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Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Honors) (USJP), Ph.D. (Wayne State University, USA)

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Biosketch:

B.Sc. Special Degree (Chemistry) (Honors) – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2014

Ph.D. – Wayne State University, USA – 2021

 

Divisions:

Inorganic Chemistry

Research interest:

Synthesis of redox-innocent metal complexes to develop corrosion inhibition coatings.

Selected publications and patents:

  • Weeraratne, A. D. K. I.; Hewa-Rahinduwage, C. C.;Luo, L.; Verani, C. N., Electrochemical Quantification of Corrosion Mitigation on Iron Surfaces with Gallium(III) and Zn(II) Metallosurfactants. Langmuir, 2020, 36(47), 14173-14180.
  • Weeraratne, A. D. K. I.; Hewa-Rahinduwage, C. C.; Gonawala, S.; Luo, L.; Verani, C. N., A Molecular Approach for Mitigation of Aluminum Pitting based on Films of Zinc(II) and Gallium(III) Metallosurfactants. Chemistry – A European Journal, 2019, 25 (62), 14048-14053.
  • Weeraratne, A. D. K. I.; Baydoun, H.; Shakya, R.; Niklas, J.; Xie, L.; Mao, G.; Stoian, S.; Poluektov, O.; Verani, C., Observation of Current Rectification by the New Bimetallic Iron (III) Hydrophobe [FeIII2 (LN4O6)] on Au| LB-Molecule| Au Devices. Dalton Transactions, 2018, 47, 14352-14361.

Awards:

  • Esther and Stanley Kirschner Graduate Award (Top overall graduate student in Inorganic Chemistry) – Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, USA (2021)
  • Summer Dissertation Fellowship Award – Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, USA (2020)
  • Thomas C. Rumble Graduate Fellowship Award – Department of Chemistry, Wayne State University, USA (2019)
  • High Distinction at Australian National Chemistry Quiz – Sri Lanka (2007)

Affiliations:

  • Member of American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Treasurer of NOBCChE Organization, Wayne State University, 2019/2020

Contact information:

Web: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=WIouEYgAAAAJ,  www.linkedin.com/in/a-d-k-isuri-weeraratne
Email: isuriwe@wayne.edu