University of Southern Indiana

Publications

Selected Publications

1. Vincent, M.; Beabout, E.; Bennett, R. Hewavitharanage, P.* “Synthesis and properties of amphiphilic BODIPY derivatives bearing hydroxyl groups” Tetrahedron Letters 2013, 54, 2050-2054.

2. Hewavitharanage, P.* “Triphenylcyclopropenium hydroxytris(pentafluorophenyl)borate salt for solvent free epoxy curing” Eur. J. Chem. 2012 3 (4) (2012) 395‐398.

3. Hewavitharanage, P.*; Nzeata, P.; Wiggins, J. “Synthesis of an E-BODIPY Based Fluorescent Polymer Containing Organoboron Quinolate Units" Eur. J. Chem.2012, 3 (1) 13‐16.

4. Earls, N; Hewavitharanage, P.* “Synthesis of Cycloaliphatic Epoxides from Renewable Resources” Proceedings of National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2011, NP52855, pp. 1985-1989.

5. Nzeata, P.; Cordell, K.; Hewavitharanage, P.* “Synthesis and Photochemistry of a Novel E-BODIPY Polymer” Proceedings of National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2011, NP53194, pp. 1990-1994.

6. Cordell, K.; Hewavitharanage, P.* “Synthesis and photophysical properties of a novel BODIPY dye with a heptadecyl group at the meso position” Indiana Academy of Science 2012, 121, 17-22.

7. Vincent, M.; Seyler, J.*; Hewavitharanage, P.* “A Theoretical Investigation of Counter Ion Effect on Transition State Models in Ethynyl Substitution of F-BODIPY”. Indiana Academy of Science, 2015

8.  Hewavitharanage, P.; Danilov, E.; Neckers, D. C.* “Pentafluorophenyl Transfer: A New Group-Transfer Reaction in Organoborate salt” J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70, 10653-10658.

9. Hewavitharanage, P.; Karunaratne, S.; Kumar, N.S.* “Effect of caffeine on shot-hole borer beetle (Xyleborus fornicatus) of tea (Camellia sinensis)” Phytochemistry, 1999,51, 35-41.

10. Hewavitharanage, P; Kumar, N.S.* ; Adikaram, N. K. B. “Attack on tea by Xyleborus fornicatus: inhibition of the symbiote, Monacrosporium ambrosium, by caffeinePhytochemistry, 1995, 40, 1113-1116.

*Principal Investigator

 

National/international presentations:

 1. Warshawsky, R.; Hewavitharanage, P.* “Energy transfer cassettes with green, yellow, and NIR       emitting BODIPY subunits” 248th American Chemical Society National Meeting, August 2014,         San Francisco, California.

2. Vincent, M.; Beabout, E.; Warshawsky, R.; Bennett, R. Hewavitharanage, P.* “Synthesis and properties of BODIPY derivatives with terminal hydroxyl groups” Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 2013, New Orleans.

3. Warshawsky, R.; Vauters, A.; Vincent, M.; Bennett, R. Hewavitharanage, P.* “Synthesis of green, red and far red emitting 3-ethynylthiophene substituted BODIPY dyes” Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 2013, New Orleans.

4. Nzeata, P.; Hewavitharanage, P “Highly efficient energy transfer in a BODIPY-quinolate donor-acceptor polymeric system” Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 2013, New Orleans.

5. Vincent, M.; Seyler, J.; Hewavitharanage, P. “A theoretical investigation of counter-ion effect on transition state models in ethynyl substitution of fluorine in F-BODIPY” Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 2013, New Orleans.

6. Clayton, A.; “Synthesis, photophysical properties and cellular uptake studies of amphiphilic BODIPY derivatives” Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 2012, San Diego, California .

7. Nzeata, P.; Cordell, K.; Earls, N.; Hafale, A.; Castellano, P. N.; Hewavitharanage, P.* “Tailoring the Photophysical Properties of Boron-dipyrromethene Dyes” Division of Organic Chemistry, American Chemical Society National Meeting, March 2011, Anaheim, California.

8. Nzeata, P.; Sammet, E.; Hewavitharanage, P.* “Synthesis of new E-BODIPY compounds bearing decanoyl groups” American Chemical Society National Meeting, March, 2010, San Francisco, California.

9. Nzeata, P.; Cordell, K.; Hewavitharanage, P.* “Synthesis and Photochemistry of a Novel E-BODIPY Polymer” National Conference on Undergraduate Research, March 2011, Ithaca, New York

10. Earls, N; Hewavitharanage, P.* “Synthesis of Cycloaliphatic Epoxides from Renewable Resources” National Conference on Undergradua.te Research, March 2011, Ithaca, New York.

11. Hewavitharanage, P.*; Sharon, R. “Synthesis of a novel photochromic polymer containing diarylethenes” Division of Organic Chemistry, ACS National Meeting, April 2008, San Fransisco, CA.

12. Hewavitharanage, P.; Neckers, D. C.*; “Photochemical Ziegler Natta Catalysts” 94th American Oil Chemist Society Annual Meeting & Expo, May 2003, Kansas City, Kansas

13. Hewavitharanage, P.*; Jayasekara, C., “Fatty Acid Composition of Three Improved Cultivars and Ordinary Tall Coconut Palms of Sri Lanka”, World Conference on Palm and Coconut Oils for the 21st Century; Sources, Processing, Applications, and Competition, 1998, Bali, Indonesia.

14. Kumar, N. S.*; Bombuwela, T.; Hewavitharanage, P. “Biochemical interactions in shot-hole borer beetle attack on tea” Joint meeting of Phytochemical Society of North America and the Phytochemical Society of Europe, April 1997, Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands.

*Principal Investigator

Award/Fellowships

  • Pott College of Science, Engineering, and Education, Excellence in Scholarship award, (2014)
  • American Chemical Society, Division of Organic Chemistry Travel Award (Spring 2013).
  •  Charles E. Shanklin Award for Research Excellence, Bowling Green State University, OH (2003-2004). 
  • NSF funded STEM Summer Research Fellowship, summer 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
  • Lilly Summer Fellowship, summer 2009
  • McMaster Junior Academic Fellowship (2000-2001) Bowling Green State University, OH.
  • McMaster Junior Resaerch Fellowship (2001-2002, 2002-2003 Bowling Green State University, OH.
  • The President’s Research Award Sri Lanka (1999).

 


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