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Samanthika Ruvinie Hettiarachchi

Samanthika Ruvinie Hettiarachchi

Samanthika R.Hettiarachchi

Department of Chemistry
The Open University of Sri Lanka Nawala
Sri Lanka



Dr. Samanthika Ruvinie Hettiarachchi graduated from the University of Ruhuna with the B.Sc Degree (Special in Chemistry) in 1996. After that, she completed her Ph.D in Inorganic Chemistry at the University of Maine USA under the supervision of Professor Howard H. Patterson in 2002. She joined the Open University of Sri Lanka as a senior lecturer in 2003 and serve as the Faculty Coordinator of the Faculty of Natural Sciences at Matara Regional Centre. In 2012 she was able to join Professor Bill Maher’s research group at University of Canberra, Australia during her six months sabbatical leave. She gained lot of experiences with ICP-MS and worked on the project about selenium levels of different fish samples. In 2013 she was awarded Endeavour fellowship and joined back to Professor Bill Maher’s research group to carry out a research project about arsenic levels in Mangrove Estuarine sediments in south eastern cost of NSW, Australia. During my academic carrier, she was able to publish five full papers in well recognized international journals including Inorganic Chemistry and five abstracts with many oral and postal presentations in international conferences.


Research Interest

Natural product chemistry, environmental chemistry and photochemistry