Dr. (Mrs) A.S. Galhenage
Department of Materials Science and
University of Moratuwa,
Katubedda, Sri Lanka.

+94 112640440 (Direct Line)
+94112650301 (Extension – 5120)


  • Current Teaching Modules
  • Characterization of Materials
  • Optical and Electron Microscopy
  • Refractories and Kiln Technology
  • Engineering Design
  • Construction Materials
B.Sc. Eng. (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)

M.Eng. (University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)

Ph.D. (Kagawa University, Japan)

Associate member –IESL

2015 Nov. – to date : Senior Lecturer – Grade II, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka.

2012-2015: Research Assistant, Kagawa University, Japan.

2010-2012: Temporary Lecturer, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

2009-2010: Temporary Instructor, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Best Ph.D. Student of Engineering Faculty, Kagawa University, Japan (2014)

Full Tuition fee Scholarship (2014 Oct.)

International Partial Tuition Fee Scholarship (2012-2014)

Kuraoka Scholarship (2013-2015)

Ranked 3rd among 2001 class graduates in the field of Materials Science and Engineering at University of Moratuwa (2014 Sep.)

Selected to the Dean’s List of best students

Galhenage A. Sewvandi, K.Matosaki; Chen, C.; Kusunose, T.; Tanaka, T.; Nakanishi, S.;Feng, Q. Improved Dispersion Ability of TiO 2 Nanoparticles for Efficient Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells. Applied Surface Science 2015, 357, 1658-1665. (IF= 4.439)

Chen, C.; Ikeuchi, Y.; Xu, L.; Galhenage A. Sewvandi; Kusunose, T.; Tanaka, T.;Nakanishi, S.; Feng,Q. Synthesis of [111]- and {010}-Faceted Anatase TiO 2 Nanocrystals from Tri-Titanate Nanosheets and Their Photocatalytic and DSSCs Performances. Nanoscale, 2015, DOI: 10.1039/C5NR00069F (IF= 7.367)

Galhenage A. Sewvandi, Hu, D.; Chen, C.; Ma, H.; Nakanishi, S.; Feng, Q. Ferroelectric and Semiconducting Synergistic Behavior of CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 Perovskite and Its Contribution toCharge Separation in Perovskite Solar Cells Phys. Rev. Applied 2016, 6, 024007. (IF=4.782).

Galhenage A. Sewvandi, Kodera, K.; Ma, H.; Kusunose, T.; Tanaka, T.; Nakanishi, S.;Feng, Q. Antiferroelectric Nature of CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3−x Cl x Perovskite and Its Implication for Charge Separation in Perovskite Solar Cells. Scientific Reports 2016, DOI:10.1038/srep30680 (IF= 4.122).

Chen, C.; Luo, F.; Li, Y.; Galhenage A. Sewvandi; Feng,Q. Single-crystalline anatase TiO 2 nanoleaf: Simple topochemical synthesis and light-scattering effect for dye-sensitized solar cells. Materials Letters, 2017, 196, 50-53.

Hu, D; Ma, H. Wenxiong, Z.; Galhenage A. Sewvandi ; Desuo, Y; Xiaoling, W.; Xingang, K.; Feng,Q. Topological relations and piezoelectric responses of crystal-axis-oriented BaTiO 3 /CaTiO 3 nanocomposites. RSC Advances, 2017, 7 (49), 30807-30814. (IF= 2.936).

. Xu, L.; Galhenage A. Sewvandi; Uemura, S.; Kusunose, T.; Nakanishi, S.; Feng,Q. Facile Size-controllable Synthesis Process, Bandgap Blue Shift, Enhanced Photocatalytic Performances of [111]-Faceted Anatase TiO 2 Nanocrystals. New J. Chem., 2017, DOI:10.1039/C7NJ02143G. (IF= 3.277).

Hu, D.; Miao, L.; Zhang, Z.; Li, L.; Wang, Y.; Cheng, H,; Galhenage A Sewvandi, Feng, Q.; Fan, M.; Zhao, L. One-Dimensional Piezoelectric BaTiO3 Polycrystal of Topochemical Mesocrystal Conversion from Layered H2Ti4O9·H2O Single Crystal, Crystal Growth &Design 2018, 18(12), 7264-7274. (IF= 3.972)

H.P.B. Gunawardhana, L.G. Chamath, and Galhenage A. Sewvandi, “A Methodology to Control the Interior Temperature of Vehicles Parked Under the Sun”, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Symposium (MIES), Waters Edge- Battaramulla, Sri Lanka, pp.15, October 22, 2016.

Samanchandra, A.R., Taranga, D., Galhenage A. Sewvandi, “Fabrication of dye sensitized solar cells using locally available sensitizers”, Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon 2017), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, pp. 59, May 29-31, 2017.

Kumarasinghe K.A.M.M., Abeysiri N.K.D.S., and Galhenage A. Sewvandi, “Removal of Mercury from Dental Wastewater” , 4th International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICNST) 2017, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 14-15 2017.

Nanayakkara H.A.T.V, Galhenage A. Sewvandi, “Computational Modeling of Perovskite Structured Methylammonium Lead Iodide As a Solar Absorber”, 4 th International Multidisciplinary Engineering Research Conference (MERCon 2018), University of Moratuwa, pp 63, May 30-June 1, 2018.

Nanayakkara H.A.T.V, Galhenage A. Sewvandi, and Qi Feng“Computational study of perovskite structured CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 and CH 3 NH 3 SnI 3 ”, 7 th International Conference on Engineering and Innovative materials (ICEIM 2018), Kitakyushu, Japan , pp 20, September 10-12, 2018.