Clean Energy Research Laboratory (CERL) at the University of Jaffna was declared open by HE Thorbjørn Gaustadsæther, Ambassador of Norway and Berit Rokne, Rector of the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. Capacity building of University of Jaffna on clean energy technologies on the 11th May 2018. Open CERL Laboratory will enhance the research on nano-materials for clean energy applications. The Lab will also facilitate the following outcomes:
- A high-quality laboratory facility will improve the quality of research and will encourage the private sector to involve in research with universities.
- Involvement of expatriates from Norway in knowledge transfer from Norway to Sri Lanka through visiting lectures, technical assistance and workshops.
- Recruitment of qualified candidates to carry out Master and PhD research on clean energy and capacity building of the Staff at the university.
Through the project, the Norwegian Embassy has funded the Establishment of clean room facilities at the University of Jaffna with the following instruments: Glovebox, Solar stimulator, XRD, Fume Hood and the Laboratory workstation system.