Prof. D.N. Uduwawala

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
disala AT ee.pdn.ac.lk
+94-81-2393422
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Biography

Prof. D. N. Uduwawala received his B.Sc.Eng. degree with first class honours from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 1999. He received his Technical Licentiate and Ph.D. degrees in electromagnetic theory from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden in 2004 and 2006 respectively. At present he is a professor attached to the Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya.

Prof. Uduwawala is a corporate member of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), USA. He has served the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-s), Sri Lanka Chapter and IEEE Sri Lanka Central Region Subsection in various capacities and chaired MTT-s, Sri Lanka Chapter in 2014. He was the coordinator of the postgraduate program in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Peradeniya during 2007-2013. He served as the Director of Electrical and Electronics workshop, University of Peradeniya during 2013-2016.

Prof. Uduwawala’s research areas include antennas and computational electrodynamics. He has been the co-author of numerous peer reviewed international journal and conference papers. He was a recipient of the Presidential awards for scientific research publications in 2010. He is an editorial board member of the International Journal of Practical Electronics (IJPE) since 2013. Further he is a reviewer of several international journals and conferences including IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications (JEMWA) and Progress in Electromagnetic Research (PIER).

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • PhD : KTH, Stockholm (2006)

  • Tech.Lic : KTH, Stockholm (2006)

  • B.Sc.Eng : University of Peradeniya (1999)

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Corporate member, Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)

  • Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Positions in Professional Bodies and Events


  • Chair
    IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (MTT-s), Sri Lanka Chapter (2014).

  • Editorial board member
    International Journal of Practical Electronics (IJPE), 2013/2014.

  • Publications Chair
    8th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS) 2013.

  • Treasurer
    MTT-s, Sri Lanka Chapter (2011 and 2012).

  • Publications Chair
    ICIIS 2011.

  • Treasurer
    IEEE Sri Lanka Central region Subsection (2009).

  • Finance Chair
    ICIIS 2009.

Awards


  • Charter, IESL (Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka), April 2013.

  • Certificate of Recognition, Presidential Awards for Research 2010 for Scientific Research evaluated by peers and published in the year 2004.

  • E.F. Bartholomeusz Price for Engineering Mathematics, General Convocation, University of Peradeniya 1999

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

  • Director,Centre for Engineering Research and Postgraduate Studies (CERPS), Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya ( Jan 2017 to date).

  • Director, Electrical and Electronics workshop, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya (1 Oct. 2013 to 30 Sep. 2016).

  • Member of the Management Committee, CERPS,Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya ( 2009-2016)

  • Coordinator, Postgraduate Program in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (1 Oct. 2007 to 30 Sept. 2013).

APPOINTMENTS WITH DATES

  • Professor, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya (2014 to date)

  • Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya (2006-2014)

  • Graduate student at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. (2001-2006).

  • Lecturer (Probationary), Dept. of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya (2001-2006).

RESEARCH

INTERESTS


  • Computational Electromagnetism

    • Modeling of antennas and scatterers using FDTD and method of moments

    • FDTD modeling of lossy and dispersive grounds

  • Antennas

    • Broadband antenna design

    • Antennas above matter

    • Design of antennas for ground penetrating radar

    • Use of genetic algorithms to optimize antenna performance

    • Microstrip antennnas