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Work experience

2004Present

Brainmass, Inc.

PHYSICS/MATH EXPERT

Assist students with physics and mathematics through company's website.

Sep 2010Present

Manor College

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Projects:

  • Developed Calculus Based Physics I (PH 206 A) and Calculus Based Physics II (PH 207 A) courses  
  • Re-designed the physics laboratory
  • Selected appropriate calculus based physics text  and laboratory manual
  • Made purchase decisions on laboratory equipment

Courses:

Spring, 2013

  • Algebra based physics I (PH 201A) and the corresponding laboratory section.
  • Algebra based physics II (PH 202A) and the corresponding laboratory section.
  • Calculus based physics II (PH 207A) and the corresponding laboratory section.

Fall, 2012

  • Algebra based physics I (PH 201A) and the corresponding laboratory section.
  • Calculus based physics I (PH 206A) and the corresponding laboratory section.

Spring, 2012

  • Algebra based physics I (PH 201A) and the corresponding laboratory section.
  • Algebra based physics II (PH 202A) and the corresponding laboratory section.
  • Calculus based physics II (PH 207A) and the corresponding laboratory section.

Fall, 2011

  • Algebra based physics I (PH 201A) and the corresponding laboratory section.
  • Calculus based physics I (PH 206A) and the corresponding laboratory section.

Spring, 2011

  • Algebra based physics I (PH 201) and the corresponding laboratory section.
  • Algebra based physics II (PH 202) and the corresponding laboratory section.

Fall, 2010

  • Algebra based physics I (PH 201) and the corresponding laboratory section.
Mar 2010Sep 2010

ITT Technical Institute

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTOR

  • Taught college mathematics to mostly working adults
  • Managed class sizes ranging from 20 - 30 students
  • Taught long hours, typically lasted for 5 hours per class
  • Kept excellent record of student performance and attendance throughout the semester
Mar 2010Jun 2010

North Penn High School

STUDENT TEACHER

20082010

Manor College_

PROFESSIONAL PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS TUTOR

  • Helped students with understanding course materials and assignments
  • Assisted students with test preparation
  • Shared valuable learning techniques
  • Assisted students with time management throughout the semester
Jan 2001Jan 2002

Texas A&M University

College Station, Texas

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE

  • Trained in Laser safety and machining techniques
  • Maintained and operated a Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) unit
  • Completed structural characterization of PLD grown super conducting and semi conducting thin films using x-ray diffraction (XRD) and electron micro probe techniques
  • Investigated low temperature characteristics of the above films
  • Machined various items on lathe and mill to support different phases of the experiment
19951997

Detroit, Michigan

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT

  • Taught undergraduate physics laboratories
  • Taught Conceptual Physics Laboratory (PHY 1000)
  • Taught General Physics I laboratory (Experiments in mechanics, thermal physics, wave motion and optics)
  • Taught General Physics II laboratory (Experiments in electricity, magnetism and modern physics)
  • Developed quizzes. conducted quiz classes for physics undergraduates in PHY 214 class
Jan 1995Sep 1995

GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT

Taught undergraduate physics laboratories (PHYS 201, College Physics I Laboratory)

Feb 1994Aug 1994

University of Peradeniya

Peradeniya

Sri Lanka

ASSISTANT LECTURER

  • Taught Electricity and Magnetic Phenomena to undergraduates classes
  • Taught physics laboratory I and II

Education

Drexel University (Online)

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Graduate Program: Pennsylvania Secondary Teacher Certification (Physics)

Department: College of Education

Credit Hours: 23

GPA: 3.94/4.0

Duration: 03/2009 - 05/2010

1990Present

IDM Computer Studies

Diploma in Computer Programming

Field: Programming Languages

19962000

Detroit, Michigan

Degree: Ph. D.

GPA: 3.87/4.00

Field of Research: Magnetic domain structure investigation of magnetic thin films

Summary of Ph. D. Research Investigation

  • Fabricated magnetic thin films and multilayers using a Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) system
  • Investigated magnetic domain structures and magnetic properties of a series of MBE grown (001) and (111) oriented, epitaxial Ni thin films using Magnetic Force Microscopy (MFM), Ferromagnetic Resonance (FMR) and SQUID magnetometry methods
  • Completed surface characterization on the above films using x-ray diffraction and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) methods
  • Studied effects of substrate quality on perpendicular magnetic anisotropy in (111) oriented Co/Ni multilayers
  • Completed surface characterization of growth induced islands on Si/Ge alloys grown on Si and Ge substrates
19901994

