Ph.D. - 2010, Witchita State University Electrical Engineering
M.S. - 2006, Witchita State University Electrical Engineering
M.S. - 2004, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Electrical Engineering
B.S. - 2002, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka Electrical Engineering
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Office Phone: 864.656.2646
Dr. Visvakumar (Ara) Aravinthan joined the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department in August 2010 as a Visiting Lecturer. He received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 2002 and 2004 respectively and MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University in 2006 and 2010 respectively. His Ph.D. dissertation was focused on developing component condition analysis techniques for distribution asset management. Dr. Aravinthan is an active member of IEEE.
His present research interests include power distribution reliability analysis, smart grid applications for distribution and transmission, integration of electric vehicles into the power grid and distributed generation.