D e p a r t m e n t   o f

Physics

  • Research on Polymers
  • Research on Semiconductors
  • Research on Lights
  • Research on Electronics

Department of Physics pursued research in the areas of Solid State Ionics, Ceramics, Polymers, Semiconductors, Nuclear Physics, Medical and Biophysics, Computational Physics and Atmospheric Physics.

PhD Research

Studies on modified CdS thin films for possible PV applications

Supervisors: Dr. B.S. Dassanayake, Dr. C.P. Jayalath, Prof. L. B. D. R. P Wijesundera (University of Kelaniya)
Student: W.G.C. Kumarage

RF exposure level and specific absorption rate due to mobile base station antenna in Sri Lanka

Supervisors: Prof C.A.N. Fernando and Prof. P. Samarasekara
Student: M.A.A. Karunarathana at Wayamba University

Spin reorientation of ferromagnetic thin films as described by 3rd order perturbed Heisenberg Hamiltonian

Supervisors: Prof. P. Samarasekara
Student: N.U.S. Yapa

MPhil Research

1-D materials for dye sensitized solar cell applications

Supervisors: Dr. B.S. Dassanayake, Prof. J. Bandara (NIFS)
Student: K.M.S.D.B.Kulathunga

Development of CdS and CdTe thin films for thin film solar cell applications

Supervisors: Dr. B.S. Dassanayake, Prof. L. B. D. R. P Wijesundera (University of Kelaniya)
Student: R.K.K.G.R.G. Kumarasinghe

Gas sensitivity of sputtered metal oxide thin films

Supervisors: Prof. P. Samarasekara
Student: N.U.S. Yapa at Ruhunu University

Optimization of the growth process of cuprous oxide (Cu2O) semiconductor thin films for efficiency enhancement in Cu2O/TiO2 solar cell

Supervisors: Prof. J. Bandara and Prof. P. Samarasekara
Student: A. Anapayan at Institute of fundamental studies in Kandy

Sputter synthesized p-type CuO layers for photo-voltaic applications

Supervisors: Prof. P. Samarasekara
Student: A. S. Abeydeera at Ruhunu University

Strategies of improving the conversion efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells and the quantum yield photo reduction of water

Supervisors: Prof. K. Tennakone, Prof. C.A.N. Fernando, Prof. P. Samarasekara
Student: M.K.I. Senevirathne at Institute of fundamental studies in Kandy

An Investigation On Gelatin Based Polymer Composites

Supervisors: Dr. V.A. Senevirathne
Student: L.K.T.O.L. Kumara

Comparison Of The Efficiency Of Commercially Available Light Bulbs

Supervisors: Dr. J.P. Liyanage
Student: B.M.I.D. Madanayake

Designing A Heliostat To Beam The Sun's Daily Image On To A Solar Telescope To Observe Activities In The Solar Chromosphere

Supervisors: Dr. L.R.A.K. Bandara
Student: H.M.P.K. Mudalige

Designing A Thermoeletric Power Generating Device And Study Of Thermoelectric Properties Of Some Selected Materials

Supervisors: Dr. V.A. Senevirathne
Student: B.M.D.L. Balasooriya

Determination Of Deterioration Of Wood Using Sound Waves

Supervisors: Dr. C.P. Jayalath
Student: A.D.T. Medagedara

Development Of A Gravimeter

Supervisors: Dr. J.P. Liyanage
Student: Y.M.N.S. Yapa

Dye-Sensitized Solar Cell Performance Enhancement By Incorporating Ag Nanowires Into Tio2 Photoanode

Supervisors: Dr. B.S. Dassanayake
Student: M.G.C.M. Kumari

Enhancement Of Strength And Optimize The Thickness Of S1 Clay Roof Tile

Supervisors: Dr. C.P. Jayalath
Student: P.G.T.R. Rajasooriya

Enhancing The Mechanical Properties Of Ordinary Portland Cement Using Nanoclay And Nanosilica Particles

Supervisors: Dr. B.S. Dassanayake
Student: B.M.D.D. Nawarathne

Enhancing The Thermal Conductivity And Viscosity Of Base Fluids By Incorporating Tio2 And Fe3o4 Nanoparticles

Supervisors: Dr. T.P. Ranawake
Student: V.A.S. Sumanasinghe

Inexpensive Microcontroller Based Data Logger

Supervisors: Dr. L.R.A.K. Bandara
Student: E.K.A.D.M. Egalla

Fabrication And Characterization Of Perovskite Solar Cells Using Different Hole Tranporting Polymer Materials

Supervisors: Dr. B.M.K. Pemasiri
Student: Y.M.A.D.J. Bandara

Harvesting Solar Energy Using Carbon Materials

Supervisors: Dr. P.W.S.K. Bandaranayake
Student: P.M.S.G. Kodikara

Study Of Monovalent Intercalation In To Electrode Materials

Supervisors: Dr. P.W.S.K. Bandaranayake
Student: J.A. Kalahe

Synthesis Of Air Stabilized Nano Zero Valent Iron On Graphene Oxide Thin Films Using Radiation Grafting Techniques

Supervisors: Dr. T.P. Ranawake
Student: K.A.S. Jayasekara

The Technology Of Early Wind Driven Iron Smelting Furnaces In Sri Lanka

Supervisors: Dr. B.M.K.Pemasirie
Student: R.K.P.M. Randeniya