PhD :In Physics from the City University of NewYork (CUNY), USA in 1996;BSc :Special in Physics from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka in 1985.
Thin films experimental and theoretical, magnetic and semiconducting thin films, gas Sensors, photovoltaic applications and carbon nanotubes.
A. Navarathna, P. Samarasekara, H. Hegde, R. Rani and F.J. Cadieu, “Nitriding studies of aligned high anisotropy ThMn12-type NdFe11Co1-yMoyN film samples” J.Appl.Phys. 76(10), 6068 (1994)
H. Hegde, P. Samarasekara and F.J. Cadieu, “Nonepitaxial sputter synthesis of aligned strontium hexaferrites, SrO.6(Fe2O3), films” J. Appl. Phys., 75(10), 6640 (1994)
K. Tennakone, S.W.M.S. Wickramanayake, P. Samarasekara, C.A.N. Fernando, “Doping of Semiconductor Particles with Salts” Phys. Stat. Sol. (a)104, K57 (1987)