CURRICULUM VITAE                                                         

                                                     UPALI  SIRIWARDANE

                            Thelma Shipp Stewart Professor of Chemistry

 

1.     Rank, and Affiliation

Name:       Upali Siriwardane

Rank:        Professor

Program:  Chemistry

Address:   P.O. Box 10348

Louisiana Tech University

Ruston, LA 71272

 

US Citzen

E-mail: Upali@chem.latech.edu

URL:    http://www.chem.latech.edu/~upali

Phone: (318) 257-4941

Cell: (318) 278-2272

Fax:     (318)257-3823

 2. Education

1985: Ph.D. in Organometallic/Inorganic Chemistry/X-ray Diffraction: Ohio State University.

1981: M.S. in X-ray Crystallography/Inorganic Chemistry, Concordia University.

1976:  B.S. in Chemistry, University of Sri Lanka, Peradeniya Campus.

3. Professional Experience

a) Academic Experience:

2007-present:  Professor of Chemistry and Institute of Micro-manufacturing

Department of Chemistry, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272.

2007-2008:     Sabbatical Leave: Visiting Professor

Department of Chemistry, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803.

1993-2007:     Associate Professor

Department of Chemistry, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272.

1989-1993:     Assistant Professor

Department of Chemistry, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA 71272.

1987-1989:     Staff Crystallographer

Department of Chemistry, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX 75205.

1986-1987:     Robert A. Welch Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Southern Methodist University.

b) Industrial/Private Enterprise Experience

1976-1979:     Research Officer

Minerals Technology Division, Ceylon Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research, Sri Lanka.

1975-1976:     Assistant Government Analyst, Food and Drug Section Government Analysts Department, Colombo, Sri Lanka.

4. Memeberships/Honors/Awards

Thelma Shipp Stewart Professorship 2010.

Sol-Gel Gateway: Who’s Who in USA, since 2002.

Sigma Xi: nominated in 1990.

Louisiana Academy of Sciences: member since 1990.

American Chemical Society: Elected member since 1988.

5. Scholarly Activities

a) Articles in peer-reviewed journals: Links to copies of papers and reports from 1993-2009 are available: http://www.chem.latech.edu/~upali/resume1.htm

1.      Naidu V. Seetala, Upali Siriwardane, Ramakrishna S. Garudadri, and Johnte Bass, Sol-Gel Synthesis, Characterization and Activities of alumina Supported Nanoparticle CuO-NiO-CeO2 Catalysts for WGS Reaction, The Seventeenth Annual International Conference on COMPOSITES/NANO ENGINEERING 2010 ).(PDF).

2.      Upali Siriwardane, Naidu V. Seetala,  Naga S. Vegesna, Satyendra Vudarapu,  Karen  Luurtsema, and  Joseph Leonard, “Comparison of metal loading of Fe/Co/Cu mesoporous -alumina catalysts prepared by three sol-gel methods,” Submitted to Applied Catalysis: A General  (2010).(PDF)

3.      “Sol-gel Prepared Cu-Ce-Ni Nanoparticle Alumina Catalysts for WGS Hydrogen Production”, N. V. Seetala1, J. Bass, A. M. R. Jayasingha, R. K. Garudadri, and U. Siriwardane, Microscopy & Microanalysis, Vol. 14, Suppl. 2, (2008) 308-309.

4.       Shivashankar Suriyanarayanan, Qun Gu, Upali Siriwardane and Donald T. Haynie,“Interaction of Indium (III) with DNA: Prelude to Fabrication of Low Melting Point Conductive Nanowires,”Nanotechnology, 345(2008). (PDF)

5.      Krithi Shetty, Shihuai Zhao, Wei Cao, Upali Siriwardane, Naidu V. Seetala and Debashi Kuila, “ Synthesis and Characterization of  non-noble nanocatalysts for hydrogen production in mircoreactors Journal of Power Sources 163, 630–636 (2007). (PDF)

6.      Venkata S. Nagineni, Shihuai Zhao, Avinash Potluri, Yu Liang, Upali Siriwardane, Naidu V. Seetala, Ji Fang, James Palmer,| and Debasish Kuila, “Microreactors for Syngas Conversion to Higher Alkanes: Characterization of Sol-Gel-Encapsulated Nanoscale Fe-Co Catalysts in the Microchannels”, Ind. Eng. Chem. Res., 44 (15), 5602 -5607(2005). (PDF)

7.      S. Zhao, V. S. Nagineni, Y. Liang, J. Hu, R. K. Aithal, N.V. Seetala, J. Fang, U. Siriwardane, R. S. Besser, K. Varahramyan, J. Palmer, R. Nassar, D. KuilaMicroreactor Research and Development at Louisiana Tech University: Fabrication of Silicon Microchannel Reactors for Catalyst Studies on Conversion of Cyclohexene and Syngas to Alkanes”, Book Chapter, ACS Symposium Series 914, Chapter 5, 84-101(2005). (PDF)

8.      D. Kuila.; V.S. Nagineni; S. Zhao; H. Indukuri; Y. Liang; A. Potluri; U. Siriwardane;  N. Seetala;  J. Fang. “Characterization of Alumina and Silica Sol-Gel Encapsulated Fe/Co/Ru Nanocatalysts in Microchannel Reactors for F-T Synthesis of Higher Alkanes” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Nanoengineered Assemblies and Advanced Micro/Nanosystems) 820, 51-56(2004). (PDF)

9.      N.V. Seetala, J. Leonard, V. S. Nagineni, S. Zhao, D. Kuila, J. Fang, and U. Siriwardane,  “Magnetization and Composition Studies of Alumina and Silica Sol-Gel Encapsulated Co/Fe/Ru Catalysts in Micro-rectors for Conversion of Syngas to Higher Alkanes,” Microscopy & Microanalysis, Vol. 10, 484(2004). (PDF)

10.    S. V. Naidu, Upali Siriwardane, Akundi N. Murty, Naga Srivani Vegesna, James Nwizugbu, Joseph Leonard and Charlene R. Jones, "SEM, EDX and Magnetization Studies of Fe and Co Nano-particle Catalysts on Sol-gel Prepared Mesoporus g-alumina, "Microscopy & Microanalysis, Vol. 9, 408(2003). (PDF)

11.   Baiyun Tong, Upali Siriwardane, Seetala V. Naidu, Akundi N. Murty, and Zhenchen Zhong, “Preparation and Characterization of Nanostructured Particulate Catalytic Materials,“ Materials Research Society Nanoparticulate Materials Proceedings, Vol. 704, W9.7(2001). (PDF)

12.   Debi P. Mukherjee, Alan L. Ogden, R. H. Mayeux,  U. Siriwardane,  and H. R. Patel, “Effect of Carbon Coating on the Properties of Gamma Irradiated Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Specimens,” Critical Reviews in Biomedical Engineering, Issue 3&4 , 445-496 pages (2000). (PDF)

13.    Narayan S. Hosmane, Jimin Yang, Kai-Juan Lu, Hongming Zhang, Upali Siriwardane. M.    Safiqul Islam, Julie L. C. Thomas, and John A. Maguire, “Chemistry of C-Trimethylsilyl-Substituted    Heterocarboranes. 25. Syntheses, Structures and Reactivities of GeCl3-Substituted   Half-Sandwich Germacarboranes, closo-1-Ge-2-(SiMe3)-3-(R)-5-(GeCl3)-2,3-C2B4H3 (R = SiMe3,    Me, and H),” Organometallics, 17, 2784-2796(1998). (PDF)

14.   Shafeek Ashroff, M.S., Stan A. Napper, Paul N. Hale, Jr., Upali Siriwardane, and Debi P. Mukherjee,"Cyclic Fatigue of Hydroxyapatite-coated Titanium Alloy impant Material-Effect of Crystallinity," Journal of Long-Term Effect of Medical Implants,  6, 143-155(1996). (PDF)

