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Symmetries of Differential Equations and Applications (SDEA) Research Group

Name of Research Group

Symmetries of Differential Equations and Applications (SDEA)

Brief Description of Overall Research

The study of nonlinear differential equations describing physical systems and finding their exact solutions remain the central focus of research for the past few decades. Finding exact solutions of these nonlinear equations, which can be either ordinary differential equations (ODEs) or partial differential equations (PDEs), is one of the most important tasks and their further investigation plays an essential role in the study of nonlinear physical phenomena.

We utilize the Lie symmetry group methods which have been proved to be indispensable and powerful tools for studying such nonlinear problems arising in many scientific fields including mathematics, engineering, physics and other mathematically-based sciences. Moreover, inter alia, we use symmetries and other means to obtain conservation laws of system of ODEs and PDEs as they have significant uses in the study of the analysis of stability and global behaviour of solutions and in developing numerical methods for these nonlinear differential equations. Linearizing transformations for nonlinear ODEs are also studied. Furthermore, we investigate construction and generation of approximate invariant solutions and approximate conservation laws by making use of approximate Lie-Bäcklund symmetry generators of a given system of perturbed or approximate ODEs and PDEs.

Academic Member (EUSL)

Collaborators

Postgraduate Research Students

Applications are invited from prospective candidates for MPhil and PhD degree programmes in Mathematics. You should contact Prof. A. G. Johnpillai via the email, agjohnpillai@esn.ac.lk, for further details of research projects available in Lie symmetry group methods of differential equations.

Facilities

Not Applicable

Output(Selected Research Publications)

