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Dr. Rasaiah

Source: Water in Nonpolar Confinement:
From Nanotubes to Proteins and Beyond.

Ann. Rev. Physical Chemistry 59, 713-740,(2008)

Professor of Chemistry
Cooperating Professor of Physics

Fellow American Physical Society
For pioneering contributions to fundamental electrolyte theory, the thermodynamics of polar fluids, the transport of ions in polar solvents and water through carbon nanotubes and studies of water in nonpolar cavities

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ACS symposium entitled: “Liquid State Theory: Symposium in Honor of Jay Rasaiah” organized by Prof. Alenka Luzar of Virginia Commonwealth University and Dr. Gerhard Hummer of the Max Planck Institute of Biophysics in Frankfurt, Germany was held at the 248th ACS National Meeting San Francisco CA August 10-14 2014. Click here to read

Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Pittsburgh University of Pittsburgh September 19, 2014.


  • Secondary school, Trinity College, Kandy, Sri Lanka
  • B.Sc (Chemistry), University of Ceylon
  • Ph.D, 1965, University of Pittsburgh
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, SUNY, Stony Brook, 1965-1968
  • Assistant Professor, SUNY, Stony Brook, 1968-1969
  • Assistant Professor, University of Maine, Orono, ME, Sept 1969
  • Associate Professor University of Maine, Orono, ME, 1972
  • Science Research Council Fellow, Oxford University, 1975
  • Professor, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 1978
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Applied Mathematics, Australian National University, 1980
  • Visiting Professor, Dept. of Chemistry, Royal Military College, University of New South Wales, 1981
  • Cooperating Professor of Physics, University of Maine, Orono, ME, 1996
  • Guest Scientist, Biotechnology Division, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD, 1999, 2002
  • Visiting Scientist, NIDDK, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 2000
Featured Article: Water Conduction through the Hydrophobic Channel of a Carbon Nanotube, Nature 414, 188 2001. Cited in 1,212 articles as of June 20th, 2013
Source: Water Conduction through the Hydrophobic Channel of a Carbon Nanotube

Cited in 2345 articles as of February 22nd, 2017

Nature 414, 188 (2001)