Prof. Athula Sandanayake
Adjunct Professor from 01.09.2019 to 31.08.2021
I have received my B.Sc. (Special degree, USJP, 1996,), M.Sc. (IMRAM, Tohoku University, Japan,2004), and Ph.D. (IMRAM, Tohoku University, Japan, 2007) in chemistry. My academic position started at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka as an assistant lecturer (1996–1999); Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, as a lecturer (1999–2007); Japan Advance institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, Japan, as a research fellow (2007–2014); Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research (OPERA), Kyushu University National University Corporation, Fukuoka, Japan, as an associate Professor (2016–2018) and Professor (2018–present).
My postgraduate research experiences lie across the photoinduced electron Transfer processes of chemically modified carbon nanomaterials and supramolecular for artificial solar energy harvesting systems compose of porphyrin nanoarchitectures and carbon nanomaterials. Recently we are working on organic semiconductor laser- an area of physical chemistry, I am also working on the exploratory research for advance technology (ERATO) program of the Japan science and technology agency (JST) as a professor (research). I have succeeded to complete several research project in Japan Advance institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) under “Development of Advanced Evaluation Methods for Organic Light Emitting Materials and Development of Advanced Evaluation Methods for Next-generation Organic Electronics Materials”, using research funding program of JSPS Program. The successful results have been published in several high impact factor international journals. The total number of publications in peer-reviewed journals, international book chapters, international conferences and national journals and conferences count over 200.