  1. S. Jamal and A. G. Johnpillai (2020) Fourth-Order Pattern Forming PDEs: Partial and Approximate Symmetries, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis, 25(2), 198-207.
  2. S. Jamal and A. G. Johnpillai(2020) Constitutive thermal laws and the exact solutions of Timoshenko systems, Indian Journal of Physics, 94(2), 233-242.
  3. A. G. Johnpillai, C. M. Khalique and F. M. Mahomed (2019) Travelling wave group-invariant solutions and conservation laws for θ-equation, Malaysian Journal of Mathematical Sciences, 13(1), 13-29.
  4. K. Sakkaravarthi, A. G. Johnpillai, A. Durga Devi, T. Kanna and M. Lakshmanan (2018) Lie symmetry analysis and group invariant solutions of the nonlinear Helmholtz equation, Applied Mathematics and Computation, 331, 457-472.
  5. R. Naz and A. G. Johnpillai (2018) Exact solutions via invariant approach for Black-Scholes model with time-dependent parameters, Mathematical Methods in the Applied Sciences, 41(12), 4417-4427.
  6. A. G. Johnpillai, K. S. Mahomed, C. Harley and F. M. Mahomed (2016) Noether symmetry analysis of the dynamic Euler-Bernoulli beam equation, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A, 71(5)a, 447-456.
  7. F. M. Mahomed, A. G. Johnpillai and A. Aslam (2015) Symmetry classification and joint invariants for the scalar linear (1+1) elliptic equation, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 25(1-3), 84-93.
  8. A. G. Johnpillai, F. M. Mahomed and S. Abbasbandy (2014) Fundamental solution via invariant approach for a brain tumor model and its extensions, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A, 69a(12), 725-732.
  9. A. G. Johnpillai and C. M. Khalique (2014) Symmetry solutions and conservation laws for Sharma-Tasso-Olver equation, ScienceAsia, 40(6), 451-458.
  10. A. G. Johnpillai and C. M. Khalique (2013) Symmetry reductions, exact solutions and conservation laws of a modified Hunter-Saxton equation, Abstract and Applied Analysis, 1-5.
  11. A. G. Johnpillai and F. M. Mahomed (2013) On Linearization by Generalized Sundman Transformations of a Class of Liénard Type Equations and Its Generalization, Applied Mathematics & Information Sciences, 7(6), 2355-2359.
  12. A. H. Bokhari, A. G. Johnpillai, A. H. Kara, F. M. Mahomed and F. D. Zaman (2013) Classification of Static Spherically Symmetric Spacetimes by Noether Symmetries, International Journal of Theoretical Physics, 52(10), 3534-3542.
  13. A. G. Johnpillai, A. H. Kara and A. Biswas (2013) Exact Group Invariant Solutions and Conservation Laws of Complex Modified KdV Equation, Zeitschrift für Naturforschung A, 68(8/9), 510-514.
  14. A. G. Johnpillai, A. H. Kara and A. Biswas (2013) Symmetry reduction, exact group-invariant solutions and conservation laws of the Benjamin-Bona Mahoney equation, Applied Mathematics Letters, 26(3), 376-381.
  15. A. G. Johnpillai, C. M. Khalique and F. M. Mahomed (2012) Lie and Riccati Linearization of a Class of Lienard Type Equations, Journal of Applied Mathematics, Volume 2012, Article ID 171205, 8 pages.
  16. A. Biswas, G. Ebadi, M. Fessak, A. G. Johnpillai, S. Johnson and E. V. Krishnan and A. Yildirim (2012) Solutions of the perturbed Klein-Gordon equations, Iranian Journal of Science and Technology Transaction A - Science, 36 (A4), 431-452.
  17. A. H. Bokhari, A. G. Johnpillai, F. M. Mahomed and F. D. Zaman (2012) Approximate conservation laws of nonlinear perturbed heat and wave equations, Nonlinear Analysis: Real World Applications, 13(6), 2823-2829.
  18. A. G. Johnpillai, Ahmet Yildirim and A. Biswas (2012) Chiral Solitons with Bohm Potential by Lie Group Analysis and Traveling Wave Hypothesis, Romanian Journal of Physics, 57(3–4), 545–554.
  19. A. G. Johnpillai, C. M. Khalique and F. M. Mahomed (2012) Lie point symmetries, partial Noether operators and first integrals of the Painleve-Gambier equations, Nonlinear Analysis A: Theory, Methods & Applications, 75(1), 30-36.
  20. A. G. Johnpillai, A. H. Kara and A. Biswas (2011) Symmetry solutions and reductions of a class of generalized (2+1)-dimensional Zakharov-Kuznetsov equation, International Journal of Nonlinear Sciences and Numerical Simulation, 12(1-8), 45-50.
  21. A. G. Johnpillai and C. M. Khalique (2011) Variational Approaches to Conservation Laws for a Nonlinear Evolution Equation with Time-Dependent Coefficients, Quaestiones Mathematicae, 34(2), 235-245.
  22. A. G. Johnpillai, C. M. Khalique and A. Biswas (2011) Exact Solutions of the mKdV Equation with Time-Dependent Coefficients, Mathematical Communications, 16(2), 509-518.

Human Resource Development (HRD) Research Group

Name of the Research Group

Human Resource Development (HRD)

Brief description of overall research

The theme of this group is to elucidate, examine and explore theories, practices and research-based HRD strategies that have proved effective at enhancing various aspects relating to the performance of individual employees as well as the organization as a whole.

Academic members (EUSL)

Dr.Jayaranjnai Sutha

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=trsusWgAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jayaranjani_Sutha

ORCID: 0000-0002-0908-0970

Collaborators

  • JASK Jayakody, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • P.Kailasapathy, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • PHT Kumara, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka
  • RAPIS Dharmadasa, Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka
  • Frank G.Giuseffi, Lindenwood University, USA
  • Anugamini P. Srivastava, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management Pune, India
  • Uma Bhushan, VESIM Business School, Mumbai, India
  • Neuza Ribeiro, School of Technology and Management, Poland
  • Cristina Raluca Gh. Popescu, University of Bucharest and the Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania
  • Karen R Johnson, University of North Texas, USA

