Scientist Recognized for Groundbreaking Research

Distinguished Professor Ananda Amarasekara from Prairie View A&M University has been recognized with the prestigious Agilent Solutions Innovation Research Award for his groundbreaking contributions to scientific research. Professor Amarasekara’s work focuses on renewable energy storage and sustainable biofuels, particularly in the development of innovative methods to enhance the efficiency, durability, and recyclability of commercial energy storage solutions.

His selection for this esteemed award highlights his dedication to addressing global challenges through cutting-edge research. Professor Amarasekara is revolutionizing renewable electrical energy storage technologies, with a specific focus on developing energy-efficient and cost-effective techniques for recovering valuable metals from spent lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

By collaborating with Agilent Technologies Inc., Professor Amarasekara aims to leverage their resources to advance Prairie View’s Li-ion battery recycling project and environmental science research initiatives. He believes that this partnership will be instrumental in shaping future research plans and contributing to a more sustainable future.

Being recognized with the Agilent Solutions Innovation Research Award places Professor Amarasekara among esteemed researchers such as Professors Michel Barsoum and Yury Gogotsi from Drexel University, showcasing his status as a trailblazer in the scientific community.

Agilent’s decision to honor Professor Amarasekara reflects their commitment to supporting groundbreaking research at institutions of higher learning like Prairie View A&M University. By providing access to their advanced analytical solutions, Agilent aims to empower researchers in their pursuit of scientific innovation and societal impact.

For more information on Professor Ananda Amarasekara’s research and Prairie View A&M University’s scientific initiatives, please visit the university’s website.