Dr. Hiran H E Jayaweera

Dr. Hiran H E Jayaweera

Senior Lecturer

Department of Physics,
University of Colombo,
Colombo 03,
Sri Lanka.
Room: PH204
Work Phone: +94 11 215 8351
Work Fax: +94 11 258 4777

Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Optical spectroscopy and multispectral imaging 2015 – University of Colombo
  • B.Sc. (Physics Special with First Class Honours) 2004 – University of Colombo
  • Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE) 2008 – Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo, and the Teaching Portfolio was accredited by Staff and Educational Development (SEDA), UK.

Teaching Areas

Research Interest

  • Optical spectroscopy and multispectral imaging
  • Instrumentation
  • Solar Thermal Energy

Awards and Distinctions

  • Best Poster Award – AFSIN international workshop on optical spectroscopy, Institut National Polytechnique Felix Houphouet, Ivory Coast (2013)
  • Presidential award for excellence in research (2012)
  • NRC merit award for scientific publication (2011)
  • Distinguished Poster Award – Hands-On Research in Complex Systems School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (29 June 2012)
  • Mailvaganam Memorial Award for Physics 2000/2001 (2005 – University of Colombo)
  • The Gulamhusein A.J. Norbhai Gold Medal for Physics Project 2000/2001 (2005 – University of Colombo)
  • Dr. D.C. Hewavitharana Memorial Prize for Physics 2000/2001 (2005 – University of Colombo)


  • Udeshi1,K. M. W. , Jayaweera, H. H. E. , Wickramasinghe, D. D. & Ariyaratne, T. R.,  Classification of Spatial Variability of Water Quality using Absorption and Fluorescence Spectra: A Case Study on Beira Lake, International Journal of Photonics and Optical Technology, 3(1), 43-47, (2017)
  • Kumara, P.D.C.,  Suraweera, S.K.K., Jayaweera, H.H.E., Muzathik, A.M. & Ariyaratne, T.R., Efficient Type of Steam Condenser for Water Desalination of Solar Thermal Energy in Remote Arid Areas and Islands, International Journal of Solar Energy,  6 (1), 13-18, (2016)
  • Brydegaard, M., Merdasa, A., Gebru, A., Jayaweera, H. & Svanberg, S.,  Realistic instrumentation platform for active and passive optical remote sensing. Applied Spectroscopy,  70 (2), 372-385,(2015)
  • Ranatunga, C. L., Jayaweera, H. H. E., Suraweera, S.K.K. & Ariyaratne, T. R., Distribution of the vibration effect within the stacked boxes during vehicular road transportation of tomatoes, Vidyodaya Journal Of Science, 19, (2014)
  • Jayaweera, H. H. E., Anderson, B. & Eghan, M. J., A Simple Polarized-Based Diffused Reflectance Colour Imaging System, J. of Ghana Science Association,14(1), 82-93 (2012)
  • Runemark, A.,Wellenreuther, M., Jayaweera, H., Svanberg, S., Brydegaard, M., Rare Events in Remote Dark Field Spectroscopy: An Ecological Case study of Insects, ,IEEE J. of Selected Topics in Quantum Electronic,18 (5), 1573-1582 (2012)
  • Brydegaard, M., Merdasa, A., Jayaweera, H., Ålebring, J. & Svanberg, S., Versatile multispectral microscope based on light emitting diodes, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 82(12), 123106-13 (2011)
  • Liang, M., Jayaweera, H., Lundin, P., Svanberg,S. & Somesfalean, G., Gas spectroscopy and optical path-length assessment in scattering media using a frequency-modulated continuous-wave diode laser, Optics Letters, 36 (16), 3036-3038 (2011)
  • Ranatunga, C. L., Jayaweera, H. H. E. & Ariyaratne, T. R., Evaluation of finger-feel firmness as a subjective measurement of Tomato quality degradation at retail market. Tropical Agricultural Research, 20(1),(2008)

Current Research Degree Students

  1. PhD student – Mr. P D C Kumara – Engineering Applications of Solar Thermal Energy
  2. MPhil student – Mr. S K K Suraweera – Development of a Parabolic Trough Type Solar Thermal Energy Concentrator
  3. MPhil student – Mrs. Wathsala Udeshi – Optical Detection of Chlorophyll