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Kumudu Mudiyanselage

Kumudu Mudiyanselage

Research Associate

Chemistry Division
Building 555
Brookhaven National Laboratory
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

Phone: (631) 344-4343
Lab Phone: (631) 344-4347
FAX:    (631) 344-5815

Catalysis: Reactivity and Structure


2008 - Ph.D. in Chemistry, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
1999 - B.Sc. in Chemistry, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Research Experience

2011-Present:  Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY
2008-2011:  Research Associate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA
2002-2008:  Research Assistant, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL

Research Interests

Surface Chemistry and Catalysis on Metal and Metal Oxide Surfaces
Spectroscopic Characterization of Surface Species Relevant to Catalytic Reactions
Preparation and Characterization of Oxide Nanostructures on Metal Surfaces

Selected Publications

  1. Mudiyanselage, K.; Senanayake, S.D.; Feria, L.; Kundu,  S.;  Baber, A.E.;  Graciani, J.; Vidal, A.B; Agnoli, S.; Evans, J.; Chang, R.; Axnanda, S.; Liu, Z.; Sanz, J.F.; Liu, P.;  Rodriguez, J.A.;  Stacchiola, D.J., “Importance of the Metal-Oxide Interface in Catalysis: In-situ Studies by Ambient-Pressure XPS of the Water-Gas Shift Reaction”  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 52, 5101-5105, 2013.   
  2. Mudiyanselage, K.; An, W.; Yang, F.;  Liu, P.; Stacchiola, D.J., “Selective Molecular  Adsorption in Sub-Nanometer Cages of a Cu2O Surface Oxide”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15, 10726-10731, 2013.  
  3. Mudiyanselage, K.; Yang Y.;  Hoffmann, F.M.; Furlong O.J.; Hrbek, J.; White, M.G.; Liu, P.; Stacchiola D.J., “Adsorption of Hydrogen on the Surface and Sub-surface of Cu(111)” J. Chem. Phys.  139, 044712-1-044712-8, 2013.  
  4. Mudiyanselage, K.; Szanyi, J., “NO2 Uptake Under Practically Relevant Conditions on BaO/Pt(111)”, Catal. Today, 181(1), 116-123, 2012.  
  5. Mudiyanselage, K.; Yi, C-W,; Szanyi, J., “Reactions of NO2 with BaO/Pt(111) Model Catalysts: the effects of BaO film thickness and NO2 pressure on the formation of Ba(NOx)2 species”, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 13, 11016-11026, 2011.
  6. Mudiyanselage, K.; , Weaver J.F;, and Szanyi, J., “Catalytic Decomposition of Ba(NO3)2 on Pt(111)” J. Phys. Chem. C, 115 (13), 5903–5909, 2011.
  7. Mudiyanselage, K.; Mei, D.; Yi, C-W.; Weaver, J. F., Szanyi, J., “Formation, Characterization, and Reactivity of Adsorbed Oxygen on BaO/Pt(111) ”, J. Phys.Chem. C, 114 (47), 20195–20206, 2010.  
  8. Mudiyanselage, K.; Yi, C-W,; Szanyi, J., “The Reactivity of a Thick BaO Film Supported on Pt(111): Adsorption and Reaction of NO2, H2O and CO2”,  Langmuir, 25(18), 10820–10828, 2009.  
  9. Mudiyanselage, K.; Yi, C-W,; Szanyi, J., “Oxygen Coverage Dependence of NO Oxidation on Pt(111)”,  J. Phys. Chem.  C , 113(14),  5766-5776 , 2009.  
  10. Mudiyanselage, K.; Meyer, R. J.; Trenary, M.,   “Kinetics of NH Formation and Dissociation on Pt(111)”,    J. Phys. Chem.  C , 111(19),  7127-7136, 2007.