Asanka S. Rodrigo

BScEng (First Class Honours), MSc(Eng), PhD, MIEE, AMIE(SL)

Senior Lecturer Grade I
Department of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Moratuwa
Moratuwa 10400, Sri Lanka

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Email: asankar@uom.lk
Tel: +94-11-2640312
         +94-112650301 Ext: 3210
Fax: +94-112650625

Research Interests

Refereed Journal Publications

  1. T. Bambaravanage, S. Kumarawadu,  A.S. Rodrigo, “Comparison of three Under-Frequency Load Shedding Schemes referring to the Power System of Sri Lanka,” ENGINEER Journal, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka. XLIX (01), pp 41-52, 2016. (Paper)
  2. A.S. Rodrigo , R.M.D.S.B. Wijerathne, B.M.D. Mendis, P.M.B. Mudagammana, and S.H.T.D Chandrasena, “Full Sky Image Based Solar Power Level Monitoring System, International Journal of Computer Science and Electronics Engineering,” Vol 4(2), pp 58-63, 2016. (Paper)
  3. W.D.A.S. Rodrigo, H.K.I.S. Lakmal, N.S. Roshani, S.W.M.G.S. Samarakoon, and S.S. Samararatne, “A Prepaid Energy Meter Using GPRS/GSM Technology For Improved Metering And Billing,” International Journal of Computer Science and Electronics Engineering, vol 4(2), pp 64-69, 2016. (Paper)
  4. A.S. Rodrigo, R.S. Goonetilleke and S. Xiong, “Load distribution to minimize pressure-related pain on foot: a model,” Ergonomics, vol. 56 (7), pp.1180-1193, 2013. (Paper)
  5. A.S. Rodrigo and S. Perera, “Potential and Viability of Rice Husk Based Power Generation in Sri Lanka,” ENGINEER Journal, Institute of Engineers, Sri Lanka. XXXXVI (04), pp 9-17, 2013. (Paper)
  6. T. Bambaravanage, A.S. Rodrigo, S.P. Kumarawadu, L.N.W. Arachchige, “A New Scheme of Under frequency Load Shedding and Islanding Operation,” Annual Transactions of IESL, pp.290-296, 2013. (Paper)
  7. S. Xiong, R.S. Goonetilleke, W.D.A.S. Rodrigo and J. Zhao, “A model for the perception of surface pressure on human foot,” Applied Ergonomics, vol. 44(1), pp. 1-10, 2013. (Paper)
  8. A.S. Rodrigo, R.S. Goonetilleke and C.P. Witana, “Model based foot shape Classification using 2D foot outlines,” Computer-Aided Design, vol.44 (1), pp.48-55, 2012. (Paper)
  9. A.S. Rodrigo, “Energy policy making with externalities,” SLEMA Journal, 14(1), pp 2-6. 2011. (Paper)
  10. S. Xiong, R.S. Goonetilleke, C.P. Witana and A.S. Rodrigo, “An indentation apparatus for evaluating discomfort and pain thresholds in conjunction with mechanical properties of foot tissue in vivo,” Journal of Rehabilitation Research and Development, vol. 47 (7), pp. 629-641, 2010. (Paper)
  11. A.S. Rodrigo and P.D.C. Wijayatunga, “Pricing of embedded generation: Incorporation of externalities and avoided network losses,” Energy conversion and management, vol.48 (8), pp. 2332-2340, 2007. (Paper)
  12. Books and Book Chapters

  13. Tharangika Bambaravanage, Asanka Rodrigo, Sisil Kumarawadu, "Modeling, Simulation, and Control of a Medium Scale Power System",  Springer Singapore, 2018 (eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4910-1, Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4909-5) ( Book)
  14. S. Xiong, W.D.A.S. Rodrigo, R.S. Goonathilaka , “ Foot Characteristics and Related Empirical Models,” The Science of Footwear, Goonetilleke R. S. (Ed.). CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL,2012, pp 47 -78. (ISBN 9781439835685) (Book Chapter)
  15. A.S Rodrigo, R.S. Goonetilleke and S. Xiong, “Perception of Pressure on Foot,”Advances in Ergonomics Modeling and Usability Evaluation, Tareq ZA (Ed.), Boca Raton, CRC Press, 2010, pp. 80-88. (ISBN 9781439835036)  (Book Chapter)
  16. Refereed International Conference Publications

