Dr Thanuja Galhena

BSc, MPhil (Colombo), PhD

Postgraduate Mentor

College Roles

  • Postgraduate Mentor
  • Adviser to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Students

University Roles

  • Research Associate, Cambridge Graphene Centre
  • Assistant Tutor, Department of Engineering


Email: dtlg2@cam.ac.uk


Dr Thanuja Galhena is an engineer, based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre as an industrial visitor.

Dr Thanuja Galhena is a Project Scientist at Versarien plc. She is based at the Cambridge Graphene Centre at the University of Cambridge as an industrial visitor.

Dr Galhena was a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Cambridge Graphene Centre and a Teaching Fellow in the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Technology at the University of Cambridge, before joining Versarien. She graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, followed by a M.Phil. in Nanotechnology and Material Science and studied for her PhD at University of Cambridge at the Department of Engineering.

At Newnham, Dr Galhena is our Adviser to Black, Asian and Minority Students.

She is available to talk to BAME and non-BAME students with general or specific concerns relating to race and minority ethnic backgrounds. Please contact her via email to arrange a time to talk.

Research Interests

Dr Thanuja Galhena works on materials chemistry and her current research focuses on 2-dimentional material-based dispersions, inks, coatings, composites and their structural and functional applications such as barrier properties, energy storage and sensing.