Dr. (Mrs.) M.A Dulani Somendrika (Senior Lecturer (on contract), Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura) won a gold medal at the “3-minute research presentation competition-3MT” of the 3rd SLAYS open forum organized by Sri Lanka Academy of Young Scientists (SLAYS). She became one of the 10 finalists from more than 100 participants from various scientific disciplines. Dr. Somendrika was awarded the Gold Medal for her performances at the SLAYS International Conference 2019, held at Hotel Taj Samudra on the 16th of October, 2019.
Dr. Somendrika completed her Ph.D. on “Application of Life cycle analysis for quality improvement of cassava-based products using cleaner production technologies” at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenepura. Her research was supervised by Prof. Indira Wickramasinghe, Prof. M.A.J Wansapala of Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura and Eng. Mr. Sena Peiris Former Director, National Cleaner Production Centre, Sri Lanka. The Ph.D. Project was financially supported by the University grant of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 2015 which was received by the principal supervisor Prof. Indira Wickramasinghe, Professor, Department of Food Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura.
Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is a professional and highly engaging international research Communication competition developed by The University of Queensland (UQ).