University of Peradeniya

Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

Degree: B.S. (Special)

Field of Study: Physics

Minor Field: Mathematics

GPA: 3.74/4.00

Senior Research: Neutron Activation Analysis

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QUALIFICATIONS SUMMARY

Accomplished physicist seeking a position in academia. Teaching background includes teaching undergraduate physics courses and laboratory classes. Experienced in undergraduate course development and course assessments. Able to easily incorporate latest technology into classroom teaching.  Skilled in Easy Java Simulation (EJS) technique to create physics Java simulations for educational purposes. Research experience focuses on force microscopy studies and magnetic properties of thin film materials. Experienced in thin film fabrication using Molecular Beam Epitaxy and Pulsed Laser Deposition techniques. Skilled in vacuum systems and machining techniques. Excellent communication skills, credited with several articles and numerous presentations.

Recently Added Qualification: PA Secondary Teacher Certification in Physics

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PUBLICATIONS

B. D. Demczyk, V. M. Naik, S. Hameed, and R. Naik. "Comparison of strain relaxation in epitaxial Si0.3Ge0.7  films grown on Si(001) and Ge(001)," Material Science and Engineering B 94, 196 (2002).

R. Naik, S. Hameed, P. Talagala, L. E. Wenger, and V. M. Naik. "Comparative study of stripe magnetic domains in epitaxial Ni(111) and Co(0001) films", J. Appl. Phys. 91, 7550 (2002).

S. Hameed, P. Talagala, R. Naik, V.M. Naik and L.E. Wenger. "A study of disordered stripe magnetic domains observed in epitaxial Ni films", J. of Mag. and Mag. Mat. 242-245 (P2), 1264 (2002).

S. Hameed, P. Talagala, R. Naik, L. E. Wenger, V. M. Naik, and R. Proksch. "Analysis of disordered stripe magnetic domains in strained epitaxial Ni(001) films," Phys. Rev. B 64, 184406 (2001).

V. M. Naik, S. Hameed, R. Naik, L. Pust, L. E. Wenger, G. L. Dunifer, and G. W. Auner. "Effect of [111] texture on the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy of Co/Ni multilayers," J. Appl. Phys. 84, 3273 (1998).

PRESENTATIONS

S. Hameed, P. Talagala, R. Naik, L. Wenger, V. M. Naik, and R. Proksch. "Nanoscale magnetic domain structures in strained epitaxial Ni(001) thin films," APS March Meeting, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2000

S. Hameed, G. Mao, R. Naik, L. E. Wenger, R. Proksch, and P. Neilson. "Magnetic domain structure of epitaxial Ni(111) films using Magnetic Force Microscopy," APS Spring Meeting / Ohio Section, Kettering University, Flint, Michigan, 1999

S. Hameed, G. Mao, R. Naik, L. E. Wenger, R. Proksch, and P. Neilson. "Comparison of Magnetic Domain Structures of Epitaxial Ni(001) and Ni(111) Films using Magnetic Force Microscopy," APS March Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, 1999

S. Hameed, R. Naik, V. M. Naik, and B. Demczyk. "Strain Induced Surface Undulations in Si/Ge Films Grown on Si(001) and Ge(001) Substrates," Poster Presentation at Spring Symposium of Michigan Chapter of American Vacuum Society on Scanning Probe Microscopies, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1998

B. Demczyk, V. M. Naik, S. Hameed, and R. Naik. "Surface Morphology of Epitaxial Si1-xGex Films Grown on Si(001) and Ge(001) Substrates," APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, California, 1998

R. Naik, D. Yang, S. Hameed, P. Talagala, G. W. Auner, and G. L. Dunifer. "Ferromagnetic Resonance Studies of Epitaxial Co-Ni(100) Bilayers," APS March Meeting, Los Angeles, California, 1998

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

American Physical Society      

Awards

  • ETS Recognition of Excellence Certificate, Educational Testing Services, 2011

  • University Professional Fellowship, Wayne State University, 1999-2000
  • Thomas Rumble University Scholarship, Wayne State University, 1999-2000
  • University Merit Scholarship, University of Peradeniya, 1993-1994
  • Dr. C. A. Hewavitharana Memorial Prize for Physics, University of Peradeniya, 1993-1994
  • Prof. A. W. Wolfendale Prize for Physics, University of Peradeniya, 1992-1993

OTHER INTERESTS

  • Web development
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Physics Java Simulations using Easy Java Simulation (EJS) Programming