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Dr Rasika Dias

[Dr Rasika Dias]

Professor, Chemistry
Last Updated: May 7, 2021
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Catalysis
Chemistry of gases such as ethylene, acetylene and carbon monoxide
Bonding
Luminescent materials
Metals in medicine

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Chemistry; Science

Biography

Biography

Rasika Dias was born in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He received his B.Sc. (first class honors) degree in chemistry from University of Peradeniya and Ph.D. in chemistry from University of California, Davis. His graduate research under the direction of Professor Philip Power was mainly focused on the low-valent and low-coordinate compounds of Group 13-15 elements. He then spent close to three years at the DuPont Central Research & Development, Delaware as a Visiting Research Scientist and worked with Dr. Anthony Arduengo. That work led to the discovery of the first "bottle-able" NHC carbenes and direct routes to their main-group and d-block element adducts (e.g., Cu, Ag, Al, Ge). Rasika joined the University of Texas at Arlington faculty in 1992, where he is presently a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He also served as the department chair from 2010 to 2015. His current research activities concern homogeneous catalysis, ethylene chemistry (olefin-paraffin separation, sensing, and effects on plants), luminescent materials, isolable models for reaction intermediates, and development of novel disinfectants and preservatives. Rasika has been the author or co-author of several patents, reviews and over 230 papers in leading, peer-reviewed journals. He has won awards for all key categories (i.e., research, teaching, and service) including the Outstanding Research Achievement Award at UT Arlington, and was inducted to UT Arlington Academy of Distinguished Scholars in 2012. Rasika also received the 2009 Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Award, 2009 Wilfred T. Doherty Award of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society, 2004-2005 The Robert A. Welch Foundation Lectureship, and was selected to the Editorial Advisory Boards of Inorganic Chemistry and Dalton Transactions.

Education

Education

    • 1988 PhD in Chemistry
      Univ of Calif Davis
    • 1983 BS in Chemistry
      University Of Peradeniya

Appointments

Appointments

    • 2012 to Present Distinguished University Professor
      The University of Texas at Arlington, TX
    • 2004 to Present Professor
      The University of Texas at Arlington, TX
    • 2010 to 2015 Chair, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
      The University of Texas at Arlington, TX
    • 1999 to 2009 Visiting Research Professor
      Institute of Fundamental Studies, Sri Lanka
    • 1997 to 2004 Associate Professor
      The University of Texas at Arlington, TX
    • 1992 to 1997 Assistant Professor
      The University of Texas at Arlington, TX
    • 1990 to 1992 Visiting Research Scientist
      E. I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company, DE

Memberships

    • 1992 to Present Member of the ACS Dallas - Fort Worth Section
    • 1988 to Present Member of the American Chemical Society

Awards and Honors

    •  2020 Jenkins Garrett Professorship sponsored by UT Arlington
    •  2016 Nominee from the College of Science for the Academy of Distinguished Teachers sponsored by UT Arlington, COS
    •  2012 Academy of Distinguished Scholars sponsored by UT Arlington
    •  2012 Nominee from the College of Science for the President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by UT Arlington, COS
    •  2010 Editorial Advisory Board of Current Inorganic Chemistry sponsored by Bentham Science Publishing
    •  2009 Advisory Board of Dalton Transactions sponsored by Royal Society of Chemistry
    •  2009 Southwest Regional American Chemical Society Award sponsored by American Chemical Society
    •  2009 Wilfred T. Doherty Award of the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society sponsored by American Chemical Society
    •  2007 Editorial Advisory Board of Inorganic Chemistry sponsored by American Chemical Society
    •  2007 The University of Texas at Arlington Outstanding Research Achievement Award sponsored by UT Arlington
    •  2006 Invited speaker at the 2006 Inorganic Gordon Research Conference, celebrating 75th anniversary of the Gordon Conferences sponsored by Gordon Research Conference
    •  2006 Outstanding Research Achievement, College of Science sponsored by UT Arlington
    •  2005 UTA Research Excellence Award sponsored by UT Arlington
    •  2004 The Robert A. Welch Foundation Lectureship sponsored by Welch Foundation
    •  2003 Outstanding Academic Advisor sponsored by UT Arlington
    •  2000 Outstanding Teacher sponsored by UT Arlington, College of Science
    •  1988 Clorox Award for Outstanding Ph.D. in Chemistry sponsored by UC Davis

