Karunadasa J. P.

BSc. Eng (Mor’wa), MSc (Manch), PhD (Manch), CEng, MIESL

Associate Professor
Department of Electrical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering
University of Moratuwa
Moratuwa 10400, Sri Lanka

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Email: karu@elect.mrt.ac.lk
Tel: +94-112640401
         +94-112650301 Ext:3401
Fax: +94-112650625

Prof. Karunadasa joined the Department of Electrical Engineering of the University of Moratuwa as a probationary lecturer in 1984. He graduated from the same University with BSc.Eng (First Class Honours) Degree specializing in Electrical Engineering and was the recipient of the Professor Ted Parish Award for the best Electrical Engineering graduate in 1983.

Prof. Karunadasa obtained his Masters Degree (by research) in 1988 and PhD Degree in 1991 both from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in the UK for his work in the area of brushless dc motors and advanced Power Electronic control. He worked in the Manchester Machine Research Group with Prof. Renfrew and some famous personalities like Prof. Brian Chalmers, Prof. Williamsons, Prof. Spooner and Mr. John Hindmarsh. He had involved in some undergraduate teaching too at the UMIST.

Prof. Karunadasa was promoted to Senior Lecturer Grade II in 1991, thereafter to Senior lecturer Grade I in 1997 and to Associate Professor in 2009. He has supervised over 40 postgraduate researches and over 30 undergraduate projects after 2000. He is a valued referee for several IEE (UK) Proceedings and local conferences and journals. He has coauthored several textbooks and published over 30 papers.

Prof. Karunadasa had contributed immensely to the development of the Electrical Machines, Drives and Power Electronic disciplines in the Department. He is a visiting Electrical Engineering Consultant to the industry with a good track record. He has done over 100 testing consultancy and served in many technical evaluation committees at national and other levels. He has been a resource person in several international and national workshops and recognized as a renowned tutor for Engineering Council UK Examinations. He provided his service to the Open University of Sri Lanka, Institution of Engineers of Sri Lanka and Kotelawala Defense University of Sri Lanka in research, teaching and assessments.

Prof. Karunadasa served as the Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the University of Moratuwa from April 2008 to April 2013.  He is currently on Sabbatical Leave, at the Kotelawala Defence University, Sri Lanka.

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