Ajith Weerasinghe


  • PhD, Solar Cells, MERI, Sheffield Hallam Univ. , England, UK, 2013
  • M.Phil, Solar Power Electronics, Brunel Univ., London, England, UK, 1997
  • B.Eng, Mechanical Engineering, Univ, of Leicester, England, UK, 1993



  • Asst. Professor, Mech. Eng. (Aug. 2013-Present) Calif State Univ, Fresno
  • Assoc. Lecturer, School of Eng.. (Jan 2011-Aug. July 2013) Sheffield Hallam Univ., UK
  • Lab Assistant, Dept of Eng. (1995-1997) Brunel Univ., London, England, UK
  • Math/Physics Tutor, Mech. Eng. (1993-1995) Ilford Tutor Centre, Ilford, Essex, England, UK


  • IT and Business Consultant (2002-Nov 2009) NL Management Ltd, Rainbow Services Ltd & Rainbow Services Aberdeen, UK
  • Site Engineer (1998-2002) SCC Ltd., City, London EC2, England, UK

Selected Publications and Presentations


  1. A.R. Weerasinghe and I.M. Dharmadasa, "Electrodeposition of n-type CdSSe to use as an intermediate layer in thin film solar cells" (submitted to October 2012)
  2. I.M. Dharmadasa, D.G. Diso and A.R. Weerasinghe, "Nano-rod nature of CdS window materials used in thin film solar cells." J of Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells (submitted to Nano Letter, September 2012).
  3. O.K. Echendu, A.R. Weerasinghe, D.G. Diso and I.M. Dharmadasa, "Electrodeposited ZnS thin films in CdTe solar cells grown with ZnSO4 and (NH4)2S2O3 precursors." J of Electrochemical Society (Submitted August 2012).


  1. O.K. Echendu, A.R. Weerasinghe, D.G. Diso, F.Fauzi and I. M. Dharmadasa, Concentration dependence of the electrical conductivity type of electrodeposited ZnS thin films, CMMP 11 J. of Phys. Conference series. IOP, Dec 2011
  2. A.R. Weerasinghe, O.K. Echendu, D.G. Diso and I.M. Dharmadasa, Study of electrodeposited ZnS thin films grown with ZnSO4 and (NH4)2S2O3 precursors for use in solar cells, , Solar Asia 2011 Proceedings, IFS. Kandy, Sri Lanka
  3. D.G. Diso, F. Fauzi, O.K. Echendu, A.R. Weerasinghe and I.M. Dharmadasa, Electrodeposition and characterisation of ZnTe layers for application in CdTe based multi-layer graded bandgap solar cells, accepted, in proc: CMMP 10 J. of Phys. Conference series. IOP
  4. A.R. Weerasinghe, M.M El-Habrouk and M. Darwish, Panel-direct solar power applications in the UK conditions, Power Electronics conference proceedings 1999, UAE