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Dr. Chathura Wanigasekara

Ehemaliger Mitarbeiter der WG Optimization and Optimal Control

ORCID iD:  0000-0003-4371-6108


Nov 2020-Present
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Bremen
July 2020-Dec 2020
Professional Teaching Fellow, The University of Auckland
June 2017-Dec 2020
Graduate Teaching Assistant, The University of Auckland
Mar 2017-Aug 2020
Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Auckland
Mar 2016-Nov 2016
Master of Engineering, The University of Auckland
Jun 2009- Jun 2013
Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Peradeniya
Project Management Professional (PMP), Project Management Institute
Honours and Awards
Fowlds Memorial Prize: Most distinguished student in Master of Engineering for 2016
Award of The University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship

Research Areas


  1. HVDC-MMC_with_MPC: A new method for reducing the power dissipation of MMC high-voltage converters using MPC (01.07.2020 - 30.06.2023)
  2. Int2Grids - Integration of intelligent neighbourhood networks into integrated networks (01.05.2020 - 31.12.2023)

Courses (Selection)complete list

  1. Advanced Robust Control (Sommersemester 2024)
  2. Introduction to Robust Control (Wintersemester 2023/2024)

Publications (Selection)complete list

  1. M. Höffmann, S. Roy, C. Wanigasekara, C. Büskens.
    Sensitivity Analysis of Wind Affected Maneuverability of Tugboat-Controlled Ships.
    2024 IEEE SICE International Symposium on Control Systems (SICE ISCS), 18-20 March 2024 , Higashi-Hiroshima, .

    DOI: 10.23919/SICEISCS60954.2024.10505760

  2. R. Ramirez Acosta, C. Wanigasekara, E. Frost, T. Brandt, S. Lehnhoff, C. Büskens.
    Integration of Intelligent Neighbourhood Grids to the German Distribution Grid: A Perspective.
    Energies, 16(11), 2023.

    DOI: 10.3390/en16114319

  3. C. Wanigasekara, A. Swain, D. Almakhles, L. Zhou.
    Design of Delta-Sigma Based PID Controller for Networked Wind Energy Conversion Systems.
    IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications, 58(1):879-889, 2022.

    DOI: 10.1109/TIA.2021.3126574

  4. F. Islam, C. Wanigasekara, G. Rajan, A. Swain, B. G. Prusty.
    An approach for process optimisation of the Automated Fibre Placement (AFP) based thermoplastic composites manufacturing using Machine Learning, photonic sensing and thermo-mechanics modelling.
    Manufacturing Letters, 32(1):10-14, 2022.

    DOI: 10.1016/j.mfglet.2022.01.002

  5. L. Zhang, C. Wanigasekara, A. Swain.
    A comparative investigation between memory-based and discrete event-triggered scheme in networked control systems.
    IEEE International Conference on Control & Automation.

    DOI: 10.1109/ICCA54724.2022.9831939