Support & Funding

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Sept 2020 to Aug 2023 Development of New Materials and Methods for Effective, Selective, and Energy-Efficient Olefin/Paraffin Separation and Ethylene Detection sponsored by  -  $495000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • July 2020 to June 2021 Inhibitors of Ethylene Action for Improving Cut Flower Longevity sponsored by  -  $21000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • June 2019 to May 2022 Metal Complexes of Highly Fluorinated Ligands sponsored by  -  $240000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • July 2017 to Aug 2019 Inhibitors of Ethylene Action for Improving Cut Flower Longevity sponsored by  -  $21050
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • June 2016 to May 2019 Metal Complexes of Highly Fluorinated Ligands sponsored by  -  $350283
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • Sept 2013 to Mar 2018 Organometallic Complexes of Late D-block Elements and Pi-acid Ligands sponsored by  -  $450000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • June 2013 to May 2016 Metal Complexes of Highly Fluorinated sponsored by  -  $300000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • July 2014 to June 2016 New and Potent Inhibitors of Ethylene Action for Improving Cut Flower Longevity sponsored by  -  $49100
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • Jan 2009 to Aug 2013 Catalytic Properties and coordination Chemistry of Gp 11 & 12 Elements sponsored by  -  $411000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • Jan 2009 to July 2012 ARRA-Upgrade of NMR Facilities at UTA for Research and Teaching sponsored by  -  $340800
      (Funded)
    • June 2010 to May 2013 Metal Complexes of Highly Fluorinated Ligands sponsored by  -  $270000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • Mar 2010 to Mar 2012 Stabilization of Hydrogen Peroxide using Nitrogen Based Compounds sponsored by  -  $100000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • June 2007 to May 2010 Fluorinated Pyrazolates and Poly(pyrazoll)borates sponsored by  -  $240000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • Aug 2007 to Oct 2009 Preservation and Disinfection Compounds sponsored by  -  $185000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • Nov 2006 to May 2009 "UTA Spring Seed Research and Instrument Acquisition FY06" - Metal-Organic Hybrid Nanomaterials for Light Harvesting sponsored by  -  $140001
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • June 2003 to May 2007 A Greener, Controllable Metal Mediated Route to Polyanilines sponsored by  -  $390000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • Feb 2003 to Feb 2006 An Upgrade of a 300 MHz NMR Spectrometer for Teaching and Research sponsored by  -  $164950
      (Funded)
    • June 2001 to May 2007 Fluorinated Poly(pyrazolyl) borates sponsored by  -  $360000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • Jan 2004 to Aug 2006 ATP: An Environmentally Friendly Route to Commercially Important Conducting Polymers sponsored by  -  $158300
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • May 2005 to July 2006 Supplemental High School Teacher Grant sponsored by  -  $14400
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • June 1998 to May 2001 Fluorinated Poly(prazolyl)borates sponsored by  -  $132000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • July 1996 to Aug 1998 Electronic Stabilization of Gallium Compounds sponsored by  -  $20000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • Mar 1996 to June 1996 Material Transfer Agreement/Contract for Services - Silver Metal Complex sponsored by  -  $6000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)
    • June 1995 to May 1998 Fluorinated Poly(pyrazolyl)borates sponsored by  -  $105000
      Rasika Dias (Funded)

Publications

Presentations

    • November  2019
      Dias, Rasika, "Coinage metal complexes of polyfluorinated ligands, their hydrocarbon coordination and functionalization chemistry". (November , 2019).
    • November  2019
      Dias, Rasika, "Copper-alkyne chemistry: Alkyne coordination and transformation". (November , 2019).
    • September  2019
      Dias, Rasika, "Metals of the Olympics in Catalysis, Light Emitting Materials, and Olefin Separation". (September , 2019).
    • July  2019
      Dias, Rasika, "Metals of the Olympics in Catalysis, Olefin Separation and Light Emitting Materials". (July , 2019).
    • July  2019
      Dias, Rasika, "Metals of the Olympics in Catalysis, Olefin Separation and Light Emitting Materials". (July , 2019).
    • May  2019
      Dias, Rasika, "Metals of the Olympics and Ethylene, in Catalysis, Energy, and Horticulture". (May , 2019).
    • March  2019
      Dias, Rasika, "Chemistry of binary copper(I) pyrazolates with carbon monoxide". (March , 2019).
    • March  2019
      Dias, Rasika, "Solid-state structural rearrangement of a trinuclear copper complex due to ethylene adsorption". (March , 2019).
    • November  2017
      Dias, Rasika, "Zinc(II) complexes of fluorinated pyrazolates and their use in the catalytic aziridination chemistry". (November , 2017).
    • October  2017
      Dias, Rasika, "Chemistry of Gold and other Metals of the Olympics". (October , 2017).
    • August  2017
      Dias, Rasika, "Group 12 metal mediated carbene insertion to carbon-​chlorine bonds of chloromethanes". (August , 2017).
    • August  2017
      Dias, Rasika, "Trinuclear copper pyrazolates as precursors for di- and tetra-nuclear copper adducts". (August , 2017).
    • July  2017
      Dias, Rasika, "Coinage Metal Complexes of Highly Fluorinated Pyrazolates". (July , 2017).
    • March  2017
      Dias, Rasika, "Chemistry of Gold and other Metals of the Olympics". (March , 2017).
    • March  2017
      Dias, Rasika, "Luminescent molecules and materials". (March , 2017).
    • August  2016
      Dias, Rasika, "Mono-​ and di-nuclear organoboron compounds bearing to Schiff bases ligand". (August , 2016).
    • November  2015
      Dias, Rasika, "Chemistry of Gold and other Metals of the Olympics". (November , 2015).
    • August  2015
      Dias, Rasika, "Supramolecular aggregates of π-acidic coinage metal pyrazolates and π-basic aromatic hydrocarbons". (August , 2015).

