M.Sc in Applied Organic Chemistry – University of Colombo
Ph.D in Chemistry – Kansas State University
Mapping out the Relative Influence of Hydrogen and Halogen and Bonds in Crystal Structures of a Family of Amide-Substituted Pyridines by Amila M. Abeysekera, Victor W. Day, Abhijeet S. Sinha, and Christer B. Aakeröy; Crystal Growth & Design 2020, 20, 7399–7410. http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.cgd.0c01086
The Impact of Halogen Substituents on the Synthesis and Structure of Co-Crystals of Pyridine Amides by Amila M. Abeysekera, Abhijeet S. Sinha and Christer B. Aakeröy; Molecules, 2021, 26(4), 1147. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26041147
Establishing halogen-bond preferences in molecules with multiple acceptor sites by Amila M. Abeysekera, Boris B. Averkiev, Abhijeet S. Sinha, Pierre Le Magueres and Christer B. Aakeröy; ChemPlusChem, https://doi.org/10.1002/cplu.202100102
Intermolecular binding preferences of haloethynyl halogen-bond donors as a function of molecular electrostatic potentials in a family of N-(pyridin-2-yl)amides by Amila M. Abeysekera, Boris B. Averkiev, Pierre Le Magueresb and Christer B. Aakeröy; Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, (10.1039/D1OB01133B)
“A new heterocyclic compound from the reaction of 9-methyl-4,7-dioxodecanoic acid with hydrazine” by Chayanika Padumadasa, G. M. Kamal B. Gunaherath, Ranga S. Jayakody and Amila M. Abeysekera; presented at the International Research Sessions of University of Peradeniya, 2015.
“Validating and rationalizing predicted behavior of a series of structurally related compounds towards co-crystal formation” by Amila M. Abeysekera, Christer B. Aakeröy, Victor Day and Abhijeet Sinha; presented at the 2018 Midwest ACS Regional Meeting (MWRM), Iowa, October2018.
“Iodine, the outlier: A study demonstrating the significance of the halogen bond in chemistry of the organic solid state” by Amila M. Abeysekera, Victor Day, Abhijeet Sinha Christer. B. Aakeröy; presented at the 2019 Midwest ACS Regional Meeting (MWRM), Wichita, October 2019.
“Bend or break, that is the question: Structure-property relationships in mechanically flexible co-crystals of N-(5-halopyridin-2-yl)alkylamides with aromatic carboxylic acids co-formers” by Amila M. Abeysekera, Christer. B. Aakeröy, Abhijeet Sinha, Boris Averkiev; to be presented at ACS National Meeting (virtual), April 2021
“Assessing the influence of electronic and steric effects on co-crystallization” by Amila M. Abeysekera, Abhijeet Sinha and Christer B. Aakeröy; presented at the 2017 Midwest ACS Regional Meeting (MWRM), Lawrence, KS, October 2017
“Application of in-silico methods to co-crystal design” by Amila M. Abeysekera, Christer B. Aakeröy, Victor Day and Abhijeet Sinha; presented at the 24th International Conference on the Chemistry of the Organic Solid State, New York, June 2019.
“Will similar σ-hole values lead to synthon mimicry?” by Amila M. Abeysekera, Victor W. Day, Abhijeet S. Sinha, Pierre Le Magueres and Christer B. Aakeröy; presented at the 4th International Symposium on Halogen Bonding (ISXB-4 Virtual), November 2020
Professor L. M. V. Tillekeratne Gold Medal for the best performance in Master of Science in Applied Organic Chemistry, University of Colombo, 2015
Graduate Classroom Award, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Kansas State University, 2018
Johnson Cancer Research Centre Summer Stipend, Kansas State University, 2019
John Berschied and Donna Derstadt Fellowship in Chemistry for Summer, Kansas State University, 2020
NOTICXE Graduate Student Fellowship in Chemistry for the Spring 2021, Kansas State University
Graduate Research Award, Department of Chemistry, Kansas State University 2020-2021
Graduate School Council, College of Arts and Sciences recognition, Kansas State University, 2021
Temporary Demonstrator, B.Pharm Program, University of Sri Jayewardenepura ( Feb 2011 – Aug 2012)