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Professor K D Jayasuriya

BSc (Sri Lanka), PhD (ANU), CPhys, FIP (SL), FNASSL

 

 

Designation

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Senior Professor in Physics

Specialized Field

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Condensed Matter Physics

Mailing Address

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Department of Physics, University of Kelaniya,
Kelaniya 11600, Sri Lanka

Telephone

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(+94) (0)11 2903345 (Office)
(+94) (0)11 2926050 (Residence)

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Qualifications

  • B. Sc. (Special) degree in Physics, University of  Sri Lanka, Peradeniya Campus (1977)
  • Ph. D., Australian National University (1984)

Fellowships

  • Fellow - National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka (since  2012)
  • Fellow – Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka (since 1993).
  • Visiting Fellow, University College, The Australian Defence Force Academy, The University of New South Wales. (1992, 2002)
  • Visiting Fellow, The Australian National University. (1992)

Administrative Experience

  • Dean - Faculty of Science, University of Kelaniya  2003-2009
  • Head - Department of Physics, University of Kelaniya, 1991, 1995-2000.
  • Director - Centre for University of Kelaniya Management Information System, Since 2011

Editorial Experience

  • Editor in Chief - Journal of Science of the University of Kelaniya Sri Lanka (Since 2011)
  • Editor in Chief - Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, Institute of Physics Sri Lanka (Since 2011)

Research Interests

  • Low cost biodegradable electrolyte materials for Galvanic Cells.
  • Structural and magnetic properties of materials using Mössabuer spectroscopy.
  • Oxidation state and coordination environment of iron in silicates melts using Mössbauer Spectroscopy.
  • Exploring the possibility of developing a low cost solar cell.

Publications (including edited volumes)

