Dr. J.R.S. Kumara

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
sarath AT ee.pdn.ac.lk
+94-81-2393414

Biography

Sarath Kumara received the B.Sc. Eng. (Hons) degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2004 and M.Phil. degree in 2007, both from the University of Peradeniya (UOP) Sri Lanka. He obtained his PhD in 2012 from Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. Currently he is a senior lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya. He is a member of IEEE and Associate member of IESL. His research interest includes polymeric insulations, gas discharge simulations, high voltage testing and power system modelling.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D : Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (Dec 2012).

  • Tec.Lic : Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden (Nov 2009).

  • M.Phil : University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (Oct 2007).

  • B.Sc :University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka (March 2004).

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Associate Member of the Institute of Engineers Sri Lanka (AMIESL)

  • Member of the IEEE (MIESL)

Awards


  • Ceylon Electricity Gold medal and Prize for the Best performance in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in Final examination in Engineering, University of Peradeniya 2004.

  • R.H. Paul prize for Electric Power and Machines, University of Peradeniya, 2004.

  • W.M.G. Fernando prize for Electronic Communications, University of Peradeniya, 2004.

  • University Prize for academic excellence, University of Peradeniya, 2004.

  • E.O.E. Pereira award for the best performance in Final part II examination in Engineering, University of Peradeniya 2003.

RESEARCH

INTERESTS


  • Numerical simulation of electrical discharges

  • Surface charges on polymeric materials

  • High voltage insulation systems

  • Energy saving

  • Power system modeling