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Most Recent Abstracts and Presentations:

*(denotes Hampshire Undergraduate Author)

2019-David Blumenstiel*, Madison McDonald*, Bernardo Arriaza, and Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, Determination of lithium in Andean mummy hair using LA-ICP-MS, Undergraduate Poster Session, CHED 376, American Chemical Society National Meeting, April, 1st, 2019, Orlando, FL.

2019-Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena and Avery B. Hernandez, Adsorption properties of Sb onto kaolin coated nano zero valent iron (K-nZVI) and its remediation capabilities of Sb contaminated soils, ENVR 506, Division of Environmental Chemistry, Applications & Implications of Nanomaterials & Their Toxic Effects Session, American Chemical Society National Meeting, April, 2, 2019, Orlando, FL.

2019-Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, “Unraveling past pollution events using biological tissues: Recent advances in LA-ICP-MS in elemental bio imaging," Seminar Speaker, Department of Chemistry, Wake Forest University, September, 2018, Winston Salem, NC

2018-Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena and Shelby Gaiss Fengchang Wu, Investigation of antimony pollution history in XKS mining area in China using elemental dendrochronology, Natural Organic Matter and Environment Conference, July 2018, Kunmin, China.

2017-Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, “Incorporation of LA‐ICP‐MS advances in undergraduate research and curriculum: Novel environmental applications, rewards and challenges” (Abstract # 311‐in the session ‐ Developments in ICP‐MS: Advancing Environmental & Clinical Analysis) at the 254th American Chemical Society National Meeting, Washington, DC., August, 2017.

2017-Ryan Ellerby*, David Alexander*, Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, Visualization of surface adsorption properties of trace metals by rice husks using LA-ICP-MS, Division of Analytical Chemistry, ANYL: SciMix-Poster #93, 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, April 2–6, 2017.

2017-Shelby Gaiss*, David Alexander*, Fengchang Wu, Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, Investigation of tissue level distribution of essential and toxic metals in corn seeds from contaminated mining area using LA-ICP-MS, Division of Analytical Chemistry, ANYL: SciMix-Poster # 104, 253rd American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Francisco, April 2–6, 2017.

2016-Laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) analysis of teeth to determine weaning patterns of ancient Maya from Lamanai, Beliz, Hannah Huggins*, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Alan Goodman, American Chemical Society-Connecticut Valley Undergraduate Symposium, April, 2016. South Hadley, MA.

2016-Investigation of organic and inorganic arsenic species degradation and reduction properties by nano zero valent iron (nZVI) using IC-ICP-MS, Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena and Chelsea Westra*, Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, January 11-16, 2016, Tucson, AZ.

2016-Investigation of past trace metal pollution events using tree core samples collected from a mining area in China by LA-ICP-MS, Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, Schuyler Brevig*, Fengchang Wu, Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, FP06, January 11-16, 2016, Tucson, AZ.

2015-Rice husk as a metal adsorbent: Investigation of competitive adsorption properties of Cd, Cu, Pb, and Zn, David Alexander* and Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, Poster, CHED 265, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, August, 2015.

2015-Investigation of Simultaneous Adsorption Properties of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn by rice husks, David Alexander*, Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena , FIRST PLACE Poster Award, Physical, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Sigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference -2015, Danbury, CT, April 2015.

2015-Dendrochronological Investigation of Trace Metals in Trees in the Xikuangshan (XKS) Sb Mine Area, China using LA-ICP-MS, Schuyler Brevig*, Fengchang Wu and Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, Sigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference -2015, Danbury, CT, April 2015.

2015-A Comparison of Elemental Concentrations in Parallel Locations in Deciduous Tooth Enamel and Dentine using LA-ICP-MS, Hannah Huggins*, Kanchan Jha*, Pranavi Ramireddy*, Alan Goodman, and Dulasiri AmarasiriwardenaSigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference -2015, Danbury, CT, April 2015.

2015-Study of Competitive Adsorption of As, Cd, Cu, and Pb by nano Zero Valent Iron Nanoparticles (nZVI), Chelsea Westra* and Dulasiri AmarasiriwardenaSigma Xi Northeastern Regional Research Conference -2015, Danbury, CT, April 2015.

2015-Investigation of Bioaccumulated Trace Metals in Cape Cod Shorebirds using Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), Patrick Kelley*, Dula Amarasiriwardena, American Chemical Society-Connecticut Valley Undergraduate Symposium, Harford, CT, April, 2015.

2014- Tissue Level Trace Metal Distribution in Single Rice Seeds from Contaminated Paddy Fields: Elemental Bioimaging by LA-ICP-MS, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Priyanka Basnet*, 2014 WS308, Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, January, Thursday, January 9, Jacksonville, FL, 2014.

