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Fernando, Gayanath

Ph.D., Professor of Physics

Gayanath W. Fernando
Faculty Gayanath W. Fernando Ph.D., Professor of Physics Research Group Affiliation:
Condensed Matter Physics
University of Connecticut
2152 Hillside Road, U-3046
Storrs, CT 06269-3046
Room No: P313
Phone: (860) 486 0442
Fax: (860) 486 3346

Main research areas of interest include first principles and other (both formal and computational) approaches to electronic, magnetic and structural properties of condensed matter systems. Teaching interests include solid state physics, many-body theory, classical and statistical mechanics and mathematical methods in physics.


  • Ph.D., Physics, Cornell University, 1985
  • M.S., Physics, Cornell University, 1982
  • B.S., Mathematics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, 1978


  • 1991-present: Professor, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut
  • 1987-1991: Scientist, Department of Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • 1984-1986: Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics, West Virginia University

Professional Societies

  • American Physical Society
  • Sigma-Pi-Sigma

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