Honors & Awards

  • Research featured in a press conference (American Astronomical Society) (2016).
  • The Anna and Samuel Pinanski Teaching Prize (Wellesley College) (2014).
  • Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar award (The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation) (1996) .
  • Brachman Hoffman Fellowship, Wellesley College (1993).
  • Finalist for the Morton M. Traum award in Surface Science, American Vacuum Society (1990).
  • First prize for presentation at regional American Vacuum Society Conference (1988).
  • Onsager Fellowship (declined) (Yale University) (1985).
  • Harvard Scholarship (1984).
  • John Harvard Scholarship (1983).
  • Detur Prize, Harvard University (1982).
  • Selected to represent Sri Lanka at Fifth Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (1980).
  • Arthur C. Clarke Award (national award, Sri Lanka) (1979).
  •  Placed first out of 100,000+ students at national high school examination (Sri Lanka) (1979).