Dr. R.U.W.M.C.B. Rambukwella

Dr. R.U.W.M.C.B. Rambukwella 

Senior Lecturer Gr II

Ph.D. Nanotechnology & Material Science (The University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, USA)
B.Sc. Chemistry Honours (Peradeniya)
Email :mrambuk@uwu.ac.lk
Phone : +94 553559113

  • Nanomaterial Synthesis, Characterization and Application; value addition to natural resources
  • Waste Management
  • Water Purification

Dass, A., Sakthivel, N. A., Jupally, V. R., Kumara, C., & Rambukwella, M. (2019). Plasmonic Nanomolecules: Electrochemical Resolution of 22 Electronic States in Au329(SR)84. ACS Energy Letters, 207-214. doi: 10.1021/acsenergylett.9b02528

Rambukwella, M., Chang, L., Ravishanker, A., Fortunelli, A., Stener, M., & Dass, A. (2018). Au36(SePh)24 nanomolecules: synthesis, optical spectroscopy and theoretical analysis. [10.1039/C8CP01564C]. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 20(19), 13255-13262. doi: 10.1039/c8cp01564c

Rambukwella, M., Sakthivel, N. A., Delcamp, J. H., Sementa, L., Fortunelli, A., & Dass, A. (2018). Ligand Structure Determines Nanoparticles’ Atomic Structure, Metal-Ligand Interface and Properties. [Review]. Frontiers in Chemistry, 6(330). doi: 10.3389/fchem.2018.00330

Rambukwella, M.; Sementa, L.; Fortunelli, A.; Dass, A., Core-Size Conversion of Au38(SCH2CH2Ph)24 to Au30(StBu)18 Nanomolecules. J. Phys. Chem. C 2017, 121, 14929-14935.

Rambukwella, M., Burrage, S., Neubrander, M., Baseggio, O., Aprà, E., Stener, M., . . . Dass, A. (2017). Au38(SPh)24: Au38 Protected with Aromatic Thiolate Ligands. The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, 8(7), 1530-1537. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpclett.7b00193

Rambukwella, M.; Dass, A., Synthesis of Au38(SCH2CH2Ph)24, Au36(SPhtBu)24, and Au30(StBu)18 Nanomolecules from a Common Precursor Mixture. Langmuir 2017, 33, 10958-10964

Dass, A.; Jones, T.; Rambukwella, M.; Crasto, D.; Gagnon, K. J.; Sementa, L.; De Vetta, M.; Baseggio, O.; Aprà, E.; Stener, M.; Fortunelli, A. Crystal Structure and Theoretical Analysis of Green Gold Au30(StBu)18 Nanomolecules and Their Relation to Au30S(StBu)18. J. Phys. Chem. C 2016, 120, 6256-6261

Rambukwella, M., Sementa, L., Barcaro, G., Fortunelli, A., & Dass, A. (2015). Organosoluble Au102(SPh)44 Nanomolecules: Synthesis, Isolation, Compositional Assignment, Core Conversion, Optical Spectroscopy, Electrochemistry, and Theoretical Analysis. The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 119(44), 25077-25084. doi: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b07520

Ongoing research and projects:

Synthesis of Titanium dioxide Nanoparticles and Photocatalytic Activity.

Titanium dioxide- montmorillonite composite for water remediation.

Secretary, Faculty Higher Degree Committee, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Aug 2019 – Aug 2020.

Editor, Bachelor of Science Honours in Materials Science Degree, Department of Science and Technology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, July 2019 – July 2020.

Program Review (SER) sub-coordinator, Department of Science and Technology, Oct 2019 – Present.

Coordinator, Faculty of Applied Sciences Website-Development Project, July 2019 – Present.

Coordinator, Activity 4, AHEAD World Bank Project, Faculty of Applied Science. Nov 2019 – Present.

Student Counselor, Department of Science and Technology, Jan 2021

GC-MS facility in charge, Faculty of Applied Sciences. July 2019 – Present.

  • Lecturer for SCT131-2: General Chemistry 1st Year 
  • Lecturer for SCT132-2: Coordination Chemistry 1st Year
  • Lecturer for SCT231-2: Physical Chemistry 2nd Year
  • Lecturer for AQT102-1: Fundamentals of Chemistry 1st Year
  • Supervisor for SCT357-1: Material Technology Laboratory II 3rd Year
  • Supervisor for SCT131-1: General Chemistry Laboratory 1st Year