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Sandun D. Fernando

Sandun D. Fernando, Sri Lankan biological engineer, researcher. Achievements include invention of heterogeneous catalysts for production of biodiesel; invention of high temperature tolerent lubricants from vegetable oils.

Background

  • Fernando, Sandun D. was born on October 25, 1969 in Weligama, Sri Lanka.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in Biological Systems Engineering, University Nebraska, 2001. Doctor of Philosophy, University Nebraska, 2003.

    Career

    • Manager plant administration Unilever Ceylon Ltd, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1995—1998. Assistant professor bioenergy Department Agriculture and Bioengring. Mississippi State University, since 2003.

      Member panel National Science Foundation, Washington, 2003—2005, United States Department Agriculture, Washington, 2003—2005. Technical reviewer journals.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include invention of heterogeneous catalysts for production of biodiesel. Invention of high temperature tolerent lubricants from vegetable oils.

    Works

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Panel member National Science Foundation, Washington District of Columbia, District of Columbia, 2003—2005, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington District of Columbia, 2003—2005. Technical reviewer American Chemical Society, ASABE, Fuel Journal, Energy Journal, Canada Journal Chemical Engineering. Member of American Chemical Society (appointed member), Institute Bilogical Engineering, American Society Agricultural and Biological Engineers, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta.

    Connections

    • Married Ashoka P. Fernando.
    • spouse: Ashoka P. Fernando.
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    Born October 25, 1969
    (age 47)
    Nationality
    • 2001
      University Nebraska
    • 2003
      University Nebraska
    • 1995 - 1998
      Manager, plant administration Unilever Ceylon Ltd
      Colombo, Sri Lanka
    • 2003
      assistant, professor bioenergy Department Agriculture and Bioengring. Mississippi State University