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Dr. K. M. Thilini. D. Gunasekera
PhD (Bowling Green, USA) BSc (Colombo- Sri Lanka)
Email Address : thilinidkm@gmail.com
Telephone Number : +94 112 758560
Research Interests: Hydrogel, smart polymers, self healing polymers, conducting polymers

 

 

 

AWARDS

  • McMaster Junior Fellow, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA. 2006-2008
  • McMaster Outstanding Doctorial Fellow, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA. 2006
  • McMaster Academic Fellow, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA.   2005

Journal publications

  • Mudyanselage, T ,; Adkins, S.; Liyanage, J.; Pinnawela, G.; Weerasooriya, U.; Pope, G.“A New Process for Manufacturing and Stabilizing High-Performance EOR Surfactants at Low Cost for High-Temperature, High-Salinity Oil Reservoirs” 129923-MS, Society of Petroleum Engineers, 2010.
  • Kulawadana, E.; Mudyanselage, T. K.; Neckers, D. C. “Dual responsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels having Spironaphthoxazine as pendant groups” J. Polym. Sci, Part A, Polym. Chem. 2009.
  • Mudyanselage, T. K.; Neckers, D. C.  “Highly absorbing superabsorbent Polymer”, J. Polym. Sci, Part A, Polym. Chem., 2008, 46, 1357.
  • Mudyanselage, T. K.; Neckers, D. C. “Photochromic superabsorbent polymers”, Soft matter, 2008, 4,768.

Conference papers

  • G.D.N. J. Hettiarachchi, A. M. Jayasinghe, T.D. Kuruwita-Mudiyanselage Natural rubber/ Scrap rubber and 4- tert-butylstyrene/Isodecyl acrylate semi-IPN systems as novel oil absorbents , 621/E2 , Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science – 72nd Annual Sessions -5-9th December 2016
  • S.K.T Thathsara, A. T. Cooray, D. R. Ratnaweera, T.D. Kuruwita- Mudiyanselage Sorption behavior of fluoride ions on Fe-Mg-Ce tri-metal composite 622/E2 Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science – 72nd Annual Sessions -5-9th December 2016
  • Thathsara S.K.T, Cooray A. T., Ratnaweera D. R., Kuruwita-Mudiyanselage T. D. “ Use of metl composite incorporated/coated bio-polymer beads for the removal of fluoride ions from aqueous media” iCMA 2016, 3rd International conference on multidisciplinary approaches 2016, Faculty of graduate studies, university of Sri Jayewardenepura, 12-14poctober 2016
  • H.G.N Dhanukshi, A. T Cooray, D. R Ratnaweera and T. D. Kuruwita-Mudiyanselage * “ heavy metal biosorption by Alginic acid extracted from Sargassum sp.” IPURSE2016, iPURSE-2016,the Annual International Research Sessions of the University of Peradeniya November 4-5, University of Peradeniya
  • A Jayasinghe, Thilini Kuruwita Mudiyanselage[3]* “Synthesis ofSpironaphthoxazine derivative to be developed as a novel smart material” International conference on multidisciplinary approaches, 2015 Faculty of Graduate studies, USJP 11-12th September 2015 * the best oral presentation
  • L. A. Ransi Nadishara,[1]A. H. L. R. Nilmini,[2] and Thilini Kuruwita Mudiyanselage[3]* “Functional packaging properties of linear low density polyethylene-corn cob cellulose films as partially biodegradable packaging material” 2nd Biennial International Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology, 3-4 April 2015
  • BCN Vithanage, Thilini D G Kuruwita Mudiyanselage “Novel oil absorbing article for oil spill cleanup applications” SLASS December 2014
  • BCN Vithanage, Thilini D G Kuruwita Mudiyanselage “ Oil sober using readily available materials in Sri Lanka” International conference on multidisciplinary approaches, 13-14 August 2014 Faculty of Graduate studies, USJP
  • Gunasekara, K. M. T. D.; Neckers, D. C. “Preparation of novel polymerizable diarylethene derivatives and their photochromic polymer films”  Proceedings of the technical sessions – International Symposium on Polymer Science and Technology 2012 in Collaboration with Industries, Institutions and Universities (IIUPST 2012), November 2012
  • Mudyanselage, T. K.; Neckers, D. C. “Photochromic superabsorbent polymers”, PMSE Preprints 2008, 98, 542-543. 235th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Selected to SciMix.
  • Mudyanselage, T. K.; Neckers, D. C. “Preparation of new polymerizable dithienylethene chromophores and their photochromic polymer films. “ ACS regional meeting, 2008, Columbus, Ohio. Selected to SciMix.
  • Kulawadana, E.; Mudyanselage, T. K.; Neckers, D. C. . “Dual responsive Poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogels having spironaphthoxazine as pendant groups“ ACS regional meeting, 2008, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Mudyanselage, T. K.; Neckers, D. C.  “Highly absorbing superabsorbent polymers”, Polymer Preprints (American Chemical Society, Division of Polymer Chemistry), 234th ACS National Meeting, Boston, MA, 2007, 48(2), 304-305. Selected to SciMix.