Welcome to Undergraduate Research Symposium on CPE


Keynote Speaker


Safety, Environment and Biotechnology

  • Variation of antioxidant and phenolic compounds with fermentation of Morinda citrifolia fruit juice
  • Textile dye decolourisation and bioelectricity generation in a microbial fuel cell
  • Use of Chitosan as an adsorbent in a packed bed to remove textile dyes/heavy metals
  • Employing indigenous microalgae for 3rd generation biofuel production
  • Determination of antioxidant properties of Sri Lankan tea varieties
  • Investigation of microalgal caotinods as a potential nutraceutical compound
  • Effect of biofilm growth in anaerobic reactor treating diary wastewater
  • Micro aeration of sulphate rich waste water
  • Stability of UASB reactor under shock loading
  • Multicomponent adsorption of heavy metals onto coconut shell char: kinetic and thermodynamic study
  • Adsorption and desorption studies of heavy metals onto coconut shell char
  • Quantitative Risk Analysis of Fuel Storage Tank
  • Performance of packed bed reactive distillation column
  • Assessing the Ecological Footprint
  • Catalytic Hydrolysis of Ethyl Acetate


Sustainable energy

  • Hot water washing of agricultural waste for ash removal
  • Biomass torrefaction for cofiring in coal power plants: Sri Lankan context
  • Solar driven biomass torrefaction/pyrolysis/gasification process: Sri Lankan context
  • Efficient production of dimethylfuran (DMF) from hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF) using catalytic hydrogenation reaction
  • Evaluation of dimethylfuran (DMF) as an efficient fuel for direct-injection spark-ignition engine
  • Effect of particle size distribution of biomass on packed bed combustion
  • Torrefaction of municipal solid waste for possible application in biomass co-firing
  • Biomass gasification in a bubbling fluidized bed reactor
  • Drying kinetics of paddy in a packed bed dryer
  • Socio economic analysis of cinnamon as a source of biomass
  • Analysis of future trends in cinnamon production
  • Future trends analysis of cinnamon industry


Polymer processing and nano materials

  • Improvement of green tack and performance properties of rubber compounds heavy loaded with waste of rubberized nylon friction cord
  • Effect of urea based activators on reinforcing activity of silica in natural rubber based compounds
  • Preparation and Characterization of Natural Rubber nanocomposites
  • Preparation and Characterization of HDPE- Natural Rubber nanocomposites
  • Preparation of a lunch sheet by using biodegradable plastic materials
  • Manufacturing of floor tiles by using plastic waste and agricultural waste
  • Manufacturing of roofing tiles by using plastic waste and agricultural waste
  • Extraction of Natural colourants from local flora
  • Rubber-toughened plastics prepared from thermoplastic waste and rubber waste