-based nanomaterials
  • Investigation of  metal ions and complexes in medicinal plant materials
  • Development of biodegradable polymer materials