Chandima Bulumulla

Ph. D. candidate in Chemistry, 2013-present

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Dallas


Research Topic:

Fused ring systems containing pyrroles as a building block for organic electronics

Previous Institutions

University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, B.S. in Chemistry (2012)



  • Project I: Side chain functionalized polythiophenes for polymer:nanoparticle hybrid solar cells
  • Project II: Fused ring systems containing pyrroles as a building block for organic electronics


  • Bulumulla, C.; Du, J.; Washington, K.E.; Kularatne, R.N.; Nguyen, H.Q.; Biewer, M.C.; Stefan, M.C.; Influence of functionalized side chains of polythiophene diblock copolymers on the performance of CdSe quantum dot hybrid solar cells, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, 6, 2473-2477
  • Du, J.; Bulumulla, P.; Mejia, I.; McCandless, G.T.; Biewer, M.C.; Stefan, M.C.; Evaluation of (E)-1,2-di(furan-2-yl)ethene as building unit in diketopyrrolopyrrole alternative copolymers for transistors, Submitted.
  • Du, J.; Fortney, A.; Washington, K.E.; Bulumulla, P.; Huang, P.; Dissanayake, D.; Biewer, M.C.; Kowalewski, T.; Stefan, M.C.; Systematic Investigation of Benzodithiophene-Bensothiadiazole Isomers for Organic Photovoltaics, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2016, 8, 33025-33033


  • Influence of the functionalized side chains of polythiophne diblock copolymers: CdSe nanoparticle (NP) bulk heterojection solar cells, 251st ACS National Meeting & Exposition, San Diego, CA, United States, March 13-17, 2016, PMSE-262
  • Fused ring systems containing pyrroles for organic electronics, 254th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, Washington, DC, USA, August 20-24, 2017, POLY-73