Research Grants

Research Grant from Uva Wellassa University for the research ‘Explore the Impact of Internship Experience on Entrepreneurial Intention of the Graduates’ [Grant No. UWU/RG/2019/006] – Rs.192,000

Research Grand from Uva Wellassa University for the research ‘Networking Behaviour and its Impact on Entrepreneurial Performance; The Mediation Role of Self-esteem (With Special Reference to Women SME Owners in Sri Lanka)’ [Grant No. UWU/RG/2019/016] – Rs. 300,000

PG research students

‘Impact of Glass Ceiling on Female Career Advancement: Moderating Role of Female Career Aspirations: Study on Hotel Industry in Sri Lanka’ Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM) of the University of Kelaniya. – Anupama Damunupola [2018]

Facilities

Nil

Output

  • Jayaranjani Sutha. (2020) Non-Mandatory Training: A Concept Analysis in the Work, Environmental Context: in Carvalho.L.C., Noronha.A.B., Crisomar Lobo de Souza (eds) Learning Styles and Strategies for Management Students.IGI Global, USA. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2124-3.ch009
  • Danthanarayana C.P., Kumara P.H.T., Wijesundara W.G.S.R., Sutha J. (2020) The Effect of Knowledge Sharing Practices on Employees’ Knowledge and Capabilities in the Hotel Industry in Sri Lanka. In: Coşkun İ., Othman N., Aslam M., Lew A. (eds) Travel and Tourism: Sustainability, Economics, and Management Issues. Springer, Singapore. DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-7068-6_11
  • Structural Equation Modeling Approaches to E-Service Adoption: Edited by, Yakup Akgül, “Study of Emotional Factors Influencing Professionals' Adoption to E-Payment in Sri Lanka, (2019), D.D.De Silva, J.Sutha, Global Disseminators of knowledge. ISBN – 9781522580157. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8015-7.ch012
  • Hierarchical Planning and Information Sharing Techniques in Supply Chain Management: Edited by, Taghipour, Atour, Impact of Green Supply Chain Management on competitive advantage of business organizations in Sri Lanka, (2019). A.R.Sadurdeen, Jayaranjani Sutha, IGI Global Disseminators of knowledge. ISBN – 9781522573005. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7299-2.ch004
  • Cases on Corporate Social Responsibility and Contemporary Issues in Organizations, edited by: Antonaras, Alexandros, Dekoulou, Paraskevi, “Influence of Internal Corporate Social Responsibility on Employee Retention with Special Reference to the Apparel Industry in Sri Lanka”, (2019). A.G.N.K Fernando, Jayaranjani Sutha, IGI Global Disseminators of knowledge. ISBN - 9781522577157. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-7715-7.ch019.
  • Emerging Self-Directed Learning Strategies in the Digital Age: “Exploring the role of adult learning theory in understanding employees’ participation in non-mandatory training”, (2018). Jayaranjani Sutha. IGI Global Disseminators of knowledge. ISBN - 9781522534655. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3465-5.ch004
  • Current Issues in Management Research (An indo-Sri Lanka Perspective) : “Adult learning theory in the context of non-mandatory training participation intention of employees’”, Jayaranjani Sutha. Archers and Elevators Publishing house, Indian, ISBN- 9789385640-98-8.
  • W.M.H.K. Bandara, J. Sutha, D.M.R.S. Dissanayake, Impact of Employees’ Protean Career Attitudes on Organizational Commitment of Financial Industry in Sri Lanka, Journal of Management and Tourism. Vol.III (I) 27-41, 2020
  • D.S. Munasinghe, J. Sutha, K.J.T. Perera, (2019), A Study of Factors Influences on Self-Directed Learning of Undergraduates (With Special Reference to Sri Lankan Universities), Journal of Management and Tourism. Vol. II(II) 55-70, 2019.
  • A.W.G. Madhurangi, J.Sutha, P. Wachisara, (2019), Career Aspiration of Undergraduates in Sri Lanka, Mentor: The Journal of Business Studies. Vol.03 (01), 1-19, 2019.
  • W.A.D.N. Poornima, J.Sutha, K.J.T.Perera, (2018), A Study on the Impact of Effective Succession Planning Practices on Employee Retention of Private Business Organizations in Sri Lanka, Journal of Management and Tourism. Vol. 01(2) 21-33, 2018.
  • K. Biyagamage, Jayaranjani Sutha, (2018), Assessing the Antecedents and Consequences of Work Life Imbalance (With Special Reference to Female Nurses in Government Hospitals), Journal of Management and Tourism. Vol. 01(1) 21-40, 2018.
  • Perera K.J.T, Sutha.J, (2018), Factors influence on consumers’ leisure shopping behaviour in shopping malls in Sri Lanka, International Journal of Engineering and Management Research. Vol.8 (1) 72-76, 2018
  • Perera K.J.T, Sutha.J, (2018), Factors influence on consumers’ leisure shopping behaviour in shopping malls and its future research direction-literature review, International Journal of Scientific Research and Publication. Vol.8 (2) 203-219, 2018.
  • Krishnamoorthy Kamalan, Jayaranjani Sutha. (2017). Influence of Fun and Entertainment in workplace on employees’ performance in Sri Lankan IT sector, International journal of economics, business and management. SAS publishers, Vol.4 (11), 2017.
  • Perera K.J.T, Sutha.J, “A Study on the Impact of Perceived Organizational Support on Organizational Commitment (With Special Reference to XYZ Company)”, (2017), International Journal of Engineering and Management Research, Volume-7(6), 20-25.
  • Jayaranjani Sutha, Pavithra Kailasapathy, & J.A.S.K.Jayakody. (2016). The Effect Of Perceived Organizational Support On Employees’ Intention To Participate In Non-Mandatory Trainings In Sri Lankan Business Organizations, International Journal of Business and Management studies, University Publication.net, Vol. 5 (2), 2016. http://www.universitypublications.net/ijbms/0502/html/T6N10.xml
  • “Integrated theoretical model for employees’ intention to participate in non-mandatory training”, Jayaranjani Sutha, Pavithra Kailasapathy, & J.A.S.K.Jayakody. International Journal of Business and Management, Canadian Center for Science and Education, Vol. 11 (11), 2016. http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/ijbm/article/view/62165
  • “Employees’ participation in non-mandatory training and its future research direction – Literature review”. Jayaranjani Sutha, International Journal of Engineering and Management research, Vol.6 (1), 2016. http://www.ijemr.net/ijemr/Arch.aspx?rep=39

