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Madara Jayatilake

Madara JayatilakeUndergraduate Student
Chemical Engineering
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

E-mail: madaraj@terpmail.umd.edu
Phone: 240-423-5021



  • University of Maryland, College Park, MD
    B.S. Chemical Engineering, Junior, May 2013
    Dean's List: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011
    GPA: 3.36

Research Experience

  • Team IEDOB (Increasing Energy Density of Lithium-Ion Batteries)
  • Project Team Member, April 2010- May 2013                                                                     Collaborated with 10 other members in researching, designing, and conducting experiments in creating a more stable and better performing lithium ion battery
    Tasks include literature review, conducting experiments, writing up reports, preparing and giving presentations
    Conducting electrochemical deposition and graphene synthesis


  • University Honors- Highly selective program for Undergraduates
  • Gemstone Research Program- Four-year research program for Undergraduates, ultimately defending a thesis on findings

Other Experience

  • Internship at Department of Geology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
  • Research Assistant, August 2008- May 2009
    -Created methods to accurately measure uranium isotopes from miniscule samples of dirt or filter paper to further aid laboratory studies in nuclear forensics
    -Used Plasma Mass Spectrometer with laser ablation and conducted data analysis with MS Excel
    Rockport, Bethesda, MD
    Sales Supervisor, November 2009- Present
    -Leading the store in sales and promoting brand awareness


  • University of Maryland President's Scholarship (2009)

  • Michael P. Murad President's Scholarship in Chemical Engineering (2011-2012)


  • Software: C++, Matlab, MathCad, ProEngineer, MS Office, and HTML
  • Languages: English (fluent), Sinhalese (fluent), Spanish (Intermediate)

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