Madhuranga Rathnayake

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PhD Student
The University of Sydney

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.

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

Research theme: Excitonic Materials for Solar Energy Conversion