Post Doctoral Scientists

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S. D. Menake Piyasena

Title Post-doctoral research scientist
Phone 301-605-4538
E-mail
Degrees B.Sc. (1997, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka)

Ph.D. (Chemistry, 2005, University of New Mexico)

Research interests Biosensors, biological applications of microfluidics, electrokinetics
in microfluidics, bead-based assays
Publications and patents

D. A. Brevnov, M. Barela, M. E. Piyasena, G. P. Lopez, and P. B. Atanassov. Patterning of Nanoporous Anodic Aluminum Oxide Arrays by Using Sol-gel Processing,Photolithography, and Plasma Etching. Chemistry of Materials, 2004, 16, 682-687.


Menake E. Piyasena, Tione Buranda, Yang Wu, Larry A. Sklar and Gabriel P. Lopez. Near Simultaneous and Real Time Detection of Multiple Analytes in Bead-based Affinity Microcolumns. Analytical Chemistry, 2004, 76, 6266-6273.

Menake E. Piyasena, Dimiter N. Petsev and Gabriel P. Lopez. An Electrokinetic Cell Model for Analysis and Optimization of Electroosmotic Microfluidic Pumps. Sensors and Actuators B. 2006, 113, 461-467.


Reema Zeineldin, Menake E. Piyasena, Troy S. Bergstedt, Larry A. Sklar, David Whitten and Gabriel P. Lopez. Superquenching as a Detector for Microsphere-Based Flow Cytometric Assays. Cytometry Part A. 2006, 69A, 335-341.

Attila Gaspar, Menake E. Piyasena and Frank A. Gomez. Fabrication of Fritless Chromatographic Microchips Packed with Conventional Reversed-Phase Silica Particles. Analytical Chemistry, 2007, 79, 7906-7909.

Attila Gaspar, Menake E. Piyasena, Lajos Daroczi and Frank A. Gomez. Magnetically Controlled Valve for Flow Manipulation in Polymer Microfluidic Devices. Microfluidics and Nanofluidics, 2008, 4, 525-531.

Reema Zein-Eldin, Menake E. Piyasena, Troy S. Bergstedt, Larry A. Sklar, David Whitten and Gabriel P. Lopez. Detection of Membrane Biointeractions Based on Fluorescence Superquenching. Langmuir 2008, 24, 4125-4131.

Menake E. Piyasena, Reema Zein-Eldin, Kyle Fenton and Gabriel P. Lopez. Biosensors based on Release of Compounds upon Disruption of
Lipid Bilayers Supported on Porous Microspheres. BioInterphases 2008,
3, 38-49.

Menake E. Piyasena, Lilian J. Real, Rochelle A. Diamond, H. Howard Xu and Frank A. Gomez. Magnetic Microsphere-based Methods to Study the Interactions of Teicoplanin with Peptides and Bacteria. Anal. Bioanal. Chem. 2008, 392, 877-886.

Menake E. Piyasena, Robert Newby, Thomas J. Miller, Benjamin Shapiro and Elisabeth Smela. Electroosmotically Driven Microfluidic Actuators. Sensors and Actuators B. In press.

• BOOK CHAPTER
Menake E. Piyasena and Frank A. Gomez. “Magnetic Bead-Based Methods to Study the Interaction of Teicoplanin with Peptides and Bacteria” in Biological Applications of Microfluidics. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2008, pp. 473-488.

• PATENT
Gabriel P. Lopez, Menake E. Piyasena and Reema Zein-Eldin. Detection Systems Utilizing Supported Lipid Bilayers (US Patent
7,514,267).

Supervisor Lopez
S. D. Menake Piyasena

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