Fakultät für Architektur und Bauingenieurwesen

M.Phil. Santhirasekaram Keerthanan, Visiting Researcher

Laboratory of Soil- and Groundwater-Management, University of Wuppertal

E-mail: keerthanan{at}uni-wuppertal.de, keerthanan77{at}gmail.com

Research Topic

Leaching of electronic waste from soil to water: im/mobilization of rare earth elements under dynamic redox conditions

DAAD Doctoral Scholarship from German Academic Exchange Service, Germany. 2023-present.

Work Experience

  • Lecturer in the Department of Physical Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka – From March 2023 to May 2023
  • Research Assistant in Ecosphere Resilience Research Centre (ERRC), Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka – from January 2019 to February 2023.
  • Teaching Assistant in the Department of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Eastern University Sri Lanka – from September 2017 to December 2018.

Educational Background

  • Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Chemistry, Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, July 2019/ February 2020. (With a Gold Medal for achieving high number of publications during the master’s research period); Thesis title: Fate and Plant Uptake of Pharmaceutical and Personal Care Products (PPCPs) in Selected Leafy Vegetables Grown in Biochar Amended Soil.
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Special degree in Chemistry, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2010/2017.

List of publications

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