Meet Sri Lankan Researcher — Paranietharan Arunagirinathan

What are you currently working on or worked on before?

Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering

What encouraged you to pursue your research topic?

Smart Grid concept inspired me

What is the name of your current institute?

Clemson University, SC, USA

Where do you find your best inspiration for your work?

IEEE PES General Meeting conferences

Can you share with us some of your publications?

You can get my publications here.

What’s one of your biggest personal achievements so far?

Got the first prize for the best student paper award in 2018 Clemson University Power System Conference

What lessons would you share with a budding researcher?

Doing research is fun. Enjoy what you are doing and it never ends.

What motivated you to be a researcher?

Frequent blackouts and failure to maintain 24/7 power supply to consumers in Sri Lanka

If there is a chance, will you help build research in Sri Lanka?

Yes, definitely.

According to your opinion, what are the changes that the Sri Lankan education system needs to do, in order to meet the requirement of the international industry and academia?

Implementation of a semester-based system, very similar to the western education system to graduate students faster with their first degree. So it will motivate students to pursue higher studies when they are young.

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