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Dr. P. Rodney Fernando

prodney Dr. P. Rodney Fernando
B.Sc (Hons.) (EUSL), M.Sc (Peradeniya), PhD (Johannesburg, South Africa)
Lecturer
E-mail: piusrf@gmail.com
Research Interest: Research related to Material Science, Magnetic materials and Superconducting Materials.
Telephone: +94 718497074

Biography

Full Name : Pius Rodney Fernando

Date of Birth : 1973 April 15th

Religion : Roman Catholic

Sex : Male

Civil Status : Married

Nationality : Sri Lankan 

NIC No. : 731061203 V

Links to Publications

Publications

Research Papers:

  1. Fernando PR, Karthika U, Parthipan K, Shandarabavan T, Ismail R and Jeeva A, Designing a Cooker to Utilise the Natural Waste Rice Husk as a Cooking Gas, Advances in Recycling & Waste Management, Vol. 2(1), 1000117, 2017.
  2. P.R. Fernando, C.J. Sheppard and A.R.E. Prinsloo, Superconductivity and Quantum Criticality in Cr100-zOsz alloys, Journal of Acta Physica Polonica A, 2016. (International Journal)
  3. P.R.Fernando, A. R. E. Prinsloo, C. J. Sheppard and L. Lodya, Putative quantum criticality in the (Cr90Ir10)100-yVy alloy system, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 115, 17E120, 2014. (International Journal)
  4. P.R.Fernando, C. J. Sheppard and A. R. E. Prinsloo, Magnetic and transport studies on Cr100-xIrx alloys Single crystal, 59th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, 2014. (Conference Proceedings)
  5. P.R.Fernando, A. R. E. Prinsloo and C. J. Sheppard, Electrical Resistivity measurements and Magnetic Phase Diagram of Cr100-xIrx alloys, HETC International conference, 2014. (e-poster HETC)
  6. C. J. Sheppard, A. R. E. Prinsloo, P. R. Fernando, A. M. Venter and A. M. Strydom, Quantum critical behaviour in the (Cr97.5Si2.5)100-yMoy alloy system. Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 113, 17E146, 2013. (International Journal)
  7. P.R.Fernando, C. J. Sheppard and A. R. E. Prinsloo, Magnetic Phase Diagram of Cr100-yOsy alloys, 58th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, 2013. (Conference Proceeding)
  8. A. R. E. Prinsloo, C. J. Sheppard, P R Fernando, P Madau, Characterization of epitaxial Cr thin films, 59th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, 2013. (Conference Proceeding)
  9. P. R. Fernando, S.Krishanthan, Intervention of CIDA restore project for providing safe drinking water to the villages Palameenmadu and Puthukkudiyiruppu, 2nd Conference of CIDA Restore Project,2009.
  10. P.R.Fernando, A.Parvathakeethan, V.Einon Mariya, Producing Lightweight Concrete Using Tobacco Wastes,1st Conference of CIDA Restore Project,2008.
  11. P.R.Fernando and N.Pathmanathan, Fabrication and Characterization of Bi1.6Pb0.4Sr2Ca2Cu3O Superconductor prepared by Solid State Reaction Techniques. Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, 2006.
  12. P.R.Fernando and N.Pathmanathan, Preparation and Resistance measurements of Bi(Pb)SrCaCuO Superconductor, ARS (Annual Research Session),2005.

Leaflet:

  1. நீரைப் பாரமரித்தலும் அதனை சுத்தம் செய்தலும் “Water Treatment and Cleaning”,2008.

Handbook:

  1. உங்களுடைய மழைநீர் தொட்டியிலிருந்து முறையான பயன்பாடுகளை பெறுவதில்.....” Maintaining rain water harvesting unit“,2008.
  2. மழைநீர் அறுவடை, “Rain Water Harvesting”,2008.
  3. குறைந்த செலவில் சமயலுக்கான எரிவாயுவைத் தயாரிப்பது எப்படி?, “Biogas Production”, 2008.

