AC professor named 1st Distinguished Research Scientist

Dr. Asanga Ranasinghe is making history at Amarillo College.

He was recently named as the first-ever Distinguished Research Scientist at Amarillo College, and his research ranges from developing a new teeth whitener, to assisting law enforcement in testing for illegal substances like fentanyl, to finding ways to use cow manure.

Dr. Ranasinghe joined the faculty in 2017, and received the designation from the Amarillo College Foundation.

Changing research and the community, one student at a time.

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