A Short CV

Education:

    B.Sc. special (second upper) in Physics from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in 1985

    Ph.D. in Physics from The City University of NewYork (CUNY), USA in 1996 

Research Experiences:

  • Part time involvement of research related to Conductivity measurements,and Hall effect supervised by Professor K. Tennakone in University of Ruhuna from 1986 to 1988
  • Preparation of magnetic thin films by rf sputtering and pulsed laserDeposition (PLD) techniques, and studies of their magnetic and                     structuralproperties using vibrational sample magnetometer (VSM), X-rayDiffractometer (XRD) and scanning electron microscope (SEM).       
  • This research was related to my Ph.D. dissertation in Queens College of CUNYin the duration from 1992 to 1994. Synthesize of epitaxial ferrite films by PLD techniques, and studies of their magnetic properties by using SQUID at the Center of material research and technology (MARTECH) in Florida state university (FSU) in 1995 undertaken as a part of dissertation.
  • Deposition of thin films of semiconductors such as zinc oxide and CuO for photo-voltaic and gas sensor applications using DC sputtering technique at department of Physics, University of Ruhuna , and investigation of their photo voltage , photo current, absorption spectrums, structure and gas sensing properties from 1996 to 2007. In addition to these, I have conducted a research on theoretical Physics of magnetic thin films. I have also supervised few M. Phil degrees there.
  • Research on Carbon nanotubes and photovoltaic at department of mechanical, industrial and manufacturing engineering in The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA from 2007 June to 2007 December.
  • Research on theoretical and experimental condensed matter Physics related to thin films in University of Peradeniya since 2008.

Teaching Experiences:

  • As a probationary lecturer from 1986 to 1989 in Physics in the University of Ruhuna, I taught undergraduate level courses of statistical Physics, Solid State Physics, Thermal Physics, and Optics.
  • I have taught undergraduate level tutorial and practical classes in Physics and Astronomy related to Classical Mechanics, Optics, Heat, Modern Physics, Electricity and Magnetism in Queens College of CUNY, USA from 1990 to 1994
  • As a senior lecturer, I have taught B.Sc. undergraduate and graduate level (general and special) Physics courses related to Modern Physics, Wave mechanics, Relativity, Mathematical methods, Solid State Physics, Electricity and Magnetism in the Ruhunu University from 1996 to 2007.
  • I am teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses such as optics, relativity, computational Physics, classical mechanics, electronics, astronomy, AC theory & vibrations, semiconductor devices since August of 2008 in University of Peradeniya.



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