I am a researcher from the Lightning and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Research Group of Uppsala University headed by the renowned scientist Vernon Cooray. I conduct both industrial and academic research related to electrical discharges such as the investigation of breakdown mechanisms of air gaps, modelling their physics related to X-ray production and lightning characterization. This primarily involves the X-ray, EM field and optical radiation measurements and high speed photography of such discharges. Additionally I am involved in evaluating the transient current distribution of structures and different media caused by lightning. As a high voltage engineer I conduct various controlled tests according to customer needs following international standards at Uppsala University High Voltage Laboratory. Moreover, I conduct lectures, tutorials and student laboratories in electromagnetism and EMC.
Programming (Matlab, C/C++, Borland Delphi and Java), Embedded systems (C/C++, 8-bit microcontrollers), Linux and Windows system administration, photography, tech blogging and open source technologies are also within my expertise.
PhD in High Voltage Engineering and Physics of Electrical Discharges, 2017
BSc (Hons) Special Degree in Engineering Physics - First Class, 2003