2014- Potential Evidence for Exposure to Lithium by Ancient Andeans: An Investigation of Chinchorro Mummy Hair by LA-ICP-MS, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Torsten Johnson, Bernardo Arriaza, FP28, 2014 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Friday, January 10, Jacksonville, FL. 2014.

2013 - Unraveling past pollution events using biological tissues: Recent advances in laser ablation- inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) in elemental bio imaging, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, New England Section,  November, Westborough, MA, 2013.

2013 - P. Basnet*, D. Amarasiriwardena, Z. Fu, F. Wu, Unraveling of tissue level trace metal distributions in rice (Oryza Sativa L.) seeds using LA-ICP-MS, Humic Science & Technology Conference Sixteen, Boston, MA, March 20-21, 2013

2012-Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) In Undergraduate Analytical Chemistry Laboratory, Dula Amarasiriwardena, TP24, Winter Plasma Spectrochemistry Conference, Tucson, AZ, January, 2012. 

2012-Exploration of the Uptake of Functionalized-Gold Nanoparticles by Rice Plants using Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), Dula Amarasiriwardena, Jeremy Koelmel*, Thomas Leland*, and Huanhua Wang, and Baoshan Xing, M11, Winter Plasma Spectrochemistry Conference, Tucson, AZ, January, 2012. 

2012-Antimony Sorption by Pristine and Humic Acid Coated Bimetallic and Pure Nano Zero-Valent Iron (nZVI) Particles, Thomas Leland*, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Humic Science and Technology Conference XV, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

2011-Assessing Biological Uptake of Antimony, Copper, Lead, and Zinc at a Shooting Range Using Laser Ablation ICP-MS, Jeremy Koelmel*, Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, Northeastern Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Symposium, Stony Brook, Long Island, NY, April 8, 2011

2010 - Application of nano-zerovalent iron (NZVI) for adsorption of antimony in shooting range soils: Characterization and Sb adsorption properties of NZVI, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Pema Dorjee*, B. Xing, ENVR303, Environmental Applications and Implications of Nanotechnology Symposium, American Chemical Society National Meeting, Boston, MA, August 26, 2010

2010 - Study of adsorption of inorganic antimony species by nano zero valent iron (nZVI) using ion chromatography coupled to inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (IC-ICP-MS), Dula Amarasiriwardena and Pema Dorjee*, WS309, Winter Plasma Spectrochemistry Conference, Fort Myers, FL, January 4-9, 2010.

2010- Investigation of Lead in Single Hair Strands from Ancient Andean Mummies by laser ablation - inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), Luke Bartkus*, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Bernardo Arriaza, David Bellis, and Jorge Yanez. TP25, Winter Plasma Spectrochemistry Conference, Fort Myers, FL, January 4-9, 2010.

2009 - Investigation of the adsorption characteristics of antimony cadmium, and lead by nano and micro particle titania, Jared Zia*, Dula Amarasiriwardena, and Baoshan Xing, International Conference on the Environmental Implication and Application of Nanotechnology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, June 9-11, 2009.


2009 -Investigation of trace metals complexed to soil-derived humic acids molar mass fractionsextracted from various depths in a shooting range soil. Britton Van Vleek*, Dula Amarasiriwardena, and Baoshan Xing, Humic Science and Technology Conference-XII, Boston, Massachusetts. March 18-19, 2009.


2009- Mosses as pollution indicators: trace metals in amblystegium riparium of Baltimore and Western Maryland, Samantha Forster*, Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, Society for Applied Spectroscopy-New England Section, Boston, MA, April 28, 2009.

2008 - Were Chinchorros exposed to arsenic? Arsenic determination of Chinchorro mummies’ hair by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS). Dula Amarasiriwardena, Basel Bandak*, Joesph Jones, Jennifer Kane*, Sam Byrne*, Jorge Yanez, Bernardo Arriaza Lorena Cornejo, Abstract M11, 2008 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Temecula, CA, January 7-12, 2008

2008 - Determination of As, Pb, and Sb in air particulates matter on air filters using laser ablation-inductively coupled-plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), Basel Bandak*, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Darío Gómez, Patricia Smichowski, Abstract, FP08 2008 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Temecula, CA, January 7-14, 2008

2007- Investigation of antimony complexed to soil-derived humic acids and inorganic antimony species along a Massachusetts highway, Gabriel Ceriotti* and Dula Amarasiriwardena, Humic Science and Technology Conference-X,  Boston, Massachusetts. March 21-23, 2007

2007 - Determination of arsenic in single strands of human hair by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), Dulasiri Amarasiriwardena, Sarah Steely*, Joseph Jones, Jorge Yañez, European Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Toarmina, Sicily, Italy, February 18-23, 2007

2006 - An investigation of antimony complexed to humic acids and inorganic antimony speciation in contaminated Soils, S. Steely*, D. Amarasiriwardena, B. Xing, Humic Science & Technology IX, Boston, MA, March 23, 2006

