SUSL Staff Directory

Mrs. A. Yvonne L. Fernando

Lecturer (prob.)

yvonne@appsc.sab.ac.lk

Office: +94-0453454514

Qualifications

BSc Food Science & Technology (2009) , First class 

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka , 

 

MA International Business (2011), Merit

York St John University - United Kingdom 

 

MPhil Food Science & Technology (Reading)

Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

 


Profile

Yvonne teaches Food Quality and Spice processing to Food Science and Technology undergraduate students and Human Resource Management to the undergraduates who study Food Science, Natural resource management and physical sciences. She supervises undergraduate research on a range of Food science and technology topics related to Food Quality, Spice Processing, Bio active plants and Food Business. Her research interests include herbs, medicinal plants and assess functional properties and drug formulations; specially on spices. She works and do research with Department of Export Agriculture, Sri Lanka to improve the export quality of Ceylon spices to the international market and is active in community works promoting better harvesting and processing methods of Ceylon spices to the global market by small medium processors.     


Research Interests

Herbs, medicinal plants and assess functional properties and drug formulations; specially on spices.

Bio active plants vs Cancers

Small and medium Food Business. 

Sustainable Food Business


Current Research Projects

The impact of malpractices done by small scale producers in harvesting and processing of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) on its export quality standards, antioxidant properties and antimicrobial properties.

Antioxident properties of Different part of Myristica fragrans

 


Recent Publications

Fernando, A.Y.L and Senevirathne W.S.M. (2018), ‘Effect of Maturity Stage of Nutmeg (Myristica fragrans)  on Its Antifungal Activity Against the Growth of Aspergilus niger and Fusarium oxyporum., 8th Annual Research Sessions of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 19th December 2018.

Fernando, A.Y.L and Senevirathne W.S.M. (2018), ‘Antifungal activity of different parts of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) on fusarium oxysporum’, South Asia Conference on Multidisciplinary Research-2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 5th October 2018.

Rathnayake, R.M.M.L., Fernando, A.Y.L. and Sarananda, K.H. (2017), ‘Evaluation of physicochemical, microbial and organoleptic properties of low calorie pineapple nectar sweetened with stevia (stevia rebaudiana Bertoni)’,IV International conference on postharvest and quality management of horticultural products of interest for topical regions, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 8th April 2017. 

Fernando, A.Y.L and Hewajulige, I. (2009), 'Determination of 6-Gingerol in main three varieties of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) grown in Sri Lanka and Development of a method to isolate 6-Gingerol', 10th Annual Research Sessions, Department of Food Science & Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka.

 


Completed Research Projects

Export Barriers for SMEs in Developing Countries: Evidences from Sri Lankan Cinnamon Industry.

Determination of 6-Gingerol in main three varieties of ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) grown in Sri Lanka and Development of a method to isolate 6-Gingerol. Product development – “Natural Palmyra Cordial”

Rice Milling and Marketing: Techno-Economic Feasibility.

Development of edible dessert cup from Cylea peltata

Antifungal Activity of Different Parts of Nutmeg (Myristica Fragrans) on Fusarium oxysporum

Antifungal Activity of Different Parts of Nutmeg (Myristica Fragrans) on Aspergilus niger. 

Evaluation of Cadmium Ion (Cd+2) Adsorption Ability of Banana Peels and Luffa Sponges

 

 


Research Grants/Research Awards

Co-investigator - SUSL Research Grant -2016 (SUSL-RG-2016-06) - Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka

Research Topic: The impact of malpractices done by small scale producers in harvesting and processing of nutmeg (Myristica fragrans) on its export quality standards, antioxidant properties and antimicrobial properties


Undergraduate Supervision

Investigation of the sustainability of minimally processed Ulva reticulata products. 

Study on the chemical properties, sensory attributes and shelf life evaluation of cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) oleoresin incorporated biscuits

Study on the Antifungal effect of cinnamon essential oil against fusarium, Penicillium digitatum and Aspergillus niger