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Prasadanie Adhihetty

Country of origin: Sri Lanka Currently in: Sri Lanka, Galle General field of specialization: Chemical Sciences
Academic Background


2022 Doctorate Chemical Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Chemical Sciences

Publications resulting from Research: 

•Adhihetty, P. K.; Halder, S.; Abu, U. O.; Fu, X.-A.; Nantz, M. H. (2023). Introducing a New Approach for Sensing Trichloroethylene (TCE) in Air. (Under Review - Talanta)

• Adhihetty, P. K.; Halder, S.; Jasinski, J. B.; Fu, X.-A.; Nantz, M. H. (2023). Harnessing the Cation-π Interactions of Metalated Gold Monolayer-Protected Clusters to Detect Aromatic Volatile Organic Compounds. Talanta 253, 123915.
•Xie, Z.; Raju, M. V. R.; Adhihetty, P. K.; Fu, X.; Nantz, M. H. (2020). Effect of Thiol Molecular Structure on the Sensitivity of Gold Nanoparticle-Based Chemiresistors toward Carbonyl Compounds. Sensors 20 (24), 7024.
•Sibakoti, T. R.; Stinger, C. R.; Adhihetty, P. K.; Zamborini, F. P.; Nantz, M. H. (2019). Tunable Aminooxy‐Functionalized Monolayer‐Protected Gold Clusters for Nonpolar and Aqueous Oximation Reactions. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization 36 (7), 1900093.
•Dharmadasa, R. M.; Samarasinghe, K.; Adhihetty, P. Hettiarachchi, P. L. (2013). Comparative Pharmacognostic Evaluation of Munronia Pinnata (Wall.) Theob. (Meliaceae) and Its Substitute Andrographis paniculata (Burm.f.) Wall. Ex Nees (Acanthaceae). World J. Agric. Res. 1 (5), 77-81.
•Dharmadasa, R. M.; Siriwardana, A.; Samarasinghe, K.; Adhihetty, P. (2013). Standardization of Gyrinops Walla Gaertn. (Thymalaeaceae): Newly Discovered, Fragrant Industrial Potential, Endemic Plant from Sri Lanka. World J. Agric. Res. 1 (6), 101-103.

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
University Lecturer and an academic researcher


Division of Organic Chemistry/American Chemical Society
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Jul 2023
• ACS-NOS Travel Award
- The American Chemical Society (ACS) - Division of Organic Chemistry will provide travel awards for selected graduate/postdoc researchers to help cover registration and expenses for the National Organic Chemistry Symposium (NOS)
Jan 2022
• Doctoral Dissertation Completion Award
- Given by the Graduate School, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA to financially support outstanding Ph.D. candidates in the final semester for dissertation completion and defense
Mar 2022
• Graduate School Travel Award
- Given by the Graduate Student Council, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA to financially aid selected graduate students in attendance and presentation at conferences.

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