Dr Jayaweera obtained PhD and MSc degrees from University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), UK in 2003 and 2000 respectively. He is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Power Systems in the School of Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering at the University of Birmingham.
He was with Imperial College, London and University of Strathclyde, Glasgow for five years. He was also a Senior Lecturer in power Transmission and Distribution for five years at Curtin University, Western Australia. He was in industry for four years prior to commencing his postgraduate studies. His entire university education, research, teaching, and industry experiences were in electrical power engineering.
Dr Jayaweera has supervised a number of PhD students in the areas of power system planning and operation. He has also extensive research experiences in power system security, reliability, integration of distributed energy resources into distribution networks, and smart grids.