  17. A. S. Rodrigo, O Anurangi and U Jayatunga, " Effects of High Levels of Harmonic Penetration in Distribution Networks with Photovoltaic Inverters" 12th IEEE  International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS) 2017, Peradeniya, Dec 2017, pp. (Paper)
  18. KK Navoda, AS Rodrigo, " Optimum Use of Solar Inverter by Feeding Reactive Power at the Night", Annual Sessions of IESL 2017, The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka, pp 439-446, 2017. (Paper)
  19. DMDK Dissanayaka, KTMU Hemapala, WDAS Rodrigo, "Fault Management Algorithm for Voltage Feeder Automation in Electricity Distribution", Annual Sessions of IESL, pp 119-126, 2016. (Paper)
  20. A. S. Rodrigo and C. U. Perera, "Modeling and simulation of current source converter for proposed India-Sri Lanka HVDC interconnection," 10th IEEE International Conference on Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS) 2015, Peradeniya, Dec 2015, pp. 232-237. (Paper)
  21. A.S. Rodrigo, K.H.E. Perera, H.M.S. Priyadharshana, V.G.C. Priyanka and R.A.R.A. Ranasinghe ” Cloud images capturing system for solar power level prediction,” Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference (MERCon), 7-8 Apr 2015, pp.301-305. (Paper)
  22. P.Y.T.D. Gunarathna, A.S. Rodrigo, T.M.L. Arachchi, H.D. Weerarathna and C.K. Wickramanayake, "Developing a Test Bench to Test Grid Tie Inverters," Annual Transactions of IESL, vol 1(B), pp.513-520, 2015.(Paper)
  23. O.S.D. De Silva, A.S. Rodrigo, V.I.P. Dasanayake, H.K.C.O. Dayarathne and J.G.D.S. De Silva, “Study on impact of wind power park integration on weak power systems: A case study on Mannar wind park in Sri Lanka,” Information and Automation for Sustainability (ICIAFS) 7th IEEE International Conference on, 2014, pp.1-6. (Paper)
  24. A.S. Rodrigo, N.M. Akarawita, A.M.P.B Ambanwala, D.N. Ariyapala, W.C. Chaminda, “Safety in AC substation grounding systems under transient conditions: Development of design software,” Industrial and Information Systems (ICIIS), 8th IEEE International, Dec 2013, pp. 185-190. (Paper)
  25. T. Bambaravanage, S. Kumarawadu, A.S. Rodrigo, L.N.W. Arachchige, “Under-frequency load shedding for power systems with high variability and uncertainty,” Signal Processing, Computing and Control (ISPCC), IEEE International Conference, Sep 2013, pp. 1-6. (Paper)
  26. A.S. Rodrigo and R.S. Goonetilleke, “Designing Flight Information Displays for Quick Information Access: A Case Study of an International Airport,” Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, vol.54 (6), Sept 2010, pp.586-589. (Paper)
  27. A.S. Rodrigo, R. S. Goonetilleke, and S. Xiong, “Perception of Pressure on Foot,” Proceedings of AHFE2010 International Conference, Miami, Florida, USA, July 2010.
  28. A.S. Rodrigo and R.S. Goonetilleke, “A turning function based approach for foot outline classification,” Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management, IEEE International Conference, Dec 2009, pp.861-864. (Paper)
  29. Refereed National Conference Publications

  30. Asanka S. Rodrigo, Mevan N Pathiratne, Cheon-Kee Jeong, Gi Jeung Um, "Techno Economic Feasibility of Solar PV with Battery Energy Storage for Domestic Sector and EV Charging,"National Energy Symposium 2017,Colombo, Nov2017, pp 37-44. (Paper)
  31. A.S. Rodrigo and K. Wijesinghe, “Feasibility of solar PV integration in to the grid connected telecom base stations,” Proceedings of the Energy Symposium, Ministry of Power and Energy, Sri Lanka, pp. 70, June 2015. (Paper)
  32. O.S.D. De Silva, H.K.C.O. Dayarathne, V.I.P. Dasanayake, J.G.D.S. De Silva and A.S. Rodrigo, “Wind Generator Dynamics: Modelling of Fixed Speed Asynchronous Wind Generator using PSS/E,” in Proc. of the IET Annual Conference, Sri Lanka Network, Colombo, Sri Lanka,  Oct. 17, 2013.
  33. A.S. Rodrigo, D.P. Nagasinghe, K.A.M.N. Pathiratne, C.D. Pathirawasam, W.D. Pawithra, A.P.A. Perera “Low cost eye tracking system: detection of pupil centre and corneal reflection,” in Proc. Of the IET Annual Conference, Sri Lanka Network, Colombo,  Sri Lanka, Oct. 17, 2013.
  34. A.S. Rodrigo, M.C. Jayaratne, “Adoptability of Leed Green Building Rating System In Sri Lanka,” National Energy Symposium, BMICH-Colombo, Sri Lanka, August 17-18, 2012 (Paper)
  35. A.S. Rodrigo and S. Perera, “Electricity Generation Using Rice Husk in Sri Lanka: Potential and Viability,” National Energy Symposium, BMICH-Colombo, Sri Lanka, pp.104-108 , 2011 (Paper)

