Chemistry students place in the 2020 Graduate Research Symposium

November 17, 2020


chemistry graduate students

The 2020 Graduate Research Symposium was held Saturday October 24th and the chemistry department had three students receive awards. 

Maleesha De Silva placed 2nd for PhD students in Physical (etc.) Sciences for her oral presentation titled “The Fate of Functionalized Imidazolium-based Ionic Liquid Cations in the Gas-Phase: A Combined Theoretical and Mass Spectrometric Approach”.

Baku Acharya placed 3rd for Master’s students in Life and Biomedical Sciences for her oral presentation titled “Differentiation of Hydroxyproline Isomers Using Infrared Multiple Photon Dissociation Spectroscopy and Computational Chemistry”.

Amali Herath received 1st place for PhD students in Physical (etc.) Sciences for her poster presentation titled “Biochar-supported polyaniline hybrid for nitrate adsorption from aqueous systems”.

Maleesha and Baku are members of Amanda Patrick’s lab and Amali is a member of Todd Mlsna’s lab.

Pictured, is Amali Herath (left), Maleesha De Silva (top right) and Baku Acharya (bottom right). 


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