Asanga Wijesinghe, PhD

Research Associate, Engine and Emissions Control

Dr. Asanga Wijesinghe is a Research Associate at the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) in engine and emission measurement technologies. He obtained his B.S. in physics from University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from University of Houston. He is also a National Instruments Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer. Since coming to HARC, he has been involved in software and hardware system development for many air, and energy related research project with a focus on engine emission control technologies and air quality monitoring.

Dr. Wijesinghe has designed and developed a real time engine performance and exhaust emission test system for the stationary engine used in oil and gas production facilities with an interactive web application in Amazon EC2 cloud platform to visualize emissions and engine data to evaluate the engine performance and fuel consumption. He has also developed a natural gas/diesel dual fuel engine controller system using field programmable gate array (FPGA) based embedded controller system for compression ignition diesel engine for the Coastal Impact Assistance Program (CIAP).

Dr. Wijesinghe current projects include engine performance, emissions testing and evaluation in oil and gas production facilities and development of a volatile organic compound monitoring system with real time data broadcast techniques for HARC mobile laboratory.