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Department of Electronics,
Faculty of Applied Sciences,
Wayamba University of Sri Lanka,
Kuliyapitiya,
Sri Lanka.

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+(94) 37 2283622

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Prof. (Mrs.) G.A.K.S. Perera
B.Sc. (Honours in Physics), M.Sc. (Agriculture Engineering), Ph.D. (Solid State Physics)
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kumudu@wyb.ac.lk

Polymer Electronics

  • Fundamentals of Electricity and Magnetism
  • Introduction to Electronics
  • Semiconductor Devices
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Basic Digital Electronics
  • General Physics
  • Digital Electronics
  • Polymer Electronics

Polymer Electrolytes

  • Preparation, characterization using commercial polymers as well as Sri Lankan Natural Rubber
  • Improving properties

Energy storage devices – batteries and super capacitors

  • Employing polymer electrolytes
  • Preparing Natural Graphite electrodes
  • Fabrication, characterization and scaling up 
  • Copper ion conducting solid polymer electrolytes based on polyacrylonitrile K.S. Perera, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake and P.W.S.K. Bandaranayake, Electrochimica Acta, 45 (2000) 1361-1369
    * Ionic conductivity of a gel polymer electrolyte based on Mg(ClO4)2 and polyacrylonitrile (PAN) Kumudu Perera, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, P.W.S.K. Bandaranayake, Materials Research Bulletin, 39 (2004) 1745-1751
  • Conductivity variation of the liquid electrolyte, EC : PC : LiCF3SO3 with salt concentration Kumudu Perera and M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, 7 (2006) 1-5
  • Artificial muscles based on Polyacrylonitrile based electrolytes Kumudu Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, 8 (2007) 39-45
  • Application of PAN based solid polymer in rechargeable Li batteries K. Perera, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, S. Skaarup, K. West, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 12(7/8) (2008) 873-877
  • Determination of electrochemical stability window of a polyacrylonitrile based polymer system for different electrodes Kumudu Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, 9 (2008) 1-6
  • High Conducting mechanically stable solid polymer electrolyte based on Polyacrylonitrile for rechargeable batteriesKumudu Perera and M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, Ceylon Journal of Science: Physical Sciences, 14 (2008) 67-73
  •  Effect of the polymer host, polyacrylonitrile on the performance of Li rechargeable cellsK.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, 12 (2011) 25-31
  • Performance variation of Li rechargeable cells having polypyrrole cathodes doped with different anions K. P. Vidanapathirana, K.S. Perera, Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 42(2) (2014) 143-147
  • A novel gel polymer electrolyte based on Polymethylmethacrylaate and Cupper TrifluoromethanesulfonateY.M.C.D. Jayathilake, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, L.R.A.K. Bandara, Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 724 (2014) 125-129
  • Ionic conductivity of a gel polymer electrolyte and its performance in solid state electrochemical cells Y.M.C.D. Jayathilake, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, L.R.A.K. Bandara, Sri Lanka Journal of Physics, 15 (2014) 11-17
  • Evaluation of a copper based gel polymer electrolyte and its performance in a primary cell Y.M.C.D. Jayathilake, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, L.R.A.K. Bandara, Sri Lanka Journal of Physics, 15 (2014) 45-51
  • Preparation and characterization of a polyacrylonitrile-based gel polymer electrolyte complexed with 1 methyl-3 propyl immidazolium iodide Y.M.C.D. Jayathilake, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana , Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 19/8 (2015) 2199-2203
  • Performance of Zn rechargeable cells having Polypyrrole cathodes doped with surfactant anion W.A.D.S.S. Weerasinghe, L.K.M. Madhushani, K.P. Vidanapathirana and K.S. Perera, Ruhuna Journal of Science, 6 (2015) 43-50
  • A cyclic voltammetry study of a gel polymer electrolyte based redox capacitor C.M. Bandaranayake, W.A.D.S.S. Weerasinghe, K.P. Vidanapathirana, K.S. Perera, Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, 16 (2015) 19-27