15.   Colacot J. Thomas, Lei Jia, Hongming Zhang, Upali Siriwardane, John A. Maguire, Ying Wang, Karen A. Brooks, Vikram P. Weiss, and Narayan S. Hosamne, "Chemistry of C- Trimethylsilyl-Substituted Heterocarboranes. 17. Syntheses, Structures, and Reactions of Bent-Sandwich, d0 Ziecobacarboranes of the "Carbon Adjacent" C2B4 Carborane Systems," Organometallics, 14, 1365-76(1995). (PDF)

16.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Anil K. Saxena, Reynaldo D. Barreto, Hongmin Zhang, John A. Maguire, Lei Jia, Ying Wang, Aderemi R. Oki, Komel V. Grover, Sarah J. Whitten, Kim Dawson, Michael A. Tolle, Upali Siriwardane, Temesgen Demissie, and Joeseph S. Fagner, "Chemistry of C-Trimethylsilyl-substituted Heterocarboranes. 11. Synthetic, Spectroscopic, Structural, and Bonding Studies on the Sodium, Sodium Lithium, and Dilithium Complexed "Carborane Adjecent" nido-Carborane Anions [2-(SiMe3)2-3-(R)-2,3- C2B4H6-n] n- (R=SiMe3, Me, H; n= 1,2). High-Yield Conversion to 12,-Dicarba- closo- hexaborane(6) Derivatives: Precursors to "Carbob Apart" Dianionic Carborane Ligands," Organometallics, 12, 3001-3014(1993). (PDF)

17.   Vijayvithal P. Vaidya, Ramachandra S. Hosmane, Upali Siriwardane, Hongmin Zhang, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "Unequivocal Structural Assignment of the product of Metylation of 4-nitro-5-styrylimidazole," Struct. Chem., 4, 339-43(1993). (PDF)

18.   John D. Buynak, H. B. Borate, Grady W. Lamb, Dipti D. Khanis, Chad Husting, Harlod Isom, and Upali Siriwardane, "Synthesis of 6-vinyldenepenams," J. Org. Chem., 58, 1325-35(1993). (PDF)

19.   Jeanette A. Krause, Upali Siriwardane, Terese A. Salupo, Joseph R. Wermer, David W. Knoeppel, and Sheldon G. Shore, "Prepartion of Osmium trinuclear carbonyl anion [Os3(CO)11]2- and its reactions with dodecacarbonyltriosmium: Structure of [Et4N][HOs3(CO)11] and H2Os4(CO)13," J. Organomet. Chem., 454, 267-271(1993). (PDF)

20.   Dilip V. Khasnis, Michael Lattman, Upali Siriwardane, and Hongming Zhang, "Chealate- control of Diphosphines around Platinum(II):h2-Cylenphosphoranide-promoted Formation of Heterobimetallics," Organometallics, 11, 2075-2079(1992).

21.   Dilip V. Khasnis, Micheal Lattman, and Upali Siriwardane, "Transition Metal Mediated Reactions of Cyclenphosphorane: Synthesis and Reactivity of Hcyclen PMo(CO)5, A Species with a Transanular Interaction," Organometallics, 10, 1326-1331(1991).

22.   Alan Shaver, James M. McCall, Peter H. Bird, and Upali Siriwardane, "The Structure of a Complex containing A chelating trisulfido S32- ligand," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun., C47, 659-61(1991).

23.   Reed J. Blau  and Upali Siriwardane, "Carbon Monoxide Induced Allyl Coupling from Mo2(m2-h3-llyl)2(h3-allyl)2 Yielding the Labile Complex Mo(CO)4(h4-1,5-hexadine)," Organometallics, 10, 1627-1630(1991).

24.   R. S. Hosmane, B. B. Lim, U. Siriwardane, and N.S. Hosmane, "The Synthesis and Structure of 1,2,3,4-Tetrahydro-2,4,6-trimethyl-8-nitroimidazo(1,5-d)(1,2,4)triazin-1-one, C8H11N5O3: A Heterocycle with a Rare Ring System," J. of Cryst. and Spec. Res., 21,353-356(1991).

25.   Reed J. Blau, Mary S. Goetz, Ronda R. Howe, Cheri J. Smith, Rong-Jer Tsay, and Upali Siriwardane, "Thermodynamic and Kinetic Stability of Bis (h3-allyl)bis(m2-h3-allyl) and Bis(h3-methallyl)bis(m2- h3-methallyl) dimolibdenum(II) Isomers and Evidence for their Lewis Base Catalysed Isomerization," Organometallics, 10, 3259-3266(1991).

26.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Kai-Juan Lu, Hong Zhu, Upali Siriwardane, Manjunath S. Shet, and John A. Maguire, "Chemistry of C-Trimethyl-Substituted Main-group Heterocarboranes. 6. Lead(II)-Inserted h5-closo- Plumbacarboranes and Their Reactivity toward a Bidentate Lewis Base: Crystal Structures of closo-1-Pb-2-(SiMe3)-3-(R)-2,3-C2B4H4 and 1- Pb(C10H8N2)-2,3-C2B4H4 (R= SiMe3, Me)," Organometallics, 9, 808-815(1990).

27.   M. S. Balakrishna, T. K. Prakasha, S. S. Krishnamurthy, U. Siriwardane, and N. S. Hosmane, "Organometallic derivatives of diphosphinoamines, X2PN(R)PX2. Reactions with carbonyl derivatives of group 6 metals and iron pentacarbonyl. The crystal structures of [Mo(CO)4PhN(P(OPh)2] and [W(CO)4i iPrN(PPh2)2]," J. Organomet. Chem., 390, 203-216(1990).

28.   Upali Siriwardane, Kai-Juan Lu, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "1-(2-2"-Bipyridine)-methyl-3- (trimethylsilyl)-2,3-dicarba-1-plumba-closo-heptaborane(6),"Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun.,  C46, 1391-1394(1990).

29.   John A. Maguire, Joseph S. Fagner, Upali Siriwardane, John J. Banewicz, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "Structural and Bonding Investigation of the Donor-Acceptor Complex 1- Sn[Phenanthroline]-Lewis Base Complexes," Struct. Chem., 1, 583-595(1990).

30.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Reynaldo D. Barreto, Michael A. Tolle, John J. Alexander, William Quintana, Upali Siriwardane, Sheldon G. Shore, and Robert E. Williams, "Synthesis and Spectroscopic Characterizations of 1,2-Bis(trimethylsilyl)-1,2-dicarba-closo- hexaborane(6)Derived from closo-Stannacarborane and the X-ray Crystal Structure of the Precursor 1-Sn-2,3-(SiMe3)2-2,3-C2B4H4," Inorg. Chem.,  29, 2698- 2701(1990).

31.   Ramachandra S. Hosmane, Craig M. Bertha, Upali Siriwardane, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "Reagents for Bioorganic Synthesis. 4. A Novel Bifunctional Cross-Linking Reagent. Properties, and Reactions of 2,2'-sulfonylbis[3-methoxy-(E,E)-2-propenenitrile," J. Org. Chem., 55, 5206-5216(1990).

32.   Upali Siriwardane, Subhash P. Khanapure, and Edward R. Biehl, "7,-Dihydro-1,6,11- trimethoxy-5,12-napthacenedione," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun., C46, 942- 926(1990).

33.   Dilip V. Khasnis, Michael Lattman, and Upali Siriwardane. "The First N-Only- BondedMetal Derivatives of Cyclenphosphorane. Formation of cycen-PH-MCl2 and cyclenPH HMCl3 (M=Zn,Cd)," Inorg. Chem.,  29, 271-274(1990).

