Dr. M.N. Kaumal

Dr. M.N. Kaumal

Senior Lecturer

Department of Chemistry,
University of Colombo,
Colombo 03,
Sri Lanka.
Room: 110
Work Phone: (9411) 2503 367
Work Fax: (9411) 2503 367
Email: mnkaumal@sci.cmb.ac.lk

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ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph. D. in Analytical Chemistry, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State MS 39762, February 2012.
    Dissertation Title: “Development of Alternating Current Scanning Electrochemical Methods to Map Chemical Species”
    Major Professor: Prof. David O.Wipf
  • B.Sc. (Chemistry Special, First Class), University Of Colombo, Sri Lanka, January 2004.
    Undergraduate Research Title: “Investigation of the Relationship between Ehand pH for Some Selected Pollutants”
    Major Professor: Prof. H. D. Gunawardhana

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

  • Development of portable low cost analytical instruments and paper based analytical tools
  • Development of Electroanalytical techniques and methods

ACADEMIC POSITIONS:

  • Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2005 todate
  • Visiting Lecturer, University of Sri Jayawardhanapura, Sri Lanka, 2012
  • Teaching Assistance, Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, August 2006 to December 2011
  • Assistant Lecturer, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 2004 to May 2005

OTHER POSITIONS:

  • Coordinator, Analytical Services, Department of Chemistry, University of Colombo, April 2012 todate
  • Temporary Instrument Manager, Department of Chemistry, Mississippi State University, August 2010 to April 2011

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING:

  • Successfully completed the Preparing future faculty training program (PFF) in Mississippi State University, August 2010 to July 2011
  • Completed the faculty training program (CTHE) conducted by university of Colombo, Sri Lanka, June 2006, obtained accreditation by the by the Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA), UK and UGC Sri Lanka as a teacher in higher education.

AWARDS:

  • Outstanding Teaching Assistance (Upper division), Year 2011, Department of chemistry, Mississippi State University
  • Outstanding Teaching Assistance (Upper division),Year 2010, Department of chemistry, Mississippi State University
  • Outstanding Analytical Chemistry research student,Year 2009, Department of chemistry, Mississippi StateUniversity
  • Prof. R. S. Ramakrishna Gold Medal for Inorganic Chemistry (2003)
  • Awarded for best performance in Inorganic Chemistry in the third year of the Chemistry Special Degree program.
  • Dr. C. L. De Silva memorial prize for Chemistry (2002) awarded for the highest aggregate in first and second year examinations in Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.