Prof. (Mrs.)Meena Senthilnanthanan

  • Department of Chemistry,
    University of Jaffna,
    Sri Lanka.
  • +94 (0)21 2218193 (office), +94 (0)77 7146469 (mobile)
  1. Member, Project Management Board of the Higher Education and Research Collaboration on Nanomaterials for Clean Energy Technologies (HRNCET) under Norwegian Partnership Programme for Global Academic Cooperation (NORPART) Grant
  2. Member, Board of Study for Earth Sciences & Environmental Studies
  3. Member, Board of Study for Life Sciences
  4. Member, Interim Committee for Gender Cell
  5. Member, Science Faculty Research Committee
  1. Hydrochemical investigations
  2. Nanomaterials in energy conversion and photocatalysis
  3. Natural products chemistry
  1. MadhushaHarshaniSenanayake; PathmajaSivanantham; SevvelPathmanathan; MeenaSenthilnanthanan, “Assessing Water Quality in Rain Water Harvesting Systems”, Proceedings of the 3rd Research and Development Study Symposium – 2017, Sri Lanka, 20 March 2017, 152-153.
  2. S. Pathmaja; L. D. Rajasooriyar; H. A. Dharmagunawardhane; M. Senthilnanthanan; T. Mikunthan, “Assessment of Spatial and Temporal Behaviour of Saline Groundwater in a Coastal Aquifer: A Case Study from Pungudutivu Island, Jaffna, Sri Lanka”, Symposium Proceedings of the Water Professionals’ Day, Sri Lanka, October 2016, 119-129.
  3. N. Sivarajah; R. Mahesan; A. Sivaruban; M. Senthilnanthanan, “Livelihood Status of Coastal Community bordering the Jaffna Lagoon in the Jaffna District, Sri Lanka”, Proceedings of the 7thInternational Conference on Sustainable Built Environment 2016, Sri Lanka, 16-18 December 2016, 54-60.
  4. S. Mary; M. Senthilnanthanan; A. M. Nilushiny; S. Srivijeindran, “Effect of different heat treatments and additives on sustaining ethanol content of Palmyrah (Borassusflabelifer) toddy”, presented at the 4thInternational Conference of Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 10-11 March 2016, 6.
  5. AnushaUmapathy; MeenaSenthilnanthanan; SuntharalingamSaravanan;SelvarajahRaveendran, “Assessing spatial and seasonal variations in water quality of the Jaffna lagoon, Sri Lanka”, presented at the Second National Symposium on Marine Environment 2015, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18-19 November 2015, 44-45.
  6. T. Kulatheepan; K. Balashangar; P. Ravirajan; M. Senthilnanthanan, “Improved performance of Dye Sensitised Solar Cells made with visible light responsive Titanium dioxide”, presented at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and International Conference on Energy, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 12-13 August 2014.
  7. M. Senthilnanthanan; A. Santhan; S. Kumaran; S. Saravanan, “Performance Evaluation of the Sewage Treatment Plant of Jaffna Teaching Hospital”, presented at the 4thInternational Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction Management 2013, Sri Lanka, December 2013, 167-171.
  8. M. Thanihaichelvan; S. Karshini; M. Senthilnanthanan; P. Ravirajan, “Nanostructured Cadmium sulfide (CdS) Solar cells sensitised with a Poly(3-hexylthiophene) polymer”, presented (Poster Presentation) at the 4thInternational Conference on New and Renewable Energy, Sri Lanka, March 2013.
  9. Pavilupillai J Jude; TharmathaTharmasegaram; GobikaSivasubramaniyam; MeenaSenthilnanthanan; SelvamKannathasan; SelvarajahRaveendran; RanjanRamasamy; Sinnathamby N Surendran, “Salinity-tolerant larvae of mosquito vectors in the tropical coast of Jaffna, Sri Lanka and the effect of salinity on the toxicity of Bacillus thuringiensis to Aedesaegypti larvae”, Parasites & Vectors, 5, 2012, 269-276.
  10. Ibrahim EI Sabily; MeenaSenthilnanthanan; Hokyong Shon; SaravanamuthuVigneswaran, “Visible light responsive Ruthenium-doped and Silver/Nitrogen co-doped Titanium dioxide”, presented at the 1stInternational Conference on Advanced Materials, Science and Engineering, Sri Lanka, July 2012.
  11. Gobika, S.; Tharmatha, T.; Jude, P. J.; Senthilnanthanan, M.; Kannathasan, S.; Surendran, S. N., “Influence of selected chemical constituents on the lethal effect of Bactivec® on dengue vector Aedesaegypti”, Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association, 19, 2012, 10.
  12. Thangarajah, T.; Senthilnanthanan, M.; Balasubramaniam, K., “Reducing hygroscopic nature of gymnemic acid by esterification”, Proceedings of Jaffna Science Association, 19, 2012, 18.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Ho, D.P.; Senthilnanthanan, M.; Mohammad, J.A.; Vigneswaran, S.; Ngo, H.H.; Mahinthakumar, G.; Kandasamy, J., “The Application of Photocatalytic Oxidation in Removing Pentachloro¬phenolfrom Contaminated Water”, Journal of Advanced Oxidation Technologies, 13, 2010, 21-26.
  16. Ibrahim J. El Saliby; H. K. Shon; Yousef H. Okour; SaravanamuthuVigneswaran; MeenaSenthilnanthanan; 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.
    Principal Subject: Chemistry
  1. CHE103GC2 : Stereochemistry and Reaction mechanisms
  2. CHE222GE2 : Chemistry of polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, carbonyl and alicyclic compounds
  3. CHE321GE2 : Industrial chemistry and Chemistry of biomolecules
  4. CHE304MC3 : Aromaticity and Conformational analysis
  5. CHE403MC4 : Retro synthesis, Advanced heterocyclic chemistry and Advanced chemistry of primary metabolites
    Supplementary Subject: Environmental Science
  1. ENS242GE2: Environmental Chemistry
  2. ENS342GE2: Environmental Pollution and Management
    Auxiliary and Enhancement Subject
  1. SAS106GA2: Science and Society
  1. Australia Awards Fellowship to acquire training on sustainable groundwater management through integrated water management hosted by the International Water Centre, Australia from 29 October – 2 December 2016.
  2. Postdoctoral Training on strategic planning, academic development and research collaboration under the Water and Society Project at the University of Bergen, Norway in June 2016.
  3. National Research Council Merit Award for Scientific Publication in 2012.
  4. Endeavour Research Fellowship to undertake a Postdoctoral Research programme at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia from November 2008 - May 2009.
  5. Association of Commonwealth Universities Titular Fellowship to undertake a Postdoctoral Research programme at the University of Oxford, U.K. from January - June, 2008.
  6. Overseas Research Students Award and Tetley and Lupton Scholarship to pursue Ph.D. degree at the University of Leeds, U.K. from 1996 - 2000
  1. General Secretary of the Jaffna Science Association, Sri Lanka
  2. Editor-in-chief of the Proceedings of Northern Province Water Resource Development Colloquium-2017
  3. Member of Research Management Committee, Palmyrah Research Institute, Jaffna, Sri Lanka
  4. Member of the Board of Management, Jaffna Jaipur Centre for Disability Rehabilitation, Sri Lanka