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Prof. P. Peratheepan

pperatheepan Prof. P. Peratheepan
B.Sc.(Hons.) (Eastern University, Sri Lanka), M.Sc. (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka), PhD (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Professor in Physics
Department of Physics
Faculty of Science
Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Telephone: +94 65 2240754
E-mailperatheepan@esn.ac.lk / peratheepan2002@yahoo.com

Biography

Date of Birth : 14th of October, 1974

Sex : Male

Nationality : Sri Lankan Tamil

Civil Status : Married

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics, August 2013
    University of Johannesburg, South Africa
    Thesis: Thermal, electronic, and magnetic properties of the cage-structured rare-earth system RT2Al10 (R = rare-earth and T = d-electron element)
  • M.Sc. in Physics of Materials, January 2007
    Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Thesis: Study on physical and mechanical properties of Bambusa vulgaris and Dendrocalamus gigantius for possible value addition in industrial flooring
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) (Special Degree) in Physics, Second Class (Upper Division), February 2002
    Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    Dissertation: Construction of Hartshorn bridge and AC susceptibility measurements on para and diamagnetic materials

Employment History

  • Senior Lecturer (Grade I) in Physics, 27.03.2017 to date
    Department of Physics, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

  • Senior Lecturer (Grade II) in Physics, 08.10.2013 to 26.03.2017
    Department of Physics, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

  • Lecturer (Probationary) in Physics, 27.03.2006 to 07.10.2013
    Department of Physics, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

  • Temporary Assistant Lecturer in Physics, 01.08.2002 to 26.03.2006
    Department of Physics, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

  • Temporary Demonstrator in Physics, 01.03.2002 to 31.07.2002
    Department of Physics, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Links to Publications

Publications

Journal Articles

  1. E. Carleschi, B.P. Doyle, J.L. Snyman, E. Magnano, S. Nappini, I. Pis, F. Bondino, P. Peratheepan, and A.M. Strydom, Evidence for strong f-d hybridisation in intermetallic ferromagnet CePdIn2, Physical Review B 92 (2015) 235137.
  2. D.T. Adroja, A.D. Hillier, C. Ritter, A. Bhattacharyya, D.D. Khalyavin, A.M. Strydom, P. Peratheepan, B. Fak, M.M. Koza, J. Kawabata, Y. Yamada, Y. Okada, Y. Muro, T. Takabatake, and J. W. Taylor, Contrasting effect of La-substitution on the moment direction in the Kondo semiconductor CeT2Al10 (T = Ru, Os) 92 (2015) 094425.
  3. P. Peratheepan and A.M. Strydom, Electronic, magnetic, and transport properties of the isotypic aluminides SmT2Al10 (T = Fe, Ru), Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 27 (2015) 095604.
  4. P. Khuntia, P. Peratheepan, A.M. Strydom, Y. Utsumi, K.-T. Ko, K.-D. Tsuei, L.H. Tjeng, F. Steglich, M. Baenitz, Contiguous 3d and 4f Magnetism: strongly correlated 3d electrons
    in YbFe2Al10, Physical Review Letters 113 (2014) 216403.
  5. D.T. Adroja, A.D. Hillier, Y. Muro, J. Kajino, T.Takabatake, P. Peratheepan, A.M. Strydom, P.P. Deen, F. Demmel, J.R. Stewart, J.W. Taylor, R.I. Smith, S. Ramos and M.A. Adams, Competing 4f-electron dynamics in Ce(Ru1-xFex)2Al10 (0≤x ≤ 1:0): magnetic ordering emerging from the Kondo semiconducting state, Physical Review B 87 (2013)224415.
  6. A.M. Strydom, P. Khuntia, M. Baenitz, P. Peratheepan, and F. Steglich, Fluctuations and the ferromagnetic instability in YFe2Al10: the role of Fe stoichiometry, Physica Status Solidi B 250 (2013) 630.
  7. A.M. Strydom, P. Peratheepan, R. Sarkar, M. Baenitz, and F. Steglich, Electronic correlation effects in LnFe2Al10 (Ln = Y, Yb), Journal of the Physical Society of Japan 80 (2011) SA043.
  8. A.M. Strydom and P.Peratheepan, Magnetism and electronic correlations in the iron aluminides RFe2Al10 (R = Y, Yb), Physica Status Solidi-Rapid Research Letters 4 (2010) 356.
  9. D.D. Khalyavin, A.D. Hillier, D.T. Adroja, A.M. Strydom, P. Manuel, L.C. Chapon, P. Peratheepan, K. Night, P.Deen, C. Ritter, Y. Muro, and T. Takabatake, Long-range magnetic order in CeRu2Al10 studied via muon spin relaxation and neutron diffraction, Physical Review B 82 (2010) 100405(R).
  10. P. Peratheepan, J.C.N. Rajendra, B.S.B. Karunaratne, Preliminary investigation on physical and mechanical properties of Bambusa vulgaries and Dendrocalamus gigantius for industrial flooring, Ceylon Journal of Sciences 14 (2008) 39.