General Relativity Research Group (GRRG)

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Research Group

 General Relativity

Brief description of overall research

The General Relativity Research Group (GRRG)was established in 2012 at EUSL and involves in theoretical research focused on modelling and description of relativistic astrophysical compact objects using Einstein’s and Einstein-Maxwell’s system of field equations. Prof. S. Thirukkanesh, Professor in Mathematics in the Department of Mathematics, is the leader of GRRG, and Prof. F. C. Ragel, Professor of Physics working in the group from Department of Physics. The GRRG collaborates with some overseas theoretical researchers in the field from South Africa and India.

Academic members (EUSL)

Research links:

https://publons.com/researcher/1706716/suntharalingam-thirukkanesh/

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?origin=resultslist&authorId=12787000000&zone=

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=kO9poj4AAAAJ&hl=en

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Suntharalingam_Thirukkanesh

Research links:

https://publons.com/researcher/497054/flavian-chalmus-ragel/

https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9168-9709

https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6505989258

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=eu2572cAAAAJ&hl=en

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Flavian_Ragel

 

Collaborators

  • Prof. S. D. Maharaj, Senior Professor, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Research links:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=8VSJ8wcAAAAJ&hl=en

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Sunil_Maharaj

  • Prof. M. Govender, Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa.

Research links:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=J5Oxx78AAAAJ&hl=en

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Megandhren_Govender

  • Prof. Ranjan Sharma, Cooch Behar Panchanan Barma University, Cooch Behar, India.

