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Senior Lecturer

Office Address: 

Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
University of Peradeniya.
Sri lanka.

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Biography :

  • Dr. A. Atputharajah received BScEng Degree with first class honours from University of Peradeniya in 1997 and PhD from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2003. He is a senior lecturer attached to the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya. From October 2010 till October 2013, he served as the Head of the Department. Lastly he was at the Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Malaysia during February/March 2013, working with power quality research group. He developed control techniques for converters used in grid connected solar plants, as an application to electric vehicle battery charging station. He was at University of Queensland Australia, on sabbatical leave from August 2009 till June 2010 to do research on “large scale power system blackouts”. He carried out further research on control of power electronics of the wind turbine generators on HVDC interconnection at Joule centre University of Manchester in 2007. He was occupied with the European Micro Grid Project on “power electronic control applications on improving micro grid performance” at University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2004 and 2002. He went to KEPCO Korea, for a training program on Power Engineering and Management in 2004 organised by the KOICA. From 2003, he is working on energy saving projects with Sri Lankan industries. He is a Senior Member of the IEEE, Charted Engineer, and Member of the IESL, Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association (SLEMA) and Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS). His main research area includes Controls of Power Electronics applied to Power System and Electric Machines.

Research Intersests in overall:

  • Controls of Power Electronics applied to Power System and Electric Machines

Research interest in detail:

  • Power quality improvements.
  • Controls of active power filters.
  • Governor and AVR controls and their operations.
  • Renewable power generation technologies and their controls.
  • Hybrid operation of Solar-Wind-biomass power plants.
  • Power Factor Correction and harmonic filtering.
  • Custom power controls and applications.
  • FACTS devices controls and applications.
  • Power electronic converter configurations and switching techniques.
  • Energy storages.
  • Power systems blackouts.
  • Modelling and study the operations of HVDC interconnections.