Nishantha C. Ekneligoda


Assistant Professor, 
Department of Electrical Engineering,
email: nekneligoda@mytu.tuskegee.edu
Ph: 334 727 8623
Fax:  334 724 4806

Education

PhD, Electrical Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 2012
MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, 2008
MSc, Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa,Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2005
BSc, Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa,Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, 2003

Research Interests

Distributed control of power system,Smart grid, Power electronics,  Energy conversion and control,  Renewable energy systems, Power system dynamics & stability, Computer modeling of power systems,Controls and dynamic modeling of electric machines, Game theory, Nonlinear and optimal  control theory, Micro-grids, Mathematical modeling and optimization  

ProfessionalExperience

Assistant Professor, Department ofElectrical Engineering, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee AL:  July 2013 – Present 
Assistant Professor(on contract),Department ofElectrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Engineering,Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, OR :  Sept: 2012 – June 2013
Graduate Research Assistant,Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI :Aug: 2008- Apr: 2012  
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Mechanical Engineering,Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX: 2007- 2008
Assistant Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka: 2005-Dec 2006 
Graduate Research Scholar,Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka:  2004- 2005

Professional Services

Reviewer for IEEE Transaction on Smart Grids
Reviewer for IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery
Reviewer for IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics
Reviewer for IEEE Transaction on Power Electronics 
Reviewer for IEEE Journal of Emerging and Selected Topics in Power Electronics
Reviewer for Energies Journal
Reviewer for IEEE Applied Power Electronics Conference
Reviewer for IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition 
Reviewer for IEEE Workshop on Control and Modeling of Power Electronics (COMPEL)
Reviewer for Energies Journal
Reviewer for National Engineering Conference 2013, Engineering Research Unit, Universityof Moratuwa.

Memberships

Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
Member of IEEE Power and Energy society (PES)
Member of IEEE Industrial Electronics society (IES)

Selected Publications

Refereed Journals 

1. N.C.  Ekneligoda and W.W. Weaver, “A Game Theoretic Cold-Start Transient optimization in DC Micro-Grids," Accepted to the IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics.

2. N.C. Ekneligoda and W.W. Weaver, “A Game Theoretic Bus Selection Methods for Loads in Multi-Bus DC Power Systems,” IEEE Transaction on Industrial Electronics, vol. 61, pp. 1669-1678, 2014

3. N.C. Ekneligoda and W.W. Weaver, “Game Theoretic Communication Structures in Micro-Grids," IEEE Transaction on Power Delivery,  vol. 27, pp. 2334-2341, 2012.

4. N.C. Ekneligoda and W.W. Weaver, “Game Theoretic Optimization of DC Micro-Grid without Communication," submitted to the IEEE Transaction onSmart Grid "Special Issue on optimization methods and algorithms applied to smart grid.

Conference Papers

1. N.C. Ekneligoda and W.W. Weaver, “Optimal Transient Control of Micro-Grids Using a Game Theoretic Approach," in Proc., IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition, 2011.

2. N.C. Ekneligoda and W.W. Weaver, “Game Theoretic Bus Selection in DC Power Systems," in Proc., IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition, 2011.

3. N.C. Ekneligoda and W.W. Weaver, “Optimal Team Communication Structures in Micro-Grids," in Proc., IEEE Energy Conversion Congress & Exposition, 2011.

4. N.C. Ekneligoda and W.W. Weaver, “Game Theoretic Optimization of DC Micro-grids Without a Communication Infrastructure," Annual Power System Conference (PSC 14): Emerging Intelligent Grid, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 2014.