Dr. N. Karthikeyan

Senior Lecturer in Physics

Physics
Faculty of Natural Sciences
FB RG
Head of the Department
Contact:

Central Campus, Room No: 213, 2nd Floor, Department of Physics, Science & Technology Building, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka

Office: +94112881449, Ext: 449 Mobile: +94714856389

Email: nkart@ou.ac.lk karthikppt@gmail.com


Area of Specification:

Nuclear Physics, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

Research Intrests:

Nanomaterials, Photovoltaics, Photocatalysis

Affiliations:

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Course Coordination:

PHU6305 Nanophysics and its Applications, PHU5300 Nuclear and Particle Physics and PHU3202 Waves in Physics

Researches:

Research Publications in indexed & refereed International Journals:  

  1. Electrodeposited Heterojunction CIS Semiconductor Alloys for Photocatalytic Degradation of Textile Dyes;
    N. Karthikeyan, T. Sivaranjani, and A. Stephen;
    International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research; Volume 7, Issue 8, (2016); pp1419-1426
  2. Visible light degradation of textile effluent using nanostructured TiO2/Ag/CuO photocatalysts
    N. Karthikeyan, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    International Journal of Nanosystems: Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics; Volume 7, Issue 4, (2016), pp695-698
  3. Degradation of Textile Effluent using Nanocomposite TiO2/SnO2 Semiconductor Photocatalysts;
    N. Karthikeyan, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    International Journal of ChemTech Research; Volume 8, Issue 11, (2015), Pages 443-449
  4. Synthesis and Characterization of nano-Titania Phases for Photocatalytic Degradation of Textile Dye Effluent;
    N. Karthikeyan, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    International Journal of Innovative Research in Science & Engineering Vol. 2 (Sp.1); (2014) pp 429-436
  5. ZnO/Ag nanocomposite: An efficient catalyst for degradation studies of textile effluents under visible light;
    R. Saravanan, N. Karthikeyan, V.K.Gupta, E. Thirumal, P. Thangadurai, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    Materials Science and Engineering; Volume 33, Issue 4, (2013), Pages 2235–2244
  6. Photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes using ZnO/CeO2 nanocomposite material under visible light;
    R. Saravanan, N. Karthikeyan, S. Govindan, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    Advanced Materials Research Vol. 584 (2012) pp 381-385.

 Research Presentations in International Conferences:  

  1. Synthesis and characterization of coupled TiO2/Ag/CuO nanostructured materials for photocatalytic degradation of textile dye effluent
    N. Karthikeyan, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    Proceedings of 6th International Symposium for Research Scholars on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering (ISRS), December 11 – 13, 2014; p105-106.
  2. Effect of Annealing on Photocatalytic Degradation of Azo Dye by TiO2/CuO Binary Nanostructured Materials
    N. Karthikeyan, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    Proceedings of 5th International Symposium for Research Scholars on Metallurgy, Materials Science and Engineering (ISRS), December 13 – 15, 2012; p132.
  3. Preparation and Characterization of TiO2/SnO2 Nanocomposite Photocatalysts, and their Application in Purification of Contaminated Water;
    N. Karthikeyan, D. Sangamithirai, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    Proceedings of 4th International Conference on Advanced Nano Materials (ANM), October 17 – 19, 2012; p116.
  4. TiO2/SnO2 Nanocomposites: Effect of Annealing on Photocatalytic Degradation of Azo Dye;
    N. Karthikeyan, D. Sangamithirai, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Advanced Oxidation Processes (ICAOP), October 5-8, 2012; p258-261.
  5. Photocatalytic degradation of organic dyes using ZnO/CeO2 nanocomposite material under visible light;
    R. Saravanan, N. Karthikeyan, S. Govindan, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    Proceedings of International Conference on Recent Trends in Advanced Materials (ICRAM), February 20-22, 2012; p64.
  6. TiO2 and ZnO Nanomaterials: A comparison of Photocatalytic Degradation Efficiency of AZO Dye;
    N. Karthikeyan, R. Saravanan, and A. Stephen;
    Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM),December 12-16, 2011; p173.
  7. Pyramid shaped nano CdO: Synthesis, characterization and application of Photocatalytic activity under UV Light;
    R. Saravanan, N. Karthikeyan, T. Prakash, V. Narayanan, and A. Stephen;
    Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Materials (ICAM), December 12-16, 2011; p173.
  8. Photocatalytic applications of nano-titania phases;
    N. Karthikeyan, R. Saravanan, and A. Stephen;
    Proceedings of International Conference on Advances in Materials and Materials Processing (ICAMM), December 9-11, 2011; p188.

 

Research Publications in refereed National Journals:

  1. A Study on Personal Counselling for Students in the B.Sc. Degree Programme at the Open University of Sri Lanka;
    L.K. Senaratna, N. Karthikeyan, R.U. Tantrigoda, W.C.W. Perera and E.A.D.N.D. Edirisinghe;
    OUSL Annual Academic Session Proceedings – Nov 2007; pp8-11.
  2. A Study of the Effectiveness of Academic Counselling for Students in the B.Sc. Degree Programme at the Open University of Sri Lanka;
    L.K. Senaratna, R.U. Tantrigoda, N. Karthikeyan, W.C.W. Perera, and E.A.D.N.D. Edirisinghe;
    OUSL Annual Academic Session Proceedings – Nov 2007; pp16-19.
  3. A Study of the Effectiveness of Orientation Sessions for Students in the B.Sc. Degree Programme at the Open University of Sri Lanka;
    L.K. Senaratna, R.U. Tantrigoda, N. Karthikeyan, W.C.W. Perera, and E.A.D.N.D. Edirisinghe;
    OUSL Annual Academic Session Proceedings – Nov 2007; pp12-15.
  4. A Preliminary Investigation on Needs and Effectiveness of Counselling for Students in the B.Sc. Degree Programme at the Open University of Sri Lanka;
    L.K. Senaratna, R.U. Tantrigoda, N. Karthikeyan, W.C.W. Perera, and E.A.D.N.D. Edirisinghe; OUSL Annual Academic Session Proceedings – November 2006; pp129-137.

 

Publications:

Books / Course Materials Authoured:

1. Nuclear and Particle Physics – Unit 3: Particle Physics

2. Wave in Physics –   Unit 3: Electromagnetic Waves

3. Wave in Physics –   Unit 1: Oscillations and Vibrations (2 Chapters)

 

Translation of Books (English to Tamil)

1. Properties of Matter (8 Chapters)

2. Geometrical Optics (5 Chapters)

 

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