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Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (USJP), Ph.D. (Clemson University, USA)

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Biosketch:

B.Sc. – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka – 2014

Ph.D. – Clemson University, USA – 2020

 

Divisions:

Organic Chemistry

 

Research interest:

Designing new synthetic strategies to access biologically relevant molecular motifs and 4-, 5-, 6-membered N-heterocycles, methodology development in organic synthesis, green chemistry in organic synthesis, synthesis of bio-degradable nanomaterials in the use of environmental remediation, development of surface modified fillers for rubber and plastic based products.

 

Selected publications and patents:

Narangoda, C. J.; Lex, T. R.; Moore, M. A.; McMillen, C. D.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Jackson, J. E.; Whitehead, D. C. Org. Lett. 2018, 20, 8009– 8013.

Narangoda, C. J.; Kakeshpour, T.; Lex, T. R.; Redden, B. K.; Moore, M. A.; Frank, E. M.; McMillen, C. D.; Wiskur, S. L.; Kitaygorodskiy, A.; Jackson, J. E.; Whitehead, D. C. J. Org. Chem. 2019, 84, 9734-9743.

Narangoda, C. J.; Morris, J. C.; Whitehead, D. C. Diazacyclobutene Derivatives and Methods of Synthesis Thereof. US Patent 10,875,869 B1, December 29, 2020.

Narangoda, C. J.; Morris, J. C.; Whitehead, D. C. Novel Diazacyclobutene Derivatives as Anti-Parasitic Drug Substances. US Patent Provisional Application No. 16/811,135. Filing Date: 03-12-2019.

Swasy, M. I.; Brummel, B. R.; Narangoda, C. J.; Attia, M. F.; Hawk, J. M.; Alexis, F.; Whitehead, D. C. RSC Adv. 2020, 10, 44312-44322.

Brummel, B. R.; Narangoda, C. J.; Attia, M. F.; Swasy, M. I.; Smith, J.; Alexis, F.; Whitehead, D. C. Polymers 202113, 3060.

 

Awards:

Outstanding Graduate Researcher Award in Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at Clemson University, USA (2019)

Professional Enrichment Grants (PEGs) from the Chemistry Graduate Student Organization at Clemson University, USA (2017 & 2019)

Award for Best Performance in Organic Chemistry from the Department of Chemistry at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (2014)

L.A.C.Alles Memorial Award from the Department of Chemistry at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (2014)

Chemical Industries Colombo (CIC) Award from the Department of Chemistry at University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka (2012)

 

Affiliations:

President, Sri Lanka Student Association, Clemson University, USA – 2018/19

Vice President, Sri Lanka Student Association, Clemson University, USA – 2017/18

Treasurer, Chemical Society, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka – 2011/12

 

Contact information:

Web: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=lmFSNjkAAAAJ

Email: narangoda@sjp.ac.lk