34.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Kai-Juan Lu, Upali Siriwardane, and Manjunath S. Shet, "Chemistry of C-Trimethyl- Substituted Main-group Heterocarboranes. 7. Reactivity of colso-Germa- and closo-Plumbacarboranes towards a Bis(bidentate) Lewis Base, 2,2'-Bipyrimidine: Synthesis and Structures of 1- or 1,1'-(2,2'-C8H6N4)[closo-1-M-2-(SiMe3)-3-(R)-2,3- C2B4H4]n (n = 1, M = Ge; n = 2, M = Pb; R = Me3Si, Me, H)," Organometallics, 9, 808-815(1990).

35.   Ramachandra S. Hosmane, Anila Bhan, Richard L Karpel, Upali Siriwardane, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "The Synthesis and Biophysical Investigation of Novel Ring-Expanded Nucleosides, and Homopolymers Containing the 5:7-Fused Heterocyclic Ring System Imidazo[4,5-e][1,4]diazepine," J. Org. Chem., 55, 5882- 5890(1990).

36.   Upali Siriwardane, Hong Ming Zhang, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "Synthesis and X-ray Crystal Structure of the 1st Bent, Zwitterionic bis(h5-C2B4-carborane) Zirconium Sandwich Complex," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 112, 9637-9639(1990).

37.   Upali Siriwardane, Shirley S. C. Chu, and John D. Buynak, "2'2'-dimethyl-3-methyl-8'- oxo-3- (phenyldimethylsilyl]spiro-oxirane-3,7'-[3']oxo[1']azabocyclo[4.2.0]octne: A ovel b- lactum.," Acta Cryst., Cryst., Sturct. Commun., C45, 531-533(1989).

38.   Upali Siriwardane, R. Thimma Reddy, Shirley S. C. Chu, and Edward R. Biehl, "-Cyano- N,N-diisopropyl--(3-methoxy-6-methylphenyl)acetamide," Acta Cryst., Cryst Struct. Commun., C45, 339-341(1989).

39.   Dilip V. Khasnis, Michael Lattman, and Upali Siriwardane, "Phosphoranide Ligands with Variable Coordinating Modes: Synthesis of [(h5HcyclenP)Pt(Cl)PPh3] BF4 and [(H2CyclenP)PtCl2PPh3]Cl," Inorg. Chem., 28, 681-686(1989).

40.   Upali Siriwardane, Shirley S. C. Chu, Narayan S. Hosmane, Guomin Zhang, Weimin Zhu, and Hong Zhu, "A Tautomeric Form of (Tetraethylammonium)-1-acrylamido-nonahydro- closo-decaborate(1-)," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Stuct. Commun., C45, 294-297(1989).

41.   Edward R. Biehl, Subhash P. Khanapure, and Upali Siriwardane, "The reaction of 2- chloro- 10-N-methylphenothiazine with aromatic nitriles and litium dialkylamides in THF: Synthesis and structure of 1-cyano-2-(3',4', 5'-trmethoxybenzyl)-10-N- methylphenothiazine," Heterocyles, 29, 485-496(1989).

42.   Upali Siriwardane, Shirkey S. C. Chu, Narayan S. Hosmane, Hong Zhu, and Guomin Zhang, "Bis(ethyl(ferrocenylmethyl)dimethylammonium octadecahydroeicosaborate(2-),"Acta Cryst., Cryst. Sturct. Commun., C45, 333-336(1989).

43.   Dilip V. Khasnis, Michael Lattman, Upali Siriwardane, and Suman K. Chapra, "First Structural Evidence for Transannular P-N Bonding in the Phosphine Form of Cyclenphosphorane: An Open Tautomer?," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 111, 3103-3105(1989).

44.   Dilip V. Khasnis, Michael Lattman, and Upali Siriwardane, "Reactions of a Phosphoranide Platinum(II) Complex with nucleophilic and electrophilic reagents and X-ray structures of (h2-cyclenP)Pt[Co(Co)4]PPh3 and (h2-cyclenP)Pt(I)PPh3," Inorg. Chem., 28, 2594-2600(1989).

45.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Joseph S. Fagner, Hong Zhu, Upali Siriwardane, John A. Maguire, Guomin Zhang, and Brian S. Pinkston, "Chemistry of C-Trimethylsilyl-Substituted Main Group Heterocarboranes. 4. Reactivity of Stannacarboranes toward monodentate and bis(bidentate) Lewis bases. Synthesis and structure of 1- or 1,1'-(L)-[closo-1-Sn-2-(SiMe3)-3-(R)-C2B4H4]n,n=1,L=[(h5-C5H5)Fe(h5-C5H4CH2(CH3)2N)];n=2,L=2,2'-C8H6N4; R=SiMe3, Me or H," Organometallics, 8, 1769-1777(1989).

46.   Upali Siriwardane, Lori C. Crenshaw, Subhash P. Khanapure, and Edward R. Biehl, "Structure of 8-Methoxy- 5-methyl-cis-3,4-diphenylisochroman-1-one," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun., C45, 1239-1241(1989).

47.   Upali Siriwardane, Lori C. Crenshaw, Subhash P. Khanapure, and Edward R. Biehl, "Structure of anti-1,2-Diphenyl-2-(2'-Cyano-3-methoxy-6-methylphenyl-1,2-dphenyl)-1- ethanol," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun., C45, 1463-1465(1989).

48.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Upali Siriwardane, Guomin Zhang, Hong Zhu, and John A. Maguire, "Synthesis and Crystal Structure of (C4H8O.Na+)2[2,3-(SiMe3)2-2,3-C2B4H5-]2: The first Ion Cluster of the nido-Carborane Cage Systems," J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1128-1130(1989).

49.   Upali Siriwardane, John A. Maguire, John J. Banewicz, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "Chemistry of C-trimethylsily-substituted main group heterocarbonranes. 5. Reactivity of stannacarbones towards a tridentrate Lewis base 2,2':6',2"-terpyridine: Synthetic, structural and bonding studies on the donar-acceptor complex 1-Sn[C15H11N3]-2-(R)-2,3-C2B4H4[R=SiMe3 and CH3], "Organometallics, 8, 2792-2800(1989).

50.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Upali Siriwardane, Hong Zhu, Guomin Zhang, and John A. Maguire, "The First Structural Evidence for the Insertion of an Unsubstituted Lead into a Carborane Cage," Organometallics, 8, 566(1989).

51.   Upali Siriwardane, Dilip V. Khasnis, and Micheal Lattman, "Bromo-h2- cyclenphosphoranido-triphenylphosphino platnium(II)," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun., C45, 1628-1630(1989).

52.   Dilip V. Khasnis, Michael Lattman, and Upali Siriwardane, "Lewis Acid Controlled Tautomerization of a Metallated Cyclenphosphorane," J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1538-1540(1989).

53.   Narayan S. Hosmane, M. Safqul Islam, Brian S. Pinkston, Upali Siriwardane, John J. Banewicz, and John A. Maguire, "Germanium (II) Inserted h5-closo-Germacarboranes and Their Donor-Acceptor Complexes. Crystal Structure of 1-Ge(C10H8N2)-2,3-(Me3Si)2-2,3- C2B4H4," Organometallics, 7, 2340-2345(1988).

54.   Upali Siriwardane, Shirley S. C. Chu, Narayan S. Hosamane, Craig M. Bertha, and Ramachadra S. Hosame "Structure of a Potential cross-linking Reagent: 2,2'-Bis- (methoxymethlyene)-2,2'- sulfonyldiacetonitrile, (MMSBA)," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun., C44, 104-107(1988).

55.   Upali Siriwardane, Subhash P. Khanapure, Shirley S. C. Chu, and Edward R. Biehl, "6-(3- methoxybenzyl)-5-methyl-o-anisonitrile," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun., C44, 200-201(1988). 

56.   Upali Siriwardane, Subhash P. Khanapure, Shirley S. C. Chu, and Edward R. Biehl, "2- (2,5-dimethoxybenzyl)-3,6-dimethoxy-4-methylbenzonitrile," Acta Cryst., Cryst.Struct.Commun., C44, 374-376(1988).

