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Thushari Jayasekera

Position: Assistant Professor
Field: Computational Materials Physics
Degree: PhD, 2005, University of Oklahoma
At SIUC Since: 2011

Contact Information:
Phone: 618-453-1055 (Office)
Fax: 618-453-1056
Address: Mail Code 4401
               Neckers Room 487
               1245 Lincoln Dr
                Carbondale IL, 62901 USA  


Office Hours: Wednesday 9.00 am -12.00 pm and 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm(Fall 2014)

PHYS 310 (Undergraduate Classical Mechanics)
Fall 2014

Career History: Dr. Jayasekera joined the Department in the Fall of 2011. She graduated with a Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma, with Prof. Kieran Mullen and Prof. Michael A. Morrison. She did her postdoctoral work with Prof. J. W. Mintmire at Oklahoma State University, and with Prof. M. Boungiorno Nardelli and Prof.  K. W. Kim at North Carolina State University.
Research: Dr. Jayasekera's research expertise/interests are in engineering electron structure, electron transport and heat transport in low-dimensional nanostructures for device applications. Most of her recent work are based on ab-initio calculations. Her current/recent work involves electronic band engineering of graphene related systems, and investigating thermal transport in oxide based nanostructures for thremoelectric applications. Visit the research page for more details

Teaching: Her teaching materials are maintained in a webpage "Physics and Fun with Clicks". This page is frequently updated as she develops new materials.

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Thushari Jayasekera, Assistant Professor of Physics, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Tel: 618 453 1055 Fax: 618 453 1056

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