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Lessons offered by Camina
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Arithmetic
  • Thermodynamics
  • Precalculus & Calculus
  • Precalculus
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

PhD in Chemistry offering Chemistry and Maths lessons in Birmingham, AL to all ages.

Methodology

My teaching methodology depends on the student, in the first few lessons I try different approaches and see which suits best for the particular student.

Background

I just graduated with Ph.D. in Chemistry. For the past six years, I have been teaching chemistry for undergraduates, in the past, I have volunteered in teaching maths and chemistry for high school students. I have always got really good reviews of my teaching.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : $15/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $70
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $140
Lessons offered by Camina
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Arithmetic
  • Thermodynamics
  • Precalculus & Calculus
  • Precalculus
Levels
  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education
  • MBA

Camina 's resume

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Chemistry, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, Spring 2019, GPA 4.0
 Title: Theoretical studies of reaction mechanisms and dynamics of catalytic systems
 Advisor: Professor Ward H. Thompson

B.Sc., Computational Chemistry with Honors, The University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 2012
 Title: DFT study to investigate the variation of the HOMO-LUMO gap of conducting polymers in the presence of water
 Advisor: Professor Dhammike P. Dissanayake

March 2019 – Data Analyst Nanodegree, Udacity (online)


EXPERIENCE

Fall 2014 – Spring 2019: Graduate Research Assistant, Thompson Research Group, University of Kansas, USA
Fall 2017: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas, USA
CHEM 525: Physical Chemistry for Engineers
Fall 2013: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas, USA
CHEM 135: Foundations of Chemistry I Lab
Spring 2013: Teaching Assistant, Institute of Chemistry Ceylon, Sri Lanka
C31452/41452: Computational Chemistry
Spring 2007: Volunteer Teacher for High School Students, Mary Immaculate Convent, Tudella, Sri Lanka
Mathematics, Chemistry, and Physics

HONORS AND AWARDS

University of Kansas:
The George Wilson Prize 2018
Awarded to the most outstanding international student

The Paul and Helen Gilles Award in Physical Chemistry 2017
Award given for superior academic performance and research accomplishments by an advanced doctoral student

Steve and Susan Snyder Award 2016
Awarded to graduate student of considerable promise

Steve and Susan Snyder Award 2015
Awarded to graduate student of considerable promise

OpenEye Scientific:
Third Annual “Penny J. Gilmer Grants” for Women Graduate Students and Post-docs to present research at CUP XVIII 2018

University of Colombo:
“University of Colombo Colors ” 2009
Softball Champions of Sri Lanka University Games

PUBLICATIONS

4) Tests of the Stokes-Einstein Relation through the Shear Viscosity Activation Energy of Water
Camina H. Mendis, Zeke A. Piskulich, and Ward H. Thompson
Manuscript in preparation

3) Pressure and Temperature Tuning of Gas-Expanded Liquid Structure an dynamics
J. Pablo Palafox-Hernandez*, Camina H. Mendis*, Ward H. Thompson, and Brian B. Laird
Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 123, 2915 – 2924 (2019)
* equal contribution

2) Adipaldehyde via pent-3-enal Isomerizing Hydroformylation. A DFT Study
Camina H. Mendis and Ward H. Thompson
Manuscript in preparation
1) Evidence for isomerizing hydroformylation of butadiene. A combined experimental and computational study
Tapan Maji, Camina H. Mendis, Ward H. Thompson, Jon A. Tunge
Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical, v. 424, 145-152 (2016)

SKILLS AND EXPERTISE

Computational Proficiency
 Operating Systems: MAC, WINDOWS, UNIX/LINUX, DOS
 Programming/Scripting Languages: Fortran-90, Java, C, MATLAB, VB, SQL, Perl, Python (Numpy & Pandas), R

Computational Chemistry Skills
 Electronic structure theory calculations for prediction of reaction mechanisms in catalysis; DFT/ONIOM calculations for transition metal catalyzed hydroformylation.
 Molecular dynamics simulations for transport and structural properties of gas expanded liquids: diffusion coefficient, liquid structure, viscosity calculation
 Experience in statistical analysis of research data
 Proficiency in computational chemistry and modeling softwares: NWChem, Gaussian, GaussView, VMD, GAMESS, Chem-office, Rasmol, MolDen, CHIMERA, LAMMPS, Mathematica, CP2K, Anaconda, Jupyter Notebooks

