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Physics

Name

Dr. Karunananda Pemasiri

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc. (Perad.), MS, Ph.D. (Cincinnati, USA)

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About Me

I am a Senior Lecturer, attached to the Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. I received my undergraduate degree (BSc special degree in Physics) in 2004 from the University of Peradeniya and then did postgraduate studies at University of Cincinnati, USA from 2006  and received PhD in 2013 on “Optical characterization of semiconductor nanowires”. My research interests focuses mainly on semiconductor material research.

Positions Held

Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. - (December 2014 - to date)

Chiarman - Faculty Safety Committee, Faculty of Science - (2018 - to date)

Coordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell of PGIS - (2020 - to date)

Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. - (January 2015 - to date)

Temporary Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. - (February 2014 - December 2014)

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Graduate Assistant, Department of Physics, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, U.S.A. - (September 2016 -August 2013)

Senior Student Counselor, Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (January 2018 - December 2020)

Co-coordinator for MSc in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology - (May 2017 to date)

Faculty representative to University Safety Committee - (2017 to date)

Ongoing Research and Projects

Theoretical Modelling of Small and Wide Bandgaps in Thermoelectric Generators, with Special Attention on Schottky Barrier

Investigation of graphite/graphene as back contact material for thin film solar cells

Memberships & Awards

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URC Summer Fellowship 2012, University of Cincinnati (06/2012)

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Henry Laws Research Fellowship 2012, University of Cincinnati (06/2012)

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URC Summer Fellowship 2010, University of Cincinnati (06/2010)

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Henry Laws Research Fellowship 2010, University of Cincinnati (06/2010)

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Outstanding Poster in Physical Science & Engineering- Graduate poster Forum 2010, University of Cincinnati

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University Prize for Academic Excellence, University of Peradeniya (12/2004)

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Dr. C.A. Hewawitharana Memorial Prize For Physics, University of Peradeniya (12/2004)

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Prof. A.W. Wolfendale Prize for Physics, University of Peradeniya (2002/2003)

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Prof. V. Appapillai Prize for Physics, University of Peradeniya (10/2002)

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University Scholarship (Physical Science), University of Peradeniya (11/2001)