Faculty and Staff
Vasantha R. Amarakoon
Professor Cer Eng, Emertius
Alfred University Contact Info
Office Location: McMahon Building 348
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Phone: 607.871.2709  
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Vasantha R. Amarakoon
Education
Bachelor Degree of Science: Physical Science
University of Ceylon, Sri Lanka, 1967

Bachelor Degree of Science: Ceramic Science and Technology
University of Leeds, UK, 1972

M.S.: Ceramic Engineering
University of Illinois, 1980

Ph.D.: Ceramic Engineering
University of Illinois, 1984

Background
Areas of Concentration
Grain Boundary engineering of electronic ceramics (PTCR thermistors based on semiconducting BaTiO3, alcohol based sensors based on SnO2, I. R. sensing pyroelectric titanates, yttrium-iron garnet, LiZn and MnZn ferrites for high frequency application, Ba2Y1Cu3O7 superconducting ceramics, cordierite ceramic substrates. Use of novel techniques of nanoparticles and sol-gel coating of powders to overcome problems associated with reproducibility and reliability of electronic ceramic devices.