Associate Research Professor

Nazrim Marikkar

Food Chemistry

Nazrim Marikkar


Professor Nazrim Marikkar currently works as an Associate Research Professor at the National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy. He earned his BSc (Hons) Degree in Chemistry from the University of Colombo in 1995 and obtained his PhD Degree in Food Chemistry from University Putra Malaysia in 2004. In his academic career, Prof Marikkar has taught courses for undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs at University Putra Malaysia and International Islamic University, Malaysia. His research mainly focuses on functional foods to mitigate the effect of diabetes. He has been successful in securing several research grants from the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. In his research career, he has supervised one PhD and seven Master’s degree students. He has communicated most of his research findings through articles and conference proceedings. Prof Marikkar has authored four book chapters and contributed 65 research articles in reputed academic journals. He was also a recipient of several research awards including a Bronze medal from Malaysia Technology Expo held in 2013, a Silver medal from Research Invention, Innovation Exhibition of UITM held in 2012, a Gold medal from PRPI research exhibition of UPM held in 2011, and Presidential Award for Scientific Research awarded in 2010 by the President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.


Prof. Nazrim Marikkar

National Institute of Fundamental Studies
Hanthana Road, Kandy (20000)
Sri Lanka

Research Interest

Prof Marikkar’s current research interests include the use of agricultural by-products and under-utilized fruits resources for their anti-diabetic properties. He also investigates the remediation of lipid deterioration using natural bioactive plant extracts.