Dilupama Divaratne

Dilupama DivaratneVisiting Assistant Professor

Office: 302 Kreger Hall


B.S. University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka 2004
M.S. Post Graduate institute of Science, UPSL 2006
M.S. Bowling Green State University 2008
Ph.D. Ohio University 2013
Joined Miami in 2014

I hail from the entrancing capital city of Kandy, Sri Lanka, a gorgeous city enriched with prosperous heritage. Acquiring the name “Pearl of the Indian Ocean,” the splendid tropical isle is truly an accumulation of breathtaking topography and legacy.

I attended the University of Peradeniya (UPSL), Sri Lanka. To realize my future career objectives as a researcher, I entered the Post- Graduate Institute of Science, UPSL, in 2004, for a master’s degree in Material Physics and Engineering. Upon completion in late 2006, I entered Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA, as a graduate student to pursue a master’s degree in Physics, specializing in Condensed Matter Physics. In 2014, I completed her  Ph.D. in experimental low-energy Nuclear Physics at Ohio University in the picturesque city of Athens, OH. My dissertation was based on measurements of the cross section for neutron knockout from 24O to different final states of 23O at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory at Michigan State University. These will provide information about the orbital angular momentum and thus of the spin-parity of the knocked out neutron and the spectroscopic overlap of the 23O excited state with the 24O ground state.

Leisure time away from work is completely devoted to traveling with my loving husband Harsha and our baby Minsara. We have traveled to almost 44 states in the USA and are now dreaming of a Magellan’s trip around the world. I also enjoy cooking and trying out various international recipes when I take a break from physics.

My deepest passion for nature is revealed quoting an ancient native Indian proverb, “Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.