2006-Lead, barium, strontium and zinc distribution in enslaved individuals in New York African Burial Ground: a laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) study, Joseph Jones, Edward Buford*, Alan Goodman, and Dula Amarasiriwardena, Abstract #ThP06, Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Tucson, AZ, January 5-14, 2006

2006 -Investigation of spatial trace elemental profiles of blue mussel shells (mitilus edulis) in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts by laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), Kimberly Newton*, Joseph Jones, and Dula Amarasiriwardena, Abstract #FP21, Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Tucson, AZ, January 5-14, 2006

2006 - Investigation of lead and arsenic distributions in a lead arsenate contaminated apple orchard: teaching analytical atomic spectroscopy advances in an environmental chemistry class. Dula Amarasiriwardena, Abstract # FP09, Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Tucson, AZ, January 5-14, 2006, BEST POSTER

2006 - Calibration of LA-ICP-MS measurements of lead in bone using New York state candidate reference materials. David J. Bellis, Katherine M. Hetter and Patrick J. Parsons, Joseph Jones and Dula Amarasiriwardena, Abstract #M12, Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Tucson, AZ, January 5-14, 2006

2005-Capillary electrophoresis/ion chromatography-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (CE/IC-ICP-MS). Determination of As and Pb complexed to soil humic acids and soil arsenic species in an apple orchard contaminated with lead arsenate pesticide, Kim Newton*, Dula Amarasiriwardena, J. Danku, R. Barnes, B. Xing, Humic Science and Technology Conference VIII, Boston, MA March 16-18, 2005

2005 - Laser ablation-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS): A rapid method for elemental analysis of hair, Sarah Steely*, Dula Amarasiriwardena, and Jorge Yáñez, CHED 332, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA, March 13-17

2004 - Roadside Accumulation of Heavy Metals in Soils in Franklin County, MA and Surrounding Towns, Trevor L. Woodard, B.S., Dula Amarasiriwardena, Baoshan Xing, The Annual International Conference Soils, Sediments, and Water, Amherst, MA, Tuesday, October 19, 2004,

2004 - Determination of Trace Metals in Dental Tissues by Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS): A Quantification Attempt, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Aaron Buchsbaum*, Socheata Tauch*, Anahita Dua*, Alan Goodman, WP 21, 2004 - Winter Conference on Plasma spectrochemistry, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 5-11 [Best Poster - Laser Ablation ICP-MS session]

2004 - Semi Quantitative Analysis of Trace Metals in Over-the-Counter Calcium Supplements by Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), Jeremy Draper*, Faith Okpotor*, and Dula Amarasiriwardena, WP 22, 2004 - Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 5-11

2004 - Research Based Analytical Chemistry Course: Opportunities, Pedagogical Advantages and Rewards, Dula Amarasiriwardena, ThP 44, 2004 - Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and January 5-11

2003 - Inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry: A versatile technique to identify the archived elemental information in teeth, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Ellen Webb*, Daniel Kang* Socheata Tauch*, Ethan F. Green, and Alan Goodman, Fedration of Analytical Chemistry & Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 19-23, 2003 (Invited Lecture)

2003- What can field-flow fractionation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry do for you? Ramon Branes, John Danku, Atitaya Siripinyanond, Dula Amarasiriwardena, Fedration of Analytical Chemistry & Spectroscopy Societies (FACSS), Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, October 19-23, 2003

2003 - Unraveling of past pollution episodes and childhood nutrition through teeth: Applications of inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry and diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS), Dula Amarasiriwardena, Ellen Web, Ethan F. Green, Socheata Tauch, and Alan Goodman, International Conference on Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy, Ottawa, Canada, June 1-4, 2003 (Invited Lecture)

2003 - Determination of elemental concentrations and lead isotope ratios in teeth from Solis, Mexico, Kalama, Egypt and Bronze Age Magan in Tell Abraq, UAE, by inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectroscopy (ICP-AES) and mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) Ellen Web*, Socheata Tauch*, Ethan F. Green, Alan Goodman and Dula Amarasiriwardena", American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, March, 2003

2003 - The application of diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy (DRIFTS) for identification of potential diagenesis crystallinity changes in teeth.' Ethan F. Green, Socheata Tauch*, Ellen Webb*, and Dula Amarasiriwardena, American Chemical Society National Meeting, New Orleans, March, 2003

2003 - Field-Flow Fractionation and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry, R. Barnes, A. Siripinyanond, J. Danku, J, and D. Amarasiriwardena, European Plasma Spectrochemistry Conference, January 13-17, 2003, Germany

2002 - Application of Laser Ablation-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) for the Investigation of Trace Metal Distributions in Human Tooth Enamel Growth Layers, Daniel Kang*, Alan Goodman, and Dula Amarasiriwardena, WP 32, 2002 Winter Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, Scottsdale, Arizona, Jan 6-12, 2002 [Outstanding Poster]

 

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