Dr Dilan Jayaweera PhD (UMIST), SMIEEE, FHEA, MIET CEng (UK), MIEAust CPEng, NPER

Dr Dilan Jayaweera

Department of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
Senior Lecturer in Electrical Power Systems

Contact details

Telephone
+44 (0) 121 414 4294
Fax
+44 (0)121 414 4291
Email
d.jayaweera@bham.ac.uk
Address
School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Dr Dilan Jayaweera is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Power Systems in the School of Electronic, Electrical & Systems Engineering (EESE). He has almost equal years of experiences in industry, research, and teaching. He has published a significant number of research papers in scientific journals, conference proceedings, and as book chapters in the fields of power system security, reliability, active distribution network operation, smart grids, and risks in power systems. He has also significantly contributed for technical reports in his academic and industrial careers.

He is a chartered engineer in the UK, chartered professional engineer in Australia, and Senior Member of IEEE.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering (UMIST, UK)
  • MSc in Electrical Power Engineering (UMIST, UK)

Biography

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.

Teaching

Dr Jayaweera has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules including:

  • Renewable energy systems integration
  • Power system analysis
  • Electrical utility engineering
  • Reliability of power systems

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Jayaweera has been supervising PhDs in the areas of:

  • Congestion management under uncertainties in smart grids
  • Dynamic security in wind farm integrated power systems
  • Statistical models for smart distribution networks

PhD opportunities

Research

His research interests are in planning and operation of power systems. He has particular interests for the following research areas.

  • Power system security and reliability
  • Integration of distributed energy resources into active distribution networks
  • Planning and operation of renewable energy and PHEV Micro Grids
  • Energy security in smart grids
  • Modelling and simulation of major system blackouts
  • Monte Carlo simulation applications in power systems

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD research in any of the above areas, please contact d.jayaweera@bham.ac.uk or call +44 (0)121 414 4294.

Other activities

Dr Jayaweera is Editor of IEEE Transactions on Power Systems.

Dr Jayaweera was the vice technical chair for the IEEE PES Smart Grid conference, Perth, Australia (2011), International advisory committee member– AUPEC, Bali, Indonesia (2012), and Special sessions and tutorials chair– AUPEC, Perth, Australia (2014).

He is also:

  • An external examiner for PhDs and MPhils
  • An external examiner for taught programmes
  • Member - EPSRC Peer Review Associate College
  • Review panel member - Newton Fund
  • A reviewer for IEEE Transactions on Power systems, Smart Grid, and Sustainabale Energy, and IET Generation, Transmission and Distribution

Publications

Book chapter

  1. Jayaweera, D. and Islam, S. (2014), “Security of Supply in Active Distribution Networks with PHEV Based Strategic Micro-Grids”, In: Karki, R., Billinton, R. and Verma, A.K. (eds.), Reliability Modelling and Analysis of Smart Power Systems., Springer, pp. 17-31

Transactions/Journals

  1. Jayaweera, D.(2014), Security Enhancement with Nodal Criticality Based Integration of Strategic Micro Grids, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2014.2327120, 2014
  2. Jayaweera, D. and Islam, S. (2014), Security of Energy Supply with Change in Weather Conditions and Dynamic Thermal Limits, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid, DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2014.2316523
  3. Jayaweera, D. and Islam, S. (2014), Risk of Supply Insecurity with Weather Condition Based Operation of PHEVs, IET Generation, Transmission, and Distribution (in print)
  4. Jayaweera, D. and Islam, S. (2014), Steady-State Security in Distribution Networks with Large Wind Farms, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, 2(2), pp. 134-142
  5. Esau, Z. and Jayaweera, D. (2014), Reliability Assessment in Active Distribution Networks with Detailed Effects of PV Systems, Journal of Modern Power Systems and Clean Energy, 2(1), pp. 59-68

Conferences

  1. Banerjee, B., Jayaweera, D. and Islam, S. (2014), Optimal Scheduling with Dynamic Line Ratings and Intermittent Wind Power, IEEE PES General meeting, Washington, DC Metro Area, USA
  2. Jayaweera, D and Islam, S. (2014), Security Assessment in Active Distribution Networks with Change in Weather Patterns, 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), Durham, UK
  3. Xiong, Y. and Jayaweera, D. (2014), Reliability Based Strategic Integration of Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles in Power Systems, 13th International Conference on Probabilistic Methods Applied to Power Systems (PMAPS), Durham, UK