The academic community of ITUM showcased their novel knowledge acquired through research at the Seventh Annual Research Symposium organized by the research committee on the theme ‘’From Challenges to Opportunities’’. This event was held on 9th of August 2019 at the Institute of Technology University of Moratuwa, Diyagama, Homagama under the guidance of the Competent Authority, Major General (Retd.) SK Thirunavukarasu.
Prof. AKW Jayawardena, the Director General of the National Science Foundation , graced the event as the Chief Guest and highlighted the opportunities and the grants available for university academics to undertake research and provisions for research publications in Sri Lanka and overseas. Prof. Jayawardena encourage ITUM staff to publish their research findings in the Journal of the National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka, which is an index journal in Sri Lanka.
The keynote address was delivered by Prof. SMA Nanayakkara, Member of the Board of Management of ITUM on “Delayed Ettiringite Formation (DEF)”. Further Dr.(Mrs). MCW Somaratne, Head of the Division of Polymer and Chemical Engineering Technology of ITUM delivered the Guest Lecture on “Need a Change in Research Paradigm”.
Twelve very effective Exten ded Abstracts were presented in this event.