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Researcher: Jayasinghe Arachchillage, SDG (Dr Shantha Jayasinghe Arachchillage)

Fields of Research

Electrical energy generation (incl. renewables, excl. photovoltaics)
Marine engineering
Field robotics
Other commerce, management, tourism and services
Electrical engineering
Industrial electronics
Naval architecture
Agricultural biotechnology
Dynamics, vibration and vibration control
Energy generation, conversion and storage (excl. chemical and electrical)
Ship and platform structures (incl. maritime hydrodynamics)
Maritime engineering
Navigation and position fixing
Educational technology and computing
Calculus of variations, mathematical aspects of systems theory and control theory
Continuing and community education
Photovoltaic devices (solar cells)
Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
Technical, further and workplace education
Electronic device and system performance evaluation, testing and simulation
Ocean engineering
Computer vision
Image processing

Research Objectives

Expanding knowledge in engineering
Transport energy efficiency
Renewable energy
International sea freight transport (excl. live animals, food products and liquefied gas)
Air quality
Wave energy
Wind energy
Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
Coastal sea freight transport
Other education and training
Energy storage, distribution and supply
Road infrastructure and networks
Learner and learning
Management, resources and leadership
Energy efficiency
Industrial energy efficiency
Expanding knowledge in the environmental sciences
Computer, electronic and communication equipment
Residential energy efficiency
Commercial energy efficiency
Pedagogy
Energy storage (excl. hydrogen and batteries)
Antarctic and Southern Ocean oceanic processes
Tidal energy
Electronic information storage and retrieval services
Water safety
Workforce transition and employment
Hydro-electric energy

