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2014

6.01.2014 - Undergraduates Zack Rocks and Danny Wolgemuth join the lab for summer research.

5.21.2014 – Shamitha receives Ph.D.

Congratulations to Shamitha – good luck with your Post-doc at Marquette University

5.19.2014 – Akila passes her oral proposal.

5.1.2014 – Sameera Publication

Sameera R. Gunatilake, Taylor L. Clark, Jose M. Rodriguez, Todd E. Mlsna, Determination of five estrogens in wastewater using a comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatograph, Analytical Methods 2014. Accepted for publication.

4.16.2014 – Suranga passes his oral proposal.

4.1.2014 – Dongdi Publication

Huidong Qiu, Dongdi Sun & Todd Mlsna, Detection of Dicyandiamide in Environmental Water by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry Combined with Solid Phase Extraction, Journal of Liquid Chromatography & Related Technologies, Accepted for Publication, June 2, 2014.

4.1.2014 – Mlsna Presentation

Technology Transfer, NSF EPSCOR annual meeting, Starkville MS, April 2014.

3.18.2014 – Mlsna Presentation

Miniature Chemical Sensor Systems, International Meeting on Chemical Sensors, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 2014.

2.27.2014 – Mlsna Presentation

Starting your own Business, SAACS, Starkville MS, March 2014.

3.6.2014 - Mlsna Presentation

Sorptive removal of salicyclic acid and ibuprofen from aqueous solution using activated carbon, Mississippi Academy of Science, Hattiesburg MS, March 2014.

3.10.2014 – Rangana Publication

Rangana Wijayapala, Charles Pittman, Fei Yu and Todd Mlsna, “Synthesis of alkylated aromatic hydrocarbons from CO/H2 mixtures over Molybdenum/ZSM/Water Gas Shift Catalysts”, Applied Catalysis A: General 480 (2014): 93-99.

3.1.2014 – Dongdi Publication

Sun, Dongdi, Alicia Wood-Jones, Wenshuang Wang, Chris Vanlangenberg, David Jones, Julie Gower, Patrice Simmons, Richard E. Baird, and Todd E. Mlsna. "Monitoring MVOC Profiles over Time from Isolates of Aspergillus flavus Using SPME GC-MS." Journal of Agricultural Chemistry and Environment (JACEN) Vol.3 No.2, May 20, (2014).

March 2014 – Shamitha’s work recognized at the ACS 247th National Meeting, Dallas, TX


Shamitha Dissanayake Research on Deer/Human chemical communication chosen from ACS Dallas Meeting in March 2014 to be featured on the American Chemical Society Pressroom page.

March 2014 – Several Group Presentations ACS 247th National Meeting, Dallas, TX

Shamitha Dissanayake - Human odor elimination efficacy analysis via active SPME GCMS.
Sameera R Gunatilake - Determination of five estrogens in wastewater using a comprehensive 2D gas chromatograph.
Akila G Karunanayake - Dual Cu based water gas and ZSM-5 supported iron catalysts for Fischer-Tropsch production.
Matthew Essandoh - Sorptive removal of salicyclic acid and ibuprofen from aqueous solution using activated carbon.
Rangana Wijayapala - K-promoted Mo/Co- and Mo/Ni-catalyzed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis of aromatic hydrocarbons with and without a Cu water gas shift catalyst.

2.15.2014 – Sham Publication


Sheng Liu, Shamitha Dissanayake, Sanjay Patel, Xin Dang, Todd Mlsna, Yixin Chen, and Dawn Wilkins, "Rule Based Regression and Feature Selection for Biological Data", BMC Systems Biology (2014).

2.11.2014 – Bidhya receives Ph.D.


Congratulations to Bidhya – good luck with your Post-doc at the University of Illinois

 

2013

9.7.2013 - Patent Submission

Todd Mlsna, Philip H. Steele, Sanjeev K. Gajjela, Charles Pittman, Jr., and Fei Yu, Upgrading of Bio-Oil Using Synthesis Gas, Applied Patent 2013.

9.4.2013 - In the News

Lab featured in the Starkville Daily News.

8.27.2013 - Todd Mlsna Interview about Chemical Warfare Agents

Video Part 1

Mid Morning with Aundrea - Part 1

8.27.2013 - Todd Mlsna Interview about Chemical Warfare Agents

Video Part 2

Mid Morning with Aundrea - Part 2

8.17.2013 - Undergraduate Researchers Join the Lab

Welcome to Chemistry Majors - Julie Gower, Ben Pacher and David Fulton and Biology Major Brady Biggers.

July 2013 - Dongdi Paper Submission

Alicia Kay Wood-Jones, Dongdi Sun, Todd Mlsna and Richard Baird, Identification and quantification of key volatile biomarkers to discriminate aflatoxigenic and non-aflatoxigenic strains of Aspergillus flavus using multivariate cluster and principle component analysis, submitted to Mycopathologia, 2013. 

June 2013 - Rangana Paper Submission

Rangana Wijayapala, Charles Pittman, Fei Yu and Todd Mlsna, “Synthesis of alkylated aromatic hydrocarbons from CO/H2 mixtures over Molybdenum/ZSM/Water Gas Shift Catalysts”, submitted to Topics in Catalysis, 2013. 

June 2013 - Sameera's Paper Accepted for Publication

Sameera R Gunatilake, Shelby Steelhammer, Jeong Wook-Kwon, Jose Rodriguez, Kang Xia, Kevin Armbrust, Todd E Mlsna, Analysis of Estrogens in Wastewater using solid phase extraction, the QuECHERS cleanup, and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, Journal of AOAC International 96, no. 6 (2013): 1440-1447.

