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Dinesh Balasooriya

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Graduate Student
Graduate Teaching Assistant

University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (BS)

Eastern Illinois University, US (MS)

Research Areas:
Research Interests:

oxygen activation and C-H/C-C bond functionalization by metalloenzymes.

Selected Publications:

Balasooriya, D.; Liu, B.; Sykes, A.; Stanley, M,; He, H. A conjugated porphyrin as a red-light sensitizer for near-infrared emission of ytterbium(III) ion. New J. Chem., 2020, 44, 18756--18762DOI: 10.1039/d0nj04910g. 

Balasooriya, D., Li, Y., Yan Z., “Synthesis toward a molecular container based on p- tert-butylcalix[4]arene with gating features” 255th ACS National Meeting & Exposition, New Orleans, LA

Courses Regularly Taught:

Major Professor

Assistant Professor

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