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V. Sivakumar

Department of Physics
University of Peradeniya
Sri Lanka


PhD :Physics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. 2004; MSc :Physics, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA. 2002; BSc :(Physics Special), University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 1994.

Research Interest

Molecular Biophysics; Study of solar conversion in plants and bacteria using FTIR Spectroscopy ,Dye Sensitized Solar cells; Study of plant pigments used as sensitizers in solar cells using FTIR Spectroscopy,Patient Dose Management in Diagnostic Techniques Involve Ionizing Radiation .


  • Velautham Sivakumar, Ruilli Wang, Gary Hastings; Biophysical Journal, 2003, 85, 5, 3162-3172, Photo-oxydation of P740, primary Electron Donor in Photosystem I From Acarychloris marina.

  • Yajing Li, Marie-Gabrielle Lucas, Tatyana Konovalova, Brian Abbott, Fraser MacMillan, Alexander Petrenko, Velautham Sivakumar, Ruili Wang, Gary Hastings, Feifei Gu, Johan van Tol, Louis-Claude Brunel, Russell Timkovich, Fabrice Rappaport and Kevin Redding, Biochemistry 2004, 43, 12634-12647, Mutation of the Putative Hydrogen-Bond Donor to P700 of Photosystem I.

  • Velautham Sivakumar, Ruili Wang and Gary Hastings, Biochemistry, 2005, 44, 1880-1893, A1 Reduction in Intact Cyanobacterial Photosystem I Particles Studied Using Time-resolved Step-scan Fourier Transform Infra-red Difference Spectroscopy and Isotope Labeling.

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