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Professor
Email: dpitigala@sjp.ac.lk
Office : 0112758104
Research interest :organic/inorganic semiconductor materials and thin films; optoelectronic devices; solar energy conversion and energy storage; nanostructures and nanomaterials

EDUCATION

  • PhD. (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics), Georgia State University, USA (2014).
  • MSc. (Physics), Georgia State University, USA (2011)
  • MPhil. (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics), University of Sri Jayawardananapura, Sri Lanka (2006).
  • BSc. (Physics). University of Sri Jayewardenenapura, Sri Lanka. (2001).

OCCUPATION
Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Sri Jayawardanpura, Nugegoda (June. 2017 – )
Senior Lecturer, Matara Regional Centre, the Open University of Sri Lanka.     (Feb. 2017 – May 2017)
Instructor in Physics, Atlanta Technical Collage (ATC), Atlanta GA. (Jan. 2016- Dec. 2016)
Assistant Professor in Physics, Department of Physics, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw GA (Aug 2015-July 2016)
Instructor in Physics, Lanier Technical Collage, Cumming GA. (Jan. 2014- Dec. 2014)
Volunteer Researcher Associate, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Georgia State University Atlanta GA (Jan.2014-Feb 2017).
Graduate Teaching / Research Assistant, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Georgia State University Atlanta GA (Aug.2007- Dec. 2013).
External Research Assistant (Guest), Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Swiss Federal Institute of Lausanne, Switzerland. (Sept. 2006- July 2007)
Research Assistant, Institute of Fundamental Studies –Kandy. Sri Lanka. (July 2002 –June 2006)

Awards & Scholarships
President’s awards for Scientific Publications in 2007, National Research Council of Sri Lanka
President’s awards for Scientific Publications in 2006, National Research Council of Sri Lanka
Special Award for Excellence 2007 of LPI/EPFL, Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Swiss Federal Institute of Lausanne, Switzerland.
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarships for Foreign Scholars and Artists for the Academic Year 2006-2007.

RESEARCH

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