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Training Seminar on Nano Technology and its Applications

Activity by N.M. Sanjaya Hettigedara   |   added on Sep 30, 2011   |   Sri Lanka Official_iyc_logo


A Training Seminar on Nano Technology was held on 30th September 2011at the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon with the participation of over 100 industrial sector representatives. - Report by Mr. A.M.Jayasekara, Programme Officer IYC 2011 (Sri Lanka)

The Training Seminar on Nano Technology and its application was held on 30 September 2011 at the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon with the participation of over 100 industrial representatives and graduate students.  The Chairman of the organizing Committee was Dr. Sisira Weliwegamage, Sr. Lecturer, College of Chemical Sciences.

The Chief Guest Hon. Tissa Vitharana, Sr. Minister of Scientific Affairs was pleased with the achievements made by the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon over the years and he thanked the Institute for Organizing this important seminar.

Addresses were delivered by Prof. Sotheeswaran, the President of the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon and Prof. J.N.O.Fernando, Hony. Rector of the College of Chemical Sciences and Mr. N.M.S.Hettigedera, Chairman of the Steering Committee IYC 2011(Sri Lanka).  Mr. Hettigedera explained the progress made by the National Secretariat towards achieving the goals of  IYC 2011. Therefore, this was also an important opportunity to create awareness of the IYC 2011 activities among a good cross section of  Scientists.

Keynote address on Nano Technology Towards Basic Human Needs was delivered by Prof. RMG Rajapakshe, Senior Professor in Chemistry, University of Peradeniya and visiting Professor, Research Institute of Electronics,Schizuoka University Japan.

Following presentations were made:

Principles and historical background-Dr. MNS Kottegoda, Sr. Lecturer, University of Sri Jayawardenepura and Sr. Scientist, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology. 

Nanotechnology towards new materials development- Dr. Jeewanthi Premaratne, Sr. Lecturer, University of Keleniya and Sr. Scientist, Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology in energy production and storage-Dr. AR Kumarasinghe, Sr. Lecturer, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka and Sr. Scientist, SLIN.

Nano Technology Liquid Crystals- Prof. ADLC Perera, Professor in Chemistry, University of Peradeniya

Nanotechnology research at University of Peradeniya, Medical industrial and other applications- Prof. R.M.G.Rajapakshe, Sr. Professor in Chemistry, Visiting professor, Research Institute of Electronics, Shizuoka University Japan.


Carbon nanotubes and their applications- Dr. Varuni Seneviratne, Sr. Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya

Instrumentation in Nanotechnology- Mr. CH Manoratne, Research Officer, Industrial Technology Institute

Nanotechnology and Environment- Dr. USK Weliwegamage,Sr. Lecturer, College of Chemical Sciences, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon.

Topic: chemistry education, conferences, seminars, celebrating chemistry Audience: students, professional chemists, professors, research scientists, universities, industrial chemists, school children, women chemists, graduate students
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