  1. N Jayashantha, KD Jayasuriya and RP Wijesundara, Biodegradable Plantain Pith for Galvanic Cells, Proc. 28th Tech. Sess. Inst. Phys., Sri Lanka, pp. 92-99 (2012)
  2. Nandana Jayashantha, RP Wijesundara and KD Jayasuriya, Electrical batteries from plantain pith, Proc. 12th Annual Research Symp., University of Kelaniya, p71 (2011)
  3. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF KELANIYA, SRI LANKA (1968-2009) PART III, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, Compiled By; KD Jayasuriya and KP Abeywickrama, March 2010, University of Kelaniya.
  4. KD Jayasuriya, The Faculty of Science of the University of Kelaniya, Golden  Jubilee Commemoration Volume of the University of Kelaniya, pp 717-724 (2009)
  5. Proceedings of the ASAIHL Conference 2009 held from 20th to 22nd May 2009, Colombo, Sri Lanka; E-Publication, University of Kelaniya,   ISBN : 978-955-9044-86-4; Editors: Sarath Amunugama, K.D. Jayasuriya and N.K. Dangalle,  http://www.kln.ac.lk/uokr/all.html
  6. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PUBLICATIONS, UNIVERSITY OF KELANIYA, SRI LANKA (1968-2004) PART III, FACULTY OF SCIENCE, Compiled By; U.S. Amarasinghe, K.D. Jayasuriya and Y.M. Sunanda Maddumabandara, May 2006, University of Kelaniya.
  7. Hugh St C O’Neill, Andrew J Berry, Catherine C MaCammon, Kasthuri D Jayasuriya, Stewart J Campbell and Garry Foran,An experimental determination of the effect of pressure on the Fe 3+/ΣFe ratio of an anhydrous silicate melt to 3.0 GPa,American Mineralogist 91,pp. 404 – 412 (2006)
  8. KH Kumara, L Munasinghe, KD Jayasuriya, NGJ Dias, CH De Silva and SRD Kalingamudali,Design and implementation of a WEB-based faculty information system, Proc. 7thAnnual Research Symp. 2006, University of Kelaniya, p. 66 (2006)
  9. Kasthuri D Jayasuriya, Hugh St C O’Neill, Andrew J Berry, and Stewart J Campbell, A Mössbauer study of the oxidation state of iron in silicate melts, American Mineralogist89, pp. 1597-1609 (2004)
  10. Andrew J Berry, Hugh St C O’Neill, Kasthuri D Jayasuriya, Stewart J Campbell, and Garry J Foran, XANES calibrations for the oxidation state of iron in silicate glass, American Mineralogist 88, pp. 967-77 (2003)
  11. AWS Chandana, SRD Kalingamudali, RP Wijesundara and KD Jayasuriya, Design of an Inexpensive Digital Watt-hour Meter, Proc. IEE Tenth Annual Conference, Sri Lanka (2003)
  12. KD Jayasuriya, AJ Berry, SJ Campbell and HStC Neill, The oxidation states of iron in silicate melts: a Mössbauer study, Proc. Twenty-Sixth Annual Condensed Matter Meeting, Australia, WP15 (2002)
  13. RP Wijesundara, NP Gunatunga, W Siripala, KD Jayasuriya, SRD Kalingamudali, KTL De Silva and JKDS Jayanetti,Fabrication and Characterisation of CuInS2/ZnSe/Metal Structures for Solar Cell Applications, Proc. 16th Tech. Sess. Inst. Phys., Sri Lanka, pp. 63-70 (2000)
  14. RP Wijesundera, LDRD Perera, KD Jayasuriya, W Siripala, KTL De Silva, A Samanthilleke and IM Dharmadasa,Sulphidation of electrodeposited Cuprous Oxide thin films for Photovoltaic Applications, Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 61, pp 277-286 (2000)
  15. RP Wijesundara, W Siripala, KD Jayasuriya and SRD Kalingamudali, Sulphurisation of sequentially electrodeposited Cu-In alloy for the preparation of semiconductor thin films, Proc. Annual Research Symp. 2000, University of Kelaniya, p. 32 (2000)
  16. RP Wijesundara, W Siripala, KD Jayasuriya and SRD Kalingamudali, I-V and C-V characterization of semiconductor thin films, Proc. Annual Research Symp. 2000, University of Kelaniya, p. 31 (2000)
  17. RP Wijesundara, W Siripala, KD Jayasuriya, SRD Kalingamudali, KTL De Silva, JKDS Jayanetti, AP Samantilleke and IM Dharmadasa, Growth and characterisation of CuInS2 thin films, Proc. Wkshp. Low Cost Elect. Mat. and Solar Cells, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, pp. 40-45 (1999)
  18. RP Wijesundara, MP Nadesalingam, W Siripala, KD Jayasuriya, SRD Kalingamudali, JKDS Jayanetti and KTL De Silva,A study of CuInS2 thin films for photovoltaic applications,Proc. 15th Tech. Sess. Inst. Phys., Sri Lanka, pp. 52-58 (1999)
  19. WMPI Wijesinghe, W Siripala, KD Jayasuriya and SRD Kalingamudali, A computational study of IV characteristics of ITO/Cu2O/Metal junctions, Proc. 15th Tech. Sess. Inst. Phys., Sri Lanka, pp. 35-42 (1999)
  20. KD Jayasuriya, Mössbauer effect studies of ball-milled materials, Proc. 15th Tech. Sess. Inst. Phys., Sri Lanka, pp. 43-51 (1999)
