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Dr. V.J. Wijekumar

Dr. WijekumarWeyandt Hall, Room 49
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, Pennsylvania. 15705


  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, PhD in Physics (experimental nuclear physics), August 1985
  • Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, MS in Physics, August 1982
  • University of Ceylon, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka BSc in Physics (First Class - equivalent to magna cum laude), April 1976


Physics undergraduate and graduate level courses. Taught several undergraduate and graduate-level physics courses, including Nuclear Physics and Radiological Health. Also taught four levels of SDR courses for the armed forces in the National Guard, Marines etc. Developed and taught three dual-level physics and safety science web-based online courses for undergraduate and graduate students and two web-based online introductory physics courses for undergraduate students.


Nuclear Physics, Radiation Safety and Weapons of Mass Destruction-Response.


Developed and taught several online courses at IUP in addition to regular physics undergraduate and graduate courses. Since January 2001, several nuclear and radiation courses were developed for the WMD - REALITI program, and taught them at IUP for the National Guard Bureau. Awarded the U.S. Army Freedom Team Salute Certificate of Appreciation


Extensive travel

  • Physics Department
  • Weyandt Hall, Room 56
    975 Oakland Avenue
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2370
  • Fax: 724-357-3804
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.