Physics Society

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President                 

Mr. R. Risendralingam     
Vice-President Mr. R. P. P. D. Rajakaruna
Secretary Ms. D. M. B. Y. Dissanayake
Asst.Secretary Ms. S. Praveena
Junior Treasurer Mr. V. Gurunanthanan
Editor Mr. I. B. P. B. Sriyananda
Committee Members Ms. S. S. Gunasekara
Mr. D. D. A. D. J. Prabhoda
Mr. M. B. D. R. M. R. V. B. Medagama
Ms. J. Gunarathne
Ms. G. Chrishanthany
Mr. M. Thanushan

{tab=Past Activities}

  • Conducted more than fifteen talks
  • Printed and displayed posters of eminent Physicists at the laboratories
  • Purchased and fitted video display at the department 
  • Built a name block of the department at the entrance 
  • Refurbished departmental garden  
  • Money generated by selling T-shirts which were designed by the society 
  • Printed and displayed a poster of eminent Scientists at the entrance of the department 
  • Conducted article writing competition 
  • Organised industrial visits 

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All the talks except talk numbers 1, 7, 8 & 14 were delivered by UoJ Physics Alumni. 

 

Talk No.

Date Title of the talk Speaker  & Affiliation Qualifications

1

June 25, 2013 Infrared Sensors and Night Vision Camera Mr.M.Thanihaichelvan

Lecturer in Physics, UOJ

BSc Hons (Eng)(Annah)

MSc (East London, UK)

2

December 20,
2013
Light Trapping for Photovoltaic Mr.S.Senthuran

PhD candidate, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna)

MSc (Belfast, UK)

3

December 31, 2013 Nano Structured Metal Oxides for Gas Sensing Applications Ms.T.Tharsika,

PhD candidate, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna)

4

May 13, 2014 Functional Thin Films via Aqueous Cluster Precursors  Dr.N.Athavan

Postdoctoral Scholar (University of Oregon, USA)

BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna)

MS, PhD (Portland state, USA)

5

August 19, 2014 Opportunities for Higher Studies in USA with Financial Assistance Dr. K. Vignarooban

Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Physics, UOJ

BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna) MPhil(Peradeniya)

PhD (Cincinnati, USA)

6

August 26, 2014 Medical Physics Education and Career – Opportunities and Challenges Dr. S. Sivananthan
Senior Lecturer, School of Medical Sciences, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna) M.Sc.(Peradeniya)

M.Sc.(Bolton, UK) P.G.Dip.Sc

PhD (Canterbury)

7

September 16,2014 Solar Power and Entrepreneurship Mr.Siva Muthulingasamy

Managing Director, Solar4us Limited, Surrey, UK

BSc(Chemical Engineering) (Aston, UK)

8

November 12,2014 Einstein’s Life and His Revolutionary Ideas in Physics Dr.Vincent Smith

Visiting Fellow in Physics, University of Bristol, UK & Visiting Scientist, CERN

MA(Oxford)

PhD(Bristol)

FinstP

9

February 10, 2015 Development of Flame Retardant Synthetic Polymer Fibers Using Novel Technologies Dr. S. Ahilan BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna) MSc(Peradeniya)

MSc(Bolton, UK)

PhD (Bolton, UK)

10

March 10, 2015 GEANT4 Monte-Carlo Toolkit for the Simulation of Passage of the Particles Through Materials Dr.J.Jeyasugiththan

Medical Physicist, Jaffna Teaching Hospital

BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna) MSc(Peradeniya)

PhD (Cape Town, South Africa)

11

March 17, 2015 Deposition and Characterization of CZTS Thin Films for Solar Cell Applications Dr. N.Muhunthan

Lecturer, National Institute of Education

BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna) MSc(Jaffna)

PhD (NPL, India)

12

June 03, 2015  High Temperature Superconductor Wire and its applications Dr.S.Gnanarajan

Research Scientist, CSIRO, Australia &Former Senior Lecturer in Physics, UOJ

BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna) MSc (Simon Fraser)

PhD(Maine, USA)

13

August 06, 2015 Fourier Transforms and Radar Applications Dr. T.Thayaparan

Defense Scientist, Radar Applications and Space Technologies, Defense R&D, Canada and Adjunct Professor, McMaster University, Canada.

BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna) MSc (Oslo, Norway)

PhD(Western Ontario, Canada)

14

August 14, 2015 Solar Villages for Sustainable Development & Reduction of Poverty Prof.I.M.Dharmadasa

Head of Electronic Materials, Sheffield Hallam University, UK

BSc Hons (Physics)(Pera)

PhD (Sheffield Hallam, UK)

15

August 21,

2015

Tweezing the Basis of Life

“DNA-Drug Interactions-A View with Optical Tweezers ”

Dr. P.Thayaparan

Assistant Professor in Physics, Bridgewater State University, Massachusetts, USA

BSc Hons (Physics)(Jaffna) MSc & PhD (Northeastern, USA).

16

November 06, 2015  Nanotechnology: My Experience Dr. Nadarajah Manivannan

Research Fellow, Centre for Engineering Systems Research, Dept. of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Brunel University, London

BEng (Hons.), DPhil (Oxford), SMIEEE and MInstP

17

November 20, 2015  Diffusion Wave Instrumentation, Measurement and Analytical Methodologies for Biomedical and Industrial Applications Dr.Konesh Sivagurunathan

Vice President, Product Development, Quantum Dental Technologies (QDT), Toronto, Canada

B.Sc. Hons. (Jaffna), M.S. & PhD. (Northeastern University, Boston, USA)

18

January 14, 2016  The Physics and Applications of

 Structural Colour

Prof. Vinothan Manoharan

Professor of Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Harvard, USA

BSE (Princeton, USA) and PhD (California-Santa Barbara, USA)

19

February 01, 2016 Solid/Gel Polymer Electrolytes with Mixed Salts for Dye Sensitized Solar Cells Dr.T.M.W.J. Bandara

Senior Lecturer in Physics, Department of Physical Sciences, Rajarata University of Sri Lanka, Mihintale

BScHons (Ruhuna), MPhil (Ruhuna) and PhD (Peradeniya and Chalmers-Sweden)
20
21  June 06, 2016   Quantum Transport in Graphene Devices Dr.Piranavan Kumaravadivel

Post-Doctoral Research Associate Yale University, Connecticut, USA

B.Sc.Hons.(Peradeniya) and Ph.D.(Stony Brook, NY, USA)

tab=List of alumni holding PhD degree}

Name with Title

Year of Graduation

Place of receiving the PhD degree

Present Affiliation

Website
Dr.S.Gnanarajan

1979

University of Maine, USA Senior Scientist CSIRO, Australia www.csiro.au
Dr.S.Sritharan

1979

Colorado State University, USA IT Specialist Department of Treasury, USA www.treasury.gov
Dr.N.Suntharalingam

1979

Tufts University, USA Associate Professor Edward Waters College, USA www.ewc.edu
Dr.A.Thavendrarajah

1980

Ohio State University, USA Senior Medical Physicist Mt. Carmel Health System, USA www.mountcarmelhealth.com
Dr.P.Soundrarajan

1981

Vanderbilt University, USA
Dr.M.M.Faiz

1981

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Associate Professor KFUPM, Saudi Arabia www.kfupm.edu.sa
Dr.M.Yoganathan

1984

University of Pittsburg, USA Senior Engineer Crystal IS, USA www.cisuvc.com
Prof.J.C.N.Rajendra

1984

University of Sussex, UK Professor Open University, Sri Lanka www.ou.ac.lk
Dr.S.Shutthanandan

1985

Montana State University, USA Senior Research Scientist Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA www.emsl.pnl.gov
Dr.S.K.Ravindran

