Dr Lasantha Perera

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Personal details


Custom Power Devices, Distributed Generation, Distribution Automation, Distribution Systems, Network Reconfiguration, Power Electronic Applications, Power System Protection, Renewable Energy Systems, Service Restoration, Smart Grids


Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (University of Canterbury)
  • Bachelor of Science of Engineering (University of Moratuwa)

Professional memberships and associations

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

  • Member of Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

  • Associate Member of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IE(SL))


Teaching Areas
Dr. Perera has been teaching courses in:

  • Power Electronics

  • Electrical Machines and Drives

  • Power Systems

Courses Taught as Present

  • Power Electronics - A final year undergraduate unit discussing advanced topics of power electronics related to industrial, power systems and renewable energy applications. Advanced energy conversion and power processing techniques are covered in detail with a focus on practical applications.

  • Industrial Electronics - A third year undergraduate unit discussing fundamental principles and design procedures of basic electronic circuits for power processing/energy conversion purposes in various industrial applications.

Previously Taught Courses
Prior to joining QUT, Dr. Perera taught the following courses at the Universities of Moratuwa and Ruhuna.
Undergraduate Level

  • Power Electronics and Applications (Fourth Year)

  • Introduction to Electrical Machines (Second Year)

  • Power Systems (Third Year)

  • Advanced Electrical Machines and Drives (Third Year)

  • Power Electronics (Third Year)

  • Advanced Power Systems (Fourth Year)

  • Advanced Power Electronics (Fourth Year)

Postgraduate Level

  • Induction Motor Drives

  • DC Motor Drives

  • Power Quality


Selected publications

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