Dr. K. Velauthamurty

  • Department of Chemistry,
    University of Jaffna,
    Sri Lanka.
  • kvels@jfn.ac.lk, kvelauthamurty@yahoo.co.uk
  • Office: +94 21 221 8193 Fax: +94 21 222 2685
PhD in Inorganic Chemistry
  • Institution: University of Liverpool, United Kingdom and University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, (Degree offered by the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka).
    Title: Synthesis of monomers and polymers based on metal [Pd(II), Pt(II), Ru(II), Ni(II) and Cu(II) functionalized 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene complexes and their characterization.
    Research Area: Coordination and Organometallic Chemistry
    Effective date: 4th March 2010

    B.Sc. Honours in Chemistry- 2nd Class Upper Division
    Institution: University of Jaffna, Jaffna, SriLanka
    Area: Specialization in Chemistry
    Effective date – 29th June 2002
    1. 2016- Prize for the Best solution Oriented Thesis Award-2016, given by the University Business Linkage Initiative Program University of Jaffna (Approved by the UGC-commission Circular 10/2016, For Undergraduate Research Supervision on ‘‘Micro Remediation of Used oil (Petroleum hydrocarbon) contaminated Ground water.
    2. 2015 - Best academic researcher award for the year 2015, given by the ASDF (Association of scientist’s developers and faculties). ASDF is inter- governmental research agency in India. Certificate given by the Government of India.
    3. 2010- President’s award for Scientific publication for the year 2010, given by the Government of Sri Lanka.
    4. 2009- President’s award for Scientific publication for the year 2009, given by the Government of Sri Lanka.
    5. 1998/1999 - Sir Edmund.J.Cooray Memorial Scholarship for having obtained the highest marks in Chemistry at the First and Second year Examination in Science 1998/1999, in University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
    1. 18th April 2010- to date- Senior Lecturer (Grade 1I) Department of Chemistry, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    2. 18th April 2005- 18th April 2010- Lecturer (Probationary) Department of Chemistry, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    3. 26th Janu. 2004 - 28th Feb 2005- Assistant Lecturer Department of Chemistry, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    4. 01th Oct. 2002 - 7th Nov. 2003 - Assistant Lecturer Department of Chemistry, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka
    Chemical Analysis: Usage of most of the spectroscopic techniques such as UV, IR, NMR, XPES, XRF, EDS and Mass. Electrochemical experiments using latest techniques by using Auto Lab. Usage of XRD, STA techniques.
    1. Chief Examiner, G.C.E Advanced Level Chemistry, National examination, Sri Lanka– 2014 – 2016
    2. Consultant, Palmyrah Research Institute, Sri Lanka- For the year of 2013
    3. Second examiner and moderator, Vavuniya Campus of the University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka – From 2013 to todate.
    4. Resource Person – Workshop on ‘‘Laboratory Based Experiments in Chemistry’’ conducted by Jaffna Science and association in collaboration with Field work centre, Thondamanaru on 19th and 20th December 2010.
    5. Resource Person – Training in water quality testing for the staff of the Department of Irrigation under Northern Provisional on 16th to 18th of February 2015.
    6. Resource Person – Workshop on ‘‘Emerging Trends in water and wastewater Treatment’’at JKWSSP training hall, Jaffna on 2nd to 3rd of August 2016 for the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) engineers. This workshop is conducted by Asian Development Bank.
    7. Editor of Journals – International Journal of Advanced Research (IJAR) (2015/16)
    1. K.Velauthamurty, Simon J Higgins, R.M.G.Rajapakse, John Bacsa, Harmavn Zalinge, R.J. Nichols,Wolfgang Haiss, Syntheis and Characterization of monomeric and polymeric Pd(II) and Pt(II) complexes of 3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene-functionalised phosphine ligands, Journal of Materials Chemistry, 2009, 19, 1850-1858.
    2. R.M.G. Rajapakse, Kenji Murakami, H.M.N. Bandara, R.M.M.Y. Rajapakse, Kuhamoorthy Velauthamurty, S.Wijeratne, Preparation and Characterization of Electronically Conducting Polypyrrole Montmorillonite Nanocomposite and Its Potential Application as a Cathode Material for Oxygen Reduction, Electrochimca Acta, 2010, 55, 2490-2497.
