Prof. Mrs. Meena Senthilnanthanan

 

   Prof. Mrs Meena Senthilnanthanan
 Associate Professor
Department of Chemistry
 University of Jaffna
 Sri Lanka.
Email: meena@jfn.ac.lk 
 

Telephone: 0094 21 221 8193

 

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University: Member of the Board of Study for Earth Sciences & Environmental Studies, Member of the Board of Study for Life Sciences, Member of Technical Evaluation Committees
Faculty: Member of the Faculty Board of Science, Member of the Sub-Committee of Internal Quality Assurance & Accreditation Cell

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  Nanocrystalline TiO2 for energy conversion and water purification, Natural bioactive compounds

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  • B. Kajitha; S. Sarathchandran; M. Senthilnanthanan; P. Ravirajan, “Visible light responsive nanocrystalline titanium dioxide for dye sensitized solar cells”, Proceedings of the Solar Asia 2011 International Conference, Sri Lanka, July 2011, 253-257.
  • M. Senthilnanthanan;  D. P. Ho; S. Vigneswaran; H. H. Ngo;  H. K. Shon, “Visible light responsive ruthenium-doped titanium dioxide for the removal of metsulfuron-methyl herbicide in aqueous phase”, Separation and Purification Technology, 75, 2010, 415-419.

  • Ho, D.P.; Senthilnanthanan, M.;  Mohammad, J.A.;  Vigneswaran, S.; Ngo, H.H.;  Mahinthakumar, G.; Kandasamy, J., “The Application of Photocatalytic Oxidation in Removing Pentachloro­phenolfrom Contaminated Water”, Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, 13, 2010, 21-26.

  • Ibrahim J. El Saliby; H. K. Shon; Yousef H. Okour; Saravanamuthu Vigneswaran; Meena Senthilnanthanan; Jaya Kandasamy, “Production of Titanium Dioxide Nanoparticles and Nanostructures from Dye Wastewater Sludge – Characterisation and Evaluation of Photocatalytic activity”, Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, 13, 2010, 15-20.

  • M. Senthilnanthanan; S. Sarathchandran; John M. Brown; S. Sivaraya; P. Ravirajan, “Novel cyclometallated ruthenium dye sensitizer for nanocrystalline TiO2 based solar cells”, Proceedings of the International Conference on Advances in Continuum Mechanics, Materials Science, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology: Dedicated to Professor Munidasa P. Ranaweera, Sri Lanka, September 2008, 241-245.
  • T. Jaseetharan; K. Jeyakanthan; S. Satchithananthan; S. Sarathchandran; M. Senthilnanthanan; S. Sivaraya; P.Ravirajan, “Solid state nanoporous TiO2 solar cells sensitised with natural dyes”, presented at the 17th International Conference on Photochemical Conversion and Storage of Solar Energy, Australia, July 2008.

  • K. Balasubramaniam; M. Senthilnanthanan; S. Sumanthira; P. Yasothara, “A preliminary study on isolation and identification of gymnemic acid in the stem of Gymnema sylvestre”, Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association, 15, 2008, 24.
  • Ronald Grigg; Colin Kilner; Meena Senthilnanthanan; Ché R Seabourne;  Visuvanathar Sridharan; Barry A. Murrer, “Cyclometallated Ir(III), Rh(III) and Ru(II) complexes as catalysts for the cyclotrimerisation of 1,6-diynes with monoynes”, Arkivoc, xi, 2007, 145-160.
  • T. Jaseetharan; S. Sarathchandran; K. Jeyakanthan; M. Senthilnanthanan; S. Sivaraya; P.Ravirajan, “Utilisation of plant pigments in dye-sensitized nanoporous TiO2 solar cells”, presented at the National Conference on Advanced Materials for Emerging Technologies, July 2007.

  • M. Mariagnanaseelan; R. Mageswaran; J. P. Jeyadevan; M. Senthilnanthanan; S. Thayaparan, “A preliminary study on the changes in chemical and physical parameters of soil samples in prawn farms at Puttalam district”, Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association, 14, 2006, 33.
  • R. Mageswaran; M. Senthilnanthanan; R. Srikaran; J. P. Jeyadevan; P. Ragusuthan, “A comparative study of bioactivity of Palmyrah fruit pulp from different palm varieties in Jaffna district”, Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association, 12, 2005,
  • R. Mageswaran; M. Senthilnanthanan; R. Srikaran; J. P. Jeyadevan; S. Rajadurai, “A comparative study of different methods for improved quality sweet toddy”, Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association, 12, 2005, 11.
  • R. Mageswaran; M. Senthilnanthanan; R. Srikaran; P. Abiman, “Quality of ground water in selected areas of northern part of Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 60, 2004, 225.
  • R. Mageswaran; M. Senthilnanthanan; R. Srikaran; P. Selvaratnam; T. Thiruvathavoorar, “Preliminary studies on chemical constituents of fruit pulp, dried raw Palmyrah tuber flour [Odiyal flour] and boiled dried Palmyrah tuber flour [Plukodiyal flour] from Jaffna peninsula”, presented at the National seminar on Palmyrah research and development, October 2003.

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Principal Subject: Chemistry
CHE103GC2 : Stereochemistry and Reaction mechanisms
CHE222GE2 : Chemistry of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, carbonyl and alicyclic compounds
CHE321GE2 : Industrial chemistry and Chemistry of biomolecules
CHE304MC3 : Aromaticity and Conformational analysis
CHE403MC4 : Retro synthesis, Advanced heterocyclic chemistry and Advanced chemistry of primary metabolites

Supplementary Subject: Environmental Science
ENS242GE2: Environmental Chemistry
ENS342GE2: Environmental Pollution and Management
 
Auxiliary and Enhancement Subject
SLS102GA0: Sri Lankan studies and Social harmony
SAS106GA2: Science and Society

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  • Endeavour Research Fellowship to undertake a Postdoctoral Research programme at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, November 2008 – May 2009.
  • Association of Commonwealth Universities Titular Fellowship to undertake a Postdoctoral Research programme at the University of Oxford, U.K., January – June 2008.
  • Overseas Research Students Award and Tetley and Lupton Scholarship to pursue Ph.D. degree at the University of Leeds, U.K., 1996 – 2000.
  • Mahapola Higher Education (Merit) Scholarship to pursue B.Sc. degree at the University of Jaffna, 1989 -1993.

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  • Visiting lecturer for the M.Sc. programme in Environment Management at the University of Jaffna
  • Visiting lecturer for the B.Sc. programme in Pharmacy at the University of Jaffna
  • Visiting Academic, Jaffna Regional Centre, Open University of Sri Lanka, 2010/2011.
  • Chairperson of the Jaffna Science Association (Pure Science Section), 2010/2011.
  • Alternative Director for Research & Development wing of Biotec International Ltd. & Biotec Orient Pvt. Ltd., Jaffna.

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