Head of Research – Aerospace, University of South Wales
Rukshan obtained his PhD in Aerospace Engineering at Cranfield University and currently working as a Senior Lecturer and Leading the Aerospace Research at University of South Wales.
Before joining academia, he has spent much of his career working as an Engineer, Project Manager and Senior Executive in aerospace industry. His current research focuses on the development of novel electric propulsion systems, electrical machine modelling, and design optimisation of advanced novel propulsion systems. Rukshan use variety of numerical and experimental tools and techniques to develop propulsion technologies from initial conception through increasing levels of technology readiness with a constant view towards commercialization and real-world use.
Also, he is a consultant to several local and international organisations. Rukshan is a Chartered Engineer and Member of IMechE (UK), ASME, and AIAA.