SUSL Staff Directory

Dr. HNM Sarangika

Senior Lecturer

sarangikah@appsc.sab.ac.lk

Qualifications

Ph.D., University of Peradeniya.

B.Sc., (Honors) Special Degree in Physics, University of Ruhuna


Membership of Professional Bodies/Associations

1. Member- Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)

2. Member- National Science Foundation


Research Interests

Polymer electrolytes, Dye sensitized Solar Cells, Magnesium  batteries, Electrochromic devices


Recent Publications

 

Journal Publications

 

  1. Application of a nanostructured, tri-layer TiO2 photoanode for efficiency enhancement in quasi-solid electrolyte based dye sensitized solar cells. M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, H.N.M. Sarangika, G.K.R. Senadeera, H.K.D.W.M.N. R. Divarathna and E.M.P.C. Ekanayake, Journal of Applied Electrochemistry, 47 (11), 1239-1249, 2017.
  2. Polyethylene oxide and ionic liquid based solid polymer electrolyte for rechargeable Magnesium batteries., Sarangika H.N.M. , Dissanayake M.A.K.L., Senadeera G.K.R., Rathnayake R.R.D.V., Pitawala H.M.J.C, Thotawattage C.A., Ionics 23 (10), 2829-2835, 2016, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11581-016-1870-3
  3. TiO2 as a low cost, multi functional material, MAKL Diasanayake, GKR Senadeera, HNM Sarangika, PMPC Ekanayake, CA Thotawattage, HKDWMNR Divarathne, JMKW Kumari, Materials Today: Proceedings 3, S40-S47, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2016.01.006
  4. Low cost quasi solid state electrochromic devices based on F-doped tin oxide and TiO2, H.N.M. Sarangika, M.A.K.L.Dissanayake,G.K.R.Senadeera, W.G.M.D. Karunarathne, Materials Today: Proceedings, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.matpr.2019.07.585

 

Conference Proceedings- Published as a full paper

 

  1. Novel quasi Solid State Electrochromic Smart windows Based on TiO2 and SnO2 Electrode with PMMA gel electrolyte., H.N.M. Sarangika, G.K.R. Senadeera, C.A.Thotawaththage, M.A.K.L.Dissanayake , Solar Asia 2013 International Conference, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  2. Performances of TiO2 as cathode material in rechargeable Mg batteries with Polyethylene oxide based gel electrolyte, H.N.M. Sarangika, W.A.R.B. Weerasekera, G.K.R. Senadeera, M.A.K.L.Dissanayake, K.V.L. Amarasinghe, H.K.D.W.M.N. R. Divaratne, V.A. Seneviratna, 14th Asian Conference on Solid State Ionics (ACSSI), Singapore, 24 – 27 June 2014.
  3. Effect of different current collectors in Mg battery with conventional PEO based gel polymer electrolyte, Sarangika H.N.M., Dissanayake M.A.K.L. , Senadeera G.K.R., Sampath J.A.K., Perera T.T.M., Solar Asia 2018 Int. Conf., National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka (4-6 January 2018)

     

Conference Proceedings- Published as an abstract

 

