Prof. Janaka Ekanayake joined University of Peradeniya ( From 1st April 2013 ) as a Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Institute of Energy at Cardiff University, UK. Prior to joining Cardiff in 2008, he has been attached to the University of Peradeniya and was promoted to Professor in Electrical and Electronic Engineering in 2003.
Prof. Ekanayake is an expert on wind power generation, their connection and modern power systems. He co-authored five books published by leading publishers such as John Wiley and IET, UK. He has also published more than 130 journal and conference papers.
His professional involvements include, a member of the editorial board of IEEE Transaction on Energy Conversion (2007 to date) and Journal of Wind Energy (2013 to date), Organising Vice Chairperson of the First IEEE PES conference of Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (2012), Editor in Chief of the Sixth IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (2011), Organising Chairperson of the Second IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies (2010), General Chair of the Second International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (2007), Council Member of the Institute of Engineers of Sri Lanka (2002-2004), Member of the Board of Directors of Ceylon Electricity Board (2000-2001) and the IEE International Student Counsellor for University of Peradeniya (1999-2004).s applied to Power System and Electric Machines.