Dr. (Mrs.) T. Thanihaichelvan


Senior Lecturer Grade II
Head, Mechanical and Processing Engineering


B.Sc.(Hons) (Jaffna), PhD (UM, Malaysia)


Research interests : Metal oxide gas sensors, Mechanics of Materials, Nanomaterials, Nanocomposites, Thermal processing


  tharsika@eng.jfn.ac.lk
 +94-21-206-0160


Dr. (Mrs.) T. Thanihaichelvan received BSc degree in Physics with first class honors from university of Jaffna in 2009, and PhD with thesis distinction from University of Malaya, Malaysia in 2015. She has about 3 years of demonstrating and lecturing experience at Department of Physics, University of Jaffna and Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya. Presently, she is attached to the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna.

  • Awarded distinction for outstanding PhD thesis, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia (2015).
  • Bright Spark Scholarship from Bright Spark Unit, University of Malaya for pursuing PhD in University of Malaya from 2012-2015.
  • "Sir Arunachalam Mahadeva Memorial Prize" for the best performance in the Honours Degree examination in Science specialized in Physics for the year 2008, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • "Ramalingam Veerasingam Memorial Prize" for the best performance in Theoretical physics unit in the Honours Degree Examination in Science for the year 2008, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • The "University prize" for the best performance in the Honours Degree examination in Science for the year 2008, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • "Prof. Kanthia. Kunaratnam Scholarship" for being the best student selected to read for the Honors Degree in Physics, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka, (2006).
  • The "University prize" for the highest GPA obtained in Physical Science at the General Degree examination in Science level 2G for the year 2005, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.
  • "Handy Perinpanayagam Memorial prize" for the best performance at the General Degree examination in Science Level 1G and 2G for the year 2005, University of Jaffna, Sri Lanka.


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