Vice Chancellor

Prof.F.C.Ragel

Prof. F. C. Ragel

B.Sc. (Hons) (EUSL), Ph.D. (Witswatersrand, South Africa), Accredited Teacher in HE (SEDA, UK), C.Phys.(SL).
Professor of Physics

 

22nd June 2004 - Ph.D. (Experimental Condensed Matter Physics);
School of Physics, Faculty of Science, University of the Witwatersrand,
Johannesburg, South Africa.

1st Feb 1997 - B.Sc.Hons.(Physics) - Second Class (Upper Division);
Faculty of Science, Eastern University, Sri Lanka.

 

  • Dean, Faculty of Science, EUSL from 18th Oct 2013 to 15th Feb 2016.
  • Head of Department of Physics, Faculty of Science, EUSL from 15th Oct 2012 to 17th Oct 2013.
  • Head of the Department of Physical Sciences, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SEUSL for three years from 01st February 2005.
  • Chairman / Strategic Planning and Statistical Unit, EUSL from July 2015 to date.
  • Principal Proposal Writer and Grant Coordinator for three years, Quality and Innovation Grant (Window-2, Round-1), B.Sc. Study Program, EUSL.
  • Chairman / Research and Publications Committee, SEUSL from September 2008 to December 2009.
  • Chairman / Curriculum Revision Committee, Faculty of Science, EUSL from August 2011 to October 2015; Secretary / Curriculum Revision
  • Committee, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SEUSL for two years from June 2004 to 2006.
  • Subject Coordinator for Physics Unit in the Department of Physical Sciences, SEUSL for one year from February 2008.
  • Subject Coordinator for Physics Unit in the Department of Physical Sciences, SEUSL for one year from 1st Oct 1999.
  • Students’ Counsellor at Faculty of Applied Sciences, SEUSL for three years: from 20th Apr 1999 to 30 June 2000; from 1st Mar 2006 to 28th Feb 2007; and then from 1st Mar 2009 to 31st Dec 2010.
  • Academic Counsellor to the Faculty of Applied Sciences, SEUSL for one year and four months from 1st Sep 2009 to 31st Dec 2010.
  • Academic Counsellor for Career Guidance Unit to the Faculty of Applied Sciences, SEUSL for one year since 1st Mar 2010 to 29th Feb 2011.
  • Served as University Coordinator for the Deyata Kirula National Exhibition-2013 (Ampara).
  • Served as University coordinator for SIIIP (Solutions, Ideas, Inventions, Innovations and Products) Awards Programme conducted by the Ministry of
  • Higher Education in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Inventers Commission (SLIC).
  • Member of Council, Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka for one year (2014/15).
  • Non ex-officio Member of UGC Standing Committee for Postgraduate Study and Research (university nominee) for three years from October 2007.
  • Non ex-officio Member of South Eastern University Council (Senate nominee) for 2 years & 8 months from July 2008 to March 2011.
  • Non ex-officio Member of South Eastern University Senate (Faculty nominee) from 06th October 2004 to January 2005 (then ex-officio membership as Head until Jan 2008), and then again as member as faculty nominee from Apr 2008 to Mar 2011; non ex-officio Member of Eastern University
  • Senate (Faulty nominee) from Sep 2011 to Nov 2012 (then became ex-officio member as Head and then Dean until 15th Feb 2016).
  • Member of Campus Board (Senate nominee), Trincomalee Campus, EUSL from 10th Jan 2013 to Oct 2013.
  • Member of Curriculum Revision Committee, Faculty of Applied Sciences, SEUSL 2006 to 2010.
  • Member of Library Committee (faculty nominee), SEUSL for three years from October 2004.
  • Served as Member of Board of Study – M.Sc. in Science Education, Faculty of Science, EUSL.

Research Awards:

  • President’s Award for Scientific Publications for highly rated scientific research published in the year 2016 (to be awarded on 19th Nov 2018 at the Grand Marquee, Taj Samudra, Colombo).
  • President’s Award for Scientific Publications by HE Maithripala Sirisena for highly rated scientific research as evaluated by peers and published in the year 2014 (awarded on 22nd Nov 2016 at a ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom, Waters Edge, Battaramulla).
  • NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publications by National Research Council, Sri Lanka for scientific research published in the year 2010.
  • President’s Awards for Scientific Publication by HE Mahinda Rajapaksa for scientific research evaluated by peers and published in the year 2008 in international scientific journals cited in the Science Citation Index (awarded on 17th Jan 2014 at a ceremony held at the Grand Ballroom, Waters Edge, Battaramulla).
  • Visiting Scientist (June/July 2007), Physics Department, University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa – six weeks research visit fully funded by UJ.
  • Visiting Scientist (July/August 2008), Physics Department, University of Johannesburg, South Africa – six weeks research visit fully funded by UJ.