Abstracts in Conference Proceedings

  1. P. Peratheepan and A.M. Strydom, Effects of Fe substitution for isoelectronic Ru on the magnetic and transport properties of CeRu2Al10, The European Conference, Physics of Magnetism, Poznan, Poland (2014).
  2. S. Hamigah, P. Peratheepan, and F.C. Ragel, Development of an apparatus for low-temperature magnetic susceptibility measurements, Wayamba University International Conference, Sri Lanka, (2014).
  3. P. Peratheepan and A.M. Strydom, A comparative study of Y-and La-doping on the magnetism in Ce1-xM(x)Ru2Al10, International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, Tokyo, Japan (2013).
  4. D.T. Adroja, A.D. Hillier, Y. Muro, J. Kajino, T. Takabatake, P. Peratheepan, A.M. Strydom, P.P. Deen, J.R. Stewart, J. Taylor, F. Demmel, and M. Adams, Study of long-range magnetic ordering and spin gap formation in Ce(Ru1-xFex)2Al10 through SR and Neutron Scattering Measurements, International Conference on Magnetism, Korea (2012).
  5. D.T. Adroja, P.P. Deen, A.D. Hillier, Y. Muro, J. Kajino, T. Takabatake, A.M. Strydom, P. Peratheepan, F. Demmel, J.R. Stewart, and J. Taylor, Evidence of a spin gap above the magnetic ordering temperature and crystal field excitations in CeOs2Al10, International Conference on Magnetism, Korea (2012).
  6. D.T. Adroja, A.D. Hillier, P. Peratheepan, A.M. Strydom, Y. Muro, J.R. Stewart, J. Taylor, F. Demmel, P.P. Deen and T. Takabatake, Neutron scattering and SR studies of spin gap formation in Ce1-xLaxRu2Al10, International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, United Kingdom (2011).
  7. J.L. Snyman, A.M. Strydom, P. Peratheepan, The magnetocaloric effect in CePdIn2, International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, United Kingdom (2011).
  8. P. Peratheepan and A.M. Strydom, Thermal transport in the cage-compounds RFe2Al10 (R = Y, Yb), 56th Annual Conference of South African Institute of Physics, UNISA, Pretoria, South Africa, (2011).
  9. P. Peratheepan and A.M. Strydom, Evolution of magnetic phase transition in CexLa(1-x)Ru2Al10 compounds, 55th Annual Conference of South African Institute of Physics, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa (2010).
  10. P. Peratheepan and A.M. Strydom, Exploratory studies of the cage-type compound SmFe2Al10, 54th Annual Conference of South African Institute of Physics, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa (2009).
  11. P. Peratheepan, A. Thamizhavel, and A.M. Strydom, Exploratory physical properties of single crystal CeRu2Al10, 54th Annual Conference of South African Institute of Physics, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa (2009).
  12. P. Peratheepan and N. Pathmanathan, Construction of Hartshorn bridge and AC susceptibility measurements on para and diamagnetic materials, 2nd Annual Research Session, Eastern University, (2002).