Montana State University, USA
Dr. B. Srigengan

1986

Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
Dr. (Mrs.) V. Srigengan

1986

University of Manchester, UK Teacher Belfast Education and Library Board, UK www.belb.org.uk
Dr. K. Ganeshan

University of Canterbury, New Zealand N Fabrication Scientist University of Melbourne, Australia www.unimelb.edu.au
Dr. P. Kathirgamanathan

1986

Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand Research Scientist OPUS, New Zealand www.opus.co.nz
Dr. T. Thayaparan

1987

University of Western Ontario, New Zealand Research Scientist Department of National Defense, Canada www.forces.gc.ca
Dr. J. Sooriyajeevan

1989

University of Aberdeen, UK Principal Software Engineer Cynosure Inc. USA www.cynosure.com
Dr. N. Shivaparan

1989

Montana State University Manager ADA systems New Jersey Transit, USA www.njtransit.com
Dr.P.Sivanesan

1989

University of Maryland – College Park, USA Research Scientist Physical Optics Corporation www.poc.com
Dr. K. Ahilan

1992

University of Cambridge, UK Residence Teacher Columbia International College, Canada www.cic-totalcare.com/
Dr. S. Sivaraya

1993

University of Bath, UK Research Technician University of Bath, UK www.bath.ac.uk
Dr. S. Sivananthan

1993

University of Canterbury, New Zealand Senior Lecturer RMIT University, Australia www.rmit.edu.au
Prof.P.Ravirajan

1994

Imperial College, University of London, UK Professor Dept. of Physics, University of Jaffna www.phy.jfn.ac.lk
Dr.K.Sutharsan

1994

Arizona State University, USA Device Engineer EPIR Technologies Inc., USA www.epir.com
Dr.S.Nimalan

1994

University of Western Ontario, Canada Research Associate NASA, USA www.nasa.gov
Dr. S. Koneswaran

1996

Northeastern University, USA Vice President – Product Development Quantum Dental Technologies www.thecanarysystem.com
Dr. R. Sumithiran

1996

University of South Carolina, USA APT SAS Institute, USA www.sas.com
Dr.P.Thayaparan

2000

Northeastern University, USA Assistant Professor Bridgewater State University, USA www.thaya.us
Dr.P.Sankar

2000

University of Illinois at Chicago, USA Research Associate Rush University Medical Center, USA www.rush.edu
Dr.K.Vignarooban

2001

University of Cincinnati, USA Senior Lecturer Dept. of Physics, University of Jaffna www.phy.jfn.ac.lk
Dr.M.Suresh

2001

Queen’s University of Belfast, UK
Dr.T.Pathmathas

2001

University of Cap town, South Africa Senior Lecturer Dept. of Physics, University of Jaffna  www.phy.jfn.ac.lk
Dr.J.Jeyesugiththan

2001

University of Cape Town, South Africa Medical Physicist Tellipalai Cancer Hospital, Sri Lanka
Dr.N.Muhunthan

2002

National Physical Laboratory, India Assistant Lecturer National Institute of Education, Sri Lanka www.nie.lk
Dr.S.Ahilan

2002

University of Bolton, UK  Lecturer Eastern University of SL www.esn.ac.lk
Dr. T. Gnanavel

2002

University of Sheffield, UK Postdoctoral Fellow University of York, UK www.york.ac.uk
Dr.N.Athavan

2003

Portland State University, USA Postdoctoral Fellow Texas A&M University, USA www.tamu.edu
Dr. K. Harithas

2006

University of Bristol, UK
Dr.(Ms.) S.Ubenthiran

2009

University of Malaya, Malaysia Senior Lecturer Dept. of Physics, University of Jaffna www.phy.jfn.ac.lk
Dr(Ms.).N.Balakrishnan

2009

University of Nottingham, UK
Dr(Ms).T.Thanihaichelvan

2010

University of Malaya, Malaysia
Dr.A.Thevakaran

2005

University of Colombo, Sri Lanka Senior Lecturer Dept. of Physics, University of Jaffna www.phy.jfn.ac.lk

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