Prof. N M S Sirimuthu

B.Sc. (USJP), Ph.D. (Queen’s University of Belfast, UK)


B.Sc. – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2001

Ph.D. – Queen’s University of Belfast/United Kingdom/2006

Postdoctoral scholar –  2006-2007 (Queen’s University, Belfast, UK)
2007-2008 (National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland)
2008-2012 (University of Glasgow, UK)
2012-2015 (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK

Physical Chemistry

Undergraduate Teaching:
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• CHE 103 1.0 Chemical Thermodynamics
• CHE 340 1.0 Photochemical Aspect of Solar Energy Conversion
• CHE 360 1.0 Advanced Electrochemistry
• CHE 477 1.0 Electroanalytical Chemistry/Chemometrics

Research interest :  chemistry-prof-jayaweera-180x180[1]

Raman spectroscopy/Surface enhanced Raman (SERS)/ rubber nanocomposites/nanoparticle conductivity

Selected Publications:

FDVIBSPC16: From Synthetic DNA to PCR product: Detection of Fungal Infections using SERS, Samuel Mabbott, David Thompson, Narayana Sirimuthu, Graeme McNay, Karen Faulds and Duncan Graham, Faraday Discuss., 2015, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C5FD00167F

Analysis of enzyme-responsive peptide surfaces by Raman spectroscopy, Jugal Kishore Sahoo, Narayana M. S. Sirimuthu, Anne Canning, Mischa Zelzer, Duncan Graham and Rein Ulijn, Chem. Commun., 2016, Accepted Manuscript DOI: 10.1039/C5CC09189F

Investigation of the stability of labelled nanoparticles for SE(R)RS measurements in cells, Sirimuthu N.M.S, Syme C.D and Cooper J.M , Chem.Commun., 2011, 47(14), 4099.

Monitoring the Uptake and Redistribution of Metal Nanoparticles during Cell Culture Using Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Spectroscopy. Sirimuthu N.M.S , Syme C.D and Cooper J.M , Anal.Chem, 2010 82, 7369. Highlighted in thematic collection on Microfluidics in 2010,

SERS mapping of intracellular nanoparticle labels in single cell using a microfluidic chip, Syme C.D, Sirimuthu N.M.S, Faley S.L and Cooper J.M, Chem.Commun., 2010, 46(42), 7921.

Quantitative Characterization of Individual Microdroplets using Surface-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering Spectroscopy, Syme C.D, Sirimuthu N.M.S, and Cooper J.M, Anal.Chem, 2012 84, 1491.
Use of surface-enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) and fluorescence spectroscopy for screening yeast extracts: A complex component of cell culture media, Li B, Sirimuthu N.M.S, Ray B.H, Leister K.J and. Ryder A.G. Submitted to J. Raman Spectrosc (May 2011),

A Stainless Steel Multi-Well Plate (SS-MWP) for High Throughput Raman Analysis of Dilute Solutions, Ryder A.G, Vincentis J. de, Li B, Ryan P.W, Sirimuthu N.M.S, and Leister K.J. J. Raman Spectrosc 2010,41 (10),1266.

Rapid Characterisation and Quality Control of Complex Cell Culture Media Solutions using Raman Spectroscopy and Chemometrics, Li B, Ryan P.W, Ray B.H, Leister K.J, Sirimuthu N.M.S, and Ryder A.G, Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 2010,107(2),290.Spotlights on

Quantitative surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, Bell SEJ, Sirimuthu NMS, Chem Soc Rev,2008, 37 ( 5) 1012.

Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (SERS) for Sub-micromolar Detection of DNA/RNA Mononucleotides, Bell SEJ, Sirimuthu NMS.J.Am.Chem,Soc, 2006. 128 (49),15580. Interview on,

Surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy as a probe of competitive binding by anions to citrate-reduced silver colloids, Bell SEJ, Sirimuthu NMS, J. Phys.Chem A, 2005,109,7405.

Quantitative surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy of dipicolinic acid – towards rapid anthrax endospore detection, Bell SEJ, Mackle JN, Sirimuthu NMS. Analyst 130: 545-549. 2005.

Rapid, quantitative analysis of ppm/ppb nicotine using surface-enhanced Raman scattering from polymer-encapsulated Ag nanoparticles (gel-colls), Bell SEJ, Sirimuthu NMS, Analyst, 2004,129,1032.

Screening Tablets for DOB Using Surface-enhanced Raman Spectroscopy, Bell SEJ, Sirimuthu NMS, J.Forensic Science, 2007,52(5),1063.

Characterisation of Silicone Elastomer Vaginal Rings Containing HIV Microbicide TMC120 by Raman Spectroscopy, Bell SEJ, Sirimuthu NMS, etal.. J. Pharmacy and Pharmacology,2007 59 (2), 203.

Development of sampling methods for Raman analysis of solid dosage forms of therapeutic and illicit drugs, Bell SEJ, Beattie JR, McGarvey JJ, Peters KL, Sirimuthu NMS, Speers SJ.. J. Raman spectrosc,2004, 35, 409.

Intracellular multiplex detection and imaging of stable chemisorbed labels by SERS spectroscopy, Syme C.D, Sirimuthu N.M.S, and Cooper J.M Proceedings of SPIE Volume: 8234

Ultra sensitive Cu2+ ion detection by 4-mercaptobenzoic acid functionlised silver nanoparticles and SERS, Narayana M.S.Sirimuthu, Samuel Mabbott, David Thompson, Karen Faulds and Duncan Graham,Pittcon 2014, Chicago, IL USA.

Ultra sensitive Cr3+ ion detection by functionlised silver nanoparticles and SERS, Narayana M.S.Sirimuthu, Samuel Mabbott, David Thompson, Karen Faulds and Duncan Graham in preparation for submission for Chem.Comm.


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