Academic Staff Profiles

Prof. K.K.C.K. Perera

B.Sc. Eng. (Hons), M.Sc., Ph.D.





Kapila Perera is a Professor in this Department who joined the University staff in 1995, also served as a Lieutenant Commander of the regular force of the Sri Lanka Navy prior to joining the Department. He obtained a Masters Degree from University of California Davis in 1989 in Mechanical Engineering, followed by Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 from the same University. Prof. Perera's research interests include Turbulent Heat Transfer and Combustion Modeling, Energy Sources, Renewable Energy Technologies and Co-generation.

Teaching and Administrative Work: 

Teaching Areas:

  • Thermodynamics
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Heat Transfer
  • Energy

Education and Training : 

  • BSc Engineering (Hons), University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka - 1985
  • MSc Mechanical Engineering, University of California Davis - 1989
  • PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of California Davis - 1993
  • Fellow, Institute of Automotive Engineers, Sri Lanka
  • Member, Sri Lanka Energy Managers Association
  • Lieutenant Commander, Sri Lanka Navy (Retd.)

Publications : 

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals

A. T. D. Perera,R.A. Attalage, K. K. C. K. Perera and V.P.C. Dassanayake“Designing standalone hybrid energy systems minimizing initial investment, lifecycle cost and emission” Energy 2013 (54) PP. 220-230

A. T. D. Perera, R. A. Attalage, K. K. C. K. Perera and V.P.C. Dassanayake“A hybrid tool to combine multi-objective optimization and multi-criterion decision making in designing standalone hybrid energy systems” 2013 (107) PP. 412-425, Applied Energy

A.T.D. Perera, D.M.I.J. Wickremasinghe, D.V.S. Mahindarathna, R.A. Attalage, K.K.C.K. Perera, and E.M. Bartholameuz, "Sensitivity of internal combustion generator capacity in standalone hybrid energy systems"; 2012 (30) PP. 403-411, Energy

K.K.C.K. Perera, P.G. Rathnasiri, S.A.S. Senarath, A. G. T. Sugathapala, S. C. Bhattacharya, and P. Abdul Salam, "Assessment of sustainable energy potential of non-plantation biomass resources in Sri Lanka," Biomass and Bioenergy, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 199-213, Sep. 2005.

K.K.C.K. Perera, P.G. Rathnasiri, and A.G.T. Sugathapala, "Sustainable biomass production for energy in Sri Lanka," Biomass and Bioenergy, vol. 25, no. 5, pp. 541-556, Nov. 2003.

K.K.C.K. Pereraand A.G.T. Sugathapala, "Fuelwood-fired cookstoves in Sri Lanka and related issues," Energy for Sustainable Development, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 85-94, Mar. 2002.

Publications in International/Local Conference Proceedings

A.T.D. Perera, M.P.G. Sirimanna, R.A. Attalage and K.K.C.K. Perera V.P.C Dassanayake "Multi objective optimization and multi criterion decision making in expanding existing standalone energy systems combining renewable energy sources" IASTED International Conference on Engineering and Applied Science (EAS 2012) 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Accepted )

A.T.D. Perera, R.A. Attalage and K.K.C.K. Perera "Multi objective optimization of lifecycle cost, unmet load and renewable energy capacity for an expansion of existing standalone internal combustion generator systems" ASME 2011- 5th International Conference on Energy Sustainability, PP. 1433-1440, 2011 Washington, DC, USA

A.T.D. Perera, P. Kumarage and K.K.C.K. Perera "Optimal design and control of multiple boiler systems using fuzzy-evolutionary hybrid algorithm" Sixth International Conference on Industrial and Information systems (IEEE-ICIIS 11),P 376-380, 2011 Sri Lanka

A.T.D. Perera, D.M.I.J. Wickremasinghe, D. Mahindarathna, R.A. Attalage, K.K.C.K. Perera, and E. M. Bartholameuz, "Novel simulation based evolutionary optimization algorithm to design stand-alone hybrid energy systems," 20113rd International Conference on Computer Modeling and Simulation (ICCMS-IEEE 2011), V1 272-275, Mumbai-India: 2011. (ISBN: 978-1-4244-9243-5/11)

K.A.E.K. Perera, K.A.L. Kollure, W.A.K.S.S. Prasad, K.K.C.K. Perera and P.A.B.A.R. Perera,A.T.D. Perera, "Feasibility Study on Solar Photovoltaic Office Air Conditioning in Sri Lanka" , 17th ERU symposium, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa-Sri Lanka 2011, PP. 114-116

A.T.D. Perera, D.M.I.J. Wickremasinghe, D. Mahindarathna, R.A. Attalage, K.K.C.K. Perera, and E.M. Bartholameuz, "Determining wind turbine capacity for expansion of off grid Internal Combustion Generators (ICG) system: why it becomes challenging?," 2nd IEEE International Conference on Sustainable Energy Technologies , P 1-5, Kandy- Sri Lanka:2010.

A.T.D. Perera, D.M.I.J. Wickremasinghe, D. Mahindarathna, R.A. Attalage, K.K.C.K. Perera, and E.M. Bartholameuz,"How does the internal generator capacity and power supply reliability effect hybrid energy system sizing?" , 16th ERU symposium, Engineering Research Unit, University of Moratuwa-Sri Lanka: 2010,PP. 252-253.

K. Kapila C.K. Perera, "Experimental Study on Detailed Structure of Air-Water Two-phase Flow in a Vertical Pipe Related to Development of Interfacial Area Concentration Transport Model" A research report submitted to Science & Technology Agency of Japan and Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute, Tokai Japan, March 1999

R.A. Attalage, K.K.C.K. Perera & A.G.T. Sugathapala, Performance analysis of a retrofitted domestic refrigerator to run on HFC 134a, ERU Symposium, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, December 1999

K. Kapila C.K. Perera, M.P. De Silva, D.P.N. Wijesiri and M.P.M.C. Deshapriya, "How can Bagasse be Utilised to Overcome National Power Crisis", Proceedings OUR Engineering Technology Vol3 - Symposium on An Energy Policy for Sri Lanka, March 1997, The Open University of Sri Lanka

K. Kapila C.K. Pereraand James W. Baughn, " Local Heat Transfer Measurements in Multi-Start Spirally Fluted Tubes", Technical Session on Heat Transfer & Turbulent Flow, National Heat Transfer Conference, 1994 , USA

James W. Baughn, K. Kapila C.K. Perera and Xiaojun Yan,"An Experimental Study of Local Heat Transfer in a Spirally Fluted Tube", National Heat Transfer Conference, 1993 , USA

R.A. Attalage & K.K.C.K. Perera, "Review of the aspects of air quality in energy efficient occupied environments" (Submitted to CHMUNIQUE Journal in the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Moratuwa)

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