Ramith Deelaka Wimalaratna

Ramith Deelaka Wimalaratna

Industry PhD project title: Innovative tariffs and demand response potential for residential and industrial customers

RACE University and Industry partners: Griffith University and Ausgrid

Previous education and work background:

· Master Of Science In Renewable Energy Engineering From University Of Aberdeen (Uk)

· Master Of Business Administration In International Business (MBA) From University Of The West Of Scotland (Uk)

· Bachelor Of Science In Civil And Infrastructure Engineering (Honours) From Asian Institute Of Technology (Ait)

· Senior Engineer – Sustainable Engineering Project Business Development and Implementation at Access International (Pvt) Ltd

What attracted you to the RACE Industry PhD?

Race for 2030 has strong relationships with energy industry-related business sectors and university academics to facilitate innovative research in my key interests.

Short answers to any of the following:

When you were young, what did you want to be when you were older?

Just as every little kid I remember wanting to be a pilot when I was very little but then as I grew older, when I really started discovering who I am, my ambition changed, ever since then it has been my goal to innovate unique technologies and commercially attractive solutions while protecting the environment and natural resources.

What are you most looking forward to?

I am looking forward to making advanced research findings related to the energy sector preserving environmental resources.

What innovation/change would you like to see in 5-10 years’ time?

Sufficient clean energy for everyone.

Fun fact about you:

I eat butter with every meal even if the meal is spicy.

Favourite quote:

Life is never easy for those who dream.