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Level
Doctoral Student
Nationality
Sri Lanka
Date of Enrolment
October 1, 2014
Primary Advisor
Prof. Ken Takagi
Biography
Shyam Kularathna was born in Sri Lanka, in 1987. He received the Bachelor of Science (Hon) degree in the field of Engineering from the department of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2011, and the completed the exams and qualified as a management accountant from the Charted Institute of Management Accountants, United Kingdom. (Cima, UK.) in 2011. In 2010, he got an industrial training for 8 months as an Engineer (intern) in the field of Mobile Telecommunication Engineering. In 2011 he started his career as an ERP consultant in the private sector company where he got three years’ experience in Enterprise Software development and implementations and Project Management.

During his undergraduate period, he was very much interested in the field of robotics where he developed the ‘ground surface exploration mobile robot for detecting buried landmines’ as his main research. In addition to the robotics, he is interested in information systems including ERP systems, remote monitoring and controlling systems as well as power generation from renewable energy sources.

In 2014 he resumed his academic career in the field of sustainability science specially focusing on ‘monitoring and controlling systems of ocean current energy generation’ as a Masters Student in the ‘Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI)’, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan. In his studies he is interested in applying his experience and knowledge in various fields (such as Engineering, Management Accounting, Software Developments and Implementations and Project Management), in combination with the new concepts of sustainability science, to improve the sustainability of ocean current power generation projects in the implementation periods as well as in the long run.
Research Title
Analysis of Oceanographic Information as a Co-benefit of Marine Renewable Energy Projects
Reserch Keywords
Marine Renewable Energy, Social Acceptability, Condition Monitoring Systems (CMS), Oceanographic Information, DS/AHP,
Research Interests
Renewable Energy Potentials of Asian Countries, Optimal Energy source Mix for developing countries.