57.   Upali Siriwardane, R. Thimma Reddy, Shirley S. C. Chu, and Edward R. Biehl, "1,2- Dihydro-5,6-dimethoxy-1-benzocyclobutenyl-3,5-Dinitrobenzoate," Acta Cryst.,Cryst. Struct. Commun., C44, 198-200(1988).

58.   Upali Siriwardane, Shirley S. C. Chu, and John D. Buynak, "4-methyl-3-{(Z)-Methyl-[(E)- dimethyl(phenyl)silyl]methylidene}azetidin-2-one: An a-alkylidene-b-lactam.," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun., C44, 391-393(1988).

59.   Upali Siriwardane and Narayan S. Hosmane, "1-(2,2':6'-2"-terpyridine)-2-methyl-3- trimethylsilyl-2,3-dicarba-1-stanna-closo-heptaborane(6): 2,2':6'-2"-terpyridine," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun., C44, 1572-1576(1988).

60.   Upali Siriwardane, Aziz Razzuk, Subhash P. Khanapure, Edward R. Biehl, and Shirley S. C. Chu, "5,10- (Diphenyl)-5,10-dihydrophenenarsazine," Heterocyclic Chem., 25, 1555- 1559(1988).

61.   Upali Siriwardane, M. Safiqul Islam, John A. Maguire, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "Synthesis and Structure of 2,3-Bis(trimethylsilyl)-5-(trichlorogermyl)-2,3-dicarba-1-germa- closoheptaborane(6)," Organometallics, 7, 1893-1895(1988).

62.   Ramachandra S. Hosmane, Benjamin B. Lim, Micheal S. Summers, Upali Siriwardane, Narayan S. Hosmane, and Shirley S. C.Chu, "Rearrangements in Heteocyclic Synthesis. 2. Novel Transformations of 2-Aminonicotinonitrile and Anthranilonitrile," J. Org. Chem., 53, 5309-5315(1988).

63.   Lori C. Crenshaw, Subhash P. Khanapure, Upali Siriwardane, and Edward R. Biehl, "A Stereo controlled Synthesis of cis-3,4-diarylisochroman-1-ones through diastereoselective reaction of benzaldehydes and -lithio-2-cyanodiarylmethane intermediates," Tet. Lett., 29, 3777-3780(1988).

64.   John D. Buynak, H. B. Borate, Chad Husting, Trace Hurd, Jyoti Ballabh, Jacob Mathew, Jarvis Lambert, and Upali Siriwardane, "The Preparation of the First a- Vinylidenepenams," Tet. Lett., 29, 5053-5056(1988).

65.   Upali Siriwardane, M. Safiqul Islam, Thomas A. West, Narayan S. Hosmane, John A. Maguire, and Alan H. Cowley, "Silicon(IV)-Complexes of C-Trimethylsilyl-Substituted Carboranes. Syntheses of [(Me3Si)(R)C2B4H4]2Si and [(Me3Si)(Me)C2B4H4]SiH(R')[R = Me3Si,Me or H; R'= H or Cl]. Crystal Structure of 2,2'-Bis-(trimethylsilyl)-3,3'-dimethyl- [1,1'-commo-bis(2,3-dicarba-1-sila-closo- heptaborane)](12)," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 109, 4600-4605(1987).

66.   Upali Siriwardane, Narayan S. Hosmane, and Shirley S. C. Chu, "Methyl-3-(trimethylsilyl)-2,3- dicarba-1- stanna-closo-heptaborane(6)," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct. Commun., C43, 1067-1069(1987). 

67.   M. Safiqul Islam, Upali Siriwardane, Narayan S. Hosmane, John A. Maguire, Patrice de Meester, and Shirley S. C. Chu, "Chemistry of C-Trimethylsilyl-Substituted Stannacaboranes. 3. Conversion of closo-1- Sn-2-(Me3Si)-3-(R)-2,3-C2B4H4 to commo-1,1'- Ge-[2-(Me3Si)-3-(R)-2,3-C2B4H4]2 and Structure of commo-1,1'- Ge[2,3-(Me3Si)2-closo-2,3- C2B4H4]2(R = SiMe3, Me, and H)," Organometallics," 6, 1936-1940(1987). 

68.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Upali Siriwardane, M. Safiqul Islam, John A. Maquire, and Shirley S. C. Chu, "Lewis Acidity of Germanium (II) in η5-closo-Germacarborane: Synthesis and Structure of 1-(2,2'-bipyridine)- 2,3-bis(trimethylsilyl)-2,3-heptaborane(6)," Inorg. Chem.,  26, 3428-3429(1987). 

69.   Narayan S. Hosmane, M. Sadiqul Islam, Upali Siriwardane, John A. Maguire, and C. F. Campana, "A Novel Bridged Donor-Acceptor Complex: Synthesis and Structure of 1,1'- (2,2'-(C8H6N4))-[closo-1-Sn-2,3-(Me3Si)- 2,3-C2B4H4]2," Organometallics, 6, 2447- 2448(1987). 

70.   John D. Buynak, Jacob Mathew, M. Narayana Roa, Elizabeth Haley, Christian George, and Upali Siriwardane, "The Preparation of the First a-Vinylidene-b-lactams," J. Chem. Soc., Chem, Commun., 735-737(1987).

71.   Upali Siriwardane, Shirley S. C. Chu, Narayan S. Hosmane, Craig M. Bertha, and Ramachandra S. Hosmane "Structure of a Bifunctional Organic Reagent: 2,2'- Bis(dimethylaminomethylene)-2,2'- sulfonyldiacetonitrile," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct.Commun., C43, 1823-1826(1987).

72.   Upali Siriwardane, Shirley S. C. Chu, and John D. Buynak, "4-Benzyl-3- (ethynylidene) azetidin-2-one: The first a-Vinylidene-b-lactam," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct.Commun., C43, 2242-2243(1987).

73.   Upali Siriwardane, Subhash P. Khanapure, Shirley S. C. Chu, and Edward R. Biehl, "2- (1,4-Dimethoxy-2-napthyl)-2-Phenylacetonitrile," Acta Cryst., Cryst. Struct.Commun., C43, 2246-2247(1987).

74.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Patrice de Meester, Upali Siriwardane, M. Safiqul Islam, and Shirley S. C. Chu, "Reductive and Non-Reductive Insertions of Silicon Atoms into Carbaborane Cages: Synthesis and Structure of a Carbaborane Analogue of Bis(cyclopentadienyl)silicon," J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1421- 1422(1986). 

75.   Joseph R. Werner, Narayan S. Hosmane, John J. Alexander, Upali Siriwardane, and Sheldon G. Shore, "Synthesis and X-ray Crystal Structure of arachno-6-[Si(CH3)3]-6, 9-C2B8H13 through a Cage-Expansion Reaction of nido-2,3-[Si(CH3)3]2-2,3-C2B4H6," Inorg.Chem., 25, 4351-4354(1986). 

76.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Patrice de Meester, Upali Siriwardane, M. Safiqul Islam, and Shirley S. C. Chu, "Synthesis and Structure of 2,2',3,3'-Tetrakis-(trimethylsilyl)-[1,1'-commo- bis(2,3- dicarba-1-germa- closo-heptaborane)](12): A Germanocene Analogue?," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 108, 6050-6051(1986). 

77.   Choplin, L. Huang, A. Theolier, P. Gallezot, U. Siriwardane, S. G. Shore, and R. Mathieu, "Formation of Fe-Os, Fe-Ru and Fe-Co Bimetallic Particles by Thermal Decomposition of Heteropolynuclear Clusters Supported on a Partially Dehydroxylated Magnesia," J. Am. Chem. Soc., 108, 4224-4225(1986). 