April 2013 - Presentation - ACS 245th National Meeting

Rangana Wijaylapala, Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of Guaiacol and Furfural using WGS and Mo/Co/K catalyst system, ACS 245th National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2013).

Dongdi Sun, Analysis of Volatile Fingerprints for Discriminating Toxigenic and Non-toxigenic Aspergillus flavus, ACS 245th National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2013).

 

April 2013 - Presentation - ACS 245th National Meeting

Sameera Gunatilake , Mississippi Water Resources Conference, Solid phase extraction, QuEChERS cleanup, dansylation with LC-MS/MS detection as an improved method for simultaneous analysis of five estrogens in wastewater , Jackson, MS 2013 (April).

Shamitha Dissanayake, Conducting Liquids and Polymer Nano-composite Chemcapacitive Microsensors for Breath Biomarker Detection, ACS 245th National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2013).

 

April 2013 - Presentation - ACS 245th National Meeting

Bidhya Kunwar, Upgrading bio-oil with a combination of synthesis gas and alcohol, ACS 245th National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2013).

Matthew Essandoh, Effect of iron on volatile organic compounds produced during pineapple fermentation using HS-SPME and GC/MS, ACS 245th National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2013).

 

April 2013 - Presentation -45th Annual American Chemical Society Southeast Undergraduate Research Conference

Taylor Clark, Improved methods for analyzing trace level estrogens in wastewater using GCMS, Birmingham, AL (April, 2013).

April 2013 - Presentation - ACS 245th National Meeting

Sameera Gunatilake, Improved methods for analyzing trace level estrogens in wastewater, ACS 245th National Meeting, New Orleans, LA (2013).

 

April 2013 - MidSouth Comp Bio and Bioinformatics

S. Liu, S. Dissanayake, S. Patel, T. Mlsna, X. Dang, Y. Chen, D. Wilkins, ``Rule Based Regression and Feature Selection for Biological Data," The Tenth Annual Conference of the MidSouth Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Society, pp. 67, Columbia, MO, April 2013.

May 2013 - Paper Accepted for Publication

Duy WD, Hackett BE, Nadeau S, Alcott S, Mlsna TE, Neivandt DJ, and John F. Vetelino, A Lateral Field Excited Acoustic Wave Peroxide Based Explosive Sensor. Sensors Journal, IEEE, vol.13, no.12, pp.4780,4785, Dec. 2013.

March 2013 - Conference Paper Accepted

Sheng Liu, Shamitha Dissanayake, Sanjay Patel, Xin Dang, Todd Mlsna, Yixin Chen and Dawn Wilkins; “Rule Based Regression and Feature Selection for Biological Data”, ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedical Informatics, IEEE Transaction on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB), 2013.

February 2013 - Bidhya Conference Paper Accepted

Rangana Wijayapala and, Todd Mlsna, Hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) of Guaiacol and Furfural using a WGS and Mo/Co/K catalyst system,  Prepr. Pap.-Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Energy Fuels 2013, 58 (1). 

 

February 2013 - Rangana Conference Paper Accepted

Bidhya Kunwar and Todd Mlsna, Upgrading Bio-Oil with a Combination of Synthesis Gas and Alcohol, Prepr. Pap.-Am. Chem. Soc., Div. Energy Fuels 2013, 58 (1). 

 

1.1.2013

Congratulations to Bidhya and Rangana on acceptance of your manuscript for publication: A portable Gas Chromatograph for the Monitoring of Biomass Gasification, Bidhya Kunwar, Hevagamage Wijaylapala, Janet Thieme, Sanjay Patel and Todd Mlsna, Journal of Sensors and Instrumentation (2013) 1: 1-16.

8.30.2013 - Group on the Local NewsSham and Akila Vid

 

2012

Group Presentation - Lester Andrews Symposium

  1. Bidhya Kunwar, Portable Gas Chromatograph for the Monitoring of Biomass Gasification, 2nd Annual Lester S. Andrews Graduate Research symposium, Mississippi State University, MS (2012).

12.10.2012

Congratulations to Mathew for passing your oral proposal.

12.04.2012

Sham begins human odor testing.

11.28.2012

Congratulations to Bidhya and Rangana for their preprint submission for the New Orleans ACS meeting in April of 2013

10.15.2012

Chinese Scholar Huidong Qiu will join our lab as a visitor for one year starting in January.

 

10.15.2012

Congratulations Sameera and Shelby and your submission: Sameera R Gunatilake, Shelby Steelhammer, Jeong Wook-Kwon, Jose Rodriguez, Kang Xia, Kevin Armbrust, Todd E Mlsna, Analysis of Estrogens in Wastewater using solid phase extraction, the QuECHERS cleanup, and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry, submitted to AOAC international, 2012.

7.15.2012

Congratulations Sham on your publication: Shamitha Dissanayake, Patty Lathan, Todd Mlsna, Novel extraction of volatile biomarkers from canine breath for gas chromatography–mass spectrometry, Journal of Breath Research, Volume 6, Number 4, 2012.

10.01.2012

Many group members attend SCIX conference in Kansas City, Missouri.

 

4.15.2012

Congratulations to Bidhya and Shawna your paper has been accepted for publication. Liquid-Vapor Equilibrium of a Binary Solution and Gas Chromatography: An Experiment for General Chemistry Laboratory, Bidhya Kunwar, Deb Mlsna, Shawna Tazik and Todd Mlsna, accepted for publication in Chemical Educator, 2012.

 

 

 

2011

11.15.2011

Congratulations Dongdi on passing your cumes.

2.15.2011

Congratulations Sham on passing your cumes.