Professor Sarath B Tennakoon

Job Title and Responsibilities

 

Professor of Power Electronic Systems

Director of Staffordshire Centre for Energy Efficient Systems FCES ARC

Award Leader MSc Electrical Engineering

About Me

 

Professor Tennakoon was born in Maho Sri Lanka. He  obtained his BSC(Eng) Hons, MSC and PhD Degrees from, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, University of Aston Birmingham,  and University of Central Lancashire respectively. After obtaining his PhD, Professor Tennakoon joined GEC T & D Projects Limited (now part of Alstom Grid), Stafford as a Senior Design Engineer contributing to the development of a new generation of HVDC and SVC Thyristor valves. In 1987 he joined Staffordshire University where he currently holds the Chair in Power Electronic systems.

 

Qualifications

 

BSc (Eng) Hons,  Electrical  Engineering, MSc, PhD, MIET, MIEEE, CEng



 

Professional Membership

Chairman of the IEEE Power Electronics Society, UKRI Chapter

Member of the International Steering Committee, European Power Electronics and Applications Association.

Expertise

 

Electrical Engineering, Power Electronics, Power converters for power generation, transmission and distribution, Wind energy, Circuit breakers, Power system harmonics, Energy saving motor controllers. Simulation, High voltage DC Transmission, Static Var Compensation, STATCOM, multilevel converters, Grid integration of windfarms

 

Enterprise and Commercial Activity

 

  • Consultancy to Industry,
  • Training Courses for Industry,
  • Leading the Centre for Energy Efficient Systems,

Research Interests

 

Overview

  • DC Grids and HVDC
  • Power System protection,
  • Power converters, energy saving motor control, grid connection of wind energy systems, 
  • Harmonics including harmonic measurement using data acquisition and analysis systems

Main Research Projects

  • Smart Grids
  • Energy Diverting Converters for HVDC DC line Potection of a Multilevel  Terminal HVDC

Current Teaching

 Postgraduate

  • Power Electronics in Electric Utility Systems
  • Flexible AC Transmission Systems 

Undergraduate

  •  Power Electroncs ans Semi-Conductors
  •  Electrical 1 Principles

Contact

Professor Sarath Tennakoon
Professor of Power Electronic Systems
School of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic Engineering)
Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Sciences
Staffordshire University
Mellor Building
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
ST4 2DE



t: +44 (0)1785 353488
e: s.b.tennakoon@staffs.ac.uk