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R. J. K. U. Ranatunga

Professor
Department of Chemistry
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka

Biography

Ph. D. (University of Texas at Dallas) 2012, M. Sc. (University of Texas at Dallas) 2009, B. Sc. (Chemistry Special) Hons. (University of Peradeniya) 2006.

Research Interest

Drug Loading of Dendrimers, Short Peptide Behaviour (Cell-penetrating peptides, surfactant peptides), Mechanics and Behaviour of Lipid Bilayer Membranes,Dispersion and Toxicity of Carbonaceous Nanomaterial.

Publications

  • R. J. K. U. Ranatunga, and S. O. Nielsen. Application of a Continuum Mean Field Approximation to Fullerenes in Lipid Bilayers. Curr. Nanosci., 7, 667-673, (2011)

  • J. Hao, Y. Cheng, R. J. K. U. Ranatunga, S. Senevirathne, M. C. Biewer, S. O. Nielsen, Q. Wang, and M. C. Stefan. A Combined Experimental and Computational Study of the Substituent Effect on Micellar Behavior of γ-Substituted Thermoresponsive Amphiphilic Poly( -caprolactone)s. Macromol., 46, 4829–4838, (2013)

  • M. J. Shoura, R. J. K. U. Ranatunga, S. A. Harris, S. O. Nielsen, S. D. Levene. Contribution of Fluorophore Dynamics and Solvation to Resonant Energy Transfer in Protein-DNA Complexes: A Molecular-Dynamics Study. Biophy. J., 197, 700–710, (2014)

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