Students Supervised

    • 2020
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      (Chemistry)
    • June 2020
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Devaborniny Parasar,
    • Dec 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Tharun Ponduru,
    • May 2019
      Dissertation Committee Chair
      Adway Zacharias,

Courses

      • CHEM 6104-004 CHEMISTRY CAREER DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 108030)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CHEM 6399-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108041)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2021
      • CHEM 6699-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 4380-004 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2021
      • CHEM 5381-001 ADVANCED LAB TECHNIQUES I
        (Course Id: 113229)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 6399-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108041)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 6699-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 5341-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107986)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 5692-004 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 4380-004 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 6399-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108041)
        Summer - 2020
      • CHEM 6699-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • CHEM 5392-004 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • CHEM 5692-004 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2020
      • CHEM 6699-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 7399-004 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 4318-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107949)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • CHEM 5392-004 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 5692-004 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 4280-004 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 113235)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020
      • CHEM 6699-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 7399-004 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 5341-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107986)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 5392-004 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 5692-004 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 6104-004 CHEMISTRY CAREER DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 108030)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • CHEM 6699-004 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • CHEM 5692-004 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2019
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 4318-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107949)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 5392-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 5698-005 THESIS
        (Course Id: 108025)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 4180-005 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 113220)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 5341-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107986)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 5392-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • CHEM 1465-002 CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS
        (Course Id: 111013)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 5698-005 THESIS
        (Course Id: 108025)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 5341-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107986)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 5392-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 2380-005 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107906)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 6104-005 CHEMISTRY CAREER DEVELOPMENT
        (Course Id: 108030)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 1465-001 CHEMISTRY FOR ENGINEERS
        (Course Id: 111013)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 7399-005 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 5392-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5315-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107986)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5392-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2016
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 5315-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107986)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 2380-005 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107906)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 7399-005 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2015
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 7399-005 DOCTORAL DEGREE COMPLETION
        (Course Id: 111647)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 5698-005 THESIS
        (Course Id: 108025)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 5315-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107986)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 2180-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 5392-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 4380-005 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CHEM 5392-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CHEM 5392-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CHEM 6699-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108042)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CHEM 5592-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108022)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CHEM 5692-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 4392-001 ADVANCED TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY
        (Topic: Inorganic Chemistry | Course Id: 107958)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 5315-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107986)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 5392-004 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 5692-004 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 4381-003 HONORS RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107954)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • CHEM 5392-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 2180-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 5392-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 5592-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108022)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 5692-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 5315-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107986)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 5392-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 5692-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 4380-003 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 5692-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108024)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 1441-101 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 1441-105 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 1441-107 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 1441-109 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 1441-112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 2180-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107898)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 5292-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107971)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 5392-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 5492-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108020)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 5592-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108022)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • CHEM 6999-003 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 1441-125 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 5592-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108022)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 4380-003 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 5392-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2010
      • MSE 5391-005 ADV STUDIES MSE
        (Course Id: 103532)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 4346-001 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 4346-101 ADVANCED SYNTHETIC METHODS
        (Course Id: 107952)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 6104-003 CHEMISTRY INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 108030)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 1441-002 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 1441-101 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 1441-103 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 1441-112 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 1441-115 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • MSE 6196-005 MSE INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 103537)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 5392-003 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 108015)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 4380-003 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
        (Course Id: 107953)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • CHEM 6999-005 DISSERTATION
        (Course Id: 108044)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CHEM 1441-123 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CHEM 1441-124 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CHEM 1441-125 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
        (Course Id: 107890)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CHEM 1442-101 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
        (Course Id: 107891)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CHEM 1442-103 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
        (Course Id: 107891)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CHEM 1442-105 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
        (Course Id: 107891)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CHEM 1442-109 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
        (Course Id: 107891)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CHEM 4318-001 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107949)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • CHEM 2180-005 RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY
        (Course Id: 107898)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009
      • MSE 6698-005 RESEARCH IN MSE
        (Course Id: 103551)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2009

