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Our Team

Dr. Nuwan Silva ( Senior Principal Scientist)

Nuwan De Silva obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Colombo in 2005, and subsequently earned the Ph.D. degree from Mississippi State University, USA, in 2013. Following the completion of his doctoral studies, Nuwan served as a Postdoctoral Scientist at the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology for two years. At present, he holds the position of Senior Principal Scientist at SLINTEC. Nuwan’s research interests include the development of graphene-based materials, sustainable utilization of natural textile dyes, creation of functional textiles with enhanced properties, and the optimization of energy storage systems. Currently, Nuwan oversees the advanced materials and functional textile groups at SLINTEC.

Dr. Sanjeewa Wijesinghe (Principal Scientist)

Dr. Sanjeewa Wijesinghe, a seasoned Principal Scientist at SLINTEC, holds a Ph.D. in Nanotechnology and Material Science from the University of Peradeniya. Leading the Mineral-based material research group, he has acquired expertise in utilizing advanced analytical instruments for research purposes. Dr. Wijesinghe’s major research interests span a wide spectrum, including value-addition to earth minerals, synthesis of carbon-based materials, and the development of nano-based products for various applications.

Dr. Chanaka Sandaruwan (Senior Scientist)

Dr. Chanaka Sandaruwan, a distinguished scientist, boasts a diverse educational background spanning Computer Science, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Analytical Chemistry. With a Ph.D. in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Dr. Sandaruwan actively contributes to prestigious organizations, including the British Computer Society and the Institute of Chemistry Ceylon. His research excellence has been recognized through the President’s Award for Scientific Research and the SLINTEC Academy award for the best research with high commercial potential in 2022.

Dr. Lasantha Herath (Senior Scientist)

Dr. Lasantha Herath, a Senior Scientist at SLINTEC, specializes in nano-biotechnology, merging nano and biotechnology for innovative solutions. Holding a Ph.D. from Aarhus University, Denmark, Dr. Herath’s research interests include applied microbiology, microbial ecology, and microbiome research.

Dr. Wasantha Lankathilaka (Senior Scientist)

Dr. Wasantha Lankathilaka, a Senior Scientist at SLINTEC, embarked on his academic journey at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. His expertise in biology, molecular biology, and biochemistry, culminated in a Ph.D. in biophysical chemistry from Marquette University, USA. With a stellar record of achievements, including the development of heavy metal-absorbing materials and significant contributions to natural products extraction at STAY NATURALS PVT LTD, Dr. Lankathilaka continues to make a valuable impact in the field of nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals at SLINTEC since 2022.

Dr. Asanka Roshan Bandara (Senior Scientist)

Dr. Asanka Roshan Bandara, a distinguished senior scientist, leads the Polymer and New Product Development group at SLINTEC. Holding a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry from the University of Colombo, he specializes in Nanotechnology, Natural rubber, Polymer Nanocomposite, and Polymer processing. Dr. Bandara has not only commercialized over 20 products but has also made significant contributions to academic research, with numerous papers published in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international conferences.

Nadeesha Indeewari Rajakaruna (Manager Human Resources)

Nadeesha Indeewari Rajakaruna, the adept Manager of Human Resources at SLINTEC, is equipped with a B.B (Mgt) HR (Sp) degree from the University of Kelaniya. Currently pursuing a Master of Labour Relations and HRM at the University of Colombo, she has been an invaluable contributor to SLINTEC since 2012.

Wasana Karunarathne (Assistant Manager Analytical Services)

Wasana Karunarathna, armed with a B.Sc. degree from the University of Colombo and an M.Sc. degree from the same institution, boasts over a decade of professional experience in both industry and research institutes. Currently, she serves as the Assistant Manager of the Advanced Analytical Services Laboratory at SLINTEC, specializing in providing comprehensive chemical analysis and material characterization services to universities, research institutions, and the industrial sector.

Maheshi Fernando (Manager Business Development)

Eugene Maheshi Fernando, obtained a First Class Degree in Physics from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and a Master of Financial Economics from the University of Colombo. With a decade of experience in Innovation Management and Commercialization, Maheshi leverages her multifaceted background to identify opportunities in Industry and support the industries through Research.

Dinusha Perera (Manager Finance)

Dinusha Perera, a distinguished finance professional, holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Sri Jayewardenepura (2010) and is a certified Management Accountant from CMA Sri Lanka. With an illustrious career spanning over two decades, Dinusha has garnered comprehensive expertise in finance, accounting, auditing, and administration. Currently serving as the Manager of Finance at SLINTEC, she also leads the Procurement Team. Dinusha’s commitment to excellence is underscored by her completion of internal auditor training at Ernst & Young. Her role encompasses strategic financial planning, ensuring financial prudence, and spearheading the procurement team to elevate organizational processes.

F H Salahudeen (Quality Manager)

F H Salahudeen, a dedicated professional, holds a B.Sc. degree in Chemistry from the University of Colombo (2010). Her distinguished career includes serving as a Research Scientist at the Quality Assurance Department of the Industrial Technology Institute from 2012 to 2021. Specializing in implementing ISO/IEC 17025 laboratory quality management systems, measurement uncertainty estimation, and internal auditing as per ISO/IEC 17025 standards, Salahudeen is a key player in ensuring quality standards at SLINTEC.