Ruvanthi Kularatne

Ph. D. candidate in Chemistry, 2013-present

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Dallas

Email: rnk130030@utdallas.edu

Research Topic:

Neodymium catalysts for the polymerization of dienes, vinyl monomers, and lactones.

Previous Institutions

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

ACS POLY

Research

  • Project I: Neodymium catalysts for the polymerization of dienes, vinyl monomers, and lactones.

Publications

  • 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

Presentations

  • Kularatne, R.N.; Washington, K.E.; Bulumulla, C.; Biewer, M.C.; Stefan, M.C. HDACi conjugated poly(ε-caprolactone) for the delivery of doxorubicin. Oral Presentation at the 254th ACS National Meeting, Washington D.C.
  • Kularatne, R.N.; Yang, A.; Nguyen, H.Q.; McCandless, G.T.; Biewer, M.C.; Stefan, M.C. Highly active neodymium catalyst for polymerization of dienes, vinyl monomers and ring opening polymerization of lactones. Oral Presentation at the 251st ACS National Meeting, San Diego, CA
  • Kularatne, R.N.; Yang, A.; Bulumulla, C.; Stefan, M.C. Ring opening polymerization of lactones and propylene oxide by a neodymium coordination catalyst. Oral presentation at the 12th International Symposium on Ionic Polymerization, Durham, United Kingdom