Service to the University

    • 2020 to  Present Committee Chair
      Tenure and Promotions Committee
    • 2018 to  Present Committee Member
      Special committee to review faculty nominations
    • 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Inorganic Chemistry Curriculum Committee
    • 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • 2015 to  Present Committee Member
      College Scholarship Committee
    • 2015 to  Present Committee Chair
      Student Awards/Scholarships Committee
    • 2007 to  Present Committee Member
      Departmental Space Allocation Committee
    • 2005 to  Present Committee Member
      Member of several junior faculty advisory committees
    • 1996 to  Present Committee Member
      Library Committee
    • 1992 to  Present Committee Member
      Graduate Studies Committee
    • 1992 to  Present Committee Member
      Tenure and Promotion Committee
    • 1992 to  Present Committee Member
      User Fees Committee
    • 2018 to  2018 Committee Chair
      College Scholarship Committee
    • 2012 to  2018 Committee Member
      UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars
    • 2016 to  2017 Committee Member
      Graduate Student Appointment Task Force
    • 2016 to  2017 Committee Chair
      UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars
    • 2002 to  2017 Committee Member
      Advisor: UTA Sri Lankan Student Association
    • 2016 to  2016 Committee Member
      College Committee on Faculty Development
    • 2016 to  2016 Committee Member
      Search Committee for Director of CNM, Shimadzu Institute for Research Technologies
    • 2015 to  2016 Committee Member
      UTA Academy of Distinguished Scholars - Deputy Chair
    • 2001 to  2016 Committee Member
      Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, Advisory Committee
    • 2014 to  2015 Committee Member
      College of Science Dean Search Committee
    • 2013 to  2015 Committee Member
      Chair Focus Group
    • 2012 to  2014 Committee Member
      UTA Hearing Panel
    • 2012 to  2013 Committee Member
      Ad Hoc Task Force on PhD Student Support
    • 2011 to  2012 Committee Member
      UTA VP for Research, Search Committee
    • 2009 to  2010 Committee Chair
      Biochemistry faculty search committee
    • 2009 to  2010 Committee Chair
      Graduate Student Recruitment Committee
    • 2007 to  2010 Committee Member
      Executive/President’s Advisory Committee
    • 2006 to  2010 Committee Member
      Research Committee
    • 2004 to  2010 Committee Member
      UTA Faculty Senate
    • 1999 to  2010 Committee Member
      College Futures Committee
    • 2008 to  2009 Committee Member
      College of Science Dean Search Committee
    • 2005 to  2009 Committee Member
      Objectivity in Research Committee
    • 2001 to  2009 Committee Member
      International Student Advisory (International Initiatives) Committee
    • 2001 to  2009 Committee Member
      International Student Recruiting Committee
    • 2007 to  2008 Committee Member
      Bioinorganic faculty search committee
    • 2007 to  2008 Committee Member
      Faculty Senate Committee on Operating Procedures
    • 2000 to  2008 Faculty Advisor
      Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate Advisor
    • 2007 to  2007 Committee Chair
      Faculty Development Leave-Nominating Committee
    • 1993 to  2007 Committee Member
      Graduate Student Recruiting Committee
    • 2005 to  2006 Committee Member
      Department Chair Search Committee
    • 2001 to  2002 Committee Member
      Program Review Committee
    • 2001 to  2002 Committee Member
      Research Enhancement Program Committee
    • 1999 to  2001 Committee Member
      Curriculum Committee
    • 1998 to  2001 Committee Member
      Tenure and Promotion Committee
    • 1998 to  2001 Committee Member
      UTA Undergraduate Assembly
    • 1993 to  2000 Committee Member
      Glassblowing ad-hoc Committee
    • 1998 to  1999 Committee Member
      Ductless Fume Hood Committee
    • 1994 to  1998 Committee Chair
      Safety Committee

Service to the Profession

    • 2009 to  Present
      Board of Advisors
      Dalton Transactions, Royal Society of Chemistry
    • 2017 to  2020
      Committee Member
      Canvassing Committee for the ACS Award in Inorganic Chemistry
    • 2016 to  2018
      Committee Member
      Associate to the ACS (National) Committee on International Activities
    • 2016 to  2016
      Committee Chair
      Fort Worth Regional Science and Engineering Fair, ACS Award, Chair of the judging panel
    • 2013 to  2016
      Committee Member
      American Chemical Society - Dallas-Fort Worth Section Awards Committee
    • 2015 to  2015
      Committee Chair
      American Chemical Society - Dallas-Fort Worth Section Awards Committee Chair
    • 2015 to  2015
      Program Organizer
      Organizer: ACS Meeting in Miniature
    • 2010 to  2015
      Committee Member
      Alternate Councilor, Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society
    • 2014 to  2014
      Committee Member
      American Chemical Society – Southwest Regional Awards Committee
    • 2007 to  2009
      Board of Advisors
      Inorganic Chemistry, American Chemical Society