Ajith de Alwis, Senior Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering at University of Moratuwa having joined the Department on 1st Jan 1985 after graduating from UoMoratuwa. He obtained his PhD from University of Cambridge and has worked at University of Reading, UK and Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. Also contributed as a Science Team Leader in the Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology and served as the Project Director at Coordinating Secretariat for Science Technology and Innovation (COSTI), Ministry of Science Technology and Research from 2013 to 2019. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Advisory Commission and a member of the Governing Council of National Occupational Health and Safety Institute (Min of Labour). His interests are in Food Process Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Clean Technologies, Nano biotechnologies, Bioenergy systems and Innovation management.
He has a grounding intellectual property after participation in distant learning programs of WIPO distance learning school and has contributed serving as the co-chair of the committee appointed to deliver the National Intellectual Property Policy. Has numerous papers and few patents to my credit from research carried out in teams.