Dharshi Bopegedera’s teaching interests include general chemistry, applications of chemistry for non-science students, thermodynamics, quantum chemistry, instrumentation methods, and inorganic chemistry. Her scholarly work includes gas phase spectroscopy and developing novel experiments for the general chemistry and physical chemistry laboratories. She earned her Ph.D. in physical chemistry at the University of Arizona, her B.S. in chemistry with a mathematics minor from the University of Peradeniya in Sri-Lanka, and conducted post-doctoral research work in using spectroscopy to study kinetics of gas phase reactions at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado.
B.S., Chemistry, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, 1983; Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, University of Arizona, 1989.