Research links:

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=T3H7eMMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ranjan_Sharma

  • Dr. Shyam Das, P. D. Women's College, Jalpāiguri, India.

Research links:

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Shyam_Das3

Research Grants

National Research Council Grant: Investigator Driven Research Grant. (Grant No.: NRC 18-077 from 20.04.2018 to 31.07.2020).

PG research students

MPhil Student: Ms. R. N. Nasheeha

Project Title: General Relativistic Models for Anisotropic Compact Stars.

 

Facilities

Not applicable (theoretical studies).

Output

Details of recent publications emanating from the group (within last five years):

  1. S. Thirukkanesh, R. Sharma, R. & S. Das, Model of a static spherically symmetric anisotropic fluid distribution in paraboloidal spacetime admitting a polytropic equation of state. The European Physical Journal Plus, 135, 629 (2020).
  2. Anand Kaisavelu, S. Thirukkanesh, Megan Govender and S.D. Maharaj, The impact of spheroidicity on the stability of polytropic spheres, Annals of Physics, 419 168215 (2020).
  3. S.Thirukkanesh, Anand Kaisavelu and Megan Govender, A comparative study of the linear and colour-flavour-locked equation of states for compact objects, The European Physical Journal C 80, 214 (2020).
  4. R. N. Nasheeha, S. Thirukkanesh and F. C. Ragel, Anisotropic generalization of isotropic models via hypergeometric equation, The European Physical Journal C80, 6 (2020).
  5. S. Thirukkanesh, Ranjan Sharma and Sunil D. Maharaj, Anisotropic generalization of Vaidya-Tikekar superdense stars, The European Physical Journal Plus134, 378 (2019).
  6. F. C. Ragel and S. Thirukkanesh, General relativistic model for mixed fluid sphere with equation of state, The European Physical Journal C79, 306 (2019).
  7. S.Thirukkanesh, F. C. Ragel, Ranjan Sharma and Shyam Das, Anisotropic generalization of well-known solutions describing relativistic self-gravitating fluid systems: an algorithm, The European Physical Journal C78, 31 (2018).
  8. Ranjan Sharma, Shyam Das and S. Thirukkanesh, Anisotropic extension of Finch and Skea stellar model, Astrophysics and Space Science, 362, 232 (2017).
  9. S Thirukkanesh and F C Ragel, A realistic model for charged strange quark stars, Chinese Physics C, 41(1) 015102 (2017)
  10. N F Naidu, M Govender, S Thirukkanesh and S D Maharaj, Radiating fluid sphere immersed in an anisotropic atmosphere, General Relativity and Gravitation, 49(7) 95 (2017).
  11. S Thirukkanesh and F C Ragel, Charged analogue of well behaved neutral spheres: An algorithmic approach, Chinese Physics C, 40(4) 045101 (2016).

Physics of Strongly Correlated Materials (PSCM) Research Group

Name of Research Group

 Physics of Strongly Correlated Materials (PSCM)

Brief description of overall research

Strongly correlated cage compounds (SCCC) are conceived to unify within a single material, the specific properties of strongly correlated    electron systems (SCES) and cage compounds. SCES can give rise to a large variety of peculiar phenomena such as heavy-fermion behavior, unconventional superconductivity, Kondo-insulating behaviour, intermediate valence, non-Fermi liquid behavior, and quantum criticality.In heavy-fermions and the Kondo insulators, the ground state results from the competing exchange interactions of the Kondo and the Ruderman-Kittel-Kasuya-Yosida (RKKY) interactions. The competing effect of Kondo and the RKKY interactions admixed furthermore with the crystal electric field effect are known to produce a wealth of exotic quantum states, for example, valence fluctuation, spin reorientation, long-range magnetic ordering, semiconducting heavy-fermion behavior, ferromagnetic quantum criticality, non-Fermi liquid behavior, spin gap formation, antiferromagnetic superzone gap formation. In heavy-fermions, the c-f hybridization electrons lead to Kondo spin compensated state and which can result in a substantial enhancement of thermoelectric power and anomalous behaviour of the transport, thermal and magnetic properties. Some of these properties become favorable for devising thermoelectric materials. 

