Engineering and Information Sciences


Sarath Perera

Current Positions:

Professorial Fellow
Technical Director - Australian Power Quality and Reliability Centre (APQRC)


Sarath Perera graduated from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with a BSc (Eng) specialising in Power Engineering. He obtained his MEngSc from the University of New South Wales and PhD from the University of Wollongong. He has been on the academic staff at the University of Wollongong since 1988. He has been active in electromagnetic modelling, machine design and analysis, in particular permanent magnate machines. His current research interests are in the general area of power quality and in particular voltage fluctuations and flicker. He also has strong interests in modelling and simulation.

Research Interests:

- Power quality
- Power quality standards
- Voltage fluctuation and Flicker
- Power System Harmonics and modelling
- Voltage unbalance
- Susceptibility of customer Equipment to Power Quality Disturbances
- Power Distribution System Analysis, Modelling and Simulation

Professional Activities:

Chair - 13th IEEE International Conference on Harmonics and Quality of Power (ICHQP), University of Wollongong, 2008.

Research Students

  • Tuan Vu : Harmonic Allocation to Major Loads in Transmission Systems
  • Subir Majumder : A customer oriented Comprehensive Power Quality (PQ) Management with DNSP, Utilities, and IPPs
  • Alexander Rainer : Small Signal Stability Aspects Associated with Integrated Wind-HVDC systems.
  • Jason David : Harmonic Investigation of Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms