These are the people who illuminated various the pathways

My former postdoctoral fellows and graduate students and some of the undergraduate students. What a journey.


Dr. S. Karthik

Currently, Dr. Karthik is working at New Jersey Institute of Technology


R. R. A. Upul Ranaweera

Upul re-joined the group as a postdoctoral fellow in the group 2013-2015.

He is currently teaching at Estern Kentucky University.


Professor Singh

Professor Singh is has made a name for himself. Take a look at his accomplishments at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur.

PhD and MSc Students who have graduate from Anna's group



DeVonna M. Gatlin, PhD

Dr. DeVonna Gatlin graduated from the group in 2018 and joined Spectrum Brands as Product Development Scientist. 

During her stay at UC she demonstrated her leadership in promoting inclusion and diversity. For example, she was recognized by the Provost at UC as a part of the Exemplary Department Award in Chemistry for advancing the University inclusion goals. Below are links to her many recognition at UC.


Student Spotlight




Anushree Das

Anushree obtained her PhD from UC 2017 and is currently working at SRI International in California


Kosala Thenna Hewa

Kosala just earned his PhD from UC and he is currently looking for opportunties in New Jersey

Dushanee H. Sriyarathne

Dushanee obtained her PhD in 2017 at UC. She was a research associate at Rice University and currently she is employed at Firmenich 


Sujan K. Sarkar

Sujan obtained his PhD in 2015 and joined Professors Wolfram Sanders group in Ruhr-Universität Bochum as a postdoctoral fellow. Currently, he is a JSPS fellow with Professor Manabu Abe at Hiroshima University Japan. 


R. R. A. Upul Ranaweera

Upul obtained his BSc at the University of Peradeniya in 2006 and his PhD at UC in 2012. Upon graduation he did postdoctoral fellowships at Missouri University of Science & Technology and UC. Currently, he is teaching at Estern Illinois University.


Geethika Weragoda

Geethika obtained her BSc from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2008. She completed her PhD at UC in 2015. Currently she is a research associate at CSIRO and the Univeristy of Melbourne Australia.

Kelley McKissic

Kelley earned his PhD in 2015 and is currently employed at SC Johnson


Tianeka Scott

Tianeka obtained her BSc from Central State Univeristy and her MSc from UC in 2013. She is gainfully employed with Solvay Chemicals in Cincinnati.


Xiaoming Zhang

Xiaoming earned his BSc in Sichuan University, China and he defended his doctoral dissertation at UC in 2012


Qian Li

Qian earned his BSc in Wuhan Univeristy, China and he defended his doctoral thesis at UC in 2012. His first employment was with 4iNNO, Cincinnati OH. Currently, he is a growth entrepreneur in Montvale, New Jersey.


Disnani Gamage

Disnani obtained her B.Sc. at the Univeristy of Peradeniya, Perdeniya, Sri Lanka in 2003. She finished her Master at UC in 2012. Currently, she teaches at Good shepherd Convent, High School in Kandyat in Sri Lanka


Jagadis Sankaranarayanan

Jagadis obtained his PhD 2010 and did postdoctoral research at the University of California San Diego before accepting a position with Saint Gobain India


Sridhar Rajam

Sridhar graduate with his PhD in 2010, and was postdoctoral fellow at the Univeristy of Florida, Gainsville in Florida, before accepting a position with CavinKare Research and & Development in India.


Abhijit Jadhav

Abhijit obtained his PhD in 2007 and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Coating and Polymeric Materials North Dakota State Univeristy. He then joined BASF in India, and is currently working for BASF in Detroit.


Siva Muthukrishnan

Siva obtained his PhD in 2007 and was a postdoctral fellow at the Ohio State Univeristy with Professor Chris Hadad, before joining P&G.


Rajesh S. Murthy

After obtaining his PhD in 2007, Raj was a Postdoctoral Fellow at South Dokata State University. There are more details in his linkedin profile


Jeffery Stricker

Jeffery defended his doctoral thesis in 2006 and is currently in member of the USAF


Minxing Chang

Minxing obtained his MSc degree in 2006 and a PhD from Rutgers University, NJ.


Armands Konosonoks

After defending his dissertation in 2005, Armands took up a job at Syntagon Baltic, Latvia


Chris Keller

Chris obtained his MSc degree in 2005 and took up a position at Givaudan, Cincinnati.


Rodney F. Klima

Rod obtained his PhD in 2004 and was a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Jack Saltiel at the Florida State University, Tallhassee, Florida


Sarah M. Mandel

Sarah defended her PhD in 2003 and was a postdoctoral fellow with Professor Matt Platz at OSU. She taught at Gonzaga Univeristy at Spokane


Rachel M. Robinson Zipperian

Rachel graduated with a MS degree in 2001 and is gainfully employed at P&G.




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