Publications

 Research Articles, Reviews, and Book Chapters

  • Wang, Z.; Ganewatta, M.S.; Tang, C. Sustainable polymers from biomass: Bridging chemistry with materials and processing. Prog. Polym. Sci. 2020, 101, 101197. Link
  • Tan Z.; Jiang Y.; Ganewatta M. S.; Kumar R.; Keith A.; Twaroski K.; Pengo T.; Tolar J.; Lodge T. P.; Reineke, T.M. Block polymer micelles enable CRISPR/Cas9 ribonucleoprotein delivery: physico-chemical properties affect packaging mechanisms and gene editing efficiency.  Macromolecules, 2019, 52, 8197-8206. Link
  • Ganewatta M. S.; Lokupitiya H. N.; Tang C. Lignin biopolymers in the age of controlled polymerization. Polymers, 2019, 11, 1176. Publication as a corresponding author Link
  • Crooke S.N.; Zheng J.; Ganewatta M.S.; Guldberg S.M.; Reineke T.M.; Finn M.G. Immunological properties of protein-polymer nanoparticles. ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2018, 2, 93-103. Link
  • Rahman M. A.; Bam M.; Luat E.; Jui M. S.; Ganewatta M. S.; Shokfai T.; Nagarkatti M.; Decho A.; Tang C. Macromolecular-clustered facial amphiphilic antimicrobials. Nat. Commun. 2018, 9, 5231. Link
  • Ganewatta M. S.; Rahman Md A.; Mercado L.; Shokfai T.; Decho A. W.; Reineke T. M.; Tang C. Facially amphiphilic polyionene biocidal polymers derived from lithocholic acid. Bioact. Mater. 2018, 3, 186-193. Link
  • Mehrpouya-Bahrami P; Chitrala K. N.; Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C.; Murphy E. A.; Enos R. T.; Velazquez K. T.; McCellan J.; Nagarkatti M.; Nagarkatti P. Blockade of CB1 cannabinoid receptor alters gut microbiota and attenuates inflammation and diet-induced obesity. Sci. Rep. 2017, 7, 15645. Link
  • Ding W.; Wang S.; Yao K.; Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C.; Robertson M. L. Physical behavior of triblock copolymer thermoplastic elastomers containing sustainable rosin-derived polymethacrylate end blocks. ACS Sustain. Chem. Eng. 2017, 5, 11470–11480. Link
  • Chitrala K. N.; Guan H.; Singh N. P.; Busbee B.; Gandy A.; Mehrpouya-Bahrami P.; Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C.; Chatterjee, S.; Nagarkatti, P.; Nagarkatti, M. CD44 deletion leading to attenuation of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis results from alterations in gut microbiome in mice. Eur. J. Immunol. 2017, 47, 1188–1199. Link
  • Wang Z.; Yuan L.; Ganewatta M. S.; Lamm, M. E.; Rahman Md A.; Wang J.; Liu S.; Tang C. Plant oil-derived epoxy polymers toward sustainable biobased thermosets. Macromol. Rapid. Commun. 2017, 38, 1700009. Link
  • Rahman Md. A.; Lokupitiya H. N.; Ganewatta M. S.; Liang Y.; Stefik M.; Tang C. Designing block copolymer architectures toward tough bioplastics from natural rosin. Macromolecules, 2017, 50, 2069–2077. Link
  • Ganewatta M. S.; Rahman Md. A.; Tang C. Emerging antimicrobial research against superbugs: perspectives from a polymer laboratory. J. SC Acad. Sci. 2017, 15, 3. Link
  • Ganewatta M. S.; Ryu C. Y.; Tang C. Introduction, in Sustainable Polymers from Biomass, Tang C. and Ryu, C. Y. (Eds). Chapter 1, Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 2017. Link
  • Liang Y.; Wang Z.; Ganewatta M. S.; Rahman Md. A.; Lamm M. E.; Tang C. A biomass approach to mendable bio-elastomers. Soft Mater., 2017, 13, 1306–1313. Link
  • Ganewatta M. S.; Ding W.; Rahman Md A.; Yuang L.; Robertson M. L.; Tang C. Biobased plastics and elastomers from renewable rosin via “living” ring-opening metathesis polymerization. Macromolecules 2016, 49, 7155–7164. Link
  • Ganewatta M. S.; Miller K. P.; Singleton S. P.; Mehrpouya-Bahrami P.; Chen Y. P.; Yan Y.; Nagarkatti M.; Nagarkatti P.; Decho A. W.; Tang C. Antibacterial and biofilm-disrupting coatings from resin acid-derived materials. Biomacromolecules, 2015, 16, 3336–3344. Link
  • Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C. Controlling macromolecular structures towards effective antimicrobial polymers. Polymer, 2015, 63, A1–A29. Featured as the front cover Link
  • Zhang J.; Chen Y.-P.; Miller K. P.; Ganewatta M. S.; Bam M.; Yan Y.; Nagarkatti M.; Decho A. W.; Tang C. Antimicrobial metallopolymers and their bioconjugates with conventional antibiotics against multidrug-resistant bacteria. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 4873–4876. Link
  • Ganewatta M. S.; Chen Y.-P.; Wang J.; Zhou J.; Ebalunde J.; Nagarkatti M.; Decho A. W.; Tang C. Bio-inspired resin acid-derived materials as anti-bacterial resistance agents with unexpected activities. Chem. Sci., 2014, 5, 2011–2016. Link
  • Yan Y.; Zhang J.; Qiao Y.; Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C. Ruthenocene-containing homopolymers and block copolymers via ATRP and RAFT polymerization. Macromolecules, 2013, 46, 8816–8823. Link