Workshops and Summer Schools
 Attended “R Statistical Software 2018” at Center for Research Methods & Data Analysis, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 Attended ‘’CCP5 Summer School 2017 ’’ at Lancaster, UK
 Attended ‘Berkeley Summer QM/MM workshop’ in 2015 at UC. Berkeley, USA

PRESENTATIONS

Oral presentations:

 September 2018
Exploiting CO2-expanded liquids in Hydroformylation: A Molecular Simulation Approach
Kansas Physical Chemistry Symposium, Kansas State University

 October 2017
Transport and Structural Properties of CO2-Expanded Liquids
Midwest ACS Meeting and Exposition, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
 June 2017
Transport and Structural Properties of CO2-Expanded Liquids
CCP5 Summer School, Lancaster, UK

 November 2015
A Theoretical Study on Isomerizing Hydroformylation of Butadiene
Kansas Physical Chemistry Symposium, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

 October 2015
Experimental and Computational Investigation of Isomerizing Hydroformylation of Butadiene
CEBC Industry Advisory and Science Advisory Board Meeting, Lawrence, KS

Poster presentations:

 January 2019
Removing the Barrier to the Calculation of Activation Energy for Shear Viscosity of Liquid Water
Camina H. Mendis, Zeke A. Piskulich, and Ward H. Thompson
Pacific Conference on Spectroscopic and Dynamics, San Diego, CA

 April 2018
Exploiting CO2-Expanded Liquids in Hydroformylation: A Molecular Simulation Approach
Camina H. Mendis, J. Pablo Palafox-Hernandez, Brian B. Laird and Ward H. Thompson
CEBC Industry Advisory Board and Science Advisory Board Meeting, Lawrence, KS

 March 2018
Computational Approach to Optimize Rh-Catalyzed Hydroformylation of Butadiene
Camina H. Mendis and Ward H. Thompson
CUP XVIII, Santa Fe, NM

 October 2017
Exploiting CO2-Expanded Liquids in Hydroformylation: A Molecular Simulation Approach
Camina H. Mendis, J. Pablo Palafox-Hernandez, Brian B. Laird and Ward H. Thompson
CEBC Industry Advisory Board and Science Advisory Board Meeting, Lawrence, KS

 February 2017
Exploiting CO2-Expanded Liquids in Hydroformylation: A Molecular Simulation Approach
Camina H. Mendis, J. Pablo Palafox-Hernandez, Brian B. Laird and Ward H. Thompson
Kansas Physical Chemistry Symposium, Wichita State University, KS

 January 2017
Exploiting CO2-Expanded Liquids in Hydroformylation: A Molecular Simulation Approach
Camina H. Mendis, J. Pablo Palafox-Hernandez, Brian B. Laird and Ward H. Thompson
Pacific Conference on Spectroscopic and Dynamics, Asilomar, CA

 October 2016
A Theoretical Study on Isomerizing Hydroformylation of Butadiene
Camina H. Mendis, Tapan Maji, Jon A. Tunge, and Ward H. Thompson
CEBC Industry Advisory Board and Science Advisory Board Meeting, Lawrence, KS

 December 2015
Theoretical Studies of Hydroformylation of Butadiene
Camina H. Mendis, Tapan Maji, Jon A. Tunge, and Ward H. Thompson
Pacifichem, Honolulu, HI

 April 2015
Theoretical and Experimental Studies of Hydroformylation of Butadiene
Camina H. Mendis, Tapan Maji, Jon A. Tunge, and Ward H. Thompson
CEBC Industry Advisory Board and Science Advisory Board Meeting, Lawrence, KS

 March 2015
Theoretical Studies of Hydroformylation of Butadiene
Camina H. Mendis, Jon A. Tunge, and Ward H. Thompson
249th ACS National Meeting, Denver, CO

 April 2014
Hydroformylation-Oxidation Route for Butadiene to Adipic acid (Experimental and Theoretical Studies
Camina H. Mendis, Tapan Maji, Jon A. Tunge, and Ward H. Thompson
CEBC Industry Advisory Board and Science Advisory Board Meeting, Lawrence, KS

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