Dr. P.D.C. Perera

Senior Lecturer
B. Sc. (China ), Ph.D. (Denmark)
C. Eng, MIE(SL), Member IEEE

Contact info

+94912245765-6 (3222)
chandana@eie.ruh.ac.lk
Room E322

About

Dr. P. D. Chandana Perera received the B.Sc. degree in 1993 from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and Ph.D. degree in 2003 from Aalborg University, Denmark, all in Electrical Engineering. From 1994 to 1997, he was employed as an Engineer in Electrical Drives and Flow Meter Division of Danfoss Industries Ltd., Hong Kong. After completing his Ph.D. degree at Aalborg University, Denmark, he joined the Motor and Control Engineering Department of Research and Technology Division, Grundfos A/S, Denmark, as a Development Engineer and served until December 2004. In April 2005, he joined the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, as a Senior Lecturer. Since then, he has been teaching many subjects related to Electrical Engineering both for undergraduate and for postgraduate students. In April 2008, he was appointed as the Head of the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, University of Ruhuna and served in the same capacity until December 2012. In January 2013, he became the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna and served in the same capacity until December 2018. He is a Chartered Engineer of IESL and member of IEEE.

Research Areas

  • Control of Electric Motor Drives
  • Power Electronic Circuits
  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Control System Design

Teaching

Publications

  • Daniel Montesinos-Miracle, P. D. Chandana Perera, Samuel Galceren-Arellano, Frede Blaabjerg, Sensorless V/f Control of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motors, Chapter 23 in the book Motion Control, edited by Federico Casolo, published by IntechOpen, ISBN 978-953-7619-55-8, January 2010.
  • P. D. Chandana Perera, Frede Blaabjerg, John K. Pedersen and Paul Thøgersen, A Sensorless, Stable V/f Control Method for Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives, IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp.783-791, May/June, 2003.
  • Sensorless Control of Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives, Ph.D. Thesis,ISBN 87-89179-41-2, February 2003
  • P. D. Chandana Perera, Frede Blaabjerg, John K. Pedersen and Paul Thøgersen, Open Loop Stability and Stabilization of Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives Using DC-Link Current, Proceedings of IEEE Nordic conference on Power and Industrial Electronics (NORPIE), Aalborg, Denmark, June 2000, pp. 47-53.
  • Peter O. Lauritzen, G. K. Andersen, P. D. Chandana Perera, R. Subramanian and K. N.Bhat, Goals for a Basic Level IGBT Model with Easy Parameter Extraction, Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Computers in Power Electronics (COMPEL), Blacksburg, USA, July 2000, pp. 91-96.
  • P. D. Chandana Perera, Frede Blaabjerg, John K. Pedersen and Paul Thøgersen, A Sensorless, Stable V/f Control Method for Permanent-Magnet Synchronous Motor Drives, Proceedings of IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference and Exposition (APEC), Dallas, USA, March 2002, pp. 83-89.
  • P. D. Chandana Perera, Simple Sensorless Control of PMSM, Project Report, Grundfos A/S, Denmark, December 2004.

 

Abstracts

  • P. L. Bhasura, P. D. C. Perera, H. D. N. B. Premachandra, M. Palatuwa and S. M. K. Parsad, Design of a three phase voltage source inverter with SVPWM using modern microprocessor technology,10 th Academic Sessions, University of Ruhuna, March 2013.
  • P. D. C. Perera, N. K. C. Preethika and P. D. Nirangani, Implementation of Closed-Loop Controlled DC Motor Drive Using Modern Microprocessor Technology, 1 st Academic Research Symposium, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, January 2014.
  • K. U. G .K. D. Chandrasekara, G. R. I. S. Disanayaka, H. T. M. Satharasinghe and P. D.C. Perera, Investigating the Methods to Increase the Electric Power Output from a Plant Microbial Fuel Cell, 3 rd Academic Research Symposium, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, January 2016.
  • M. P. M. J. S. Munasinghe, K. A. S. K. Arachchi, R. G. T. M. R. Gamage, P. D. C. Perera, and I. P. M. Wickramasinghe, Application of Extremum Seeking Control Algorithm to Optimize the Efficiency of an Induction Motor Drive, 3 rd Academic Research Symposium, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, January 2016.
  • S. A. D. N. P. Amarasinghe, M. M. U. Mapa, B. H. S. D. Udeshika and P. D. C. Perera, Reduction of Electromagnetic Interference in Three-Phase Inverters, 4 th Academic Research Symposium, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, January 2017.

Projects

Other Contributions

  • Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, 01/2013 – 12/2018
  • Head of the Department, Department of Electrical and Information Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Ruhuna, 04/2008 – 12/2012
  • Visiting Lecturer for the M.Sc./PG Diploma program in Electrical Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, 10/2005 – 02/2007
  • Faculty coordinator for the Staff Development Centre (SDC) of the University of Ruhuna, 2006 – 2008
  • Faculty coordinator for the Fourth Academic Sessions of the University of Ruhuna held in the year 2006
  • Coordinator for the final-year undergraduate projects in the Department, 2006 – 2008
  • Academic warden of the Faculty, 2007 – 2008.
  •  Senior treasurer of the Electrical and Information Engineering Society of the Department, 2006 – 2008.