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isurikaSenior Lecturer
B.Sc. (USJP, Sri Lanka), Ph.D. (Western Michigan University, USA)

Biosketch:

B.Sc. – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2004

Ph.D. – Western Michigan University, USA, 2013

Postdoctoral scholar – Northwestern University, USA, 2013-2015

 

Division:
Organic Chemistry

Research interest :

Organic Synthesis/ Supramolecular Chemistry/ Natural Products Chemistry

Undergraduate Teaching:
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• CHE 108 1.0 Organic Chemistry I
• CHE 357 2.0 Natural Products Chemistry
• CHE 373 2.0 Advanced Physical Organic Chemistry
• CHE 491 1.0 Supramolecular Chemistry
• CHE 383 1.0 Organic Reaction Mechanisms
• ICH 358 2.0 Organic Chemistry for Industry I – Physical Organic Chemistry

Selected Publications:

Wu, Y.; Han, J-M.; Hong, M.; Krzyaniak, Matthew D.; Blackburn, A. B.; Fernando, I. R.; Cao, D. D.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Stoddart, J. F. X-shaped oligomeric pyromellitimide polyradicals, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2018, 140(1), 515-523. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.7b12124

Fernando, I. R.; Frasconi, M.; Wu, Y.; Wang, Yang, Y.-W.; Goddart III, W. A.; Stoddart, J. F. Sliding Ring Catenanes, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138, 10214-10225. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b04982

Frasconi, M.; Fernando, I. R.; Wu, Y.; Liu, Z.; Liu, W.-G.; Dyar, S. M.; Barin, G.; Wasielewski, M. R.; Goddard, III, W. A.; Stoddart, J. F. Redox control of the binding modes of an organic receptor, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137, 11057‒11068. DOI: 10.1021/jacs.5b05618

Fernando, I. R.; Ferris, D. P.; Frasconi, M.; Malin, D.; Strekalova, E.; Yilmaz, M. D.; Ambrogio, M. W.; Algaradah, M. M.; Hong, M. P.; Chen, X.; Nassar, M. S.; Botros, Y. Y.; Cryns, V. L.; Stoddart, J. F. Esterase– and pH–responsive poly(beta–aminoester)–capped mesoporous silica nanoparticles for drug delivery, Nanoscale 2015, 7, 7178‒7183. DOI: 10.1039/C4NR07443B

Fernando, I. R.; Mo, Y.; Mezei, G. Metal-binding studies of linear rigid-axle [2]pseudorotaxanes with in situ generated anionic metal halide complexes, CrystalEngComm. 2014, 16, 7320‒7333. DOI: 10.1039/C4CE00789A

Narakathu, B. B.; Devadas, M. S.; Reddy, A. S. G.; Eshkeiti, A.; Moorthi, A.; Fernando, I. R.; Miller, B. P.; Ramakrishna, G.; Sinn, E.; Joyce, M.; Rebros, M.; Rebrosova, E.; Mezei, G.; Atashbar M. Z. Novel fully screen printed flexible electrochemical sensor for the investigation of electron transfer between thiol functionalized viologen and gold clusters, Sensors and Actuators B. 2013, 176, 768‒774. DOI: 10.1016/j.snb.2012.10.069

Fernando, I. R.; Surmann, S. A.; Urech, A. A.; Poulsen A. M; Mezei, G. Selective total encapsulation of the sulfate anion by neutral, hydrophobic nano–jars, Chem. Commun. 2012, 48, 6860‒6862. DOI: 10.1039/C2CC32074F

Fernando, I. R.; Mezei, G. Blue colored, linear rigid-axel [2]pseudorotaxanes: Metal-binding properties, crystal structures and blue/red dichroism, Inorg. Chem. 2012, 51, 3156‒3160. DOI: 10.1021/ic2026329

Fernando, I. R.; Jianrattanasawat, S.; Daskalakis, N; Demadis, K. D.; Mezei, G. Mapping the supramolecular chemistry of pyrazole-4-sulfonate: layered inorganic-organic networks with Zn2+, Cd2+, Ag+, Na+ and NH4+, and their use in copper anticorrosion protective films, CrystalEngComm. 2012, 14, 908‒919. DOI: 10.1039/C1CE06027A

Fernando, I. R.; Bairu, S. G.; Guda, R.; Mezei, G. Single-color pseudorotaxane-based temperature sensing, New. J. Chem. 2010, 34(10), 2097‒2100. DOI: 10.1039/C0NJ00541J

Affiliations:

  • Department of Chemistry, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Contact information

Telephone number : 011 2758560

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

Email : isurika.fernando@sjp.ac.lk