Opening Ceremony of Research Laboratories in Physics & Chemistry

Two research laboratories in the Departments of Physics and Chemistry have been ceremonially opened, November 25, 2020 at 10:30 am by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor S. Srisatkunarajah. Laboratory for Energy Conversion and Storage (LECS) at the Department of Physics and Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL) at the Department of Chemistry have been fully renovated and upgraded with necessary high-tech instruments under AHEAD-DOR (Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development – Development Oriented Research) project of the World Bank.

This will be a very good addition to the research and development sector of the University of Jaffna. Development of novel electrolyte and electrode materials for sodium-ion and magnesium-ion batteries is the primary goal of this project. Comprehensive research training will be given to 4-5 postgraduate and more than 10 undergraduate students. The research team composed of Dr.K.Vignarooban (Principal Investigator), Prof.K.Velauthamurty, Dr.G.Sashikesh and Mr.S.Senthuran from the Faculty of Science and Dr. Athula Wijayasinghe from the National Institute of Fundamental Studies (NIFS) in Kandy.