Book:

  1. “Rain Water Harvesting” மழைநீர் அறுவடை: ISBN: 978-955-1443-19-1
  2. “Waste Management” கழிவு மீள்பயன்படுத்தலும் சூழல் பாதுகாப்பும்: ISBN: 978-955-1443-42-9

WORKSHOPS / CONFERENCE

Attended Workshops:

  1. One day workshop on “The Art of Living”, conducted by the Career Guidance Unit, Eastern University, Sri Lanka in collaboration with the RDHS Batticaloa, (2009).
  2. One day workshop on “Performance Indicators for Higher Education”, conducted by QAA Council of the UGC, SDC, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, (2009).
  3. One day workshop on “Need for quantifiable Performance Indicators for Quality Assessment in Higher Education”, conducted by QAA Council of the UGC, SDC, Eastern University, Sri Lanka, (2009).
  4. One day workshop on” Planning the New Higher Education Project”, conducted by QAA Council of the UGC, (2009).
  5. Participated five days Training Course on “Lessons Learnt from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Disaster Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Process in Aceh, Indonasia” conducted by the University of Syiah Kuala, Indonesia in (2009).
  6. Participated two days workshop on “Canada’s Tsunami Lessons Learned Conference” conducted by the CIDA Restore Project, Universities of Canada/Sri Lanka in (2009).
  7. Participated two days workshop on “Disaster Management” conducted by the Office of CIDA Restore Project of South Eastern University, Sri Lanka in (2008).
  8. Participated two days training workshop on “Participatory Rural Appraisal and Planning (PRAP)” conducted by the Office of CIDA Restore Project of Eastern University, Sri Lanka in (2007).
  9. Participated the workshop on “Post-Tsunami Rebuilding and Recovery in India for Sri Lankan Visitors”, India (2007).
  10. Participated the workshop on “Writing and Publishing Academic Quality Papers” conducted by the National Institute of Library & Information Sciences(NILIS), Sri Lanka (2006).

Conducted Workshops:

  1. உங்களுடைய மழைநீர் தொட்டியிலிருந்து முறையான பயன்பாடுகளை பெறுவதில்.....” Maintaining rain water harvesting unit“,2008, through the CIDA Tsunami Restore Project for Villages and School Students in Palameenmadu and Puthukudiyruppu.
  2. மழைநீர் அறுவடை, “Rain Water Harvesting”,2008, through the CIDA Tsunami Restore Project for Villages and School Students in Palameenmadu and Puthukudiyruppu.
  3. குறைந்த செலவில் சமயலுக்கான எரிவாயுவைத் தயாரிப்பது எப்படி?, “Biogas Production”, 2008, through the CIDA Tsunami Restore Project for Villages and School Students in Palameenmadu and Puthukudiyruppu.

Conference:

  • Participated two days conference on “Canada’s Tsunami Lessons Learned Conference” conducted by the CIDA Restore Project, Universities of Canada/Sri Lanka in (2009).
  • Participated two days conference on “1st Conference of the CIDA Restore Project” at Kalutara, (2008).
  • articipated two day international conference on “International Peace Capacity Building”, at Eastern University, Sri Lanka (2006).
  • Participated the international conference on “Marketing Information”:Best of two worlds organized by University Librarians’ Association of Sri Lanka (2006).

Research Interest

  • High and low temperature superconductors
  • Magnetic and Superconducting materials
  • Low cost building materials
  • Recycling agricultural waste materials

Teaching

First Year

  • PH 101 Mechanics

Second Year

  • PH 206 AC Theory
  • PH Relativity
  • PH Electronics I

Third Year

  • PH 305 Fundamentals of Statistical Physics
  • PH Electronics II

PRACTICAL:

First Year

  • PH 151 Practical course
  • PH 152 Practical course

Second Year

  • PH 251 Practical course
  • PH 252 Practical course

Third Year

  • PH 351 Practical course
  • Research project

INVIGILATOR

Awards

  • HETC Scholarship – By World Bank.
  • Senior Tutor, Department of Physics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

Positions Held

  • Faculty of Science board member
  • Member for board of study – External Degree Programme
  • Team Member of the University Business Linkage (UBL) Cell
  • Member of the Bid Opening Committee
  • Academic Councellor
  • Student Councellor