Home / Dr Upul Kumarasinghe


Senior Lecturer
B.Sc.(USJP, Sri Lanka), Ph.D. (MSU, USA)


B.Sc. – University of Sri Jayewardenepura / Sri Lanka / 2009
Ph.D. – Mississippi State University       / USA / 2016


Organic Chemistry

Undergraduate Teaching:
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• CHE 205 1.0 Chemistry of Heterocyclic and Bioorganic Compounds
• CHE 454 1.0 Medicinal Chemistry
• CHE 345 1.0 Industrial Organic Chemistry
• CHE 385 1.0 Asymmetric Organic Synthesis
• CHE 462 2.0 Food Chemistry and Technology
• CHE 401 1.0 New Trends in Organic Synthesis

Research interest :

Synthesis of small organic molecules with biological significance, Synthetic modification of natural products with potential applications, Development of new and efficient synthetic methodologies for organic synthesis using green chemistry principles, Microwave assisted synthesis, Solid supported synthesis

Selected Publications:

Palliyaguru, L.; Kulatunga, M. U.S.; Kumarasinghe, K. G. U. R.; Fernando S. S. N.; Gunasekara, T. D. C. P.; Jayaweera, C. D.; Jayaweera, P. M., Silver Nano-Particles from Diesel Particulate Matter: An Environmental Pollutant to a Potential Antimicrobial Agent and a Photocatalyst. IJSRP, 2018, 9 (5), 750-760.

Kumarasinghe, K. G. U. R.; Fronczek, F. R.; Valle, H. U.; Sygula, A. Bis corannulenoanthracene: An Angularly Fused Pentacene as a Precursor for Barrelene-Tethered Receptors for Fullerenes. Org. Lett. 2016, 18, 3054-3057.

Kumarasinghe, K. G. U. R.; Box, H. K.; Nareddy, R. R; Akurathi, G.; Chakraborty, A.; Raji, B.; Rowland, G. B. Rhodium-catalyzed coupling of α-lactams with indole derivatives. Tetrahedron 2014, 70, 9709 –9717.


Professor Tuley De Silva Gold medal for the overall best performance in B.Sc chemistry special degree examination (2009).

Professor W.S. Fernando Gold medal for the best performance in Inorganic and Physical chemistry (3rd and 4th year) in B.Sc chemistry special degree (2009).


Member of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

Member of Institute of Chemistry (ICHEM)

Contact information

Telephone number: 0710187984
Web: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=exKA1z0AAAAJ&hl=en
Email : upulk@sjp.ac.lk


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