Home / Dr. P. K. D. M. C. Karunaratne


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


B.Sc. – University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka, 2002
Ph.D. – Wayne State University, USA. 2009
Postdoctoral scholar – University of Notre Dame,USA.2010

Research interest :

Extraction of Nanocellulose from natural sources.  Modification of MMT clay for polymer composite applications.  Applications of Green chemistry principles in the laboratory.

Selected Publications:

Karunarathne, M. C.; Baumann, J. W.; Heeg, M. J.; Martin, P. D.; Winter, C. H. Synthesis, Structural Characterization, and Volatility Evaluation of Zirconium and Hafnium Amidate Complexes.  J. Organomet. Chem. 2017, 847, 204

Karunarathne, M. C.; Knisley, T. J.; Tunstull, G. S.; Heeg, M. J.; Winter, C. H.

Exceptional thermal stability and high volatility in mid to late first row transition metal complexes containing carbohydrazide ligands.  Polyhedron 2013, 52, 820

Winter, C. H.; Knisley, T. J.; Karunarathne, P. K. D. M. C.

Thermally Stable Volatile Film Precursors.  International Patent; WO 2010/132871 A1, 2010.

Wiedmann, M. K.; Karunarathne, M. C.; Baird, R. J.; Winter, C. H.

Growth of Tantalum(V) Oxide Films by Atomic Layer Deposition Using the Highly Thermally Stable Precursor Ta(NtBu)(iPrNC(Me)NiPr)2(NMe2).  Chem. Mater.  2010, 22, 4400


  • Dissertation Fellowship, WSU 2009
  • Departmental Citation for Excellence in Service for Teaching, WSU 2006

Contact information

Telephone number : 0112758546

Email : mck@sjp.ac.lk