Madhuranga Rathnayake

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PhD Student
The University of Sydney
prat8656@uni.sydney.edu.au

Supervisor: Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper

Title of PhD: Studying dissolution and crystallization of organometallic halide perovskites using molecular dynamics

The goal of Madhuranga’s research is to obtain a better microscopic understanding of the dissolution and crystallisation processes in metal halide perovskites via the use of molecular dynamics simulations. This, however, first requires development of a classical potential that is able to describe the structural, dynamic and energetic properties of these materials in the solid state and in solution, which is where we have begun.

Qualifications:
BSc, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka (2014)
MSc, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (2016)

Research theme: Excitonic Materials for Solar Energy Conversion