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Dr. Chammi S Gamage-Miller

Education

PhD in Chemistry

The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington,Texas, 2007

Dissertation title: Computational studies of small inorganic molecules and synthesis of coinage metal pyrazolate complexes

BSc (Special) in Chemistry with minor microbiology

The University ofKelaniya,Sri Lanka, 2002

Thesis title: Insect repellent activity of essential oils.

Experience

January, 2010 -  Current

Instructor, BlinnCommunity College,Bryan,Texas

Teaching undergraduate general and organic chemistry and conducting research projects with volunteer students.

May, 2008 – December, 2010

Part time instructor, BlinnCommunity College,Bryan,Texas

Teaching undergraduate general chemistry

September, 2009 - December, 2009 

Adjunct professor, Lone Star college, Kingwood, Texas 

Teaching undergraduate introductory chemistry for Dental hygiene majors

August, 2003 – May, 2007

Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington, Texas

Conducted undergraduate general chemistry and advanced organic chemistry laboratory and supervised undergraduate students, Welch scholars and high school teachers for research

January, 2002 – July, 2003

Assistant lecturer/Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry,University of Kelaniya,Sri Lanka

Coordinator for the undergraduate environmental chemistry, biochemistry, and genetic engineering laboratory courses 

Publications

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS

Publications

1. Yang, C., Elbjeirami, O., Palehepitiya Gamage, C. S., Dias, H. V. R., Omary, M. A. Luminescence enhancement and tuning via multiple cooperative supramolecular interactions in an ion-paired multinuclear complex. Chemical Communication (2011), 47, 7434-7436

2. Palehepitiya Gamage, C. S.; Ueno-Noto, K.; Marynick, D. S. Computational studies of Ca3P2 and Ca6P4. Journal of Physical Chemistry (2009), 113, 9737-9740

3. Omary, M.A.; Elbjeirami, O.; Palehepitiya Gamage, C.S., Sherman, K. K., Dias, H. V. R. Sensitization of Naphthalene Monomer Phosphorescence in a Sandwich adduct with a Electron poor Trinuclear Silver(I) Pyrazolate Complexes.  Inorganic Chemistry (2009), 48(5), 1784-1786

4. Krishantha, D. M. M., Palehepitiya Gamage, C. S., Schelly, Z. A., Dias, H. V. R. Structures of Silver Pyrazolates in Solutions via Vapor Pressure Osmometry,  Inorganic Chemistry (2008), 47(16), 7065-7067.

5. Dias, H. V. Rasika; Palehepitiya Gamage, C. S.; Diyabalanage, H. V. K.; Omari, I.; Eyobo, Y.; Keltner, J.; Dias, N. R.; Roehr, N.; McKinney, L.; Poth, T.; Show, D. Trinuclear silver(I) complexes of fluorinated pyrazolates. Inorganic Chemistry (2007), 46(8), 2979-2987.

6. Dias, H. V. Rasika; Palehepitiya Gamage, C. S. Arene sandwiched silver(I) pyrazolates. Angewandte Chemie International Edition (2007), 13, 2242-2244.

7. Abeywickrama, K.; Adhikari, A.A. C. K.; Paranagama, P.; Palehepitiya Gamage, C. S. The efficacy of essential oil of Alpinia calcarata(Rosc.) and its major constituent, 1,8-cineole, as protectants of cowpea against Callosobruchus maculates (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae). Canadian Journal of Plant Science (2006), 86, 821-827

8. Omary, M. A.; Gonser, M. A.; Elbjeirami, O.; Rawashdeh-Omary, M. A.; Grimes, T.; Cundari, T. R.; Diyabalanage, H. V. K.; Palehepitiya-Gamage, C. S.; Dias, H. V. R. Metal Effect on the Supramolecular Structure, Photophysics, and Acid/Base Character of Trinuclear Pyrazolato Coinage Metal Complexes, Inorganic Chemistry (2005), 44(23), 8200-8210. FEATURED ON THE JOURNAL COVER, NOV. 14, 2005 ISSUE

9. Dias, H. V. R.; Diyabalanage, H. V. K.; Palehepitiya Gamage, C. S. Neutral Cu4N12 and Ag4N12 metallacycles with a para-cyclophane frame work assembled from copper(I) and silver(I) pyrazolates and pyridazine. Chemical Communication (2005), 12, 1619-21.

