Department of Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Academic Staff member

Dr. M. S. Kodikara

Senior Lecturer Gr.II

BSc (Ruhuna, SL) , PhD (ANU, Australia),
Email - mskodikara@chem.ruh.ac.lk
Office -
Extention - 4402

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  • Quantum Chemistry and Molecular Spectroscopy|CHE2122
  • Electrochemistry|CHE2222
  • Practical Physical Chemistry and Spectroscopy|CHE2231
  • Advanced Quantum Chemistry|CHE4132
  • Laboratory Physical Chemistry|CHE4162
  • Advanced Electrochemistry|CHE4223
  • Computational Chemistry|CHE4352
  • Intermolecular Forces and Magnetic Properties|CHE4333
  • We use computational methods to study the structural, linear optical and nonlinear optical properties of chemical systems. Interest in highly efficient nonlinear optical (NLO) materials has grown enormously over the past three decades. This is mainly due to their potential in many applications such as optical computing, optical communications, optical switches, and optical storage. Various systems have been investigated in recent years for their NLO activity. In particular, coordination and organometallic systems have attracted significant attention because they expand the possibilities for tuning NLO properties by varying the metal center when compared to organic chromophores. Alongside the experimental techniques employed for the characterization of novel NLO materials, computational methods have become an increasingly powerful and versatile tool. In particular, Density Functional Theory, DFT, appears very well suited to the modelling and exploration of large TM-containing complexes. We are using computational methods, primarily DFT, to explore the structural, linear optical and nonlinear optical properties of chemical systems, particularly transition-metal (TM) organometallic systems. These studies will assist the experimentalists in designing novel chromophores with optimal nonlinear activity.
  • Zhang, L; Morshedi, M.; Kodikara, M. S.; Humphrey, M. G.Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2022, e202208168
  • Qiu, S.; Morshedi, M.; Kodikara, M. S.; Du, J.; de Coene, Y.; Zhang, C.; Clays, K.; Humphrey, M. G. J. Organomet. Chem. 2020, 919,121306
  • Kodikara, M. S.; Stranger, R.; Humphrey, M. G. Coord. Chem. Rev. 2018, 375, 389�409.
  • Kodikara, M. S.; Stranger, R.; Humphrey, M. G. ChemPhysChem 2018, 19, 1537�1546.
  • Du, J.; Kodikara, M. S.; Moxey, G. J.; Morshedi, M.; Barlow, A.; Quintana, C.; Wang, G.; Stranger, R.; Zhang, C.; Cifuentes, M. P.; Humphrey, M. G. Dalt. Trans. 2018, 47 (13), 4650�4571.
  • Babgi, B. A.; Kodikara, M. S.; Morshedi, M.; Wang, H.; Quintana, C.; Schwich, T.; Moxey, G. J.; Van Steerteghem, N.; Clays, K.; Stranger, R.; Cifuentes, M. P.; Humphrey, M. G. Chempluschem 2018, 83 (7), 630�642.
  • Morshedi, M.; Kodikara, M. S.; Corkery, T. C.; Hurst, S. K.; Chavan, S. S.; Kulasekera, E.; Stranger, R.; Samoc, M.; Cleuvenbergen, S. Van; Asselberghs, I.; Clays, K.; Cifuentes, M. P.; Humphrey, M. G. Chem. �A Eur. J. 2018, 24, 16332�16341.
  • Wang, B. G.; Quintana, C.; Kodikara, M. S.; Du, J.; Stranger, R.; Zhang, B. C.; Cifuentes, A. M. P. Aust. J. Chem. 2017, 70, 79�89.
  • Wei, D.; Kodikara, M. S.; Morshedi, M.; Moxey, G. J.; Wang, H.; Wang, G.; Quintana, C.; Zhang, C.; Stranger, R.; Cifuentes, M. P.; Humphrey, M. G. Chempluschem 2016, 81 (7), 621�628.
  • Zhang, H.; Morshedi, M.; Kodikara, M. S.; Moxey, G. J.; Wang, G.; Wang, H.; Quintana, C.; Stranger, R.; Zhang, C.; Cifuentes, M. P.; Humphrey, M. G. Chempluschem 2016, 81 (7), 613�620.
  • Wanigasekara, W.W.N.P.; Humphrey, M. G.; Kodikara, M. S. Proceedings of the 9th Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference 2022, Matara, Sri Lanka.P88.
  • Fernando, W. K. B. S. T.; Kodikara, M. S. Proceedings of the Postgraduate Institute of Science Research Congress 2021, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.P155.
  • Fernando, W. K. B. S. T.; Kodikara, M. S. Proceedings of the 8th Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference 2021, Matara, Sri Lanka.P19.
  • Du, J.; Morshedi, M.; Kodikara, M. S.; Samoc, M.; Cifuentes, M. P.; Humphrey, M. G. 12th Australasian Organometallics Meeting 2019, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kodikara, M. S.; Stranger, R.; Humphrey, M. G. 6th Asian Conference on Coordination Chemistry (ACCC6), the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) centenary congress 2017, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kodikara, M. S.; Stranger, R.; Humphrey, M. G.10th Australasian Organometallics Meeting 2017, Dunedin, New Zealand.
  • Kodikara, M. S.; Stranger, R.; Humphrey, M. G. 9th Australasian Organometallics Meeting 2015, Sydney, Australia.
  • Visiting Scholar, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University (2018-22)
  • Australian National University HDR Merit Scholarship- 2013
  • Australian National University PhD Scholarship - 2013
  • Student Councillor, Faculty of Science - 2020-22
  • Joint-Secretary, 9th Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference
  • Member, Technical Evaluation Committee of AHEAD/ELTA-ELSE Department of Chemistry
  • Senior Editor, Chemical Society - 2018-21