Jayasundera M S Bandara
Jayasundera Bandara is the Head of the Photochemistry Project at the Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka, since 1998 and appointed as a Research Professor since 2009. He obtained his first degree in chemistry from the Institute of Chemistry, Sri Lanka. He got his M.Phil. degree in chemistry from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, and Ph.D. degree from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Professor Bandara was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Professor M. A. Shultz, Tufts University, USA. He has received numerous fellowships such as UNESCO/Japan Fellowship, Swiss Government Fellowship, and the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (George Foster Fellowship) to work with Professor M. Thelakkat, Bayreuth University, Germany. He has also received numerous national awards such as the Presidental Awards and Young Scientist Award. His research interests include the investigation of conversion of solar energy into electrical energy using dye-sensitized solar cells and bulk-heterojunction polymer solar cells. Other areas of his research interest are photocatalytic production of hydrogen as an alternative fuel cell as well as semiconductor nanoparticles and their catalytic properties for advanced oxidation technologies. Professor Bandara is a reviewer for several international journals and an Editorial Board Member for the Progress in Photovoltaic.
Biography Updated on 6 December 2009