78.   7Agnes Choplin, Lin Huang, Jean-Marie Basset, Rene Mathieu, Upali Siriwardane, and Sheldon G. Shore, "Surface Organometallic Chemistry: Formation of the Grafted Anionic Clusters [HFeOs3(CO)13]- [HFeRu3(CO)13]- and [FeCo3(CO)12]- on a Hydroxylated Magnesia," Organometallics," 5, 1547-1551(1986).

79.   A.A. Bahsoun, J. A. Osborn, J. P. Kintzinger, P. H. Bird, and U. Siriwardane, "Synthesis, Molecular Structure and Dynamic Behavior of the Chiral Cluster (m- H)4Ru4(CO)9[HC(PPh2)2]," Nouveau J. De. Chim., 8, 125-123(1984). 

80.   Peter H. Bird, Upali Siriwardane, Rabin B. Lai, and Alan Shaver, "The preparation of thiolatobridged platinum dimers: the crystal and molecular structure of cis-mm'- bis (phenylmethanethiolato) bis (phenylmethaneethiolatomethyldiphenylphosphineplatinum (II) ,cis-(PMePh2) Pt (m-SCH2Ph)]2," Can. J. Chem., 60, 2075-2081(1982). 

81.   Peter H. Bird, James M. McCall, Alan Shaver, and Upali Siriwardane, "Metallacyclosulfanes: Synthesis and cis(pentamethylcyclopentadienyl) titana(IV)cyclo-tetrasulfane'," Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 21, 384-385 (1982).

82.   Peter H. Bird, Upali Siriwardane, Alan Shaver, Orosman Lopez, and David H. Harpp, "An Unusual bonding Mode for a Dithiocarboxylate Ligand: X-ray Crystal Structure of the Product of the Reaction of Fe2(CO)9 with l,2 Benzodithiole-3-thione," J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 513-514(1981). 

83.   L. Gunatilaka,  Upali. Siriwardane, S. Sotheeswarn, and S. Balasubramaniam, "Alkolids of the Catharanthus Species of Sri Lanka," J. Natn. Sci. Coun. Sri Lanka, 4(2), 163-166(1976).

 

b) Papers presented at conferences:

1.      Characterization of CaO, MgO, ZnO, TiO2/alumina catalysts and the biodiesel product analysis using FAME method, Robert Forester1 (rlf011@latech.edu), Rakesh A. Talathi1, and Upali Siriwardane. 66th SWRM/62nd SERMAC ACS Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA,  Inorganic Division Abstract #187.  Nov. 30- Dec. 4, 2010.

2.      Synthesis of CaO, MgO, ZnO, TiO2 incorporated on alumina and alumina-silica supports and comparison of their efficiency of  biodiesel production, Rakesh A. Talathi, Robert Forester and Upali Siriwardane, 66th SWRM/62nd SERMAC ACS Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA,  Inorganic Division Abstract #189.  Nov. 30- Dec. 4, 2010.

3.      “Nanoparticle metal oxide (MgO, CaO, and ZnO) heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production”, N. Seetala, U. Siriwardane, R. Forester, and R. Talathi, International Conference on Green Chemistry and Sustainable Environment, 7 - 8, July 2010, Tiruchirappalli, India.

4.      Development of metal (Ta, Nb)/ceramic and cellulose acetate membranes for Cu-Ni-Ce/alumina WGS catalytic reactor, Naidu V. Seetala1, Upali Siriwardane2 (upali@latech.edu), Tushar V Kudale2, Robert Forester2, and Abhishesh Pokharel1 , 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA March 21-24, 2010.

5.      Nanoparticle incorporated alumina supported MgO, CaO, ZnO, and TiO2 heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel  production, Robert Forester1, Steven Brown1, Rakesh A Talathi1,  Upali Siriwardane1 and Naidu V Seetala2, 239th ACS National Meeting, San Francisco, CA March 21-24, 2010.

6.      Fabrication of cellulose acetate membranes (CA) and their CO/CO2/H2 permeabilities,Tushar V. Kudale1, Naidu V Seetala2 , and  Upali Siriwardane1  Louisiana Acedamy of Sciences February 24, 2010, Alexandria LA.

7.      Preparation and characterization of nanoparticle metal oxide (MgO, CaO, and ZnO) heterogeneous catalysts for biodiesel production, Robert Forester1, Steven Brown1, Upali Siriwardane1 and Naidu V Seetala2, Louisiana Acedamy of Sciences February 24, 2010, Alexandria LA.

8.       Preparation characterization alumina porous membranes coated  with Nb/Ta thin films for the separation of H2/CO2/CO. Ruwantha A. M. Jayasingha, Ramakrishna S. Garudadri,    Naidu V. Seethala  and Upali Siriwardane, 235th  National Meeting of American Chemical Society, New Orleans Louisiana (2008) .

9.      Sol-gel synthesis and characterization of alumina supported Cu-Ni-Ce catalysts for water-gas-shift (WGS) reaction. Ramakrishna S. Garudadri,  Ruwantha A.M. Jayasingha,  Naidu V. Seethala and Upali Siriwardane, 235th  National Meeting of American Chemical Society, New Orleans Louisiana (2008).

10.     U. Siriwardane, S. Vudarapu, B. P. Zeringue, N.V. Seetala, “Preparation and incorporation of Fe, Co, Cu nanoparticles onto mesoporous alumina/Alumina-silica supports”, La Conf. Adv. Mater. & Emerging Tech., New Orleans, Jan. 21-22(2005).

11.   B. P. Zeringue, U. Siriwardane, S. Vudarapu, C. Jones, and N.V. Seetala, “Chemical synthesis of Fe, Co, and Cu nanoparticles and incorporation onto mesosoporous alumina/silica supports”, Louisiana Academy of Sciences Meeting, Grambling, LA, March 18, (2005).

12.    Upali Siriwardane and Naidu V. Seetala, “Nanoparticle preprations for magnetic-storage media, catalysis and biomedical applications,” Bio research day, Louisiana Tech Research Symposium, April 14, (2005).

13.    J. Leonard, C. Jones, N. Seetala, B. G. Barnett, S. Raders, S. Vudarapu, and U. Siriwardane, “Nano-particle Fe/Co -alumina Supported Catalysts on Mesoporus Granules for Syngas Conversion” Louisiana Academy of Sciences Meeting, Lake Charles, LA, March 19 (2004).

14.   Upali Siriwardane,, Donald T. Haynie, , Ravikanth Gonela, and Chris J. Bauer, "Deposition of Indium Nanoparticles on g-DNA Strands ," Abstract ID#: 735397, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, Nanoscience , ACS National meetings, Anaheim CA March (2004).

15.   Upali Siriwardane, Buddy G. Barnett, Satyendra Vudarapu, Steven Raders1, and Naidu V. Seetala," CO/H2 conversion to alkanes using nanoparticle Fe/Co/alumina based catalyst:Optimization of GC conditions and CO/H2 ratio," Abstract ID#: 735964, Division of Inorganic Chemistry, Nanoscience , ACS National meetings, Anaheim CA March (2004).

16.   U. Siriwardane, B. G. Barnett, S. Vudarapu, S. Raders, and N. V. Seetala, “CO/H2 conversion to alkanes using nanoparticle Fe/Co/alumina based catalyst:Optimization of GC conditions and CO/H2 ratio,” ACS Meeting, Anaheim, CA, March 28- April  1(2004).

17.    D. Kuila, S. Zhao, V. S. Nagineni, A. Potluri, H. Indukuri, Y. Liang, W. Cao, J. Hu, J. Fang, K. Varahramyan, R. Nassar, J. Palmer, U. Siriwardane and S. Naidu, “Microreactors for Catalysis using Nano-catalysts,” Abstracts of Papers, 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim, CA, United States, March 28-April 1, COLL-473(2004).

