Faculty & Staff


S. Ranil Wickramasinghe
Glover 103
Ph: (970) 491-5276
Fax: (970) 491-7369
Email: Ranil.Wickramasinghe@ColoState.EDU
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Dr. Wickramasinghe's Research

After obtaining his Ph.D. from the Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Minnesota, Dr Wickramasinghe worked in the biotechnology and biomedical industries for 5 years before joining Colorado State University. Dr. Wickramasinghe’s current research interests are in the development of new membranes, surface modification of membranes and membrane based separations with applications in biotechnology, water treatment and bioenergy. He obtained a prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2000 and held Monfort Professorship. Current research projects include the development of responsive membranes for water treatment applications, membrane extraction for bioethanol production and high capacity ion exchange membranes for virus capture.  Funding for Dr Wickramasinghe's research comes from both the federal government and industry.