Bimali Bandaranayake




Bimali earned her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from University of Iowa, IA in 2016.
She earned her MSc in Chemistry from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL in 2010 and her
BSc (Honors) in Chemistry, Minors- Management, Economics, Environmental Science in 1999.


Bimali was a research scientist at US food and drug administration for 5 years between 2016 and 2021. She was also a Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant from 2010-2015 at the University of Iowa. From 2008 to 2010 she was a Teaching Assistant at Eastern Illinois University where she has also worked as a Graduate student mentor.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Hiking
  • Baking
  • Painting