Dr. Upul Senaratne

Dr. Upul Senaratne

usenaratne@worwic.edu
HH 103
410-572-8729
 

Classes

Fall D 2017

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TTH @ 12:45—2:15 PM
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T @ 2:30—4:30 PM
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TH @ 2:30—4:30 PM
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MW @ 12:45—2:15 PM
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M @ 2:30—4:30 PM
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M @ 5:00—8:15 PM
Lab:
W @ 4:00—6:00 PM

Office Hours

Fall D 2017

Tue. & Thr. 4:45—6:15 PM
Wednesday 2:30—3:30 PM
Wednesday 6:15—7:15 PM

Other Hours

 By appointment.

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Education

Ph.D. Physics
Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan
Dissertation: Characterization of Nano-Sized Iron Oxide Particles Precipitated in Polymer Matrices

Masters of Science Physics
Bowling Green State University Bowling Green, Ohio
Thesis: Predictions of Cloud Effects on Global Climate Using a One-Dimensional Radiative-Convective Model

Bachelor of Science Physics and Mathematics
The University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Work Experience

Before coming to Wor-Wic, Dr. Upul Senaratne taught physics, astronomy and engineering courses at several universities and community colleges across the United States and Canada. He has more than 12 years of teaching experience, including Wayne State University in Michigan, University of Toledo in Ohio, Central New Mexico Community College in New Mexico, College of the North Atlantic in Labrador, Canada and the University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada. In addition, he has served University of Michigan Dearborn and York University in Toronto as an adjunct faculty.

As a researcher, Dr. Senaratne has been involved in research projects related to nanotechnology. He focused on magnetic measurements of nanoparticles and nanowires using Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID) and carried out experiments on material characterization utilizing X-ray Diffractometer (XRD), Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM). In addition, he was engaged on research in the areas of plasma deposition, ion beam analysis and modification of thin films at high and low temperatures.

Dr. Senaratne has broaden his research experience while serving as a research assistant at MRI Research Center, Department of Neurology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, during his graduate studies. He was involved in research projects related to Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) techniques and performed statistical data analysis, image construction and spectral analysis using UNIX operating system. He used MRI systems (2.4 & 7.0 Tesla) designed for in-vivo imaging and spectroscopy studies. Some of the projects included stroke, migraine, muscle myopathy, photodynamic therapy and functional MRI imaging.

Community Services / Committees

AFFILIATIONS
Member—American Physical Society (Division of Condensed Matter Physics, Division of Material Physics and Topical Group of Magnetism)

Member—American Association of Physics Teachers

Awards

American Association of Physics Teachers Award for the excellence in teaching April 2001
Wayne State University, Announcer, Vol. 31, No 3, p.28, 2001

Knoller Fellowship (Department of Physics, Wayne State University) 2004

Publications

Magnetic Properties of Iron Oxide Nanoparticles Incorporated in Polystyrene Resin Matrix, P. P., Vaishnava, U. Senaratne, E. C. Buc, R. Naik, V. Naik, G. M. Tsoi, L. E. Wenger, Physical Review B 75, 1 (2007)

Magnetic Properties of Cobalt-Ferrite Nanoparticles Embedded in Polystyrene Resin, P. P.,Vaishnava, U. Senaratne, E. C. Buc, G. M. Tsoi, R. Naik, V. Naik, L. E. Wenger, and P. Boolchand, Journal of Applied Physics, 99, 08G702 (2006)

Magnetic Properties of Nanosized Iron Oxide Particles Precipitated in Alginate
Hydrogels, R. Naik, U. Senaratne, N. Powell, E. C. Buck, G. M. Tsoi, V. Naik, P. P. Vaishnava, and L. E. Wenger, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 97, 10J313, May 15 (2005)

Memory Effects and Magnetic Interactions in a ?-Fe2O3 Nanoparticles System, G.M. Tsoi, U. Senaratne, R. J. Tackett, E. C. Buc, R. Naik, P. P. Vaishnava, V. Naik and L. E. Wenger, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 97, 10J507, May (2005)

Memory Effects in a supeparamagnetic ?-Fe2O3 System, G.M. Tsoi, L. E. Wenger, U. Senaratne, R. J., Tackett, E. C. Buc, R. Naik, P. P. Vaishnava, V. Naik , Physical Review B 72 014445 (2005)

Magnetic characterization of Nano-sized Iron Oxide Particles Embedded in Alginate Hydrogel, Ronald Tackett, Gavin Lawes, Elizabeth Buc, Upul Senaratne, Ratna Naik, Vaman Naik, Prem Vaishnava, Georgy Tsoi, Lowell Wenger, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol 50, No 1, p. 913, March (2005)

Magnetic Characterization of Iron Oxide Cross-linked Hydrogels, U. Senaratne, N. Powell, E. Kroll, G. Tsoi, R. Naik, V. Naik, P. P. Vaishnava, and L. E. Wenger, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 49,1, p. 243, March (2004)

Memory Effect and Magnetic Interactions in Nanocrystalline ?-Fe2O3 System, Georgy M. Tsoi, Upul Senaratne, Elizebeth Kroll, Ratna Naik, P. P. Vaishnava, Vaman Naik and Lowell E. Wenger, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, 49, 1, p. 1322, March (2004)

Magnetization of Lead Nanowire Arrays, G. M. Tsoi, U. Senaratne, J. Valenzula, and L. E. Wenger, Bulletin of the American Physical Society, Vol 48, No 1, March (2003)

Efficacy and Secondary Effects of Thrombolysis after rt-PA Intervention in Middle Cerebral Artery Embolic Stroke in Rat Measured by MRI, Q. Jiang, R. L. Zhang, J. R. Ewing, G. W. Divine, U. Senaratne and M. Chopp, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, A4, 10-11, (1998)

Predictions of Cloud and Aerosol Effects on Global Warming Using a One-Dimensional Radiative-Convective Model, T. B. Cobb, J. A. Schumacher, U. U. Senaratne, and Y. Liu, World Resource Review, 7, 1, p 140-154, 1995

PhD Dissertation–Placed at the Engineering library, Stanford University, Call Number: TA418.9.N35 S46 2005A, ISBN: 0542096196 Publisher: ProQuest/UMI, Price: $69.99