Prairie View A&M University Scientist Honored for Trailblazing Research

In a testament to his groundbreaking contributions to scientific research, Distinguished Professor Ananda Amarasekara of Prairie View A&M University has been named a recipient of the prestigious Agilent Solutions Innovation Research Award. This esteemed recognition highlights Professor Amarasekara’s pioneering work in renewable energy storage and sustainable biofuels, particularly in the realm of developing innovative methods for enhancing the efficiency, durability, and recyclability of commercial energy storage solutions.

The selection of Professor Amarasekara for this distinguished award underscores his dedication to addressing critical global challenges through cutting-edge research. His efforts focus on revolutionizing the field of renewable electrical energy storage technologies, with a specific emphasis on devising energy-efficient and cost-effective techniques for recovering valuable metals from spent lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the collaboration with Agilent Technologies Inc., Professor Amarasekara emphasized the significance of leveraging the company’s resources to advance Prairie View’s Li-ion battery recycling project and environmental science research initiatives. He stated, “The experience will be useful in developing our future research plans, and I am confident that together, we can make significant strides towards a more sustainable future.”

Joining the ranks of esteemed researchers such as Professors Michel Barsoum and Yury Gogotsi at Drexel University, Professor Amarasekara’s receipt of the Agilent Solutions Innovation Research Award underscores his status as a trailblazer in the scientific community.

Agilent’s decision to honor Professor Amarasekara reflects the company’s steadfast commitment to fostering groundbreaking research at institutions of higher learning like Prairie View A&M University. By facilitating access to its portfolio of cutting-edge analytical solutions, Agilent aims to empower researchers in their quest for scientific innovation and societal impact.

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