Ashini Jayasinghe

GradWorld FSU Research Video- Exploring Stable Suitable Forms for Radioactive Waste Storage | English | GEOSET Research Video | November 25, 2019

Ashini Jayasinghe is a postdoctoral scholar at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Florida State University. She is currently engaged in synthesizing and characterizing actinide (i.e., uranium, thorium, neptunium, plutonium) based stable compounds that have the potential to be used as permanent radioactive waste storage materials, under the supervision of Dr. Susan Latturner. She won a postdoctoral travel award to present her research at ACS national meeting in 2019 March. She also won 1st place in 5-minute research competition in 2018 at FSU Sixth Annual Fall Postdoctoral Poster Competition and Symposium. She is from Sri Lanka and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Colombo. She obtained her Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the University of Iowa, where she explored the “unique water properties of uranium nanotubes.”