Dr. Udani Perera

A headshot of Udani Perera
Perera, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Chemistry/Biochemistry

Dr. Perera started her teaching career as an assistant lecturer in Chemistry at University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Then, joined Texas A&M University as a lecturer where she taught Organic Chemistry I and Organic Chemistry II. She also taught General Chemistry at Lone Star College-North Harris, Texas as adjunct faculty.

"My teaching philosophy is to create an inspirational learning environment where I can guide my students to challenge their scientific thinking through discussions and interactive learning activities. Every student is unique. As an educator, I believe it is my duty to meet students where they are and give them the “spark” they need to get motivated to reach greater heights. I find it immensely gratifying to see my students succeed. There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that I have made positive impacts on my students’ lives."

Undergraduate Department

  • Chemistry


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Wayne State University, Michigan (2009)

  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (2003)