Abstracts

  1. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S. Synthesis of luminescent cyclic and polymeric complexes of coinage metal pyrazolates. ACES, University of Texas at Arlington, TX,  2004
  2. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S.; Dias, H. V. Rasika. Synthesis of luminescent diphenylphosphinomethane(dppm) adducts of coinage metal pyrazolates. 60th Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Fort Worth, TX, 2004.
  3. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S.; Dias, H. V. Rasika. Coinage metal pyrazolates with tertiary phosphine ligands and their photophysical properties. ACS Meeting-in-Miniature, University of Texas at Arlington, 2005
  4. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S. Coordination diversity of coinage metal pyrazolate trimers with tertiary diphosphine ligands. ACES, University of Texas at Arlington, TX, 2005
  5. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S.; Dias, H. V. Rasika. Synthesis and structural properties of supramolecular stacking complexes of trimeric coinage metal pyrazolates and organic π systems. ACS Meeting-in-Miniature, Texas Woman’s University, 2006
  6. Hudson, Joshua M.; Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S.; Dias, H. V. Rasika.; Omary M. A. Phosphorescent Copper Chandeliers: A New Class of Luminescent Macromolecular Materials with a “Metallocalixarene” Structure. ACS Meeting-in-Miniature, Texas Woman’s University, 2006
  7. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S.; Dias, H. V. Rasika. Structural Diversity of Ag3N6 Metallacycles:Effect of Different Substituents on the Pyrazole Ring. 62nd Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Houston, TX, 2006
  8. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S.; Ueno-Noto, K.; Marynick D. S. Computational studies of alkaline earth metal phosphides; Ca3P2 and Mg3P2. 62nd Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Houston, TX, 2006
  9. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S.; Dias, H. V. Rasika., An approach to novel OLEDs: Arene sandwiched supramolecular coinage metal pyrazolates. Strategic partnership for research in nanotechnology – SPRING conference 2007, Houston, TX.
  10. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S. Molecular sandwiches: Novel material for MOLEDs  ACES, University of Texas at Arlington, TX,  2007
  11. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S.; Ueno-Noto, K.; Marynick D. S. Computational studies of Ca3P2 clusters. 233rd ACS national meeting , Chicago, IL,  2007
  12. Palehepitiya Gamage, Chammi S.; Dias, H. V. Rasika, Acid/base supramolecular stacking complexes of trimeric coinage metal pyrazolates. 233rd ACS national meeting , Chicago, IL,  2007
  13. Miller, S. Chammi; Murr, L. Megan; Clement, Beverly, Fate of cooking oil during heating and frying: UV-Vis studies and iodine value determination,  244th ACS national meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2012

Ms. Inna Hefley

Education

College or University

Degree earned

Degree subject area

Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX

M.ED

Chemistry/Physics

Scientific Research and Design Institute, Kiev, Ukraine

M.S

Physics

Polytechnical Institute, Novocherkassk, Russia

B.S

Chemical  Engineering

Experience

06-01-96 -  now

Blinn College, Bryan, TX

Instructor/Chemistry

Publications

 1. Continuous Flow Electrolysis System for the Preparation of Geminal Dinitro Compounds.  B.E.Arney, Jr., J.L. Moore, I.Hefley, and M.C. Banta.  Department of Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, 1998.

2.  Calculation of Non-Stationary Heat Transfer with Air-Penetrable Single-Layer Railings in Agricultural Constructions.  I.Hefley, L.F. Chernykh, T.D. Krylova.  Modern Problems of Ecological Security,  St. Petersburg, 1992.