Ranil Wickramasinghe

  • Citation name:
    Wickramasinghe, R.
  • Affiliation:
    University of Arkansas
  • State:
    AR
  • Country:
    USA

Prof Wickramasinghe’s research interests are in membrane science and technology. His research focuses on synthetic membrane-based separation processes for purification of pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals, treatment and reuse of water and for the production of biofuels. Typical unit operations include: microfiltration, ultrafiltration, virus filtration, nanofiltration, membrane extraction, membrane distillation etc. A current research focus is surface modification of membranes in order to impart unique surface properties. His group is actively developing responsive membranes. These membranes change their physical properties in response to changed environmental conditions. A second research focus is the development of catalytic membranes for biomass hydrolysis by grafting catalytic groups to the membrane surface.

Groups/Topicals chaired or co-chaired:
Separations Division
2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1114-1)
Sessions chaired or co-chaired:
Division Plenary Part 1: Major Separations Challenges
2016 AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1097-7)
Division Plenary Part 2: Major Separations Challenges
2018 AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1108-0)
In Honor of Neal Chung III: Novel Membranes and Processes
2019 AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1112-7)
Poster Session: Separations Division
2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1114-1)
Separation Process Efficiency
2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1114-1)
Surface Engineered and Responsive Membranes
2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1114-1)
Surface Engineered and Responsive Membranes
2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1114-1)
Surface Engineered and Responsive Membranes
2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1114-1)
Surface Engineered and Responsive Membranes
2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1114-1)
Areas chaired or co-chaired:
Separations Division
2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1114-1)
Authored:
Associated proceedings: 
2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
2017 Annual Meeting
2018 AIChE Annual Meeting
2019 AIChE Annual Meeting
2020 Virtual AIChE Annual Meeting