Amilra de Silva

Institution: School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Queen's University Belfast

Sri Lankan-born A. P. de Silva is a professor and a percussionist who works at the Queen’s University of Belfast, Northern Ireland. With his co-workers, he introduced molecular logic as an experimental field and established the generality of the luminescent PET (photoinduced electron transfer) sensor/switch principle. He contributed to the chemistry module of the market-leading OPTI® point-of-care blood gas/electrolyte analyzer currently sold by Optimedical Inc. The sales of the chemistry module have been 110 M USD so far. He received the Royal Society of Chemistry Sensors award in 2008 and the 1st international award for Molecular Sensors and Molecular Logic Gates in 2012. He was elected to the Royal Irish Academy in 2002. He wrote the book ‘Molecular Logic-based Computation’ in 2012.

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