Academic members (EUSL)

Scopus ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?origin=resultslist&authorId=36537891200&zone=

Publons (Web of Science): https://publons.com/researcher/1967275/pararajasingam-peratheepan/

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=5thLQoEAAAAJ

 

Scopus ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6505989258,

Publons (Web of Science): https://publons.com/researcher/497054/flavian-chalmus-ragel/

Google Scholarhttps://scholar.google.com/citations?user=eu2572cAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra

 

Scopus ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=35232978600

Collaborators

  • Prof. A. M.Strydom, Research Professor, Physics Department,
    University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Scopus ID: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=7005613787

Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=nLrhjaoAAAAJ&hl=en

Research Grants

 DOR, AHEAD grant Rs. 40 million

PG research students

 

Facilities

  • Mini Arc Melting System to prepare high quality polycrystalline alloy samples.
  • Cryogen-Free Measurement System (CFMS) for temperature- and magnetic field-dependent thermal transport (thermoelectric power and thermal conductivity) and electrical transport (DC electrical resistivity and Hall effect) measurements (to be purchased). 
  • Precision Sectioning Saw with diamond wafering blades (to be purchased).

Output

 Still establishing the lab, no publications by the group on the project yet.

Nanotechnology Research Group

Name of Research Group

Nanotechnology Research Group

 

Brief description of overall research

This research group is focussed on synthesising different types of nanoparticles from various sources and apply them in different applications. Currently, we are focussing on two main areas of research

  1. Improving the properties of the concrete materials using the nanomaterials.
  2. Developing the optical sensors using different types of nanomaterials. 

 

Members of Research Group

  • Principal Researcher/ Investigator

Dr. M. Koneswaran
Department of Chemistry, Eastern University, Sri Lanka 
Scopus ID: 25630650700 

 
  • Co-investigator

Dr. M. Sithambaresan
Department of Chemistry, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Scopus ID: 36454222600
Google Scholar

 

  • Collaborators 

Dr. D.A.S. Amarasinghe
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa

 

Dr. Dinesh Attygalle
Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Moratuwa

 

Dr. S. Ahilan
Department of Physics, Open University of Sri Lanka 

 

Research Grants

Currently, this research group received a research grant through AHEAD/ DOR project which is funded by the World Bank

Title of the Research Project:Exploration of local nanomaterials for concrete technology.

The amount of the Research Grant: LKR 40 Million

Two Research Assistants working on this project will be registered for postgraduate degree programme (MPhill/ PhD) soon.   

 

Facilities

 

The research group has the following Hi-Tec instruments in the Department of Chemistry, Eastern University, Sri Lanka for their research work

  • Fourier Infrared (FT-IR) Spectroscopy
  • Thermogravimetric Analyser (TGA)
  • UV-Visible Absorption Spectroscopy
  • Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS)

This group is purchasing the Fluorescence Spectrometer through the AHEAD/ DOR Research Grant. 

 