    3. G.R.R.A Kumara, Kenji Murakami, Masaru Shimomura, K.Velauthamurty, E.V.A. Premalal, R. M. G. Rajapakse, H.M.N.Bandara, Electrochemical impedance and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis of dye-sensitized liquid electrolyte based SnO2/ZnO solar cell, Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A, 2010, 215, 1-10.
    4. Kuhamoorthy Velauthamurty, Simon J Higgins, R.M.G.Rajapakse, Masaru Shimomura, H.M.N.Bandara, Synthesis and characterization of monomeric and polymeric Cu(II) complexes of 3,4-ethylene dioxy thiophene -functionalized with cyclam ligand, Electrochimica Acta, 2010, 56, 326-332.
    5. R.M.G. Rajapakse, Simon J Higgins, Kuhamoorthy Velauthamurty, H.M.N.Bandara, S.Wijeratne, R.M.M.Y.Rajapakse, Nanocomposites of poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) and montmorillonite clay: synthesis and characterization, Journal of composite materials,2010, 45 (5), 597-608.
    6. W.M.K.T. Wijeratne, R.M.G. Rajapakse, S.Wijeratne, K.Velauthamurty, Thermal properties of montmorillonite polyaniline nanocomposites, Journal of composite materials, 2012, 46, 11, 1335-1343.
    7. P.Sivasinthujah, R.Srikaran, A.C.Thavaranjit, K.Velauthamurty, C.J.Tharmila, P.Abiman, P.Iyngaran, Contents of nitrate, nitrite and the occurrence of bacteria in fermented cooked parboiled rice and their potential ingestion in the diet, Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research, 2014, 4(4), 56-61.
    8. Kugamoorthy Velauthamurty, S.Balaranjan, G.Sashikesh, A Feasibility Study for the Authentication of Palmyrah Jaggery Using NIR Spectroscopy, Archives of Applied Science Research, 2014, 6 (6), 55-60.
    9. K.Velauthmurty, S.Mary, G.Sashikesh, S.Srivijeidenran, Enhance the quality of palmyrah (Borrasus flabellifer) jiggery, Journal of natural product and plant resources, 2015, 5 (2), 37-42.
    10. V.Sathiyaseelan, K.Niranjan, K.Velauthamurty, Screening for antimicrobial and selected mineral components in the steam distillate of carum copticum, Impact Internationl Journal of Advanced Research, 2015, 7(1), 189-193.
    11. K.Velauthamurty, V.Ahileshan, Synthesis and characterization of polystyrene sulfonic acid-polyaniline and montmorillonite nanocomposites, International Journal of Advanced Chemistry, 2016, 4, (2), 36-44.
    12. K.Velauthamurty, Quantitative analysis of Fat, Oil and grease in ground water of Valikamam area, Sri Lanka, Der Pharmica Lettre, 2016, 8 (4), 225-232.
    13. Kugamoorthy Velauthamurty, Dilki Manisha Kurukulasuriya, Quantitative analysis of fat, oil and grease in valikamam area, Sri Lanka and conversion of waste oil into grease, International Journal of Advanced Chemistry, 2016, 4, (2), 22-26.
    14. K.Velauthamurty, Simon J Higgins, R.M.G.Rajapakse, Syntheis and Characterization of monomeric and polymeric Pd(II) and Pt(II) complexes of 3,4- ethylenedioxythiophene-functionalised phosphine ligands, Inorganica chemical Acta, 2017, 464, 59-64.
    15. K.Velauthamurty, N.Nagenthirarajah, G.Sashikesh, Analysis of salt, water, and soil samples from selected areas in Jaffna Peninsula, Der Pharmica Lettre, 2017, 9 (4), 1-11.
    1. Kuhamoorthy Velauthamurty, Rajeswary Mageswaran, Some quality parameters of ground water from some selected areas in Jaffna peninusula, Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association, Sri Lanka, 2003,11,1, 23.
    2. Kuhamoorthy Velauthamurty, R.M.G.Rajapakse, Simon Higgins, John Basca, poly (3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) materials with covalently attached metal phosphate complexes, RSC conference, United Kingdom, 2010.
    3. N.Nagenthirarajah, K.Velauthamurty, P.Iyngaran, R.Srikaran,P.Abiman, Some quality parameters of salt, water and soil samples from Some selected Areas in the Jaffna Penninsula, Emerging Opportunities for Development of the Regions, 2011, VCRS  Vavuniya Campus Annual Research Session, Sri Lanka, ISSN 1800-4911.
