Short Bio

Hemali obtained her Ph.D under the supervision of Prof. Paul M. Lahti, UMass Amherst, Department of Chemistry in 2007. Just after she finished her Ph.D thesis defense (Organic Luminophores for Polymeric materials ), she joined Emrick’s Research group at Polymer Science & Engineering, UMass Amherst. During her Postdoctoral time period (December 2006 to June 2009), she has worked on various projects on developing new polymer-nanocomposites and hybrid nanostructures. In July 2009, she joined the Chemistry department at WKU as an Assistant Professor.