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Dr. Rachitha Mendis

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (KLN), Ph.D. (Kansas, USA)

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About Me

I graduated from University of Kelaniya in 2012 with honors degree in Physics. In 2013, I joined the Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya as a Probationary Lecturer. In 2014 I went abroad for my PhD. I obtained my PhD from Kansas State University in 2019 and my PhD research project is “Search for vector-like T quarks using events with oppositely-charged lepton pairs and jets in proton-proton collisions at centre-of-mass energy of 13 TeV with CMS detector”. Currently I’m working as a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya.

Positions Held

Visiting Lecturer, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka - (Jan 2019 - Present)

Member - Career Enhancement and Guidance Committee (CEGC) - (2020 - Present)

Volunteer student counsellor - (2020 - Present)

Department Coordinator - Science Education Unit (SEU) - (2019 - Present)

Senior Lecturer Gr II, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya - (May 2019 - Present)

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Lecturer (Probationary), Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya - (March 2013 - May 2019)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Physics, Kansas State University - (2014-2015)

Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Phsics, Kansas State University - (2015-2019)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Construction of an Ionization chamber to detect Alpha and Beta Particles

Construction of Galvanic cell using Biodegradable Materials

Memberships & Awards


Pheno Travel Award, 2018


Physical Science awards for Physics – 2012, SLAAS


Gold medal for academic excellence in Physics special degree, 2012