Professional Presentations

  • American Chemical Society (253), Excellence in Graduate Polymer Research 2017: Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C. Sustainable antimicrobial biomaterials and biobased plastics from natural biomass. San Francisco, CA. (Oral Presentation)
  • USC Discovery Day 2017, 3MT Competition: Ganewatta M. S.; Antimicrobial biomaterials and sustainable polymers from renewable biomass. Columbia, SC. (Oral Presentation)
  • ACS Southeast Regional Meeting (SERMACS) 2016: Ganewatta M. S.; Ding, W.; Rahman Md. A.; Yuan L.; Wang, Z.; Hamidi, N.; Robertson M. L.; Tang C. High molecular weight biobased plastics and elastomers from renewable resin acids. Columbia, SC. (Oral Presentation)
  • American Chemical Society (252) 2016: Ganewatta M. S.; Meherpouya-Bahrami, P; Rahman Md. A.; Mercado, L. N.; Nagarkatti, M.; Decho, A. W.; Tang C. Converting natural biomass to amphiphilic antimicrobial polymers in solution and on surfaces. Philadelphia, PA. (Poster Presentation)
  • American Chemical Society (251) 2016: Ganewatta M. S.; Yuan L.; Rahman Md. A.; Ding W.; Robertson M. L.; Tang C. High Molecular weight polymers and thermoplastic elastomers from resin acids. San Diego, CA. (Oral Presentation)
  • Society of Toxicology (55), 2016: Bahrami P. M; Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C.; Nagarkatti P.; Nagarkatti M. Blockade of CB1 cannabinoid receptors is associated with growth of the gut bacterium Akkermansia Muciniphila and attenuation of diet­induced obesity. New Orleans, LA. (Poster Presentation)
  • SC EPSCoR State Conference 2016: Ganewatta M. S.; Wang J.; Rahman Md A.; Tang C. Highly potent antimicrobial materials from natural resin acids. Columbia, SC (Poster Presentation)
  • Carolina Sustainability Showcase 2015: Ganewatta M. S.; Rahman Md A.; Tang C. Sustainable polymers from renewable natural resin acids. Columbia, SC (Poster Presentation)
  • American Chemical Society (247) 2014: Ganewatta M. S.; Chen Y.P.; Miller K. P.; Decho A. W.; Tang C. Sustainable antimicrobial coatings from resin acids. Dallas, TX. (Poster Presentation)
  • Organic Chemistry Divisional Seminar, USC, 2014: Ganewatta M. S. Total synthesis of (+)-Ingenol. Columbia, SC  (Oral Presentation)
  • Organic Chemistry Summer Seminar Series, USC, 2014: Ganewatta M. S. Bio-Inspired resin acid-derived materials as anti-bacterial resistance agents. Columbia, SC (Oral Presentation)

Journal Covers

The following are some published cover artworks that I prepared for my articles as well as my colleagues’ at USC chemistry department.

Yuan L.; Wang Z.; Trenor N.; Tang C.* Amidation of Triglycerides by Amino Alcohols and Their Impact on Plant Oil-Derived Polymers. Polym. Chem., 2016, 7, 2790–2798.

Salpage, S. R.; Donevant, L. S.; Smith, M. D.; Bick, A.; Shimizu, L. S.* Modulating the Reactivity of Chromone and its Derviatives Through Encapsulation in a Self-Assembled Phenylethynylene Bis-Urea Host. J. Photoch. Photobio. A 2016, 315, 14-24.

Ganewatta M. S.; Tang C.* Controlling Macromolecular Structures towards Effective Antimicrobial Polymers. Polymer, 2015, 63, A1-A29.

Controlling Macromolecular Structures towards Effective Antimicrobial Polymers.

Wang, L.; Cole, M.; Li, J.; Zheng, Y.; Chen, Y. P.; Miller, K. P.; Decho, A. W.; Benicewicz, B. C.;* Polymer Grafted Recyclable Magnetic Nanoparticles. Polym. Chem., 2015, 6, 248-255.

Yan, Y.; Zhang, J.; Wilbon, P.; Qiao, Y.; Tang C.* 18-e Cobalt(I)-Containing Norbornene Polymer by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Application As Heterogeneous Macromolecular Catalyst in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization. Macromol. Rapid Commun., 2014, 35, 1840-1845.

18-e Cobalt(I)-Containing Norbornene Polymer by Ring-Opening Metathesis Polymerization and Application As Heterogeneous Macromolecular Catalyst in Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization.

Qiao Y.; Islam Md. S.; Han K.; Leonhardt E.; Zhang J.; Wang Q.; Ploehn H. J.; Tang C.* Polymers Containing Highly Polarizable Conjugated Side Chains as High Performance All-Organic Nanodielectric Materials. Adv. Funct. Mater. , 2013, 23, 5638–5646.

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Yao K.; Chen Y.; Zhang J.; Bunyard C.; Tang C.* Cationic Salt-Responsive Bottle-Brush Polymers. Macromol. Rapid Commun. 2013, 34, 645-651.

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