Prasad M. Sirimanne

Uwa Wellassa University, Sri Lanka

Prasad M. Sirimanne was born in Matara, Sri Lanka, in 1964. He received the B.S. degree (with honors), the M.A. degree in physics, and the Ph.D. degree in electronic chemistry from the Ruhuna University, Matara, Sri Lanka, Sri Jayawardenapura University, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan, in 1987, 1996, and 2001, respectively. He was a Research Fellow at Toyota Institute of Technology, Tempaku, Japan and served as a Visiting Researcher at Nagoya Institute Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 2001. He has completed the Guest Scientist position at Hahn-Meitner Institute, Berlin, Germany, in 2002 and 2003. He was employed as a Senior Research Fellow at Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka in 2003-2005. He won a very prestigious JSPS Fellowship for the period of two years from Japanese Government in 2005. He also gained a presidential award for the research conduct in Sri Lanka for 2005 and 2006. In 2007, he has again joined the Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, as a Senior Research Fellow. He was nominated for IBC foremost Scientists of the world, in 2008, and won another Research Fellowship from Victorian Government, Australia, in 2008, for the period of two years. At present, he works as a Senior Lecturer attached to the Uwa Wellassa University, Badulla, Sri Lanka. He was engaged in research in preparation of thin films and development of alternative power sources for silicon solar cells since 1992.

Biography Updated on 4 September 2011

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