Curriculum Vitae


Motivated, interdisciplinary PhD graduate trained in physics and biology, with strong communication skills developed from teaching experiences and ability to work independently or as a team member. Special expertise in the areas of

  • 3D Mathematical Modeling and Simulation
  • Numerical Methods (Finite Difference Method)
  • Biological Physics (Hodgkin-Huxley Model, Mechanical Bidomain Model)
  • Computational Mechanobiology (Soft Tissue Mechanics)
  • Critical Literature Review
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills


PhD in Biomedical Sciences: Medical Physics

Oakland University, Rochester, MI                  

CourseworkBioelectric Phenomena, Modeling Complex Systems, Medical Physiology, Quantum Mechanics, Theoretical Physics                                                                                   

BSc (Special) Degree in Physics

University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

CourseworkPhysics (Mechanics, Particle Physics, Solid State Physics), Mathematics, Statistics

Research and Work Experience

Graduate Research Assistant | Department of Physics, Oakland University        

  • Implemented two-dimensional (2D) mechanical bidomain model to analyze effects of anisotropy in cardiac mechanotransduction.
  • Applied perturbation methods to identify the changes in bidomain (cytoskeleton and extracellular matrix) displacement under active tension and unequal anisotropy ratios.
  • Designed and developed a three-dimensional (3D) version of the mechanical bidomain model to analyze cardiac tissue indentation and resulting spatial distribution of mechanotransduction. Analysis involve mathematical modeling and numerical analysis using finite difference method.
  • Presented results at department Journal Club, Oakland University Graduate Student Research Conference, Fall 2019 Meeting of the Ohio-Region Section of the American Physical Society (OSAPS) and annual meetings of International Physics of Living Systems (iPoLS) hosted by Georgia State University.

Research Assistant, Arthur C Clarke Institute, Sri Lanka                                  

  • Generated absorption spectra of star HD26574 (Beid), in the wavelength region of 4200 Å to 5000 Å using a 45 cm Cassegrain telescope.
  • Applied astronomical data reduction methods using Image Reduction and Analysis Facility (IRAF) operated in Linux.
  • Generated synthetic absorption spectra using Kurucz model atmospheres.

Intern, Sri Lanka Standards Institution, Sri Lanka                                                            

  • Collaborated with Mass, Force and Temperature calibration laboratories.
  • Hands-on experience on calibrating using proving cell testing machine, universal testing machine, fixed point cells (Gallium, Mercury, Silver), Standard Platinum Resistance Thermometers (SPRT), liquid/metal block baths.

Leadership and Teaching Experience

Graduate Teaching Assistant | Department of Physics, Oakland University             

  • Led weekly laboratory, problem solving and discussion sessions for groups of students (class of 25-30 students).
  • Graded quizzes, weekly lab reports and provided feedbacks to students.
  • Prepared presentations for lab experiments.

Assistant Lecturer (Temporary) | Department of Physics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura         

  • Collaborated with department of sports science to conduct a biomechanics lecture series by including applications of physics in sports.
  • Delivered lectures on thermodynamics with weekly tutorials to students in freshman year.
  • Planned and facilitated multiple events including three-day workshop on “Physics and Electronics for Advanced Level Teachers” and a physics quiz competition for freshmen year students.

Technical Skills

  • Finite Difference Method
  • Mathematica
  • Minitab
  • Maple
  • Image Reduction Analysis Facility (IRAF)
  • Microsoft Office