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Sandun D. Fernando

researcher , biological engineer

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.

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.