WCU, Malaysian collaborators’ research published

The work of several researchers from opposite sides of the globe, including a team from Western Carolina University, was published in the November edition of Iranian Polymer Journal.

Co-authors in the paper from WCU are Channa DeSilva, assistant professor of bioinorganic chemistry; Indrani Bose, associate professor of biology; and Nalin Darsanasiri, who graduated with his master’s in chemistry.

“The research project is a collaboration between my research group at WCU and professor Hanafi Ismail’s research group at the School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia in Malaysia,” DeSilva said.

Ismail, a professor in the school of materials and mineral resources engineering, worked with graduate student Indrajith Rathnayake there.

“In this work, we studied the incorporation of silver-doped titanium dioxide nanoparticles into natural rubber latex materials and evaluated their physical and antimicrobial properties,” DeSilva added.

The title of the article is “Antibacterial effect of Ag-doped TiO2nanoparticles incorporated natural rubber latex foam under visible light conditions.” 

The article can be viewed online at

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