Padmasiri K Gamage
Padmasiri is a material scientist, an analytical chemist and a consultant analyst.
He has a BSc in Chemistry and MSc in Analytical Chemistry. Having worked for nearly 15 years as a teaching academic in Sri Lanka, he obtained his PhD in Material Science from London Metropolitan University in 2009. He has been published in several publications and in reputed journals and has also acted as a research article reviewer for the Journal of Applied Polymer Science.
His current research and practice includes testing, analysis and characterisation of materials on FTIR (Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy), DSC (differential scanning calorimetry), microscopy, processing of elastomers, characterisation of materials for their mechanical properties such as tensile and impact. Characterisation is vital for any material to authenticate the suitability for its intended application.
He is currently extending his skills in the area of photography, where he works a couple of days a week.