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Akalanka Tennakoon

Akalanka Tennakoon

  • Graduate Assistant
Dept: CHEM

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1605 Gilman
2415 Osborn Dr.


  • Illinois Institute of Technology, Chemical Engineering, May 2018

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  1. Tennakoon, A.; Wu, X.; Paterson, A. L.; Patnaik, S.; Pei, Y.; LaPointe, A. M.; Ammal, S. C.; Hackler, R. A.; Heyden, A.; Slowing, I. I.; Coates, G. W.; Delferro, M.; Peters, B.; Huang, W.; Sadow, A. D.; Perras, F. A., "Catalytic Upcycling of High-Density Polyethylene Via a Processive Mechanism." Nature Catalysis 20203, 893-901. DOI:10.1038/s41929-020-00519-4
  2. Celik, G.; Kennedy, R. M.; Hackler, R. A.; Ferrandon, M.; Tennakoon, A.; Patnaik, S.; LaPointe, A. M.; Ammal, S. C.; Heyden, A.; Perras, F. A.; Pruski, M.; Scott, S. L.; Poeppelmeier, K. R.; Sadow, A. D.; Delferro, M., "Upcycling Single-Use Polyethylene into High-Quality Liquid Products." ACS Central Science 20195, 1795-1803. DOI:10.1021/acscentsci.9b00722
  3. Wu, X.;  Tennakoon, A.;  Yappert, R.;  Esveld, M.;  Ferrandon, M. S.;  Hackler, R. A.;  LaPointe, A. M.;  Heyden, A.;  Delferro, M.;  Peters, B.;  Sadow, A. D.; Huang, W., Size-Controlled Nanoparticles Embedded in a Mesoporous Architecture Leading to Efficient and Selective Hydrogenolysis of Polyolefins. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144, 5323-5334. DOI:10.1021/jacs.1c11694