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A capacitor-clamped inverter based torsional oscillation damping method for electromechanical drivetrains; 7th International Conference on Mechatronics and Manufacturing (ICMM 2016)
A dual inverter-based supercapacitor direct integration scheme for wind energy conversion systems; IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications
A hybrid energy management and battery size optimization for standalone microgrids: a case study for Flinders Island, Australia; Energy Conversion and Management
A model predictive control-based power converter system for oscillating water column wave energy converters; Energies
A review on recent size optimization methodologies for standalone solar and wind hybrid renewable energy system; Energy Conversion and Management
AC ship microgrids: control and power management optimization; Energies
Capacitor-Clamped Inverter Based Transient Suppression Method for Azimuth Thruster Drives; 31st Annual IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference & Exposition
Cascade multilevel static synchronous compensator configuration for wind farms; IET Power Electronics
Command governor adaptive control for an unmanned underwater vehicle; 2015 IEEE Control Systems Society Multiconference on systems and control
Command governor adaptive control for unmanned underwater vehicles with measurement noise and actuator dead-zone; MERCon 2016: Moratuwa Engineering Research Conference
Comparison of large-scale ship exhaust emissions across multiple resolutions: From annual to hourly data; Atmospheric Environment
Composite model reference adaptive control for an unmanned underwater vehicle; Underwater Technology
Condition monitoring for automated ferries; International Association of Maritime Universities 18th Annual General Assembly
Diode-clamped three level inverter based battery/supercapacitor direct integration scheme for renewable energy systems; IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
Direct integration of battery energy storage systems in distributed power generation; IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Distance delivery of IMO STCW competency courses: Making the concept a reality through modern technologies and learning tools; 16th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities
Dual inverter system with integrated energy storage for grid connected photovoltaic systems; 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Effect of load changes on hybrid electric ship power systems; IEEE 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC 2016)
Effect of load changes on hybrid shipboard power systems and energy storage as a potential solution: A review; Inventions
Effects of fuel-specific energy and operational demands on cost/emission estimates: a case study on heavy fuel-oil vs liquefied natural gas; Transportation Research. Part D
Electro-technologies for energy efficiency improvement and low carbon emission in maritime transport; 16th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities
Energy conversion in next-generation electric ships; IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Enforcement of Ballast Water Convention and challenges in Australian ports; Australiasian Coasts and Ports 2017
Engine room simulator training for emergency preparedness; The 20th Commemorative Annual General Assembly - International Association of Maritime Universities
Evaluation of low voltage ride-through capability of synchronous generator connected to a grid; 2015 IEEE Power and Energy Society General Meeting
Experimental comparison of two composite MRAC methods for UUV operations with low adaptation gains; IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering
Experimental study of command governor adaptive control for unmanned underwater vehicles; I E E E Transactions on Control Systems Technology
Floating power platforms for mobile cold-ironing; 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC)
Floating power platforms for offshore cold-ironing; IAMU AGA 17 - Working together: the key way to enhance the quality of maritime education, training and research
Flying supercapacitors as power smoothing elements in wind generation; IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics
Frequency transient suppression in hybrid electric ship power systems: a model predictive control strategy for converter control with energy storage; Inventions
Fuel cell power management using genetic expression programming in all-electric ships; IEEE Transactions on Energy Conversion
Grey wolf optimization-based optimum energy-management and battery-sizing method for grid-connected microgrids; Energies
Grid integration and power smoothing of an oscillating water column wave energy converter; Energies
Guessing to Prediction - a conceptual framework to predict LNG bunker demand profile in Australia; IAMU AGA 17 - Working together: the key way to enhance the quality of maritime education, training and research
Hybrid algorithm for optimal operation of hybrid energy systems in electric ferries; Energy
Hybrid cascaded multilevel inverter with supercapacitor energy storage for grid integration of renewable energy systems; 2015 IEEE 11th International Conference on Power Electronics and Drive Systems
In-situ data vs. bottom-up approaches in estimations of marine fuel consumptions and emissions; Transportation Research. Part D
Liquefied natural gas as a marine fuel in Australia: developing a conceptual framework for strategic decision-making; Ocean Yearbook
LNG propelled short-sea shipping in Australia; an opportunity or obligation; Coasts & Ports 2017 Conference
Marine propulsion PM motor control under inverter partial fault; IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference 2016 (SPEC 2016)
Model predictive control-based power take-off control of an oscillating water column wave energy conversion system; International Conference on Sustainable Energy Engineering
Moving the boundaries of MET with high fidelity ERS training; IAMU AGA2017
Moving the boundaries of MET with high-fidelity ERS training; 18th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU 2017)
Non-parametric dynamic system identification of ships using multi-output Gaussian Processes; Ocean Engineering
Power electronics for photovoltaic power systems; Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Power Management of an Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Converter with Battery/Supercapacitor Hybrid Energy Storage; 2018 8th International Conference on Power and Energy Systems (ICPES)
Power management optimization of hybrid power systems in electric ferries; Energy Conversion and Management
Power smoothing and energy storage sizing of vented oscillating water column wave energy converter arrays; Energies
predictive control for the grid integration of an oscillating water column air turbine-generator system; University of Tasmania Graduate Research Conference 2017
Predictor-based model reference adaptive control of an unmanned underwater vehicle; 14th International Conference on Control, Automation, Robotics & Vision
Review of ship microgrids: system architectures, storage technologies and power quality aspects; Inventions
Sizing and modeling of a standalone hybrid renewable energy system; IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC) 2016
Social and environmental impacts of battery powered ferries in Australia; IAMU Student Conference, AGA19
Techno-economic feasibility study of battery-powered ferries; 2018 IEEE 4th Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC)
Technologies for Under-Ice AUV Navigation; 2016 Autonomous Underwater Vehicles, AUV 2016
Training engineers for remotely operated ships of the future; 19th Annual General Assembly AGA 2018

Research Projects

Aquaculture Vessel Requirement scoping study; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
City Parking Assistance APP Using IoT - GotIT; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Investigating seafarer training needs for operating autonomous ships; International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
Offshore Sustainable Hybrid Power Systems; Blue Economy CRC Co (BECRC)
Ultra-fast Charging-discharging battery banks for EV charging stations; CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Research Candidate Supervision