    4. S.Sinthuja, P.Abiman, P.Iyngaran, Velauthamurty.K., R.Srikaran, Determination of thermodynamic of weak acids using a conductivity method, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, Sri Lanka, 2012, Pages E2/601.
    5. G.Nakkeeran, Velauthamurty.K., Implementation of computer assited animations to teach resonance in G.C.E. Advanced level chemistry, International conference on chemical sciences, Institute of chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka, 2014, E76, page 87.
    6. Balaranjan.S., Velauthamurty.K., Sashikesh. G., A Preliminary Study and Principal Component Analysis for the Authentication of Palmyrah Palm Jaggery Using NIR Spectroscopy, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches, Sri Lanka, 2014, page 122.
    7. Mary.S., Velauthamurty.K., Srivijeindran.S., Sashikesh.G., Standardization and enhancement of quality of palmyrah (borrasus flabellifer) jiggery, International Conference on Multidisciplinary Approaches, Sri Lanka, 2014, page 123.
    8. S.Sangar, K.Velauthmurty, K.Hamsathvanie, Conversion of used heavy fuel oil and lubricant engine oil mixer into lubricating grease, Proceedings of Annual Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2015, Vol 19, 101.
    9. Sathiyaselan.V., Niranjan.K., Velauthamuty.K., Screening for antimicrobial and selected Mineral components in the steam distillate of AEGLEMARMELOS, 3rd International conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha &Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2015), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka on “Sustainable Development through Innovations’’, December, 2015, page 85.
    10. J.G.T.N.S. Ubesena, S. Janupriya, K. Velauthamurty, A.C. Thavaranjit, J. Prabagar, Degradation of hydrocarbon by bacteria isolated from used oil contaminated water, 5th International Symposium on Water quality and Human Health: Challenges Ahead, Sri Lanka, 5-6th of August 2016.
    11. Sathiyaselan.V., Velauthamuty.K., Phytochemical sctreening and identification of some compounds from cutch of Acacia catechu, 4th International conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha &Traditional Medicine (ICAUST 2016), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka on “Sustainable Development through Innovations’’, December, 2016, page 29.
    12. K .Velauthamurty, R.M.G Rajapakse, SJ Higgins, H.M.N Bandara, Preparation and Characterization of monomeric and polymeric Ni-Cyclam Ethylenedioxythiophene Complex, Proceedings of Annual Research Sessions, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 2009, Vol 14, 248-250.
    13. Kuhamoorthy Velauthamurty, R.M.G.Rajapakse, Simon Higgins, S.Wijeratnae, H.M.N.Bandara, Preparation and Characterization of some metals (Pt2+, Pd2+, Ru2+) Functionalized 3,4 –ethylenedioxythiophene, Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009, Pages E2/627.
    14. Sathiyaselan.V., Niranjan.K., Velauthamuty.K., Screening for antimicrobial and selected Mineral components in the steam distillate of Pimpinella anisum, 3rd International conference of Eastern University, Sri Lanka on “Sustainable Development through Innovations’’, December, 2014, page 10.
    15. Sathiyaselan.V, Velauthamuty.K., Phyto chemical screening of identification of some compounds from Neem toddy, 5th International Conference on Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha & Traditional Medicine 2017(ICAUST 2017), In Press
    16. Poster presentation Kuhamoorthy Velauthamurty, Simon J Higgins, R.M.G.Rajapakse, H.M.N.Bandara, B.S.B.karunaratne, “PEDOT containing metal phosphine complexes: Preparation and Characterization’’, The International Conference on Nanotechnology: Science and Applications, (Nanotech insight 09), Barcelona, Spain, March 29-April 2, 2009, 206)
    17. Published as full paper W.M.K.T.Wijeratnae, Nanda Gunawardhana, Kuhamorthy Velauthamurty, Thermal stability of cationed properties of MMT-Polyaniline Nanocomposites, International Conference on Advanced Materials, Science and Engineering, ICAMSE, Sri Lanka, vol 2, Biomaterials and polymer materials, 2012, 1-73.
    1. JSA (Jaffna Science Association) – Life member
    2. SLAAS (Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science) – Life member
    3. Institute of chemistry Ceylon – Life member
    4. University of Jaffna – Student Counsellor – August 2015 – February 2017
    5. University of Jaffna – Alumni officer – October 2015 - to date
    6. University of Jaffna – Acting Head, Department of Music – From 15/10/2015 15/04/2016