Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology

MSC03 2060
300 Terrace St. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Physical Location:
Clark Hall

Phone: 505-277-6655



September 28, 2018

Dr. Menake Piyasena, Assistant Professor of Chemistry from the New Mexico Institute of Mining & Technology

Photo: Seminar:

Profile: Dr. Piyasena received his BSc in Chemistry from the University of Kelaniya at Sri Lanka in 1997.  He received his Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Chemistry in 2005. Dr. Piyasena leads a multidisciplinary research group focused on developing novel bioanalytical and biomedical techniques important for disease diagnosis, pathogen detection, and analysis of bio-molecular interaction. His group is also interested in new instrument development using microfluidic and acoustic techniques. Dr. Piyasena’s group has active collaborations with the Center for Biomedical Engineering at the University of New Mexico, and a startup company to build inexpensive microfluidic systems for BioMEMS applications. His research team is also working on promoting science and technology among local middle and high school students.