Conference Presentation and Seminars

  1. Presented a poster on a comparative study of Y- and La-doping on the magnetism in Ce1-xMxRu2Al10, 6th August 2013 in the International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electron Systems, University of Tokyo, Tokyo (2013).
  2. Presented two posters on exploratory studies of the cage-type compound SmFe2Al10 and on exploratory physical properties of single crystal CeRu2Al10, 54th Annual Conference of South African Institute of Physics, University of Kwazulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa (2009).
  3. Presented a poster on evolution of magnetic phase transition in CexLa(1-x)Ru2Al10 compounds, 55th Annual Conference of South African Institute of Physics, CSIR, Pretoria, South Africa (2010).
  4. Given a talk on electronic correlation effects in the cage-structured rare-earth system RT2Al10 (R = rare-earth and T = d-electron element) in a seminar on 13th October 2011 at the Physics Department in University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  5. Given a talk on comparison study: magnetic, thermal and transport properties of antiferromagnetic compounds SmT2Al10 (T = Fe, Ru) in a seminar on 30th April 2010 at the Physics Department in University of Johannesburg, South Africa.
  6. Oral presentation in the National Conference on Advance Materials for Emerging Technologies on study on physical and mechanical properties of Bambusa vulgaris and Dendrocalamus gigantius for industrial flooring, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2007)

Research Interest

  • Investigation of low-temperature: thermal, electronic, and magnetic properties of the cage-structured rare-earth based strongly correlated electron systems.
  • Value-addition of Sri Lankan structural bamboos for industrial flooring.
  • Development and performance investigation of solar drying systems for agricultural products.

Teaching

Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka:

  • General Degree: Presently teaching Electricity and Magnetism-I (PH 103), General Physics (PH 105), Electricity and Magnetism-II (PH 207), and General Physics II (PH 1033)
  • Special Degree in Physics: Presently teaching Electromagnetic Theory and Waves (PHS01), Statistical Mechanics (PHS 04), and Classical Mechanics (PHS06).
  • MSc in Science Education: Presently teaching Physics Pedagogy (MSED 2556), Teaching Basic Concepts in Physics (MSED 2557), and Nuclear Physics (MSED 2564).

Faculty of Technology, Eastern University, Sri Lanka:

  • Bio Systems Technology (BST) Degree: Macroscopic Physics (MDS 12011), and Renewable Energy Systems (BST 23061).

Faculty Applied Science, Trincomalee Campus, EUSL

  • BSc in Applied Physics and Electronics: Physics of Energy (PHY 3242)

Awards

  • President’s Award for Scientific Publication-2015 by National Research Council (NRC) and Presidential Secretariat, Sri Lanka.
  • President’s Award for Scientific Publication-2014 by National Research Council (NRC) and Presidential Secretariat, Sri Lanka.
  • NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication-2013 by National Research Council (NRC), Sri Lanka.
  • NSF Travelling Fellowship under Overseas Special Training Programme (OSTP) by National Science Foundation (NSF), Sri Lanka.
  • Doctor Sabaratnam Prize for Interventional Research, Annual General Convocation, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, 2016.
  • Commonwealth Scholarship for PhD Study, Commonwealth Commission UK, 2008-2010.
  • Doctoral Merit Award for PhD study, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Positions Held

  • Head/Department of Physics, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    From 01.12.2013 to 30.11.2016 (first term)
    From 01.12.2016 to 2019 (second term)
  • Acting Head/Department of Physics, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    From 01.11.2013 to 30.11.2013
  • Coordinator/Department of Physics, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    From 01.12.2006 to 21.10.2007
  • Student Counsellor, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    From16.11.2006 to 15.11.2007
    From 04.06.2014 to 03.06.2015
    From 28.09.2016 to 27.09.2017
    From 15.01.2018 to date
  • Faculty Coordinator, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    From 04.11.2013 to 08.06.2016
  • Deputy Coordinator for Activity-1, Quality and Innovation Grant (QIG) of B.Sc. (General Degree), HETC Project, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    From 01.01.2013 to 31.12.2013
  • Faculty coordinator for implementation of University Development Grant (UDG) HETC Project, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    From 17.02.2012 to 16.02.2015
  • Senate Nominee to Campus Board, Trincomalee Campus, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    From 19.09.2014 to 09.01.2016
  • Member of the Sports Advisory Committee, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
    From 05.05.2015 to 04.05.2016
    From 01.11.2016 to date