Dr. (Ms.) H.O. Wijewardane

Senior Lecturer

ovamini@as.rjt.ac.lk
+94252266384 | +94777984398


Education

  • Ph.D. in Physics
    University of Missouri, USA (2007)
  • B.Sc (Honors) in Physics
    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (1997)

Professional Qualifications

  • Certificate course in Teaching in Higher Education (2011)
  • Chartered Physicist
  • Postdoctoral Fellow of Hunter College CUNY, USA from August 2007 to August 2009

Academic Reviewing, Editor, Chair

  • Editor in Chief for Applied Sciences Undergraduate Research Sessions- 2019
  • Local article reviewer for Technical sessions of Institute Physics Sri Lanka-2017,2018
  • Editorial Board- Technical Sessions of Institute of Sri Lanka 2017, 2018

Positions Held

  • Career Guidance Coordinator of the Faculty
  • Coordinator for Physics
  • Chairperson – Board of Study in Physical Sciences for External degree programs

Research Interests

  • Time dependent density functional theory approach for electron dynamics in semiconductor nanostructures
  • Theoretical condensed matter Physics
  • Theoretical approaches in solar radiation and astronomy
  • Computational, theoretical modeling in geothermal sources in Sri Lanka and in Applied Sciences

Teaching Subjects

  • FDN 1205: Basic Science for Non Science Students
  • PHY 1203: Fundamentals of Electromagnetism
  • PHY 2102: Electromagnetism
  • PHY 2105: Quantum Mechanics
  • PHY 3302: Mathematical methods for Physicists
  • PHY 3302: Applied Meteorology (Previously)
  • PHY 3207: Energy Resources
  • PHY 3208: Project/Seminar
  • PHY 3209: Solid State Physics
  • PHY 3210: Properties of Materials
  • PHY 4203: Classical Mechanics
  • PHY 4209: Physics of Semiconductor Devices
  • PHY 4210: Advanced Quantum Mechanics
  • PHY 4613: Research Project
  • PHY 4214: Current Topics in Chemistry and Physics

Current Researches and Projects

  • Temperature dependence in intersubband electron dynamics in quantum wells with Time-dependent density functional theory approach
  • Investigation of Type II Solar Radio Bursts
  • Photometry study to investigate the oscillation periods of stars

Publications

Indexed Journals

  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Real-time electron dynamics with exact-exchange time-dependent density-functional theory, Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 056404 (2008)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Time-dependent density functional approaches to ultrafast intersubband dynamics in quantum wells, Physica Status Solidi ( c ) 3, 2498 (2006)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Time-dependent Kohn-Sham theory with memory, Phys. Rev. Lett. 95, 086401 (2005)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Coherent control of intersubband optical bistability in quantum wells, Appl. Phys. Lett. 84, 3984 (2004)

International/National conference proceedings

  • Samaranayake S.A., De silva S.N., Dahanayake U.,Wijewardana H.O., Deepal Subasingha, “Geothermal Energy Development of Sri Lanka”,Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress 2020, Melbourne, Australia, 27 April to 1st May 2020 (accepted)
  • Samaranayake S.A., De silva S.N., Dahanayake U.,Wijewardana H.O., Deepal Subasingha, “Feasibility of Finding Geothermal Sources in Sri Lanka with refernce to the Hot Spring Series and the Dolerite Dykes”,Proceedings of World Geothermal Congress 2015, Melbourne, Australia, 19-25 April 2015
  • Thabrew, D.N.R, Wijewardane, H.O., Ranagalage, M., Identification of annual in spatial distribution of ambient NO2 in the Colombo municipal council (CMC) area, in proceedings of the RUSL third annual research symposium, ISSN: 2235 9710, 77 (2013)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Nonlinear intersubband photoabsorption in asymmetric single quantum wells, in proceedings of the 27th international conference on the physics of semiconductors, eds. J. Menendez and C. G. Van de Walle, AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 772, P.1141 (2005)

Abstract/Extended abstracts

  • H. O. Wijewardane, August Krueger, Gabriella Mullady, and Neepa Maitra, Autoionizing Resonances in TDDFT, APS March Meeting, New Orleans, USA (March 2008)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Time-dependent exact-exchange in quantam wells, Gordon Research Conference, Colby College, Waterville, Maine, USA (July 2007)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Time-dependent optimized effective potential for quantum wells, APS March Meeting, Denver, USA (March 2007)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Memory and exact exchange in TDDFT, APS March Meeting, Baltimore, USA (March 2006)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Time-dependent Kohn-Sham theory with memory, Midwest Solid State Conference, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO 65211, USA (October 2005)
  • H. O. Wijewardane, Time-dependent Kohn-Sham theory with memory, Leaders Meeting, Physics and Astronomy, University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia,MO 65211, USA (October 2005)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Time-dependent Kohn-Sham theory with memory, APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, USA (March 2005)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Coherent control of optical bistability in quantum wells, ACS PRF Summer School, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA (June 2004)
  • H. O. Wijewardane, Memory-dependent plasmon damping in quantum wells, The 11th annual Laird D. Schearer prize colloquium, Physics, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409, USA ( December 2004)
  • H. O. Wijewardane and C. A. Ullrich, Coherent control of optical bistability inquantum wells, APS March Meeting, Montreal, Canada (March 2004)
  • H. O. Wijewardane, Time-dependent density-functional approach to nonlinear intersubband dynamics in quantum wells, The 10th annual Laird D. Schearer prize colloquium, Physics, University of Missouri-Rolla, Rolla, MO 65409, USA (December 2003)