  • Performance of a NaSCn based gel polymer electrolyte in redox capacitors C. M. Bandaranayake, Y.M.C.D. Jayathilake, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, Sabaragamuwa Journal, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka 14/2 (2015) 149-161
  • Effect of cation size of iodide salts in the electrolyte on the performance of dye sensitized solar cells W.M.T. Madhushani, Y.M.C.D. Jayathilake, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 44/1 (2016) 77-81
  • Variation of performance of die sensitized solar cells with the salt concentration of the electrolyte C. M. Bandaranayake, G.S. Samarakoon, K. S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, Journal of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage, 13 (2016) 0110071-0110074
  • Stability of dye sensitized solar cell based on gel polymer electrolytes M. Buddhika, K.P. Vidanapathirana, K.S. Perera, Kalyani Journal, University of Kelaniya, XXXI(2016) 59-73
  • Investigation of a gel polymer electrolyte based on polyacrylionitrile and MgCl2 for a redox capacitors C. M. Bandaranayake, Y.M.C.D. Jayathilake, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, L. R. A. K. Bandara, Ceylon Journal of Science, 45(1) (2016) 75–82
  • Preparation and characterization of a PAN based gel polymer electrolytes for redox capacitors C.M. Bandaranayake, W.A.D.S.S. Weerasinghe, K.P. Vidanapathirana, K.S. Perera,
    Ruhuna Journal of Science, 7 (2016) 1-11
  • Polyvinylidine fluoride based gel polymer electrolyte to be used in solar energy to electrical energy conversion K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, 17 (2016) 29-39
  • Effect of polymerization current density of electrodes on the performance of Polypyrrole based redox-capacitor W. A. D. S. S. Weerasinghe, K. P. Vidanapathirana, K. S. Perera, C. M. Bandaranayake, Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 45/1 (2017) 73-77
  •  Investigation of a Pseudo Capacitor with Polyacrylonitrile based Gel Polymer Electrolyte Neminda Harankahawa, Sandaranga Weerasinghe, Kamal Vidanapathirana and Kumudu Perera, Journal of Electrochemical Science and Technology, 8/2 (2017) 107-114
  • PEO based nano composite polymer electrolyte for redox capacitor K. S. Perera, K. P. Vidanapathirana, B. Jayamaha, L. Wewagama , M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, G.K.R. Senadheera, K. Vignarooban, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 21/12 (2017) 3459-3465
  • Use of gel polymer electrolytes to integrate photoelectric conversion and energy storage N. Harankahawa, K. Perera, K. Vidanapathirana, Journal of Energy Storage 13
    (2017) 96–102
  • Impedance Spectroscopy, DC polarization, XRD and SEM studies on an ionic liquid based gel polymer electrolyte to be used for dye sensitized solar cells K. Perera and K. Vidanapathirana, Material Discovery, 7 (2017) 30-33
  • Effect of monomer concentration on the performance of Polyaniline based redox capacitors W.A.D.S.S. Weerasinghe, K.P. Vidanapathirana and Kumudu S. Perera, Ceylon Journal of Science, 46(3) (2017) 31-37
  • Fabrication and evaluation of an all solid redox capacitor with an iodine based gel polymer electrolyte C.M. Bandaranayake, W.A.D.S.S. Weerasinghe, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 45(4) (2017) 355-360
  • Effect of the gel polymer electrolyte conductivity on the performance of Zn rechargeable cell Kumudu S. Perera and K.P. Vidanapathirana, Ceylon Journal of Science, 46(4) (2017) 15-19
  • Zn rechargeable cell with a gel polymer electrolyte based on an ionic liquid K. W. Prasadini, K. S. Perera and K. P. Vidanapathirana, Sri Lanka Journal of Physics, 18 (2017) 35-43
  • Electrochemical double layer capacitors with PEO and Sri Lankan natural graphite B. Jayamaha, M.A.K.L. Dissanayake, K. Vignarooban, K.P. Vidanapathirana, K.S. Perera, Advances in Energy Research, 5/3 (2017) 219-226
  • Performance of Zn/Graphite rechargeable cells with 1-ethyl-3- methylimidazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate based gel polymer electrolyte W. Prasadini, Kumudu S. Perera and Kamal P. Vidanapathirana, AIMS Energy, 6(4) (2018) 566–575
  • Performance evaluation of polyaniline-based redox capacitors with respect to polymerization current density W.A.D.S.S. Weerasinghe, K.P. Vidanapathirana and K.S. Perera, AIMS Energy, 6(4)( 2018) 593–606
