Papua New Guinea


RSC Representative in Papua New Guinea


Dr Sivakumar Balakrishnan is a lecturer in chemistry at PNG University of Technology (Unitech), Lae, Papua New Guinea. 

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Dr Sivakumar Balakrishnan, RSC Representative in Papua New Guinea

He holds a Master’s degree in Inorganic Chemistry and PhD in Chemistry from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland under the supervision of Prof Yurii K Gun'ko. He has been involved in chemistry research for more than 15 years. 

His research interests are porous silicon, Metal-Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and inorganic luminescent materials. He has authored more than 30 publications and has been a reviewer for many peer-reviewed international journals. 

As a RSC representative for PNG, he would like to organise outreach programs (chemistry & materials science) in PNG and strengthen RSC's networks in PNG and South Pacific region. 

If you have any questions/queries regarding RSC membership in PNG or south pacific region, please do get in touch.


Contact and Further Information

Dr Sivakumar Balakrishnan
International Representative Papua New Guinea