  21. RP Wijesundara, W Siripala, KD Jayasuriya, SRD Kalingamudali, KTL De Silva, and JKDS Jayanetti,Photoelectrochemical Characterisation of ZnSe coated Copper Indium Sulphide Thin Film Electrodes, Proc. 55thAnnual Sess., SLAAS, p. 203 (1999)
  22. RP Wijesundara, SRD Kalingamudali and KD Jayasuriya, Construction of a near ideal sensitive nanoammeter, Proc.14th Tech. Sess. Inst. Phys., Sri Lanka, pp. 50-53 (1998)
  23. LDRD Perera, R Wijesundara, W Siripala, KD Jayasuriya, KTL De Silva and JKDS. Jayanetti,ITO/n-Cu2O/p-CuxS thin film solar cell, Proc. 53rd Annual Sess. SLAAS, p. 290 (1997)
  24. SJ Campbell, E Wu, WA Kaczmarek and KD Jayasuriya, A Mossbauer effect study of barium ferrite ball-milled in air,Hyp Int 92, pp. 933-941 (1994)
  25. SJ Campbell, WA Kaczmarek, E Wu and KD Jayasuriya, Surfactant assisted ball-milling of barium ferrite, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, 30, pp. 742-745 (1994)
  26. KD Jayasuriya, SJ Campbell, A Calka and J Jing, A Mossbauer study of ball-milled Co-Fe-Si-B II: with surfactants,Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 76, pp. 85-88 (1993)
  27. KD Jayasuriya, SJ Campbell, A Calka and J Jing, Ball milling of iron in different environments, In JJ de Barbadillo, FH Froes and R Schwarz (eds.), ASM, Materials Park, Ohio, pp 27-31 (1993)
  28. SJ Campbell, KD Jayasuriya, A Calka and J Jing, A Mossbauer study of ball-milled Co-Fe-Si-B I: Dry Milling, Nuclear Instrum. and Methods in Physics Research B 76, pp. 81-84 (1993)
  29. SJ Campbell, KD Jayasuriya, A Calka, JM Cadogen, J Jing and E Wu, Ball milling of Nd, Fe and B powders, In Proceedings of the 7th Inter Symposium on Anisotropy and Coercivity in Rare-Earth Transition Metal Alloys, Hi-Perm Laboratory, Research Centre for Advanced Minerals and Materials Processing, University of Western Australia. (eds.), Scott Four Color Print, Perth, pp. 68-78 (1992)
  30. MA Punyasena and KD Jayasuriya, A home made double slab pyranometer for irradiance measurements, Proc. 44thAnnual Sess. SLAAS, p. 155 (1988)
  31. KD Jayasuriya, AM Stewart and SJ Campbell, The specific heat of samarium metal (80-400 K), Materials Chemistry and Physics 14, pp. 525-531 (1986)
  32. KD Jayasuriya, AM Stewart and SJ Campbell, A specific heat study of natural haematite around the Morin transition and the effect of entrapped water, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids 46, pp. 625-629 (1986)
  33. KD Jayasuriya, SJ Campbell and AM Stewart, Magnetic transitions in dysprosium: A specific heat study, Physical Review B 31, pp. 6032-6046 (1985)
  34. KD Jayasuriya, SJ Campbell and AM Stewart, Specific heat study of a holmium single crystal, Journal of Physics. F: Metal Physics 15, pp. 225-239 (1985)
  35. KD Jayasuriya, AM Stewart, SJ Campbell and ESR. Gopal, The critical specific heat of terbium, Journal of Physics. F: Metal Physics 14, pp. 1725-1743 (1984)
  36. KD Jayasuriya, SJ Campbell and AM Stewart, Specific heat study of a single crystal of holmium, Proc. of the SeventhAnnual New Zealand Institute of Physics and Australian Institute of Physics Condensed Matter Physics Meeting, PT14(1984)
  37. KD Jayasuriya, SJ Campbell, AM Stewart and ESR Gopal, Specific heat study of the transition from the ferromagnetism to antiferromagnetism in terbium, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 31-34, pp. 1055-1056 (1983)
  38. KD Jayasuriya, SJ Campbell and AM Stewart, Specific heat study of the ferromagnetic transition in gadolinium, Proc. of the Seventh Annual Australian Institute of Physics Solid State Physics Meeting, PW15 (1983)
  39. KD Jayasuriya, AM Stewart and SJ Campbell, The specific heat studies of GE varnish (200-400K), Journal of Physics. E: Scientific Instruments 15, pp. 885-886 (1982)
  40. KD Jayasuriya, SJ Campbell, AM Stewart and ESR Gopal, Magnetic transitions in terbium: A specific heat study, Proc. of the Australian Institute of Physics Fifth National Physics Congress, C10 (1982)
  41. KD Jayasuriya, AM Stewart, SJ Campbell and ESR Gopal, Specific heat and Mössbauer studies of haematite (a-Fe2O3),Proc. of the Sixth Annual Australian Institute of Physics Solid State Physics Meeting, PT19 (1982)
  42. KD Jayasuriya, SJ Campbell, AM Stewart and ESR Gopal, Specific heat studies of magnetic phase transitions in terbium, Proc. of the Sixth Annual Australian Institute of Physics Solid State Physics Meeting, TA3 (1982)