  • Use of a gel polymer electrolyte based on PVdF and ZnCl2 for an EDLC G.K. Udawatte, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, Ceylon Journal of Science, 47(4) (2018) 331-336
  •  Use of Natural Graphite for an Energy Storage Device P.D.D. Dilhani, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana and K. Vignarooban, Energy and Earth Science, 1/1 (2018) 52-57
  • An ionic liquid based gel polymer electrolyte to be employed in power generating applications K.W. Prasadini, K.S. Perera and K.P. Vidanapathirana, Ruhuna Journal of Science, 9(2) (2018) 78-91
  • Exploring the suitability of natural rubber and natural graphite for Mg rechargeable cells R. Kasturiarachchi, K.S. Perera and K.P. Vidanapathirana, Ceylon Journal of Science, 48(1) (2019) 37-42
  • Applicability of natural rubber based polymer electrolyte for electrochemical double layer capacitors N.A.A.K. Sanjaya, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, Sri Lankan Journal of Physics, 20 (2019) 17-26
  • Characterization of ionic liquid based gel polymer electrolyte for potential applications K.W. Prasadini, K.S. Perera and K.P. Vidanapathirana, Journal of National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 47/1 (2019) 133-138
  • 1-Ethyl-3-methylimadazolium trifluoromethanesulfonate-based gel polymer electrolyte for application in electrochemical double-layer capacitors K.W. Prasadini, K.S. Perera and K.P. Vidanapathirana, Ionics, 25 (2019) 2805-2811
  • Performance of rechargeable cell using an ionic liquid gel polymer electrolyte and natural Graphite electrode K.W. Prasadini, K.S. Perera and K.P. Vidanapathirana, Bulletin of Material Science, 48/4 (2019) 180-183
  • Fabrication and evaluation of an electrochemical double-layer capacitor with natural graphite electrodes and magnesium trifluoromethanesulfonate–based gel polymer electrolyte K.A. Janani K. Karunarathne, Kumudu S. Perera, Kamal P. Vidanapathirana, Jagath C. Pitawela, Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 23 (2019) 2165–2171
  • Solid state electrochemical double layer capacitors with natural graphite and activated charcoal composite electrodes P.A.D. Hansika, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, U.L. Zainudeen, Advances in Materials Research (South Korea) 8(1) (2019) 1-10
  • Competency of Sri Lankan natural rubber for electrolytes in energy storage devices K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, Plastics and Rubber-Sri Lanka, 1/18 (2019) 41-43
  • Fabrication of a low cost, environmental friendly Zn rechargeable cell Zn / NG rechargeable cell K.V.T. Chathurika, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, U.L. Zainudeen, Journal of Sri Lanka Association for Advancement of Science, (2019) 21-28
  • Zn/Natural graphite rechargeable cell with an ionic liquid based gel polymer electrolyte K.W. Prasadini, K.S. Perera and K.P. Vidanapathirana, Ceylon Journal of Science, 49/1 (2020) 125-129
  • Past, present and future of ionic liquid based polymer electrolytes R.M.L.L. Rathnayake, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, AIMS Energy, 8(2) (2020) 231-251
  •  An ionic liquid incorporated gel polymer electrolyte for double layer capacitors K.S. Perera, K.W. Prasadini, K.P. Vidanapathirana, Advances in Energy Research, 7(1) (2020) 21-34
  • A natural rubber based electrolyte to be used in EDLCs with Sri Lankan graphite N.A.A.K. Sanjaya, K.P. Vidanapathirana, K.S. Perera, Materials Today Proceedings, 23 (2020) 30-33
  • Preparation and characterization of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride–based gel polymer electrolyte in electrochemical double-layer capacitors R.M.L.L. Rathnayake, K.S. Perera, K.P. Vidanapathirana, Journal of Solid State Electropchemistry, 24 (2020) 2333–2340
  • Member, Sri Lanka Association of Advancement of Sciences (SLAAS) from 1996
  • Member, Young Scientists Forum, National Science and Technology, Sri Lanka from 2000
  • Member, Institute of Physics, Sri  Lanka from 2000 to 2013
  • Fellow, Institute of Physics, Sri  Lanka from 2014
  • Associate Member , Centre for Ionics, University of Malaya, Malaysia from 2016
  • Presidential Research Awards 2001 – Electrochimica Acta, 45 (2000) 1361-1369
  • Presidential Research Awards 2004 – Materials Research Bulletin, 39 (2004) 1745-1751
  • National Research Council Merit Award – Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry, 724 (2014) 125-129
