Professor Udaya K Madawala

BE (Hons), PhD

Biography

Qualifications

B. Sc. Electrical Engineering (Hons), The University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka
PhD in Power Electronics, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Administration

  • Director (Teaching and Learning)
  • Member (Faculty Staffing Committee)
  • Fire Warden

Research | Current

Patents and Publications : List

Google ScholarIndex and Citations

ResearchGateIndex and Citations

Current Research:

  • Bi-direcational Wireless Power Transfer for V2G Applications
  • Power Electronics
  • Green (Renewable) Energy Systems
  • High Power Converters
  • Battery Charging

 

Research groups

  • Energy
  • Power electronics

Teaching | Current

 

  • ELECTENG 101 Electrical and Digital Systems
  • ELECTENG 311 Electrical Engineering Design 2
  • ELECTENG 414 Power Electronics

Postgraduate supervision

  1. James Scoltock
  2. Baljit Riar
  3. Samitha Ransara
  4. Saranga Weerasinghe
  5. Hameed Reza
  6. Yuan Song
  7. Steven Ruddel
  8. Patrin Illenberger
  9. Zhijia Wang
  10. Su Zhang
  11. Lei Zaho

 

 

Distinctions/Honours

Keynote Speaker, International Conference on Sustainable Energy Engineering Perth, Australia, 2017

Keynote Speaker, The 3rd International Conference on Renewable Energy Technologies (ICRET), Thailand, 2017

Keynote Speech, IEEE 2016 International Conference on Power and Renewable Energy, Shangahi, China, http://www.icpre.org/keynote.html

General Chairman, IEEE Southern Power Electronics Conference (SPEC) 2016, Auckland, New Zealand, www.ieee-spec.org

Areas of expertise

Power Electronics, Renewable Energy, Wireless (Inductive) Power Transfer, Permanent Magnet Motor Drives, High Power Converters, Battery Charging, V2G Systems

Committees/Professional groups/Services

 

Professional affiliations

  • Senior Member IEEE
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics
  • Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Zhao, L., Thrimawithana, D. J., & Madawala, U. K. (2017). Hybrid Bidirectional Wireless EV Charging System Tolerant to Pad Misalignment. IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 64 (9), 7079-7086. 10.1109/TIE.2017.2686301
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Lei Zhao, Duleepa Thrimawithana
  • Illenberger, P., Takagi, K., Kojima, H., Madawala, U. K., & Anderson, I. A. (2017). A Mathematical Model for Self-Priming Circuits: Getting the Most From a Dielectric Elastomer Generator. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 32 (9), 6904-6912. 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2627046
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Iain Anderson
  • Tang, Y., Ma, H., Thrimawithana, D. J., & Madawala, U. K. (2017). Copper foil windings for WPT systems. 2017 IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power Transfer, WoW 2017. 10.1109/WoW.2017.7959387
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Duleepa Thrimawithana
  • Zhao, L., Ruddell, S., Thrimawithana, D. J., Madawala, U. K., & Hu, P. A. (2017). A hybrid wireless charging system with DDQ pads for dynamic charging of EVs. 2017 IEEE PELS Workshop on Emerging Technologies: Wireless Power Transfer, WoW 2017. 10.1109/WoW.2017.7959397
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Aiguo Patrick Hu, Duleepa Thrimawithana
  • Weerasinghe, S., Madawala, U. K., & Thrimawithana, D. J. (2017). A Matrix Converter-Based Bidirectional Contactless Grid Interface. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 32 (3), 1755-1766. 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2557963
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Duleepa Thrimawithana
  • Riar, B. S., Scoltock, J., & Madawala, U. K. (2017). Model Predictive Direct Slope Control for Power Converters. IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, 32 (3), 2278-2289. 10.1109/TPEL.2016.2558523
  • Madawala, U. K., & Thrimawithana, J. T. (2017). Inductive power transfer converters and system. EP3130070 A1 Related URL.
  • Kalra, G. R., Huang, C. Y., Thirmawithana, D. J., Madawala, U. K., & Neuburger, M. (2017). A comparative study on grid-integration techniques used in bi-directional IPT based V2G applications. 2016 IEEE 2nd Annual Southern Power Electronics Conference, SPEC 2016. 10.1109/SPEC.2016.7846218