Centre Member Profile

Buddini Karawdeniya
Employer: The Australian National University
Centre Role: Researcher
Job Title in TMOS: Research Fellow
Research Interests:

- Metasurface Sensors

- Nanopores

- Surface-Enhanced Raman

- Surface Modifications


- Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, University of Rhode Island, USA, 2018

- B.S equivalent in Chemistry, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka, 2010

- B.S in Biological Science, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 2010


Dr. Buddini Karawdeniya earned her Ph.D. in 2018 from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Rhode Island. She worked on solid-state nanopore sensors for polysaccharide characterization and discrimination, which was among the first two publications in that field. She also worked on surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy and surface chemical modification strategies.

She joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Southern Methodist University as a postdoctoral researcher in 2018 to work on soft particle nanopore studies. In 2020 she moved to Australia to join the Research School of Physics at the Australian National University to work on a Grand Challenge project called ‘Our Health in Our Hand’ (OHIOH) as a postdoctoral fellow and currently works on multiple sensing platforms. She also contributes to ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS).

She has over 20 publications in prestigious peer-reviewed journals and holds 2 US patents and other awards.