Postgraduate Thesis Supervised

#
Index No.
Name
Degree
Effective Date
Thesis Title
01
09/8665
Mr. D.A.G.M. Lakmal
MSc
May-2012
02
09/8554
Mr. P.IA.S. Perera
MSc
Mar-2013
03
109226U
Mr. E.D.R. Kumara
MSc
Jun-2013
04
109215K
Mr. M.D.P.R. Gunathilaka
MSc
Feb-2014
05
09/8654
Mr. L.R.J. De Silva
MSc
Mar-2014
06
09/8659
Mr. W.A.K.T. Indrajith
MSc
Mar-2014
07
109248M
Ms. R.K.A.N. Rathnayaka
MSc
Mar-2014
08
09/8656
Mr. M.S.S. Hapuarachchi
MSc
Apr-2014
09
109207M
Ms. D.M.M.T. Dissanayaka
MSc
Dec-2014
10
108895J
Mr. K.C Wijesinghe
MSc
May-2014
11
109261V
Mr. W.S.T.C. Wickramasinghe
MSc
Jul-2014
12
109252U
Ms. E.P.A. Sampath
MSc
Dec-2014
13
118662D
Mr. D.M.D.K Dissanayaka
MSc
Apr-2015
14
108888P
Mr. G.W.A.S.B. Muhandiramge
MSc
Apr-2015
15
108883 V
Mr. A.H.G.R.Fernando 
MSc
Apr-2015
16
109206J
Ms. P.H.N.S De Silva
MSc
May-2015
17
109238H
Ms. J.G.S. Nalani
MSc
May-2015
18
119133P
Mr. S.A.C. Rajapaksa
MSc
May-2015
19
108884B
Mr. W.F.M. Fernando
MSc
May-2015
20
108919N
Mr. B.Y.B.C.P. Kumara
MSc
Oct-2015
21
109223 H
Mrs. P.M.A.U Karunapala
MSc
Oct-2015
22
109212A
Mrs. J.N. Gunasekara
MSc
Oct-2015
23
119129J
Mr. S.C.D. Kumarasinghe
MSc
Oct-2015
24
118687H
R.M.I.K.K. Rajapaksha
MSc
April 2016
Development Of Transmission Pricing Methodology For Sri Lanka Power System
25
128851P
G.M. Amarakoon
MSc
May 2016
Design Of An Optimum Power Solution For Telecom Base Station Sites
26

118076J

A.G.C.U. Perera

MPhil
May 2016
Stability And Security Assessment Of Indi-Sri Lanka HVDC Interconnection 
27
12801511
D.Y.T. Bambaravanage
MPhil
Jan 2017
28
139513B
K.K.Navoda
MSc
Jan 2017
29
139520T
T.N. Weththasinghe
MSc
Jan 2017
Develop An Effective Methodology To Evaluate The Energy Loss In Low Voltage Networks
30
128777T
C.K.S.Perera
MSc
Feb 2017
31
128762T
K.H.Hasanka
MSc
Mar 2017
Introducing Open Access And Transmission Pricing For Sri Lanka
32
128867U
Y.S.K. Hettiarachchi
MSc
Mar 2017
Feasibility Of Scheduled Running Of Existing Mini Hydro Power Plants
33
128760K
M.P.M. Fernanado
MSc
Mar 2017
Condition Monitoring And Assessment Of Power Transformers Using Sweep Frequency Response Analysis And Dissolve Gas Analysis
34
128879H
K.A.M.N Pathiratne
MSc
Mar 2017
Techno Economical Analysis On Integration Of Solar Pv With Battery Energy Storage Systems For Domestic Consumers
35
128877B
D.P.Nagasinghe
MSc
Mar 2017
Improving Distribution Reliability Through Electricity Tariff And Their Financial Implications
36
139568V
K.G.Lakmali
MSc
Mar 2017
Power Management Algorithm Stand-Alone Hybrid Energy Systems
37
139518U
K.S.Samarakon
MSc
Mar 2017
Short Term Solar Irradiance Prediction Model Using Ground Based Sky Imagining
38
128857N
K.K.Dadallage
MSc
April 2017
Cost Optimal Surge Protective System For Low Voltage Installations
39
128783H
Y.K.B.S. Ranaweera
MSc
June 2017
Optimum Design for Medium Voltage Power Distribution in Planned City Under Constraints, A Case Study :Colombo Port City

 

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