Wayamba University of Sri Lanka
Polymer Electronics Research Group
“All the electronic devices are powered by white smoke. When smoke goes out, device is dead.”
– Milan Nikolic
Polymer Electronics Research Group (PERG) of Department of Electronics, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Wayamba University of Sri Lanka was established in the year 2012 with the help of a National Research Council grant received by the principle researchers of the lab Prof. (Mrs) Kumudu Perera and Prof. Kamal Vidanapathirana
During the past few years, this group was able to obtain more research grants from the local donor agencies and presently the laboratory is well equipped to carry out investigations on developing materials, fabrication and characterization of energy storage devices such as rechargeable cells and supercapacitors.
The group has produced one Ph.D. and presently several postgraduate students are continuing their research studies.
Apart from that the group has served to complete several final year research projects of undergraduates of Wayamba University and of the students of other universities as well.
PERG was able to publish several indexed journal articles each year with so many conference proceedings. As rewards for all those the group was able win several awards including Most Outstanding Senior Researcher Award of Wayamba University of Sri Lanka for the year 2017.
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Polymer electronics is an emerging technology that focuses on the development of electronic devices incorporating electrically conductive and semiconductive organic materials, especially organic polymers.