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Nilanga K. Liyanage

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
321 JBL
382 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Education
Ph.D., 1999, MIT
AS-PHYS Collaborative Research: Apparatus for Normalization and Systematic Control of the MOLLER Experiment
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
March 01, 2021 – February 28, 2025
AS-PHYS EIC Fellowship Salina Ali
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
December 13, 2021 – December 13, 2022
AS-PHYS eRD6 - UVa: R&D on µRWELL & GEM for EIC Trackers
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Brookhaven National Labo
January 01, 2020 – September 30, 2022
AS-PHYS Fabrication of a Large Area U-V readout µRWELL Tracker CLAS12 High Lumi Upgrade at Jefferson Lab
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
September 01, 2021 – August 31, 2022
AS-PHYS Fabrication of a Large Area GEM-TRD prototype for GLUeX Upgrade and two GEM Trackers for the pair spectrometer in Hall D at Jefferson Lab
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Jefferson Science Associ
November 01, 2021 – July 01, 2022
AS-PHYS Deep Inelastic Scattering in the nucleon valence quark region for precision studies of nucleon spin structure and for parity violating electro-weak asymmetry tests of fundamental physics
Source: U.S. Department Of Energy - Chicago
May 28, 2003 – May 31, 2022
AS-PHYS-Post Doc Support Jefferson Lab SoLID project pre R&D activities - Bai
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
November 01, 2020 – October 31, 2021
AS-PHYS-Salary support for Dr. Kondo Gnanvo Jan 21 - Dec 25
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
February 01, 2021 – October 15, 2021
AS-PHYS-Salary support for Dr. Kondo Gnanvo and Glamazdin
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
December 01, 2016 – November 30, 2020
Fabrication of a Large Area U-V readout GEM Detector Super-BigBite Tracker at Jefferson Lab
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
December 01, 2019 – November 30, 2020
AS-PHYS Jefferson Science Associates Graduate Fellowship 2019-20 Matter
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
August 01, 2019 – July 31, 2020
Prototype Large Area Gas Electron Multiplier Detector Fabrication
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Brookhaven National Labo
October 14, 2011 – December 31, 2019
AS-PHYS Fabrication of 29 Gas Electron Multiplier modules for Jefferson Lab
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Jefferson Science Associ
September 30, 2013 – July 31, 2017
AS-PHYS-Salary support for Dr. Kondo Gnanvo's
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
December 01, 2015 – November 30, 2016
AS-PHYS Jefferson Science Associates Graduate Fellowship 2013-14 CHao Gu
Source: Jefferson Science Associates, LLC
August 01, 2013 – August 30, 2014
Gas Electron Multiplier Chamber and Readout for Super Bigbite
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Jefferson Science Associ
February 01, 2013 – November 30, 2013
Fabrication of Prototype Gas Multiplier Chambers
Source: U.S. DOE - National Lab - Jefferson Science Associ
February 01, 2012 – January 31, 2013
PHYS 1010: The Physical Universe
Credits: 3
In this class you will get a chance to explore the scientific wonders of the universe. Topics vary each semester but generally include: motion, energy, waves, electricity, magnetism, sound, light, relativity, atomic structure, molecules, quantum physics, the nucleus, chemistry, meteorology, geophysics, the solar system, stars, and cosmology. PHYS 1010 requires limited math, but has wide applications like electronics, wifi, rockets, satellites, nuclear reactors, lasers, climate change, earthquakes, the tides, eclipses, plate tectonics, fossil fuels, telescopes, solar energy, and the origin of universe. PHYS 1010 is for non-science majors. Premedical and pre-dental students should take PHYS 2010, 2020.
PHYS 1720: Introductory Physics II: Gravitation, Electricity & Magnetism, Optics
Credits: 5
Second semester of the introductory physics sequence for prospective physics and other science majors. Topics include gravitation; electricity & magnetism, and optics. Four lecture hours, one discussion section hour. Prerequisite: PHYS 1710 or PHYS 1425, MATH1320 Corequisite: MATH 2310
PHYS 2415: General Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism, Optics
Credits: 3
Second semester of introductory physics for engineers and scientists. Electrostatics, including conductors and insulators; DC circuits; magnetic forces and fields; magnetic effects of moving charges and currents; electromagnetic induction; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic oscillations and waves. Introduces geometrical and physical optics. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 1425, APMA 1110 or MATH 1320.
PHYS 3993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
Individual study of topics in physics not normally covered in formal classes. Study is carried out under the tutelage of a faculty member with whom the requirements are agreed upon prior to enrollment. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission
PHYS 3995: Research
Credits: 3
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PHYS 7995: Independent Study
Credits: 1–6
Independent research or practical training supervised by a faculty member. May be repeated for credit.
PHYS 8999: Master Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
PHYS 9998: Pre-Qual Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.