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Dr. Rajitha Gunarathne
B.Sc.(OUSL), MSc.(USJP/Cardiff), PhD (Manchester)

Head of the Department

Senior Lecturer ( Grade II)
Research interests: Advance composite manufacturing for biomedical, Automotive, and aeronautical industry, Specialty latex glove development, Development of properties enhanced solid tyres, Effective use of natural resources by developing value added products, and Microwave processing of polymers and composites

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Professor A.H.L.R. Nilmini

B.Sc.(Hons) (Colombo), PhD (Cardiff) 

Dean - Faculty of Technology 

Research interests: Developing enhanced performance of polymeric (both rubber and plastics) materials for various application platforms – rubber blends, natural fiber composites, rubber technology, and polymer adhesion, and novel, natural and environmentally friendly biocides and their hybrids to cover a wider spectrum of antimicrobial activity Latex preservation



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Eng. W.R. de Mel

BSc. Eng (Moratuwa), MSc (Peradeniya), MEng (NUS, Singapore)

Senior Lecturer (Grade I)

Research interests: Artificial Intelligence, Automobile Technology, Smart Vehicles, Machine Vision, Mechatronics Engineering, Laboratory Education, and Online Remote Laboratories




Dr. Suranga M. Rajapaksha
B.Sc. (Hons) (USJP), PhD (USA)

Senior Lecturer ( Grade II)
Research interests: Design, synthesis and characterization of advanced organic materials utilizing the tools of organic chemistry to create macromolecules with interesting properties and functions, Explore synthetic methods to prepare polymers from raw materials that are cheap and/or renewable, Understanding the basis of adhesive binding at molecular level to improve and develop strong adhesives, Explore synthetic methods to prepare organ silicon compounds as a tool to develop polymers rich with silicone, and Development of elastomer-silicone blends


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Dr. Asangi Gannoruwa
B.Sc (Hons), (Peradeniya), M.Phil. (Peradeniya), PhD (Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)

Research interests: Natural rubber latex, Filler and filler structures, and Photo catalyst

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Dr. Gayan Priyadarshana
B.Sc. (Hons, Chemistry) (USJP), M.Sc. in Chemical and Process Engineering (UOM), PhD (Uni. Of Peradeniya)

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)
Research interests: Polymer nanocomposites, Nano materials synthesis and characterization,
Nano-fertilizers, and Materials chemistry

Dr. Gayan Siriwardena

B.Sc. (Hons) (Chemistry-Special, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka), M.Sc. (Bioanalytical Chemistry, Sam
Houston State University, USA), Ph. D. (Polymer Chemistry, The University of Texas at Dallas, USA)

Senior Lecturer ( Grade II)
Research interests: Polymer composites for waste-water purification, Polymer additive manufacturing/3D-printing, and Smart polymers

Eng. T.D.I. Udayanga

B.Sc.Eng.(Hons) (Moratuwa), M.Sc. Eng (Moratuwa)

Lecturer (Probationary)

Research interests: Sensors, Sensor systems, Micro electro mechanical systems, Lab-On-Chip, and FEA


Mr. S.B.A.Kumara
B.sc. (Sri Jayawardenepura), M.Sc.(Colombo)


Research interests: Embedded system designing, Instrumentation physics, Sensor investigation,
Internet of Things (IoT), and FPGA Development

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Dr. Akila Wijethunge
B.sc in Electrical and Electronic(University of Peradeniya), Ph.D in Electrical Engineering (University of Peradeniya) 


Research interests: Smart grid applications, Demand side management, and Industrial electronic applications


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Mr. Delika M. Weragoda
B.Tech(Hons)(Eng)(OUSL), AMIE(SL)

Lecturer on contract

Research interests: Internal Combustion Engines, Dual-fuel Engines, Emission control, Alternative fuels, Two-phase flow, Heat and Mass transfer, and Machine Design

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Eng. Nimesh Jayasena

B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) (Moratuwa), M. Sc. (Reading) (Moratuwa), AMIESL

Lecturer on contract

Research interests: Electrical power engineering, Power system modeling and simulations, Microgrid Technologies, Smart grid technologies, Battery energy management systems, and Renewable energy technologies


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Mrs. S. Tharaga
B.Tech. in Science & technology (Spl-Mechatronics) (Uva Wellassa)

Lecturer on contract

Research interests: Electronic Nose, Gas Sensors, Sensors based Automation and Control systems;
Development of Automatic Data Acquisition Systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Electronic Instrumentation, Embedded Systems, Machine Learning, and Robotics

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Mr. Pahan Oruthota

B.Tech.(Hons)(Eng)(OUSL), M.Sc.(Spain), AMIE(SL)

Lecturer on contract

Research interests: Internal Combustion Engines, Vehicle Dynamics, Power electronic converters in hybrid and electric vehicles, and Field-Oriented Controlled of electric motors.