- Power Quality
- Emission Allocation and Assessment
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I was born in Sri Lanka and did the schooling up to the high school in Kandy (a beautiful city surrounded by mountains) and then went to the University of Moratuwa close to Colombo (Commercial Capital) for undergraduate studies. In 1977, I came to Australia on a Colombo Plan scholarship to University of New South Wales where I completed the Master of Engineering Science degree and then moved to University Wollongong to undertake my PhD studies in the area of electrical machines. In 1988, I joined the University of Wollongong as a Lecturer in electrical engineering. My research interests have moved away from electrical machines to a large extent and for nearly 20 years I have been working in the area of power quality. Working on topics which can bring tangible benefits to the wider community has been an exciting aspect of the research I have undertaken so far with the help of quite a few research students. Two of the areas where I have worked in the recent years are flicker and voltage unbalance. Currently, my interests are in studying the economic impact of power quality and determining the associated responsibilities and power quality standardisation. I have a great liking towards electrical power engineering education at tertiary level and helping the professional development.