Hirushie Pramuditha Karunathilake

Current Program: PhD in Mechanical Engineering

UBC e-mail: hirushie.karunathilake@alumni.ubc.ca

Hirushie Karunathilake received her BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka, in 2014. Hirushie’s PhD research focuses on planning renewable-based decentralized energy systems, and on the development of net-zero energy communities in Canada. The goal of her work is to produce decision-support frameworks and associated tools which can assist communities in making the optimal energy choices for their local needs, with minimal external expertise. Hirushie has been a faculty member at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa, since 2014.