18.    J. Leonard, C. R. Jones, N. V. Seetala, U. Siriwardane, S. Raiders and T. L. Oliver, “Nanoparticle Fe/Co/Cu Catalysts on Mesoporous Al2O3 for Syngas Conversion”, Phillip Young Symposium, Grambling, April 26, (2004).

19.    N.V. Seetala, U. Siriwardane, S. Vudarapu, J. Leonard, and C. Jones, “Structure and Composition of Novel Co/Fe Nanoparticle Syngas Conversion Catalysts”, Proc. Int. Conf. Composites/Nano Eng., Hilton Head, SC, Aug. 8-14, (2004).

20.    D. Kuila.; V.S. Nagineni; S. Zhao; H. Indukuri; Y. Liang; A. Potluri; U. Siriwardane; N. Seetala; J. Fang, “Characterization of Alumina and Silica Sol-Gel Encapsulated Fe/Co/Ru Nanocatalysts, in Microchannel Reactors for F-T Synthesis of Higher Alkanes” MRS Proceedings (2004).

21.   V.S.Nagineni,  S.Zhao, A.Potluri, U.Siriwardane, N. Seetala, J.Fang,  and D. Kuila, "Magneto-chemical Studies of Co/Fe/Ru Encapsulated Al2O3 or SiO2 Sol-gel Deposited Micro-reactors," Louisiana Materials Science Conference, New Orleans, March (2003). 

22.    J. Leonard, C.R. Jones, S.V. Naidu, A.N. Murty, S.N. Vegesna, and U.Siriwardane, “Catalytic activity of nano-particle Fe, Co, Co/Fe alumina mesoporus catalysts for CO hydrogenation”, Louisiana Academy of Science Meeting, Gonzales, LA, March 21(2003). 

23.   J. Nwaizugbu, S.V. Naidu, A.N. Murty, and U.Siriwardane, “Novel SEM and magnetization method to determine pure metal content in Fe2O3 nanoparticles”, Louisiana Academy of Science Meeting, Gonzales, LA, March 21(2003). 

24.    J. Jones, K. Holmes, S.V. Naidu, V.S. Nagineni, S. Zhao, R.K. Aithal, J. Fang, U. Siriwardane, and D. Kuila, “Magnetization and composition studies of Co and Fe encapsulated Al2O3 sol-gel microreactors for syngas conversion”, Louisiana Academy of Science Meeting, Gonzales, LA, March 21(2003).  

25.    U. Siriwardane, S.V. Naidu, A.N. Murty, S.N. Vegesna, S. Vudatha, B. G. Barnett, S. Anderson, E. Everett, and R. Goduguchinta,"Gas chromatographic analysis of CO and CO2 hydrogenation using sol-gel prepared Co, Fe, Co/Fe nano-particle catalysts on alumina support", 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, March, 23-27(2003).  V. S. Nagineni, R. Goduguchinta, S. Zhao, R. K. Aithal, Y. Liang, J. Fang, S.N. Vegesna, U. Siriwardane, S.V. Naidu, J. Palmer, and D. Kuila, "Microreactor with sol-gel encapsulated catalysts for syn-gas conversion to higher alkanes", 225th American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, March, 23-27(2003).

26.   Seetala V. Naidu, Akundi N. Murty, Joseph Leonard and Charlene Jones, Upali Siriwardane, Srivani Naga Vegesna, Sireesha Vudatha, Ramkiran Goduguchinta, Buddy G. Barnett, Edwin Everett, Sheba Anderson, Karen Luurtsema, Laura Holeman, and Andrew Emge, “Magneto-chemical studies of Co, Fe, and Co/Fe nano-particles on sol-gel prepared alumina: hydrogenation of CO/H2 and CO2/H2 mixtures.” Grambling State Univerity, Symposium R, Nanomagnetism. April 22 - 24(2003). 

27.   S. V. Naidu, A. N. Murty, J. Leonard and C. Jones, U. Siriwardane, S. N. Vegesna, S. Vudatha, R. Goduguchinta, B. G. Barnett, E. Everett, S. Anderson, K. Luurtsema, L. Holeman, and A. Emge, “Magneto-Chemical Studies of Co, Fe, and Co/Fe Nano-particles on Sol-gel Prepared Alumina: Hydrogenation of CO/H2 and CO2 /H2 Mixtures”, Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, April 21-25(2003).

28.   D. Kuila, Venkata S. Nagineni, Avinash Potluri, Shihuai Zhao, Rajendra K. Aithal, Yu Liang, Ji Fang, Raja Nassar, Upali Siriwardane, Seetala V. Naidu, and James Palmer, “Microreactors for Catalysis,” 226th ACS National Meeting New York, NY September 07-11(2003).  V.S.Nagineni, S.Zhao, H.Indukuri, Y.Liang, A.Potluri, U.Siriwardane, N.Seetala, J.Fang, and D.Kuila, “Characterization of Alumina and Silica Sol-gel Encapsulated Nanoscale Fe/Co/Ru Catalysts Fabricated in the Microchannels”, La Mater. Res. & Dev. Conf., Lafayette, Nov. 4-5(2003).  J. Leonard, C. R. Jones, N. V. Seetala, U. Siriwardane, S. Raiders and T. L. Oliver, “Nano-particle Fe/Co/Cu on Mesoporous γ-Alumina Granules as Syngas Conversion Catalysts”, La Mater. Res. & Dev. Conf., Lafayette, Nov. 4-5(2003).

29.   R. Goduguchinta, S.Vudatha, B. G. Barnett, S. N. Vegesna, E. Everett, S. Anderson, R. Besser and U. Siriwardane, “Magneto-Chemical Character Studies of Alumina Impregnated Cu, Co, Fe, Cu/Co, Cu/Fe and Co/Fe Catalysts for Syngas Conversion”, Louisiana Conference on Commercial Applications of Microsystems, Materials and Nanotechnologies, Ruston, Oct. 21-22(2002).

30.   U. Siriwardane, Z. Zhong, S. V. Naidu, A. N. Murty, Z. Liu and P. Annumwla , Novel Preparation and Characterization of Nano-structured Catalytic Materials”, DOE University coal research conference, Pittsburg, PA. June 4-6(2002).

31.   S. N. Vegesna, R. Goduguchinta, E. Everett, K. Luurtsema, L. Holeman, A. Emge and U. Siriwardane, “Synthesis, Chracterization, and Optimization of Alumina Impregnated Cu, Co, Fe, Cu/Co, Cu/Fe and Co/Fe Catalysts for CO Hydrogenation”, Louisiana Conference on Commercial Applications of Microsystems, Materials and Nanotechnologies, Ruston, Oct. 21-22(2002).

32.   B. Tong, U. Siriwardane, S. V. Naidu, A. N. Murty, Z. Zhong, “Novel preparation and characterization of nanostructured particulate catalytic materials by laser induced solution deposition (LISD)”, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 4810, Paper 13, July (2002).

33.   R. Goduguchinta, S.Vudatha, B. G. Barnett, S. N. Vegesna, E. Everett, S. Anderson, R. Besser and U. Siriwardane, “Magneto-Chemical Character Studies of Alumina Impregnated Cu, Co, Fe, Cu/Co, Cu/Fe and Co/Fe Catalysts for Syngas Conversion”, 28 Louisiana Conference on Commercial Applications of Microsystems, Materials and Nanotechnologies, Ruston, Oct. 21-22(2002).

34.    B. Tong, Q. Gu, U. Siriwardane, S. V. Naidu, A. N. Murty, and Z. Zhong. "Nanostructured Particulate Catalytic Materials", Second Louisiana Materials Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, August 25-26(2001).

35.    B. Tong, U. Siriwardane, S. V. Naidu, A. N. Murty, and Z. Zhong, "Preparation and Characterization of Nano-structured Particulate Catalytic Materials", Materials Research Society (MRS) Annual Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, November 25 - December 1(2001).

