Research and Innovation Division

Introduction

In view of promoting and strengthening research and academic excellence among the staff and students KIU embarked on establishing the ‘Research and Innovation Division’ (RID). RID is the pillar of research and innovation by governing and facilitating all the research-related activities at KIU.

Vision

At the Research and Innovation Division of KIU, our vision is to cultivate an exceptional research ecosystem that catalyzes profound intellectual, social, and personal growth for both students and faculty. We are committed to empowering individuals to thrive in an environment of unparalleled transformative potential, fostering excellence that aligns with global imperatives.

Mission

Empower Future Researchers: We are dedicated to nurturing the next generation of researchers by providing rigorous academic and industrial research training. Through immersive experiences, mentorship, and cutting-edge resources, we equip students with the skills and mindset needed to address complex challenges and contribute to the advancement of knowledge.

Drive Innovation Through Technology: We are driven to enhance innovation by actively developing new technologies that hold the potential to revolutionize industries. By fostering interdisciplinary collaboration, we create an atmosphere where novel ideas are transformed into tangible solutions, benefiting society and the economy.

Enhance Public Visibility: We are committed to increasing our public visibility by showcasing the impactful research and innovative breakthroughs originating from our division. Through effective communication, partnerships, and engagement with the wider community, we aim to highlight our contributions to the betterment of society and the advancement of human understanding.

Academic Staff

MR. AKILA RANDIKA JAYAMAHA

CHIEF GROWTH OFFICER / DEAN OF THE FACULTY OF GRADUATE STUDIES

Ph.D. (reading) (University of Leicester, UK)

MSc in Epidemiology (UOP)

MSc in Nursing Education (KIU)

BSc. (Hons) in Nursing (Ruhuna)

 

MS. CAROLINE ANASTASIA FERNANDO

TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER MANAGER / LECTURER

BSc. (Hons) Medical Laboratory Sciences (KDU)

 

MR. AMAL SUDARAKA SAMARASINGHE

ASSISTANT LECTURER

BSc. (Hons) Food Science and Technology (UOP)

 

MS. ANTONETTE MELIZA FABIOLA FERNANDO

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

BSc. (Hons) Biotechnology (University of Northumbria, UK)

 

MS. T.M. JANITHA CHARUNI

RESEARCH ASSISTANT

BSc. (Hons) Psychology (KIU), Diploma in Counselling (UOK),

Diploma in Pharmacy Management and Practice (Aquinas College and Higher Studies)