Dr A Thevakaran

Dr.A.Thevakaran

  

Senior Lecturer (Grade II)  in Physics


Department of Physics 
University of Jaffna
Sri Lanka

 

TP.No : +94212225924
Fax No: +94212222685
Email: atheva79@yahoo.com

B.Sc.(Hons.)(Jaffna)
PhD (Colombo)

   

 

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University Education

PhD, University of Colombo 2012 – 2015
BSc Special degree in Physics, University of Jaffna, 2000-2005  

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Main Area : Atmospheric Physics  

Research Intrest: Atmospheric numerical modeling, Regional climate downscaling, extreme weather events, Climate change and related topics, Atmospheric Physics and Neural network

Title of Thesis : High resolution climate change projection over Sri Lanka

Supervisors: Prof. D.U.J. Sonnadara, University of Colombo , Dr R.Suppiah CSIRO Australia

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  • A. Thevakaran and D.U.J. Sonnadara (2013) Reconstruction of Missing Monthly Temperature  Observations in  Jaffna – Sri Lanka, J. National Science Foundation .
  • A. Thevakaran, J.L. McGregor,  J. Katzfey, P. Hoffmann, R. Suppiah and D.U.J. Sonnadara (2015) An Assessment of CSIRO  Conformal Cubic Atmospheric Model simulations  over Sri Lanka, J. Climate Dynamics DOI 10.1007/s 00382-015-2680-4.

 

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  • A. Thevakaran, J.L. McGregor,  J. Katzfey, M.Thatcher, R. Suppiah and D.U.J. Sonnadara Evaluation of downscaled climate projection over Sri Lanka. Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka (2015)
  • A. Thevakaran, J.L. McGregor,  J. Katzfey, M.Thatcher, R. Suppiah and D.U.J. Sonnadara Changes in extreme rainfall events: Results from the CCAM simulations over Sri Lanka . Annual research symposium-2014 university of Colombo
  • A. Thevakaran, J.L. McGregor,  J. Katzfey, P. Hoffmann, R. Suppiah and D.U.J. Sonnadara: High Resolution Climate Change Projections for Sri Lanka, HETC symposium (2014)
  • A. Thevakaran and D.U.J. Sonnadara Reconstructing Monthly Temperature Time Series in Jaffna: A Neural Network Approach, University of Jaffna international research conference (2012).
  • A. Thevakaran and D.U.J. Sonnadara. Performance of neural network model in estimating daily maximum and minimum temperature in Jaffna, Annual research symposium 2012, university of Colombo.
  • G. Gnanapiragasam, A. Thevakaran, S. Sivaraya and P. Ravirajan, 14th Annual Sessions of Jaffna Science Association, Jaffna, 26-28, April 2006 (14) 6. (ISSN 1800-1289)

 

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  • Award of scholarship for the MPhil/PhD Program under the HETC project, 2011.
  • Sir Arunachalam Mahadeva Memorial Prize in Physics for the best performance in the honors degree examination in science (Physics) 2003.
  • University Prize (Thambiah Mudaliyar Chatrum Trust) for the best performance in the honors degree examination in science  2003.

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