36.   Z. C. Zhong, S. V. Naidu, A. K. Murty and U. Siriwardane, "Preparation and Characterization of Nanostructured Granular Support and Particles and Catalytic Materials", Annual Meeting on Energy Research and HBCU Project, Pittsburgh, PA, July 26-27(2001).

37.    B. Tong, Q. Gu, U. Siriwardane, S. V. Naidu, A. N. Murty, and Z. Zhong. "Nanostructured Particulate Catalytic Materials", Second Louisiana Materials Conference, Baton Rouge, LA, August 25-26(2001).

38.   Fedricka M. Moore and Upali Siriwardane, "Synthesis and Reactions of Perfluoro-acyl and Benzyl carbonyl Compounds of Manganese and Iron," 69th Annual Meeting of Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, February 2-3(1995).

39.   Ben Mcgehee, Donna White and Upali Siriwardane, "Effect if 1-N-alkyl pyrroles on the Alignment of Nematic Liquis Crystal MBBA," 69th Annual Meeting of Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Rustons, LA, February 2-3(1995).

40.   Richard Jones, William C. Deese, and Upali Siriwardane, "Our Experience in Making Video Tapes for Freshman Chemistry Program," 69th Annual Meeting of Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Louisiana Tech University, Ruston, LA, February 2-3(1995).

41.   Upali Siriwardane, "Making Video Tapes For Chemistry Freshman," Arts and Sciences Research Symposium-Academic Excellence Week, Louisiana Tech University, April (1995).

42.   Saurabh Sharma and Upali Siriwardane, "Electrical Properties of Doped Chlorophyll," 68th Annual Meeting of Louisiana Academy of Sciences, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, February 3-4(1994).

43.    Upali Siriwardane, "Synthesis and electrical Properties of Pyrrolide and Porphyrins," Arts and Sciences Research Symposium-Academic Excellence Week, Louisiana Tech University, April 13(1994).

44.   Mukund Saxene and Upali Siriwardane, "Synthesis of Molybdenum Dinitrogen Complexes," 67th Annual Meeting of Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, February 4-5(1993).

45.   Beverly F. Finley and Upali Siriwardane, "Synthesis of Tungstun Dinitrogen Complexes," 67th Annual Meeting of Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, February 4-5(1993).

46.    Upali Siriwardane, "Chemical Analysis of Degradation Products in Used Transformer Oill," Arts and Sciences Research Symposium-Academic Excellence Week, Louisiana Tech University, April 9(1993).

47.   Upali Siriwardane, Don L. Tyson, Derek W.H. Chan and Trey Sutton, "Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Pyrrole Complexes," 66th Annual Meeting of Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, February 6-7(1992).

48.   Upali Siriwardane, "Synthesis and Characterization of Metal Pyrrolide Complexes," Arts and Sciences Research Symposium-Academic Excellence Week, Louisiana Tech University, April 9(1992).

49.   Upali Siriwardane, "Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Novel Zirconium Sandwich Complexes," 65th Annual Meeting of Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA, February 7-8(1991).

50.   Upali Siriwardane, Hong Ming Zhang, Lee Jia, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Novel Zirconium Sandwich Complexes," 201st National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Atlanta, GA, Abstract, INOR, 269(1991).

51.   Upali Siriwardane, "Synthesis and Crystal Structure of Novel Zirconium Sandwich Complexes," Arts and Sciences Research Symposium-Academic Excellence Week, Louisiana Tech University, April 9(1991).

52.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Kai-Juan Lu, and Upali Siriwardane, "Coordination Chemistry of closo-Germa- and Plumbacarboranes" Boron USA II Workshop, Research Triangle, NC, June 7-9(1990).

53.   Dilip V. Khasnis, Micheal Lattman, and Upali Siriwardane, "Role of Cyclenphosphoranide Ligand in Transition Metal Chemistry," 200th National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Washington, D.C., Abstract, INOR, 516(1990).

54.   Upali Siriwardane, "Synthetic and Structural Studies on Some Group 14 Metal Complexes," 64th Annual Meeting of Louisiana Academy of Sciences, Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA, February 1-3(1990).

55.   Upali Siriwardane, Hong Zhu, Guomin Zhang, John A. Maguire, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "Synthesis and crystal structure of (C4H8O.Na+)2[2,3-(SiMe3)2-2,3-C2B4H5]2:.C6H6.," 197th National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Dallas, Texas, Abstract, INOR, 144(1989).

56.   Upali Siriwardane, Hong Zuh, John A. Maguire, and Narayan S. Hosame, "Chemistry of Plumbacarboranes," 197th National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Dallas, Texas, Abstract,INOR, 145(1989).

57.   Narayan S. Hosmane, Kai-Juan Lu, and Upali Siriwardane, "Charge- transfer Complexes of Mixed Main group Metallocarboranes.," 198th National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Miami, Florida, Abstract, INOR, 210(1989).

58.   Reed J. Blau, Su-Inn Ho, and Upali Siriwardane, "The competitive Reactions and Ligand-Induced Isomerization of Mo2(Allyl)4 with Carbon Monoxide and Other Potential Ligands.," 198th National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Miami, Florida, Abstract, INOR, 248(1989).

59.    Upali Siriwardane, M. Safiqul Islam, Zhu Hong, John A. Maguire, and Narayan S. Hosmane, "Novel Extented Metallocarboranes and their Precursors" 1st Boron USA Workshop, Dallas, TX, April, Abstract, ME57(1988).

60.    Narayan S. Hosmane, M. Safiqul Islam, Zhu Hong, Upali Siriwardane, and John A. Maguire, "Stanna-, Germa- and Silacarboranes: A further Development in Novel Direction," National Meetings of American Chemical Society, Toronto, Canada, Abstract, INOR, (1988).

61.   Upali Siriwardane, M. Safiqul Islam, Thomas A. West, and Narayan S. Hosame, "Chemistry of Sila-, Germa-, and Stanna-Carboranes," 193rd National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Denver, CO, Abstract, INORG, 213 (1987). 

62.   Narayan S. Hosame, Upali Siriwardane, M. Safiqul Islam, and Thomas A. West, "Si(II)and Si(IV) pi-Complexes of C(cage)-Trimethylsily-Substituted Carboranes," 8th International Symposium on Organosilicon Chemistry, St. Louis, Missouri, June (1987).

63.   Narayan S. Hosame, John A. Maguire, M. Safiqul Islam, and Upali Siriwardane, "Main Group Heterocarboranes: Synthesis, Structure, Bonding and Reactivity," VIth International Meeting on Boron Chemistry, Bechyne near Tabor, Czechoslovakia, June (1987). 

64.   Upali Siriwardane, L. Y.-. Hsu, S. L. Mullen, A. G. Marshall, and S. G. Shore, "Clusters derived from [Ru3(CO)11]2-," 188th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Philadelphia, PA, Abstact, INORG, 188 (1985). 

c) Technical Reports  (Samples) :

1.     Seetala V. Naidu and Upali Siriwardane, ”Novel Preparations and Magneto Chemical Characterization of Nano-Particle Mixed Alcohol Catalysts” Final Technical Report to Department of Energy National Energy Laboratory, DOE Award number DE-FG26-00NT40836 (2005). (PDF)

2.       Upali Siriwardane, “Rice husk amorphous silica as gelation agents for vertical concrete stains, cement additive, fillers and absorbents,” Technical Report to Rare Earth Labs, El Dorado, AR (http://www.rareearthlabs.com/) (2003). (PDF)

3.      Roland H. Thompson, Houston K. Huckabay, Upali Siriwardane, Gene A. Crowder and Darryl Tassin, "Study of decomposition of transformer oil,” Final Report to Southwestern Electric Power Company, 1-8(1993).  (PDF)

f) Research grants funded:

1.      2009-2010: “Nanoparticle Incorporated Heterogeneous Catalyst System for Biodiesel Production” Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory-DoE-NTL, ($40,000).