Professional Recognitions

  • Accredited Teacher in Higher Education-2000 awarded by Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA), UK.
  • Charted Physicist, Institute of Physics, Sri Lanka.
  • Accredited Reviewer by Quality Assurance Council (QAC) of Sri Lanka for Program Review in State Universities in Sri Lanka (http://www.eugc.ac.lk/qaa/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/18.-Dr.-F.-C.-Ragel.pdf ).
  • Reviewer for Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids, Elsevier (https://publons.com/author/497054/flavian-chalmus-ragel#profile )
  • Proposal Reviewer for competitive grant (Rs. 100 Mn grant Faculty Proposals & Rs. 15 Mn grant Department Proposals) for ELTA-ELSE Development Project under Accelerating Higher Education Expansion and Development (AHEAD) programme-2018 with Wold Bank assistance.

Awards Received as Student (postgraduate and undergraduate)

  • University Council Postgraduate Merit Scholarship for the year 2003’, awarded by the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. This award is based on the outstanding research work done at the MSc (by Research).
  • University Postgraduate Merit Award, awarded by the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa during the years 2001, 2002 and 2003.
  • Doctoral Research Bursary, awarded by the National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa during the 2003 (only 5% is chosen from overseas students).
  • SLAAS Award for the Best Undergraduate Project in Physics for the year 1998’ awarded by Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science.
  • Nalliah Memorial Award for the best performance at the first examination in Science 1988/89’, awarded by Eastern University, Sri Lanka at its annual convocation.

Research articles published in journals indexed by Web of Sciences (Link to my Researcherid by Clarivate Analytics: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-1291-2010) :

The research outcomes have been published in internationally reputed refereed journals (indexed by Web of Sciences) as shown below together with number of citations by journals indexed by Web of Sciences:

