Prof. C Mahesh Edirisinghe

Professor, Department of Physics, University of Colombo, Colombo 00300, Sri Lanka

Office: Department of Physics – Room No. 307
Work Phone: +94-11-2584777
Work Fax: +94-11-2584777

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Academic & Professional Qualifications

  • PhD May 01, 2007

    Ph.D. Degree in Instrumentation Physics

    University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (The research work for this degree was carried out at the Division for Electricity and Lightning Research, Department of Engineering Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden and the Department of Physics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.) Thesis Title: Behavior of Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices in Fast Transient and Repetitive Current Impulse Environment

  • MBA June 02, 2016

    Master of Business Administration (MBA) with Merit Pass

    London Metropolitan University

  • BSc December 01, 1997

    B.Sc. (Hons.) Special Degree in Physics

    University of Colombo

  • CTHE September 2006

    Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (CTHE).

    Staff Development Centre, University of Colombo

  • ILTR January 2007

    International Level Teaching Recognition

    Received Accreditation for Teaching in International Higher Educational Institutions by the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) of UK under the Professional Development Named Award Learning, Teaching and Assessing.

  • EMC 2003

    Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

    Theory and Practice, Division for Electricity and Lightning Research, Uppsala University, Sweden

  • EMC 2003

    Solving EMC/Power Quality problems due to Lightning

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland


  • Electronic instrumentation & Instrumentation Physics
  • Lightning Physics, Lightning & Surge protection
  • Weather and Climate Science
  • Gifted Science Education and popularization of science and technology
  • Leadership and Management
  • Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship