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The pioneer Scientific Research & Development organization in Sri Lanka. We are the successor to Ceylon Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (CISIR) and comes under the purview of the Ministry of Science, Technology & Research and is accredited as per ISO 17025:2005 and conforms to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standards.

 

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MR. KOHOBHANGE S.P. KARUNADASA

Research Scientist
Materials Technology Section

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) - Chemistry ( University of Peradeniya 2010)

Contacts

Tel:    +94-011-2379849    Email:      This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Research Experience

More than 6 years research experience in the area of materials science

Interest Areas      

Mineral processing, Electrochemistry, X-ray diffraction, Nanotechnology

Publications

 

 

 

SCI Publications

  • Kohobhange S. P. Karunadasa, C.H. Manoratne, H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala, R.M.G. Rajapakse 2019. A potential working electrode based on graphite and montmorillonite for electrochemical applications in both aqueous and molten salt electrolytes. Electrochemistry Communications. 108: 106562.
  • S.P.K. Kohobhange, C.H. Manoratne, H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala and R.M.G. Rajapakse 2018. The effect of prolonged milling time on comminution of quartz. Powder Technol. 330: 266-274.
  • Kohobhange S.P. Karunadasa, C.H. Manoratne, H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala and R.M.G. Rajapakse 2018. The composition, unit cell parameters and microstructure of quartz during phase transformation from α to β as examined by in-situ high-temperature X-ray powder diffraction. J. Phys. Chem. Solids. 117: 131-138.
  • Kohobhange S.P. Karunadasa, C.H. Manoratne, H.M.T.G.A. Pitawala and R.M.G. Rajapakse 2018. Relative stability of hydrated/anhydrous products of calcium chloride during complete dehydration as examined by high-temperature X-ray powder diffraction. J. Phys. Chem. Solids. 120: 167-172.

 

Publications (Other peer reviewed Journals)

 

I.R.M. Kottegoda, H.C.D.P. Colombage, K.S.P. Karunadasa, D.S. Samarawickrama, C.H. Manorathne 2013. An efficient Reactor for Purification of Domestic Water Using Solar Energy, International Journal of Energy Engineering. 3 (3): 93-98

 

COMMUNICATIONS (International)

  • Rathnayake, D.T., Tharangani, L.W.N., Karunadasa, K.S.P., Manoratne, C.H. (2019). Mechanically compressed graphite-clay composite electrode for high-temperature applications, International Research conference Uva Wellassa University (IRCUWU), Badulla, Sri Lanka, 7-9 February. pp. 456
  • Tharangani, L.W.N., Rathnayake, D.T., Tharangani, L.W.N., Karunadasa, K.S.P., Manoratne, C.H. (2019). The incorporation of layered type clay in graphite-clay based   electrodes as a property enhancement for high-temperature applications, International Research conference Uva Wellassa University (IRCUWU), Badulla, Sri Lanka, 7-9 February. pp. 445
  • Mahanama, M.G.G.C., Karunadasa, K.S.P., Manoratne, C.H. (2018). A composite electrode for high-temperature application as a value addition to local graphite and kaolinite, Wayamba University International Conference (Win C). Kuliyapitiya, Sri Lanka, 24-25 August. pp. 16
  • Karunadasa, K.S.P., Manoratne, C.H., Pitawala, H.M.T.G.A., Rajapakse, R.M.G. (2018). Dehydration of calcium chloride as examined by high-temperature X-ray powder diffraction. Asia-Pacific Conference on Multidisciplinary Research, 3, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 06-07 July. pp. 18
  • Karunadasa, K.S.P., Manoratne, C.H., Pitawala, H.M.T.G.A., Rajapakse, R.M.G. (2017). The phase transformation of quartz from α to β as examined by in-situ high temperature X-ray diffraction, Asia-Pacific Conference on Multidisciplinary Research, 2, Colombo, Sri Lanka. pp. 49

Patents

  • K.S.P. Karunadasa, H.D.D.P. Gunasekara H.A.M.I.T. Hettiarachchi, W.R.L. Wijesekara, I.R.M. Kottegoda (Industrial Technology Institute) 2018. Fabrication of photo-catalytic continuous flow reactor using plastic pipes for decontamination of organic waste. Sri Lanka Patent. 18851
  • I.R.M. Kottegoda, K.S.P. Karunadasa, H.A.M.I.T. Hettiarachchi, H.D.D.P. Gunasekara (Industrial Technology Institute) 2013. Immobilization of TiO2 on a substrate using polymer/binder/adhesive for photo-catalytic air/water purification system, Sri Lanka Patent. 17486

Awards   memberships, Scholarships & Recognition

  • Associate member of I.Chem.C
  • Life time member of Alumni Association of University of Peradeniya

Major Projects Undertaken

  • Conversion of readily available Sri Lankan natural quartz to solar grade silicon for applications in electronic industries (TG 16/127)
  • Fabrication of low cost graphite-based composite electrode for electrochemical applications at high-temperature as a value addition to local minerals (TG 19/181)

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