1.      2006-2009: “Development of Low Cost Membranes (Ta,Nb, and Cellulose Acetate) for H2/CO2/CO Separation in WGS Reactors,” Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory-DoE-NTL, ($194,747)

2.      2008-2009:"Incorporation of Nano-scale Surface Characterization Techniques into LA Tech Chemistry/Physics/Integrated Labs," Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund -LEQSF-2008-2009- ENH-TR-xx, Undergraduate Enhancement Program: $ 85,238.

3.      2005-2006:"Incorporation of Magnetic & Thermal Gravimetric Analysis, and High Temperature Synthesis into LA Tech Chemistry and Physics Curriculum," Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund -LEQSF-2005-2006- ENH-TR-37, Undergraduate Enhancement Program: $ 53,952.

4.      2000-2004:"Novel Preparations and Magneto Chemical Characterization of Nanoparticle Mixed Alcohol Catalysts" Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory-DoE-NTL, $191,000.

5.      2002-2003:“Acquisition of a Mass Spectrometer for Undergraduate Laboratories and Research”, LEQSF-ENH, Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund, $84,635.

6.      1999-2000:“Incorporating of Electrochemical, Magnetic and Thermal Experiments into Chemistry Laboratories at Louisiana Tech University": LEQSF-1999-2000-ENH-TR-37, Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund, $36,500.

7.      1997-2000: “High Pressure, Convectively-Enhanced Laser Chemical Vapor Deposition for Rapid Prototyping and Automated Part Manufacture," Louisiana Board of Reagents Support Fund, Research Competitiveness  Subprogram-BoRSF-RCS, $ 199,068.

8.      1996-1997:"Incorporating Materials Science into Chemistry and Physics Curricula": LEQSF (1996-97)-ENH-TR-31, $44,500.

9.      1993-1994"Moderization of Freshman Chemistry Program": LEQSF( Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund), "Modernization of Freshman Chemistry Program," LEQSF-9-3-077, Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund, $ 31,500.

10.   1992-1993: Analysis of Thermal Degradation Products of Transformer Oil": South Western Electrical Power Company- SWEPCO," $ 110,000.

11.   1989-2003: Louisiana Tech University, Faculty Development and Summer Research Grants, $ 8,000.

12.   1991-1992:"Involvement of North Louisiana Secondary Students in Experimental Chemistry," LaSER( Louisiana Stimulus for Excellence in Research- Human Resource Development Program-EPSCoR-NSF):, $30,000.

13.   1990-1991-:“Acquisition of a Multi-nuclear JEOL High-Field FT-NMR Spectrometer for Undergraduate Teaching and Research”, BoRSF, Board of Regents Support Fund, $100,000 and university matched $80,000.

14.   1990-1991:”Enhancement of Inorganic Chemistry Laboratories": LEQSF( Louisiana Education Quality Support Fund),  $ 45,988.

15.   1990-1991:"Synthesis of Heterocarboranes," NSF-LaSER(National Science Foundation-Louisiana Stimulus for Excellence in Research): $7,000.

6. Professional Development

2005:       “POGIL (process oriented guided inquiry learning): Engaging students” by David Hanson, a NSF sponsored three-day workshop held in Texas Wesleyan University, Fort-Worth  TX. 

2004:       “Multi-initiative dissemination (MID) of general chemistry,” NSF sponsored workshop held at Louisiana State University-BR.

2003:       “Using Blackboard 5.  Advanced training,” a  Louisiana Tech Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning -CITDL sponsored workshop.

2003:       Assessment in teaching integrated science curriculum,” a series of  NSF sponsored CoE&S workshops held at Louisiana Tech.

2002:       “Digital image creation/application,” Louisiana Tech Center for Instructional Technology and Distance Learning -CITDL sponsored workshop.

2001:       “Retaining online students,” Teleconference participating from Louisiana Tech.

2000:       “Multimedia in classroom for interactive learning,” a NSF workshop Georgia State University. 

2002-99: “Teaching the integrated engineering curriculum,” a series of NSF sponsored CoE&S workshops held at Louisiana Tech.

1998:       “Teaching at a distance,” by Tom Cyrs, a Louisiana Tech workshop.

1998:       “Mentoring for the 21st Century,” Louisiana State University sponsored workshop.

1999:       “Effective college teaching,” by Richard M. Felder, Louisiana Tech, College of Eng &. Sci., Innovation and Development in Engineering & Science-IDEAS sponsored workshop.

1999:       “Innovation in large lectures-teaching for active learning,” by Diane Ebert-May, Louisiana Collaborative for Excellence in the Preparation of Teachers-LaCEPT sponsored workshop.

1997:       “Shaping the future of undergraduate math, science, engineering and technology education,” 4th LACEPT statewide conference.  

1997:       “Incorporating multimedia in classroom,” Syllabus Workshop at Southern Methodist University.

1997:       “Multimedia technique in classroom,” NSF workshop Georgia State University.

1996:       “Advanced materials science,” NSF workshop at Georgia Tech.

1996:       “Fostering critical thinking in math, science and Engineering,” by Dr. Craig E. Nelson, Workshop sponsored by LaCEPT.

1996:       “Teaching math and science at undergraduate level,” 3rd Annual LaCEPT statewide conference.

1993:       “Inorganic chemistry laboratory development,” NSF workshop at Auburn University.

 

7. Service

a) Service to Profession:

i. Service as reviewer for professional journals

·          Inorganic Chemistry

·          Acta Crysta: Crystal Structure Communication

·          Energy & Fuels

ii. Service as reviewer for State/Federal/Private funding agency programs

·        National Science Foundation, NSF- IILI and MRI programs.

·        National Science Foundation NSF RUE programs.

·        American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund ACS PRF, Type B &G.

·         US Department Energy DOE Alterative Energy Program.

·         US Department of Agriculture USDA CSREES Program.

iii. Service to professional organizations

·          2000-present: American Chemical Society Ouachita Valley Local Section Councilor: Attending Councilors ACS national meeting every year.

·          2003-present: American Chemical Society Ouachita Valley Local Section Louisiana Tech representative. Planning and organizing ACS local section meetings.

b) Service to Academic Program.

i. Student advising (serving a thesis/practicum committee member)

·          1989-present: Member of graduate faculty.

·          1989-present: Advising undergraduate students in independent research.

·          2003-present: Served on 5 Ph.D.  (Serving as thesis/practicum advisor)

·          1993- present: Served on 25 M.S. (Serving as thesis/practicum advisor)

ii. Student organizations

·            2005- present: American Chemical Society Student Affiliate faculty advisor

iii. Chemistry program teams

·          1998-present: Freshman chemistry team.

·          1998-present: Chemistry laboratory improvement team.

·          1993-present-Departmental recruitment, promotion and tenure committees.

iv. Other services performed

·         2007-present: Campus wide AFM facility management and training.

·          1990-present: Campus wide surface area BET instrumentation management:  (maintenance, upgrading and training)

·          1990-present: Campus wide High resolution NMR facility management:  (maintenance, upgrading and training)

·          1997-present: Campus wide High X-ray powder diffraction Bruker-D8 and Scintag instrumentation management and training.

·          1997-present: Inorganic chemistry laboratory management and training.

·          1997-present: Materials Science laboratory management and training.

c) Service to College.

i. College strategic plan teams

·          2000-2002: College of engineering and science Lab development team.

·          1979-1999: College of engineering and science Technology utilization team.

 ii. Ad-hoc College committees/teams

·          2001-2003: College Tenure & Promotion Committee.

d) Service to University

i. University committees

·          2004-present: University Library Advisory Committee.

ii. University Senate

·        1997-2000: a representative for college of engineering and science.

·        1999-2000: Executive committee member representing college of engineering & Sci.