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Eshani Hettiarachchi

Information Officer

Office Hours: Monday 2.00 PM - 3.00 PM


I am in the Ph.D. in chemistry program at NMT and originally from Sri Lanka. My research focuses on surface chemistry and photochemistry of environmentally relevant surfaces. Among those, studying atmospheric processing of Fe-bearing mineral-dust aerosols to better understand current biogeochemical cycles and understanding the interactions between heavy metals (primarily Uranium) in desert dust and human lungs involves both natural dust and proxy studies. I am also passionate on studying metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) for their selective gas adsorption as a way of storage of CO2 for later use and chemical catalysis of metal porphyrin for conversion of methane to methanol in ambient conditions.