  1. Use of TiO2 as electrochromic material with Chitosan gel polymer electrolyte in low cost Electrochromic Smart windows, H.N.M.Sarangika, G.K.R.Senadeera, M.A.K.L.Dissanayake, 1st Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference (RISTCON) 22nd-23rd January, 2014.
  2. Use of carbon embedded TiO2 as cathode material in rechargeable Mg batteries with Polyethylene Oxide based gel electrolyte, H.N.M. Sarangika, W.A.R.B. Weerasekera, G.K.R. Senadeera, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, K.V.L. Amarasinghe, C. A. Thotawattage, V.A. Seneviratne,Peradeniya University International Research Sessions 2014.
  3. High performance dye-sensitized solar cells with PEO based gel polymer electrolyte using TiO2 nano fibers developed by electrospinning , H.N.M. Sarangika, G.K.R. Senadeera, H.K.D.W.M.N. R. Divaratne, P .M. P.C. Ekanayake, C.A. Thotawattage, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, 14th Asian Conference on Solid State Ionics (ACSSI), Singapore, 24 – 27 June 2014
  4. Electrochromic smart windows based on Chitosan gel polymer electrolyte and Lithium salts, H.N.M.Sarangika , G.K.R. Senadeera, C. A. Thotawattage and M.A.K.L.Dissanayake, Postgraduate Institute of Science Congress 2014, University of Peradeniya.
  5. Electrospun polyacrylonitrile (PAN) nanofibre membrane gel electrolyte for electrochromic devices, H.N.M. Sarangika, G.K.R. Senadeera, H.K.D.W.M.N. R. Divaratne, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, International Conference on Material Science and Technology (ICMST), 13th- 17th October, 2014 - Indonesia
  6. SnO2 as a cathode material for rechargeable Magnesium batteries, H.N.M. Sarangika, G.K.R. Senadeera, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, K.V.L. Amarasinghe, C. A. Thotawattage, W.A.R.B. Weerasekera,V.A. Seneviratne, 2nd Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference (RISTCON) 22nd-23rd January, 2015
  7. Enhancement of Photoelectric Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells Made With Rice Grain-Shaped TiO2 Nanostructure, H.K.D.W.M.N.R.Divaratne, H.N.M.Sarangika, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, G.K.R.Senadeera, P.M.P.C.Ekanayake, C.A. Thotawattage, 5th International Conference on Functional Materials & Devices 2015 (ICFMD - 2015) 4 – 6 August 2015, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  8. TiO2 as low cost, multi-functional material, M.A.K.L. Diasanayake , G.K.R. Senadeera , H.N.M. Sarangika , P.M.P.C. Ekanayake , C.A. Thotawattage , H.K.D.W.M.N.R. Divarathne and J.M.K.W. Kumari, 5th International Conference on Functional Materials & Devices 2015 (ICFMD - 2015) 4 – 6 August 2015, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
  9. Polyethylene oxide and ionic liquid based solid polymer electrolyte for rechargeable Magnesium batteries., Sarangika H.N.M. , Dissanayake M.A.K.L., Senadeera G.K.R., RathnayakeR.R.D.V., Pitawala H.M.J.C, Thotawattage C.A., 15th Asian Conference on Solid State Ionics (ACSSI), India, 27 – 30 November 2016
  10. Low cost, highly efficient TiO2 based Electrochromic device for architectural application, H.N.M.Sarangika , G.K.R. Senadeera, M.A.K.L.Dissanayake, W.G.M.D.Karunarathna and M.G.A.N. Perera, 4th Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference (RISTCON) 26th January, 2017
  11. Electrolyte independent efficiency enhancement in dye sensitized solar cells by composite TiO2 photoanode with rice-grain shaped nanostructure.H.N.M. Sarangika, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, G.K.R. Senadeera, M.A. Careem, A.K.Arof, 6th International Conference on Functional Materials & Devices 2017 (ICFMD - 2017) 15 – 18 August 2017, Malakka, Malaysia.
  12. Low cost quasi solid state electrochromic devices based on F-doped tin oxide and TiO2., H.N.M. Sarangika, W.G.M.D.Karunarathna, M.A.K.L.Dissanayake, G.K.R. Senadeera, International Conference on Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and Health Applications (ICAMCEHA 2019), University of Jaffna.

  13. Synthetic dyes as photosensitizers for dye sensitized solar cells: A Preliminary study., H.N.M. Sarangika, J.P.I.B.R. Ruveshana, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake,G.K.R. Senadeera, International Research Conference of Uwa Wellassa University (IRCUWU 2019).

 


Participation in Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programmes/Extension Courses/Short Courses/Visiting Lectures

  1. Improving Communication skills in teaching situations program, faculty of science and the English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU), University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka, 2005
  2. Current Status and Future Trends in Thin Film Solar PV Technology, Institute of Fundamental Studies and National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 2012.
  3. Scientific Writing, Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, 2013.
  4. BCVSPIN summer school in Particle Physics and Cosmology, Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (GUCAS), Beijing, China, 2009.
  5. 2nd International Conference on Solar Asia 2013, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  6. 14th Asian Conference on Solid State Ionics, National University of Singapore, Singapore, 2014.
  7. Two months research on Rechargeable Magnesium Batteries at Center for Ionics, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, November-December 2015.
  8. Workshop on Psychological Councelling conducted for the staff of Sabaragamuwa Universityof Sri Lanka organized by the Sri Lanka Foundation, 2016. 
  9. Residential Workshop on Reforming the Practical Lessons, Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC) of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanaka (2017).
  10. Solar Asia 2018 International Conference, National Institute of Fundamental Studies, Kandy, Sri Lanka, 4-6 January 2018.
  11. Workshop on Hands-on trainning on Advanced Scientific Instruments for Material Characterization at Materials Technology Section, Industrial technology Institute (ITI), Colombo 07, 2019

Visiting Lectures

Faculty of Engineering Technology, The Open University of Sri Lanka. Course conducted: Foundation in Technology  CEX2312


Editor-in-Chief of Journals/Editorial Board Member/Program Chair/Reviewer

Reviewer

1. International Journal of Ionics The Science and Technology of Ionic Motion, Springer. (from 2017)

2.  International conference on Advanced Materials for Clean Energy and Health Applications (AMCEHA)-2019., University of Jaffna. 

Panel Member

1. 2nd International Research Symposium 2018 (IRSUWU), Uwa Wellassa University of Sri Lanka.

2. 8th Annual Research Session of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (ARS) 2018.

 


Positions Held/Hold or service Rendering/Rendering (University Level/National Level/International Level)

1.Student Counselor for the academic year 2009/2010, 2010/2011 and 2016/2017

2. Activity coordinator, AHEAD project, Department of Physical Sciences and Technology

3. Faculty coordinator, Newsletter of Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, 2019.

4. Member, Progress Monitoring Committee Faculty Building Complex of the Faculty of Applied Sciences Stage II

5. Member of the Task Force for Self Evaluation Report (SER) compilation for Program Review (PR) of the Faculty of Applied Sciences, 2020 (May 2019 to date)

6. Member of Laboratory Committee, Faculty of Applied Sciences 2019.