Output

Recent publications emanating from the group members

  • S R Senevirathna, S Amarasinghe, V Karunaratne, M Koneswaran, L Karunanayake, Effect of microstructural arrangement of MDI-based polyurethanes on their photoproperties, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2019, 136, 47431. DOI: 10.1002/app.47431
  • S R Senevirathna, S Amarasinghe, V Karunaratne, M Koneswaran, L Karunanayake, the effect of change of ionomer/polyol molar ratio on dispersion stability and crystalline structure of films produced from hydrophilic polyurethanes, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2017, 134, 44475.DOI: 10.1002/app.44475
  • SM. Ng, M. Koneswaran, and R. Narayanaswamy, “A review on fluorescent inorganic nanoparticles for optical sensing applications” RSC Advances, 2016, Volume 6, Pages 21624-21661.
  • DAS Amarasinghe, D Sunil, HD Gafney, Effect of CO Pressure Gradients on the Photochemistry and Thermal Chemistry of Fe(CO)5Physisorbed into Porous Vycor Glass;, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 115 (43), 20824-20831.
  • P. Pradhan, P. Aryal, D. Attygalle, A. Ibdah, P. Koirala, J. Li, K. P. Bhandari, G. K. Liyanage, R. J. Ellingson, M. J. Heben, S. Marsillac, R. W. Collins, N. J. Podraza, Real Time Spectroscopic Ellipsometry Analysis of First Stage CuIn1− xGaxSe2 Growth: Indium-Gallium Selenide Co-Evaporation., Materials, 2018, 11(1), 145; doi:10.3390/ma11010145
  • Shi, Z., Attygalle, D.,Jayatissa, A.H., Kesterite-based next generation high performance thin film solar cell: current progress and future prospects, J Mater Sci: Mater Electron (2016). doi:10.1007/s10854-016-5753-1
  • Aryal, P., Ibdah, A. -R., Pradhan, P., Attygalle, D., Koirala, P., Podraza, N. J., Marsillac, S., Collins, R. W., and Li, J., Parameterized complex dielectric functions of CuIn1−xGaxSe2: applications in optical characterization of compositional non-uniformities and depth profiles in materials and solar cells.,Prog. Photovolt: Res. Appl., 24: 1200–1213 (2016). doi: 10.1002/pip.2774.
  • Prakash Koirala, Dinesh Attygalle, PuruswottamAryal, Puja Pradhan, Jie Chen, Sylvain Marsillac, Andre S. Ferlauto, Nikolas J. Podraza, Robert W. Collins, Real time spectroscopic ellipsometry for analysis and control of thin film polycrystalline semiconductor deposition in photovoltaics., Thin Solid Films 571, 442-446 (2014)
  • Fousiamol, M.M., Sithambaresan, M., Damodaran, K.K., Kurup, M.R.P., Syntheses, spectral aspects and biological studies of bromide and azide bridged box dimer copper (II) complexes of an NNO donor aroylhydrazone, InorganicaChimica Acta, 2020, 501, 119301,
  • Asha, T.M., Sithambaresan, M., PrathapachandraKurup, M.R., Dioxidomolybdenum(VI) complexes chelated with N4-(3-methoxyphenyl)thiosemicarbazone as molybdenum(IV) precursors in oxygen atom transfer process and oxidation of styrene, Polyhedron, 2020
  • Prahadeesh, N., Sithambaresan, M., Mathiventhan, U., A study on hydrogen peroxide scavenging activity and ferric reducing ability of simple coumarins, Emerging Science Journal, 2018.
Manuscripts submitted to the journal from this group   
  • KapilrajNatkunarajah, KoneswaranMasilamani, Sithambaresan Maheswaran, AhilanSitpalan, D. A. S. Amarasinghe, Dinesh Attygalle, Application of alkali sensitive temporary coatings in concrete technology based on the pH variation – Review
  • VenujahPratheep, KoneswaranMasilamani, Sithambaresan Maheswaran, AhilanSitpalan, D. A. S. Amarasinghe, Dinesh Attygalle, Preparation and properties of polymer- montmorillonite clay nanocomposites-A review
  • KapilrajNatkunarajah, KoneswaranMasilamani, Sithambaresan Maheswaran, AhilanSitpalan, D. A. S. Amarasinghe, Dinesh Attygalle,Microstructures and its influence on the durability of concrete: Review
  • VenujahPratheep, KoneswaranMasilamani, Sithambaresan Maheswaran, AhilanSitpalan, D. A. S. Amarasinghe, Dinesh Attygalle,Application of nanosilica in cement-based materials-A review 
PhD Awarded (Group Members as Co-supervisors)

Name of the Awardee: Dr. M.A.S.R Senevirathna

Title of the Thesis: Physical & Photo Properties of 4,4’- Methylenebis (phenylisocyanate) and Polyteterahydrofuran based polyurethanes.

