Material Processing & Device Fabrication project involves experimentation and basic studies in Material Processing and Device Fabrication with emphasis on graphite, graphite-based devices, and carbon supercapacitors. Also, investigations related to solar cells and other electronic devices based on new materials, primarily generated from local minerals.
Work related to graphite will be the exfoliation of graphite and derivation into graphene plates, preparation of graphene thin films and their application in devices such as supercapacitors and solar cells. Furthermore, the project plans to conduct research in the area of extremely thin absorber solar cells and developing hole conducting materials to be used in these solar cell devices.
The project ideas stand at the forefront of current research in the areas of Materials Processing and Device Physics, related to Energy Conversion & Storage and Other Electronic Devices. The theme is nationally relevant and highly important. It is geared towards utilization of locally available materials with the aim of adding enormous values to local minerals and plant dyes. The outcomes of the research will help and improve the national economy through developing cutting-edge local industries capable of manufacturing solar cells and other electronic devices.
Prof. G.R.A. Kumara
Ms. K.D.M.S.P.K. Kumarasinghe