Centre for Instrument Development (CID)

Centre for Instrument Development [CID] comprises of a multidisciplinary research group working on the fields of Automation & Instrumentation, Postharvest technology, Drying & solar thermal energy, Optical spectroscopy & imaging and Computational Physics. In addition to the research degree programs PhDs and MPhils, the centre undertakes conducting of courses in certificate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and training of personnel in instrumentation related area.

Research Activities/ Ongoing Projects

  • Industrial and domestic applications of solar thermal energy
  • Drying kinetics of agricultural products
  • Development of thermal energy storage system
  • Optical remote sensing of insects

Research Activities/ Ongoing Projects

  • Design and performance evaluation of solar dryer
  • Monitoring activity of fireflies

Financial Support

  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • National Research Council (NRC)
  • University of Colombo
  • University Grant Commission