Award: PhD in Chemistry from University of Sri Jayawardenapura

International Trade and Capital Research Group

Name of the Research Group

International Trade and Capital Research Group

Brief Description of Overall Research

The major research area of interest of this group is related to International trade and capital flows. A range of empirical analysis with the application of the relevant theories and econometric models are entertained to reap outcome of the studies.

Academic Member (EUSL)

Dr.T.Bhavan, Department of Economics, Faculty of Commerce and Management, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.

Profile: http://192.248.64.59/fcm/index.php/t-bhavan

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Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Bhavan_Thangamani

Collaborators

N/A

Research Grants

N/A

Postgraduate Research Students

MPhil (Master of Philosophy in Economics)

Title: Determinants of Internationalization and Export Performance of Small and Medium Enterprises of Food and Beverage Industry in Sri Lanka.

PhD

Title: The Impact of Exchange Rate Volatility on Inbound Tourism in Sri Lanka.

Facilities

Digitized Materials

Statistical tools

Output

  1. Kuspiniya, K. and T.Bhavan (2020) “Determinants of Foreign Direct Investment in Sri Lanka”, Journal of Business Economics, 2(1), pp.20-34.
  2. Bhavan, T. (2020) “Is Corruption ‘Grease’ or ‘Sand’ in the Wheels of Foreign Direct Investment Inflow in South Asia?", Asian Development Policy Review, Vol.08 (03), pp.185-193.
  3. Bhavan, T.(2019) "Does Inbound Tourism Encourage Trade Deficit In Sri Lanka?",  Asian Development Policy Review 7 (04), 253-260.
  4. Bhavan, T.(2017) " Human Capital as a Pushing Factor of Export: The Case of Four South Asian Economies, Asian Development Policy Review, Vol.05, No.04, pg 299-306
  5. Bhavan,T.(2017) “Export market diversification and export performance of Sri Lanka: a cointegration analysis ", Asian Journal of Empirical Research, Volume 7, Issue (4), Pages 75-83.
  6. Bhavan,T.(2016) "The Determinants of Export Performance: The Case of Sri Lanka", International Research Journal of Social Sciences, Volume 5, Issue (8), Pages 8-13.
  7. Bhavan, T. (2014) “Effectiveness of Foreign Aid in Facilitating Foreign Direct Investment: Evidence from Four South Asian Countries”, Asian Economic and Financial Review, 4(12): pg.1770-1783
  8. Bhavan, T. (2013) “Policies and Effectiveness of Foreign Aid: The Case of Sri Lanka “, Asian Economic Financial Review, 3(3):363-376.
  9. Bhavan T., Changsheng Xu and Chunping Zhong (2012) “Growth Effect of Aid and Volatility in South Asia”. International Journal of Development Issues, Vol.10.No.3, pp.204-13.
  10. Bhavan, T., Changsheng Xu and Chunping Zhong (2011). “The Relationship between Foreign Aid and FDI in South Asian Economies”. International Journal of Economics and Finance, Vol.3. No.2, pp. 143-49.
  11. Bhavan, T., Changsheng Xu and Chunping Zhong (2011). “Determinants and Growth Effect of FDI in South Asian Economies: Evidence from a Panel Data Analysis”. International Business Research, Vol.4, pp. 43-50.
  12. Bhavan, T., Changsheng Xu and Chunping Zhong (2010). “Growth Effect of Aid and Its Volatility: An Individual Country Study in South Asian Economies”. Business and Economic Horizons, Vol.3, pp. 1-9

About us

The Eastern University, Sri Lanka, was established on the 01st of October 1986 by a University Order dated 26th September 1986 issued under Section 2 of the Universities Act No: 16 of 1978.

Contact Us

Reception

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