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Dr. Vishakya Jayalatharachchi

Research Fellow

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Brief Curriculum Vitae
since 04/22 Postdoctoral researcher under supervision of Prof. Christopher Barner-Kowollik and Dr. Laura Delafresnaye, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
04/21 – 04/22 Postdoctoral researcher under supervision of Asso. Prof. Josh Lipton-Duffin, Prof. Stephen Blanksby, Prof. Leonie Barner and Asso. Prof. Jennifer MacLeod, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
06/17 – 07/21 PhD under supervision of Asso. Prof. Josh Lipton- Duffin, Asso. Prof. Jennifer MacLeod and      Prof. Kathryn Fairfull-Smith, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
07/14 – 12/16 Masters Research Degree under supervision of Asso. Prof Sara Couperthwaite and Prof. Graeme Millar, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia
02/10 – 04/14 Graduate chemist, College of Chemical Sciences, Sri Lanka

Advanced Surface Characterisation
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscope
  • X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy
  • Low Energy Electron Diffraction
  • Atomic Force Microscopy
  • Scanning Electron Microscope
  • Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy

2020
Beamtime Bursary from Australia’s Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO),

Soft- Xray Spectroscopy (Investigator and editor)

2017 – 2021
QUT Postgraduate Research Award (QUTPRA), Queensland University of Technology, Australia
[06] Adsorption and reactivity of monodispersed silver clusters stabilized by an organic network.
V. Jayalatharachchi, E. Graham, J. MacLeod, J. Lipton-Duffin, DPG Spring Meeting of the Surface Science, 2021, Virtual. Poster presentation.
[05] Monodisperse Silver Clusters Stabilized by an Organic Networks.
V. Jayalatharachchi, E. Graham, J. MacLeod, J. Lipton-Duffin, Australian Synchrotron User Meeting, 2020, Australia. Poster presentation.
[04] Monodisperse Silver Clusters Stabilized by an Organic Network.
V. Jayalatharachchi, J. MacLeod, J. Lipton-Duffin, The 44th Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga 2020, Rotorua, New Zealand. Oral presentation.
[03] Robust and inexpensive microsubstrates for molecular self-assembly.
V. Jayalatharachchi, J. MacLeod, J. Lipton-Duffin, International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN), Brisbane Australia, 2020. Poster presentation.
[02] Surface Science at Queensland University of Technology.
V. Jayalatharachchi, J. MacLeod, J. Lipton-Duffin, Polymer characterisation and Processing, Organized by RACI Queensland Polymer Group, Brisbane 2019. Oral presentation.
[01] Self-assembly of 1,3,5-benzenetricarboxylic acid on Ag passivated Silicon surface.
V. Jayalatharachchi, J. MacLeod, J. Lipton-Duffin, CPME Summer School Australia-China Research Showcase, Brisbane, 2018. Poster presentation.

2021
[03] Metal Microsubstrates on Si(111): Crystallography, Morphology, and Interactions with a Molecular Adsorbate
Jayalatharachchi, V.; MacLeod, J.; Lipton-Duffin, J.; J. Phys. Chem. C., 2021, 125, 26, 14326-14331.
[02] Robust and inexpensive microsubstrates for molecular self-assembly
Jayalatharachchi, V.; MacLeod, J.;  Lipton-Duffin, J.; Microsc. Microanal., 2021, 27, 3290-3291.
2018
[01] Directed ON-Surface Growth of Covalently-Bonded Molecular Nanostructures
Abyazisani, M.; Jayalatharachchi, V.; MacLeod, J.; Comprehensive Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (Second Edition), 2018, 2, 299-326.

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The European Polymer Federation Congress @EPF2022 soon to start in beautiful sunny Prague. Thank you very much for inviting me. Having a pre-conference walk through the old town with #legendsofpolychem Nikos Hadjichristidis @QUT @QUTmaterials @KITKarlsruhe

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We have had a close look at the photochemistry of dimethyl dialdehydes, an important functionality for light induced material design https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.joc.2c01020 Outstanding work @FlorianFeist1 @Cluster3DMM2O @KITKarlsruhe @QUT @QUTmaterials