Our Team

Hiruni Thilanka Dedduwakumara

PhD Student

QUT Contact Details

Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 01/23 PhD studies under supervision of Dr. Nathan Boase, Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik and Prof. Deepak Dubal at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
07/22 – 12/22 Project Consultant at Ansell Textiles Lanka – Seeduwa, Sri Lanka
09/21 – 03/22 Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) thesis under the supervision of Prof. Thilini Gunasekara and Prof. Nilwala Kottegoda at University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Sri Lanka

“Synthesis and development of a slow-release urea encapsulated polymer hydrogel”

07/21 – 07/22 Executive (Manufacturing & operations) at Ansell – Sri Lanka
09/20 – 07/21 Research Specialist at SW Safety Solutions – Union City, California, USA
07/20 – 10/20 Certification in Research methodology and Scientific writing, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka
07/18 – 03/22 Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Chemistry at University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Sri Lanka
07/18 – 09/20 Graduate Research Assistant at Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Sri Lanka
01/15 – 12/17 Bachelor of Science at University of Sri Jayewardenepura – Sri Lanka
08/13 GCE A/L examination at C.W.W. Kannangara College – Matugama, Sri Lanka

Research Interests
  • Hydrogel chemistry
  • Free Radical Polymerization
  • Thin film heaters
  • Rubber chemistry

2024
[761] The Macromolecular Design of Poly(styrene-isoprene-styrene) (SIS) Copolymers Defines their Performance in Flexible Electrothermal Composite Heaters

Dedduwakumara, H. T.; Barner-Kowollik, C.; Dubal, D.; Boase, N. R. B. 2024, submitted.

2021
[03] IMPACT OF HYDROGELS ON EARLY GROWTH OF MAIZE IN SANDY REGOSOLS: PROGRESS TOWARDS IMPROVING GROWTH PERFORMANCE BY ENHANCING WATER AND NUTRIENTS RETENTION CAPACITY OF THE SOIL
Rasadaree, T.S., Herath, H.M.I.K., Dedduwakumara, H.T., Kottegoda, and Kuruwita- mudiyanselage,
T., 2021.
Journal of Food and Agriculture, 14(1), pp.36–48. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jfa.v14i1.5241
2020
[02] IMPACT OF HYDROGELS ON EARLY GROWTH OF MAIZE (ZEA MAYS) GROWN IN SANDY REGOSOLS
T.S. Rasadaree, HMIK Hearath, H.T. Dedduwakumara, N. Kottegoda, T. Kuruwita Mudiyanselage, Proceedings of the 76th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science;13- 18 December 2020; BMICH: SLAAS; 2020. Part I-210/B
[01] UREA INCORPORATED NOVEL HYDROGEL SYNTHESIZED BY THE POLYMERIZATION OF ACRYLIC ACID AND ACRYLAMIDE USING DIETHYLENETRIAMINE (DETA) AS A CROSSLINKER FOR SOIL WATER RETENTION IN AGRICULTURE
H. T. Dedduwakumara, N. Kottegoda, T. K. Mudiyanselage., Proceedings of the 75th Annual Sessions of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science;8-13 December 2019; University of Colombo: SLAAS; 2019. Part I- 605/E2

Tweets

Twitter feed is not available at the moment.