Prof. W.G.D. Dharmaratna


CONTACT INFORMATION

Full Name		: Prof. W.G.D. Dharmaratna
Current Position	: Senior Professor of Physics
				  Dean, Faculty of Technology, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka 
Office Address 		: Dean, Faculty of Technology, University of Ruhuna, Matara 81000, Sri Lanka
Phones			: Tel. 94-71-4500377
				  Off. 94-41-2227020 Ext. 4501
				  Home: 94-41-2224331
E-mail			: dharma@phy.ruh.ac.lk, dean@tec.ruh.ac.lk, dharmawgd@gmail.com
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				Google Scholar	: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=FvxJwSwAAAAJ&hl=en

EDUCATION

Positions Held

2008 – to date Senior Professor of Physics, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
2001-2008 Professor of Physics, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka.
2004-2005 Visiting Professor, Dept. of Physics, Florida State University, USA.
2000-2001 Professor in Physics
1993-2000 Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka
1990-93 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Dept. of Physics, University of Florida, USA.
1985-89 Research Assistant, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Tufts University, USA.
1984-89(Summer) Faculty Member Summer School, Tufts University, USA.
1982-85 Teaching Assistant Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, Tufts University, USA.
1979-90 Assistant Lecturer (on leave from 1982-1990) Department of Physics, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. 
1978-79 Temporary Assistant Lecturer Department of Physics, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

PERSONAL

Date of Birth: 1955-02- 12
Place of Birth: Maha Induruwa 
Marital Status: Married

POSITIONS HELD IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Dean (2016 Aug. – to date) – Faculty of Technology, University of Ruhuna
Dean (2010 – 2016 July) – Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna
Board Member, PGIS (2012 – to date) – Science Standing Committee Nominee to Board of PGIS
Director (2007- 2011) -- Postgraduate Studies, University of Ruhuna
Head (1994-2004) -- Dept. of Physics, University of Ruhuna
President (2004)-- Ruhuna Univ. Science Teachers Association 
President (2002/2003)—Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka
President (2001/2002)—Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka
Committee Member (1997-2000)- - SLASS, Section E1 
Vice-President (1998 - 1999) -- Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka
Council Member (1997, 2000, 2003) -- Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka
President (1997-2001)- - Ruhuna Univ. Science Teachers Association

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

Fellow - Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka
Life Member- SLAAS