Congratulations to Dr. Gayan Rubasinghege from New Mexico Tech on his promotion to Associate Professor!

Gayan Rubansighege

We are excited to announced that Dr. Gayan Rubasinghege, a current New Mexico INBRE investigator has been promoted to Associate Professor. Dr. Rubasinghege received his Ph.D. in Physical and Environmental Chemistry from the University of Iowa in 2011.  He’s currently a Chemistry Assistant Professor at New Mexico Tech.  As a New Mexico INBRE investigator, Dr. Rubasinghege has been able to excel his research and professional development skills.  His current research revolves around nanomaterial, polymer composite and environmental chemistry, studying hidden reaction pathways and mechanisms in environmental processes to better understand the impact of mineral oxides and engineered nanoparticles on poorly understood environmental process. NM-INBRE has been his primary funding source over the past four years. From the beginning of his carrier at New Mexico Tech as an assistant professor, NM-INBRE supported Dr.  Rubasinghege in building a robust biomedical science research program. “Given that student researchers play a very critical role in our work, both my graduate and undergraduate students were supported by INBRE not only financially but also via carrier development programs such as INBRE Symposium. In my opinion, NM-INBRE goes far and beyond a funding mechanism. Through proposal writing workshops, seminar series, and implementing tools to review our proposals before submitting them to NIH, INBRE helped me in the many ways that I never imagined,” said Dr.Rubasingheghe.

As for his future, Dr. Rubasinghege plans to use his promotion as an inspiration to continue the excellent work and progress towards higher goals. “In this effort, I would like to expand my research program via being more successful with federal grants, to build stronger collaborations with researchers across the globe, and guide more graduate and undergraduate students to find the scientist in them,” he said.  For more information on Dr. Gayan Rubasinghege and his research, learn more.

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