Lab course design, electrochemistry and analytical chemistry
Senior Instructor
Advisor, Chemical Engineering (CHML) Program
CHBE 401
University of Ottawa, 1985, Ph.D. Chemistry
University of Sri Lanka, 1978, B.Sc. (Hons.) Chemistry
Research Interests
  • Lab course design
  • Electrochemistry
  • Analytical chemistry
  • A.Ignaszak, D.C.W. Kannangara, V.W.S. Lam and E.L. Gyenge, ‘Borohydride electro-oxidation on Gold Investigated by Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance’, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 160 (2013) H47 – H53.
  • V.W.S. Lam, D.C.W. Kannangaraa, A. Alfantazi, E.L. Gyenge, “Electrodeposited Osmium Three-Dimensional Anodes for Direct Borohydride Fuel Cells” Journal of Power Sources, 212 pp 57–65, 2012
  • V. W. S. Lam, D. C. W. Kannangara, A. Alfantazi, and E. L. Gyenge , “Electrochemical Quartz Crystal Microbalance Study of Borohydride Electro-Oxidation on Pt: The Effect of Borohydride Concentration and Thiourea Adsorption” J. Phys. Chem. C, 115(6), pp 2727-2737, 2011
  • R Petrell, E. Gyenge, D. Kannangara, L. Creagh, Q. Lee and J. Sibley, “Incorporating Project Based Learning into Unit Operation Laboratory”, Canadian Chemical Engineering Conference, Sherbrooke, Oct. 15-18th, 2006
  • “CHBE 262 Collaborative Writing and Laboratory Reporting: Lessons Learned in the First Two-years”, Dhanesh Kannangara and Jim Sibley, UBC E-Statergy Townhall, June 23, 2005.
  • “Using Online Tools to Support Teamwork and Collaborative Writing”, Dhanesh Kannangara, Tatiana Teslenko and Jim Sibley , UBC E-Stratergy Townhall, July 13, 2004 (also presented at UBC TAG Institute Workshop, Spring 2004 and North American WebCT Conference, Florida 2004)
  • “Collaborative Writing Models for Laboratory Reporting, Jim Sibley and Dhanesh Kannangara, UBC E-Salon, February 11, 2004
  • “Benefits and Challenges in Incorporating Educational Technology”, K. Koizumi and Dhanesh Kannangara, STLHE Conference, June 11-14, 2003
The Electrochemical Society, Member
The Chemical Institute of Canada, Member
STLHE, Member