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R.m.g. Rajapakse

Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Biography

Ph. D. and D. I. C. in Photoelectrochemistry : Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London, United Kingdom, 1988 BSc(Honours) : University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1983

Research Interest

Advanced Textiles, Clay-polymer Nanocomposites, Advanced Textiles,Hydroxyapatite Coatings on Stainless Steel and Titanium Prostheses Dye-sensitized Solar Cells,Low-cost Electrodes for Oxygen Reduction in Fuel Cells, Conversion of Local Minerals into Value-added Nanomaterials, Low-cost Catalysts for Supercritical Water-assisted Green Energy Production, Slow-release Fertilizers Derived from Ammonium and Phosphate Encapsulated Hollow Hydroxyapatite Nanoparticles, Eradication of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin Prevailing in Some Agricultural Parts of Sri Lanka, Transparent Conducting Oxide 1-D Nanomaterials, Graphene from Local Graphite.Slow-release Anticancer Drugs Derived from Hollow Hydroxyapaticles, Electronically Conducting Polymers, Advanced Electroanalytical Chemistry.

Publications

  • K. Premaratne, G.R.A. Kumara, R.M.G. Rajapakse and M.L. Karunarathne, “Highly efficient optically semi-transparent, ZnO-based dye-sensitized solar cells with Indoline D-358 as the dye”, J. Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 229 (2012) 29-32.

  • E.V.A Premalala, N. Dematage, G.R.R.A. Kumara, R.M.G. Rajapakse, M. Shimomura, K. Murakami, A. Konno, “Preparation of structurally modified, conductivity enhanced-p-CuSCN and its application in dye-sensitized solid-state solar cells”, J. Power Sources, 203 (2012) 288– 296.

  • E.V.A Premalala, N. Dematage, G.R.R.A. Kumara, R.M.G. Rajapakse, K. Murakami, A. Konno,”Shorter nanotubes and finer nanoparticles of TiO2 for improved performance in dye-sensitized solar cells”, Electrochimica Acta, 63 (2012) 375-380.

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