Committed assistant professor of physics enthusiastically pursuing an instruction opportunity in which to utilize 10 years of experience in the academic landscape, including student evaluation and implementation of creative teaching methods. Eager to contribute an invaluable new facet to the Kalamazoo College faculty.
Inspiring lecturer, Classroom lectures
Innovative teaching methods, Technology-based learning tools, Effective use of multi-media teaching tools
Student evaluation, Effective tutor, Class engagement
Exceptional written and verbal communicator
Accomplished researcher in Material Physics,
Academic publication, Crystallography, X-ray and Synchrotron diffraction, Constant wavelength and time of flight (TOF) neutron diffraction
Ion beam analysis and Rutherford Backscattering Spectrometry
The General Structure Analysis System (GSAS) and GSAS EXPGUI, POWDER Cell, CMPR, SARAh
Python, LabVIEW, mikroC®
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Publisher, OriginLab®
Book chapters: A. Madiligama, P. Ari-Gur, V. Shavrov, V. Koledov, Y. Ren, S. Calder, & A. Kayani (2014) Effects of Cobalt on the Crystalline Structures of the Ni-Mn-In Giant Magnetocaloric Heusler Alloys. In Oral A. Y. et at. (Ed.) 2nd International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy-Related Materials-2014 (pp. 507-514), Springer Proceedings in Energy. Peer-reviewed publications: A. Madiligama, P. Ari-Gur, et al, J. Magn. Magn. Mater. 442 (2017) 25-35. A. Madiligama, P. Ari-Gur, et al, Smart. Mater. Struct. 25 (2016) 085013. P. Ari-Gur, A. Madiligama, et. al. J. Alloys Compd. S 469-S471 (2014) 586. P. Ari-Gur, V. O. Garlea, A. Coke, Y. L. Ge, I. Aaltio, S. P. Hannula, H. B. Cao, A. Madiligama, V. V. Koledov, , Mater. Forum 738-739 (2013) 103-107. CONFERENCES AND PRESENTATIONS Conferences: Invited talk in the International Conference on Martensitic Transformations (ICOMAT 2017), Chicago, IL, USA, July 09-14, 2017. Invited talk in the 13th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference, San Diego, CA, USA, January 11-15, 2016. Invited talk in the 2nd International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials (ENEFM), Oludeniz, Turkey, October 16-19, 2014. A poster presentation in the 9th European Symposium on Martensitic Transformations (ESOMAT), St. Petersburg, Russia, September 9-16, 2012. LEADERSHIP AND TEAMWORK International level Vice-captain of Sri Lanka University hockey team - 1st South Asian University hockey championship, Amritsar, Punjab, India. 2008 National Level Captain of Sri Lanka National University hockey team - National Hockey Championship, 2008 Captain of Kandy District hockey team - National Hockey Championships, 2006 & 2009 College Level Captain of University of Peradeniya hockey team in 2007 Captain of St. Sylvester's college hockey team in 2001 and 2002 Curriculum Vitae -
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics01/2018 to CurrentAlbion CollegeAlbion , MiTeach introductory physics II and associated laboratory courses
Adjunct instructor of physics01/2018 to CurrentDelta Community CollegeUniversity Center, MI
Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics03/2017 to CurrentKalamazoo CollegeKalamazoo, MITeach introductory and advance undergraduate physics courses and labs (only teach in Spring semesters).
Graduate Research Assistant01/2012 to 12/2016Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, MI
Teaching assistant09/2010 to 07/2016Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, USA, Michigan
Have taught numerous undergraduate physics laboratory courses. Worked as a grader and tutor
Teaching Assistant08/2008 to 05/2010University of Peradeniya, Sri LankaKandy , Sri Lanka
Education and Training
Ph.D: PhysicsDecember 2016Western Michigan UniversityKalamazoo, MIPhysics GPA: 3.41 Dissertation: Madiligama, Amila S. B., "Crystallography and Magnetism of Magnetocalorically Important Ni-Mn-X Based Heusler Alloys" (2016). Dissertations. 2476.