  1. S. Thirukkanesh, F. C. Ragel, Sharma Ranjan and Das Shyam, “Anisotropic generalization of well-known solutions describing relativistic self-gravitating fluid systems: an algorithm” The European Physical Journal C (2018) Vol. 78 :31 (9 pages); SPRINGER, 233 SPRING ST, NEW YORK, USA, NY, 10013 (ISSN: 1434-6044);
    12 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor : 5.172
  2. S. Thirukkanesh and F. C. Ragel, “ A realistic model for charged strange quark star” Chinese Physics C (2017) Vol. 41 (Issue 1) - CHINESE PHYSICAL SOC, PEOPLES R CHINA and IOP Publishing Ltd, UK (ISSN: 1674-1137);
    12 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor: 3.298
  3. S. Thirukkanesh and F. C. Ragel, “ Charged analogue of well behaved neutral spheres: an algorithmic approach” Chinese Physics C (2016) Vol. 40 (Issue 4) Page 045101 - CHINESE PHYSICAL SOC, PEOPLES R CHINA and IOP Publishing Ltd, UK (ISSN: 1674-1137).;
    12 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor: 3.298
  4. S. Thirukkanesh and F. C. Ragel, “Hypergeometric Equation in Modeling Relativistic Isotropic Sphere” International Journal of Theoretical Physics (2014) Vol. 53 (Issue: 4) Pages: 1188-1200 - SPRINGER/PLENUM PUBLISHERS, USA (ISSN: 0020-7748);
    12 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor : 0.968
  5. S. Thirukkanesh and F. C. Ragel, “Anisotropic compact sphere with Van der Waals equation of state” Astrophysics and Space Science (2014) Vol. 354 (Issue 2) page 1883 - SPRINGER, NETHERLANDS (ISSN: 0004-640X);
    12 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor : 1.885
  6. S. Thirukkanesh and F. C. Ragel, “Strange star model with Tolmann IV type potential” Astrophysics and Space Science (2014) Vol. 352 (Issue: 2) Pages 743-749 - SPRINGER, NETHERLANDS (ISSN: 0004-640X);
    12 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor : 1.885
  7. S. Thirukkanesh and F. C. Ragel “Anisotropic spheres with Van der Waals-type equation of state” Pramana-Journal of Physics (2014) Vol. 83( Issue 1) Pages: 83-93 – INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES and SPRINGER, INDIA (ISSN: 0304-4289);
    12 issues per year; Impact Factor : 0.699
  8. S. Thirukkanesh and F. C. Ragel, “A class of exact strange quark star model” Pramana-Journal of Physics (2013) Vol. 81 (Issue 2) Pages: 275-286 – INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES and PRINGER, INDIA (ISSN: 0304-4289);
    12 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor : 0.699;
  9. S. Thirukkanesh and F. C. Ragel , “Exact anisotropic sphere with polytropic equation of state” Pramana-Journal of Physics (2012) Vol. 78 (Issue: 5) Pages: 687-696 – INDIAN ACAD SCIENCES and PRINGER, INDIA (ISSN: 0304-4289);
    12 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor : 0.699;
  10. F.C. Ragel, P de V du Plessis and A M Strydom, “Kondo behaviour of the solid solution (Ce1-xLax)PtGa”, Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (2010) Vol. 71 (Issue 12), Pages: 1694-1701 - PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, ENGLAND (ISSN: 0022-3697);
    12 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor: 2.207
  11. F.C. Ragel, P de V du Plessis and A M Strydom, “Dilution and Non-Fermi-liquid effects in the CePtIn Kondo lattice”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2009) Volume 21 (No 5) page: 046008 (9pp) – IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ENGLAND ( ISSN: 0953-8984),
    48 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor : 2.617.
  12. F.C. Ragel, P de V du Plessis and A M Strydom, “Effects of La dilution on the CePt2Si2 Kondo lattice”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2008) Vol 20 (No 5) Page 055218 (8pp) – IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ENGLAND (ISSN: 0953-8984),
    48 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor: 2.617
  13. F.C. Ragel, P de V du Plessis and A M Strydom, “Chemical pressure and magnetic field effects in CePtGa”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2007) Vol 19 (No 50) (19 December 2007) 506211 (15pp) – IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ENGLAND (ISSN: 0953-8984),
    48 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor: 2.617.
  14. F.C. Ragel, P.de V. du Plessis and A.M. Strydom, “Electrical transport of Ce(Pt1-xNix)Ga and CePt(Ga1-yAly) alloys”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, (2007) Vol 310 (Issue 2, Part 1) Pages 365-367 – ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. NETHERLANDS (ISSN: 0304-8853),
    24 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor : 3.046.
  15. F.C. Ragel, P.de V. du Plessis and A.M. Strydom, “Competing effects by Y dilution in CeNiAl4” Solid State Communications (2007) Vol 144 (Issues 10-11) Pages:466-469 - PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD, ENGLAND (ISSN: 0038-1098),
    24 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor : 1.549.
  16. F.C. Ragel and P de V du Plessis, “Transition from dense Kondo to the intermediate-valence regime in the Ce (Pt1-xNix)2Si2 alloys”, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter (2004) Vol 16 (No 15)Pages 2647-2660– IOP PUBLISHING LTD, ENGLAND (ISSN: 0953-8984),
    48 issues per year; Journal Impact Factor: 2.617
    My h-index : 6 in Web of Sciences (Thomson Reuters) and in Google Scholar

Other links to my research profile:

Link to my Scopus Author ID: 6505989258 by Elsevier: https://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=6505989258
Link to my ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Flavian_Ragel/scores
Link to my GoogleScholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=eu2572cAAAAJ&hl=en

Peer reviewed Presentations at National/International Conferences/Symposia published in abstract form:

  1. S. Hamigah, P. Peratheepan and F.C. Ragel “Development of an apparatus for low-temperature magnetic susceptibility measurements” Abstract in proceeding of the Wayamba University International Conference (WinC 2014), Sri Lanka, 29th & 30th August 2014.
  2. Mohammed Aazir, F.C. Ragel and M. Sriragavan, ‘Automation of multiple data measurements for computer interface’; Abstracts in proceedings of 1st Ruhuna International Science and Technology Conference (RISTCON -2014), Sri Lanka – 22nd & 23rd January 2014, Faculty of Science, University of Ruhuna (ISSN: 391-8796)
  3. Flavian C Ragel and Paul de V du Plessis, “Kondo hole effect in CeNiAl4 Kondo lattice”, abstract in Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of South African Institute of Physics (2003).
  4. Flavian C Ragel, Paul de V du Plessis and M B Tchoula Tchokonte, “Resistivity measurements on Ce(Pt1-xTx)2Si2 (T=Ni, Pd) Kondo alloys”, abstract in Proceedings of the 48th Annual Conference of South African Institute of Physics (2003).
  5. F. C. Ragel, Paul de V du Plessis and M B Tchoula Tchokonte, “Evolution from dense Kondo to single-ion Kondo behaviour in (Ce1-xLax)Pt2Si2 in Kondo alloys”, abstract in Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference of South African Institute of Physics (2002).
  6. F. C. Ragel, et al, “Construction of resistivity probe, and resistance measurements on YBa2Cu3O7 superconductors”, abstract in Proceedings of the 53rd Annual Session of Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (1997).

 

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