Waruna Kiridena, Ph.D.

Senior Program Manager, Analytical Services

Location: Newberry Office and Laboratories – Newberry, FL

Background

Dr. Waruna Kiridena is an Analytical Research Scientist with a broad range of research interests in analytical testing and method development related to Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Elemental Analysis, Thermal analysis, and Microscopy with various other topics. He enjoys working on innovative research projects and analytical problem-solving. Prior to joining NCASI, Dr. Kiridena managed Analytical Research and Development programs for LYB Cooperation, Bridgestone Americas, and Flint group. In his current role, he manages the Analytical laboratories located in Newberry, FL.

Qualifications

  • PhD., Analytical Chemistry, Wayne State University
  • MS., Analytical Chemistry, Wayne State University
  • BS., Chemistry, University of Peradeniya

Research capabilities and/or focus areas

Innovation, Analytical testing and method development related to Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Elemental Analysis, Thermal analysis and Microscopy

Awards and Career Highlights

  • Eight Patents and forty-six research publications
  • LyondellBasell Analytical Team Performance Award
  • Bridgestone Americas Directors Award
  • Bridgestone Americas President’s Award
  • Six-Sigma Green Belt
  • David F. Boltz Memorial Award in Analytical Chemistry
Phone: (352) 244-0911