  • National Research Council Merit Award – Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 19/8 (2015) 2199-2203
  • Support Scheme for Supervision of Research Degrees (SUSRED) Awards, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 2018
  • Most outstanding Senior Researcher Award for 2017, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 2018
  • The Best Poster Presenter at Material and Mineral Sciences technical session in 2nd International Research Symposium of Uva Wellassa University, Sri Lanka, 2018
  • National Science Foundation Research Awards 2018 in the field of Basic Sciences, National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka, 2019
  • Commendation award under the category of Most Outstanding Senior Researcher for 2018, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 2019
  • Most outstanding Senior Researcher Award for 2019, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 2021
  • Most outstanding Researcher Award for 2019, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka, 2021
  • The best presentation at Applied Sciences and Technology session in Wayamba University Annual Research congress 2020
  • International Program for Physical Science (IPPS), Uppsala, Sweden/Technical University of Denmark 1996-1997
  • International Program for Physical Science (IPPS), Uppsala, Sweden/Technical University of Denmark 1998-1999
  • National Research Council, Sri Lanka in 2012 (NRC 12-109) – Principal Investigator “Investigation of gel polymer electrolytes as cation and anion conductors to be used for possible Applications” (October 2012 – September 2015) (LKR 5.9 Mn)
  • Wayamba University of Sri Lanka in 2013(SRHDC/RP/04/13-01) – Principal Investigator “Synthesis and characterization of gel polymer electrolytes for Dye sensitized photoelectrochemical devices” (June 2013 – May 2016) (LKR 0.3 Mn)
  • Innovative Research Grants, University Grants Commission, Sri Lanka (UGC/VC/DRIC/IRG-2014/WUSL)­ – Principal Investigator “Fabrication and performance evaluation of super capacitors based on gel polymer Electrolytes as energy storage devices” (October 2014 – September 2017) (LKR 4.0 Mn)
  • National Science Foundation (RG/2014/BS/01) – Co Investigator “Conducting polymer based Energy Storage Devices” (June 2014 – May 2017) (LKR 2.4 Mn)
  • Wayamba University of Sri Lanka (SRHDC/RP/04/14-01) – Co Investigator “Identifying some electroactive polymers to be used for environmental friendly electrochemical cells” (April 2014 – March 2017) (LKR 0.6 Mn)
  • National Science Foundation (RG/2017/BS/02) – Principal Investigator “Synthesis and characterization of ionic liquid based gel polymer electrolytes to be used for rechargeable cells and super capacitors” (January 2017 – January 2020) (LKR 2.381 Mn)
  • Wayamba University of Sri Lanka (SRHDC/RP/04/17-01) – Principal Investigator “Identifying the suitability of Sri Lankan graphite for electrochemical double layer capacitors (EDLCs)” (April 2017 – March 2020) (LKR 0.761 Mn)
  • National Research Council, Sri Lanka in 2017 (NRC 17-006) – Principal Investigator “Value addition to Sri Lankan natural rubber in the field of power and energy” (November 2017 – October 2020) (LKR 3.53 Mn)
  • National Research Council, Sri Lanka in 2018 (NRC 18-007) – Co Investigator “Fabrication and analysis of super capacitors with low cost composite hybrid electrodes to meet the future energy challenge” (April 2018 – April 2021) (LKR 4.29 Mn)
  • Y.M.C.D. Jayathilake, PhD  – Investigation of Gel Polymer Electrolytes as anion and cation conductors to be used in possible applications (2016)
  • W.A.D.S.S. Weerasinghe, PhD – Conducting polymer based Energy Storage Devices (2019)
  • A.J.P.S. Kumara, MSc –Fabrication and characterization of dye sensitized solar cells with a tetrahexylammonium iodide salt based gel polymer electrolytes (2015)
  • K.W. Prasadini, MPhil – Study on ionic liquid based gel polymer electrolytes for energy storage devices (2020)
  • R.M.L.L. Rathnayake, MPhil- Fabrication and characterization of energy storage devices using ionic liquids based gel polymer electrolytes (on going)
  • H.G.N. Rajapakshe, PhD- Application of Sri Lankan natural rubber in the field of Power and Energy (on going)
  • K.M.R.R.N.B.D.S.K. Rajaguru, MPhilFabrication and Analysis of Supercapacitors with Low Cost Composite Hybrid Electrodes to Meet the Future Energy Challenge (on going)