Dr. W. Shantha

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Teaching and Administrative Activities

  • Heat and Mass Transfer

  • Polymer Engineering and Mould Design

  • Polymer Processing Operations

Administrative Activities
Director, UOM-SIL Product & Process Development Incubator
President of Chemical Engineering Society

Research Activities

Research Interests

Research Supervision
  • Reinforcing of natural rubber latex film with fine particles fillers-PhD Research-2014
  • Natural Rubber Latex Nanocomposites;Effect of Montmorillonite clay structure on reinforcement and extractable proteins-MPhi Research-2014
  • Effect of Nanoclay on the Properties of Prevulcanized Natural Rubber Latex Film-MSc Research-2013

Education and Training

B.Sc. Engineering (Moratuwa)-1991
Ph.D. (East London)-2000
Training / Work Experience
Four weeks training on Latex Technology at Rubber Research Institute, Thailand- November 2003


Professional Affiliations
Member of Institute of Engineers (M-5767),Sri Lanka
Positions Held
Member of National Industrial Training Advisory Committee for Rubber and Plastics Industry Occupation (2001-2002),National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority
Chairman Education Advisory Committee -Plastic and Rubber Institute
Professional Assignments
President’s Award for Scientific Publication –Sri Lanka- 2007
Professional Activities
Member of Executive Committee (from 2006-2011), The Plastic and Rubber Institute, Sri Lanka
Member of Curriculum Development Committee of Graduateship in Rubber Technology (2007)-The Rubber & Plastic Institute of Sri Lanka
Member of Consultative Committee on Equipment Requirement for the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology(2007), National Science Foundation Sri Lanka
Member of National Committee on Engineering and Manufacturing (2011-2012), National Science Foundation

Honours and Awards

Honours and Awards
President’s Award for Scientific Publication –Sri Lanka- 2007

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