Physics Society

President Mr. P. M. Tharshan Peries
Vice-President Mr. J. Lahiru Sampath
Secretary Ms. V.Janani
Asst.Secretary Mr. M.Sayanthan
Junior Treasurer Ms. G. Thenmolie
Editor Mr. A. A. Isuru Lakmal
Committee Members Mr.T.M.Thisun Priyankara
Mr.S.L.N.Senavirathna
Ms K.H.D.D.Kumari
Mr. S.Mathushan
Ms V.Kopih
  • 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

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
Phone: 0094 21 222 5924
E-mail: physocuoj@gmail.com