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Prof. F. C. Ragel
B.Sc. (Hons) (EUSL), Ph.D. (Witswatersrand, South Africa), Accredited Teacher in HE (SEDA, UK), C.Phys.(SL).
Professor of Physics /
Research Interest: Strongly correlated electron systems (SCES): f-electron magnetism, Kondo effect, f-moment dilution, Heavy Fermions, non-Fermi-liquids, quantum criticality and superconductivity; General Relativity: Einstein’s field Equations.


Prof. P. Peratheepan
B.Sc. (Hons) (EUSL), M.Sc. (PGIS, UPDN),
PhD (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Professor in Physics / ​​
Research Interest: Investigation of thermoelectric phenomena via low-temperature thermal, electronic, and magnetic properties of the rare-earth based strongly correlated cage compounds Bamboo value-addition, development of solar drying system.


Dr. Queenie. Y. Soundararajah 
B.Sc (Hons) (EUSL, Sri Lanka), M.Phil (UPDN, Sri Lanka), PhD (UOB, UK)
Senior Lecturer (Grade I)
E-mail: /
Research Interest: My interests lie in using transmission electron microscopy to characterize nanomaterials, in particular the semiconductors that are used to make solar cells and light emitting devices. Imaging, electron diffraction and analytical studies that include energy dispersive X-ray microanalysis (EDX), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS) and cathodoluminescence (CL) to characterize nanomaterials and defects are also of interest. The semiconducting materials that I worked with using transmission electron microscopy for my PhD thesis includes InGaN, GaN, Si and MoO3..


Dr. P. Rodney Fernando
B.Sc (Hons.) (EUSL), M.Sc (Peradeniya) PhD (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Senior Lecturer  (Grade II)
Research Interest: Research related to Material Science, polymers and Superconducting Materials.

Sanjeevadharshini Aynharan

Mrs.Sanjeevadharshini Aynharan
B.Sc. (Hons) (EUSL)
Lecturer (Probationary)
Research Interest: Nano physics: My interest is to develop the higher efficiency, effectively, low cost Dye Sensitized Solar cells by using the nano particle and different types of dyes and electrolyte.

Mrs. Hamigah Anton Tharshanth

Mrs.Hamigah Anton Tharshanth
B.Sc.(Hons)(EUSL) , M.Sc.(Reading)(Peradeniya)
Research Interest:Medical Physics, Magnetic Susceptibility measurements by developing an apparatus in low temperature.