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S. D. Menake Piyasena

Title Post-doctoral research scientist
Phone 301-605-4538
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.

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.

Gabriel P. Lopez, Menake E. Piyasena and Reema Zein-Eldin. Detection Systems Utilizing Supported Lipid Bilayers (US Patent

Supervisor Lopez
S. D. Menake Piyasena

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