Graduate student Ayomi Perera Tops K-State Research Forum Presentations


Ayomi Perera demonstrating the chemistry of soap making in a recent GROW event (Girls Research Our World) at Kansas State.


The second annual K-State Research Forum was held on Friday April 20, and again this year, a Chemistry graduate student won top honors. Ayomi Perera, third year Ph.D. student in Prof. Stefan Bossmann’s group, was named the outstanding presenter in the Engineering, Math, and Physical Sciences Oral Session. Her presentation was “Purification and Analytical Assessment of the Mycobacterial Porin MspA and Investigation of its Channel Activity and Potential Use for a Protein Nano Solar Cell”.

Ayomi received a $100 gift card, and a plaque honoring her will be on display in the Chemistry Department throughout the year.

In 2010, another member of the Bossmann group, Thilani Samarakoon, was chosen for the same honor.

Complete details on the K-State Research Forum can be found here: