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Jayasuriya, Jeevan
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Abeywecra, R., Scnanavakc, N. S., Jayasuriya, J. & Fransson, T. H. (2018). A Remote Mode High Quality International Master Degree Program in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (SELECT) -Pilot Program Experiences During First Year of Studies. In: PROCEEDINGS OF 2018 IEEE GLOBAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION CONFERENCE (EDUCON) - EMERGING TRENDS AND CHALLENGES OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION: . Paper presented at IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) - Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, APR 17-20, 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, SPAIN (pp. 276-284). IEEE
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2018 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF 2018 IEEE GLOBAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION CONFERENCE (EDUCON) - EMERGING TRENDS AND CHALLENGES OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION, IEEE , 2018, p. 276-284Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Remote mode study programs at master degree level are becoming more popular than undergraduate level programs. Students after graduation with Bachelors degree very often are employed and the most appropriate mode for them to pursue higher studies is the remote mode. Postgraduate programs with one or two year duration mostly focus on specific areas of research based industrial application. Traditional remote education is thought to be more centered on web based on-line programs with a little opportunity for teacher student interaction and interaction with peers. In such programs motivation for studies has been a problem and as a result many students drop off and also those remain in the program for prolonged periods do not show good performance. One of the reasons for failures of students in remote studies is the isolation leading to discouragement for the completion studies. A remote mode Master Degree Program in Environomical Pathways for Sustainable Energy Systems (MSc-SELECT), consisting of a number of innovative features aimed at improved student engagement, motivation, exposure to experiences in multi-national setting and team work, was developed and implemented by the Master School of the EIT-InnoEnergy, as a pilot project. The program was offered, collaboratively and simultaneously to students in three locations, Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya in Spain and the Open University of Sri Lanka. The students in Sweden and Spain each followed 50% of the courses on-campus and 50% in remote mode depending upon the university they registered with. The students in Sri Lanka followed the entire 1st year fully remotely. All the students (from KTH, OUSL and UPC) will spend the 2nd year on-campus at another university in the consortium. This paper discusses, from the perspective of the fully remote site, the remote program with its innovative aspects, student performance and experience together with future tasks for making the program viable and beneficial to all partner countries.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2018
Series
IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, ISSN 2165-9567
Keywords
Sustainability, Remote Education, Energy Technology, Challenge Driven Education, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
National Category
Didactics Learning
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-231662 (URN)000434866100042 ()2-s2.0-85048088308 (Scopus ID)978-1-5386-2957-4 (ISBN)
Conference
IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON) - Emerging Trends and Challenges of Engineering Education, APR 17-20, 2018, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, SPAIN
Note

QC 20180831

Available from: 2018-08-31 Created: 2018-08-31 Last updated: 2018-08-31Bibliographically approved
Kithsiri, U. G., Peiris, A. P., Wickramarathna, T., Amarawardhana, K., Abeyweera, R., Senanayake, N. N., . . . Fransson, T. H. (2018). A Remote Mode Master Degree Program in Sustainable Energy Engineering: Student Perception and Future Direction. In: 20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2017: . Paper presented at 20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2017, Budapest, Hungary, 27-29 September 2017 (pp. 673-683). Springer Verlag
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2018 (English)In: 20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2017, Springer Verlag , 2018, p. 673-683Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Remote mode higher education at postgraduate level is becoming popular among students because of flexible learning opportunity and the accessibility to study programs offered by renowned universities in the world. Fast development of internet facilities and learner management systems along with the development of remote educational pedagogy have been the driving force behind the acceptance and development of distant mode study programs. The success of such a study programs is largely affected by several factors that are unique to the university that offers the study program and the demography of participants as well as infrastructure and the student support available at the receiving end. In the present study, the successes and the drawbacks as perceived by the participants of a distant master study program are evaluated. The study program considered was the Sustainable Energy Engineering Worldwide (SEEW) master degree program which was offered by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Sweden to students in Sri Lanka (Apart from Sri Lanka, SEEW was offered by KTH to some other countries; Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mauritius). The objective of offering the SEEW master program was to assist the developing nations to build up human resources with expertise in sustainable energy generation and utilization, hence contributing to national development. As such the program also generally contributes to global efforts of alleviating unfavourable environmental impacts connected with power generation and utilization. The SEEW master program consisted of 120 ECTS (ECTS: European Credit Transfer System) and the courses were offered over three semesters followed by a research project of 30 ECTS during the fourth semester. Lectures were delivered synchronous with the parallel KTH on-campus study program in real time through internet with the support of a learner management system. The students were attached to the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) for providing academic support where necessary and for the supervision of written and online examinations. The first enrolment consisted of 21 students in intake 2008 and the program was conducted with varying student numbers until the intake 2010. A total of 72 students have successfully completed the SEEW program and they are at presently employed in key organizations in the energy sector as well as in national universities in Sri Lanka. The paper focusses on eight key areas that the students have identified as vital for success for this type of programs. These key areas are the effectiveness of web tools used, standard of teaching, standard of course content, examination procedures, online assessment, thesis projects, benefit to the students, and benefits to facilitating university. In the study 36 students responded to survey and overall rating of the program successfulness was identified as 72%. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Verlag, 2018
Keywords
Distant mode education, KTH, Master degree, OUSL, Sustainable energy engineering, Curricula, E-learning, Energy conservation, Engineering education, Environmental impact, Learning systems, Societies and institutions, Students, Teaching, Educational pedagogy, European credit transfer systems, National development, On-line examinations, Royal Institute of Technology, Sustainable energy, Education
National Category
Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-223199 (URN)10.1007/978-3-319-73210-7_79 (DOI)000489748500079 ()2-s2.0-85040197574 (Scopus ID)9783319732091 (ISBN)
Conference
20th International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2017, Budapest, Hungary, 27-29 September 2017
Note

QC 20180228. QC 20191106

Available from: 2018-02-28 Created: 2018-02-28 Last updated: 2019-11-06Bibliographically approved
Bose, A., Raj, K., Kuzeva, D., Mura, T., Xin, J. & Jayasuriya, J. (2018). Hybrid renewable power systems for generation of own power by small and medium-scale enterprises. In: E3S Web of Conferences: . Paper presented at 2018 International Conference on Renewable Energy, ICREN 2018, 25 April 2018 through 27 April 2018. EDP Sciences
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2018 (English)In: E3S Web of Conferences, EDP Sciences , 2018Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Decentralized power generation, from renewables, is an attractive option for the future energy transition. Through a case study, the techno-economic feasibility to produce own power from distributed renewable to de-carbonize the operations of the Small and Medium Scale Enterprises (SMEs) was critically analysed. The case study was performed on one of the leading printing outfits of Sri Lanka. Solar photovoltaic (PV) and biomass gasification systems are the most cost-efficient and easy to operate technologies for grid-connected, small-scale power generation, at present, for the context. Grid integration has been found as a major challenge, in both technical and economic parameters of the project. The low capacity factor of solar PV and complexity of the supply chain for biomass power systems are critical to the respective technologies. A hybrid Solar PV-Biomass gasification power plant would have superior techno-economic performances with lower environmental impact than stand-alone systems. An equal share of the net power capacity between the technologies was obtained as the most suitable combination for the proposed hybrid power plant. A net carbon dioxide reduction of more than eighty percent of the operations of the SMEs is feasible. Socio-political factors also have a high impact on overall viability of such small-scale systems.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
EDP Sciences, 2018
Keywords
Biomass, Carbon dioxide, Gasification, Pollution control, Solar power generation, Supply chains, Biomass Gasification, Biomass gasification system, Carbon dioxide reduction, Decentralized power generations, Renewable power systems, Small and medium scale enterprise, Small scale power generation, Techno-economic feasibility, Gas generators
National Category
Medical Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-247102 (URN)10.1051/e3sconf/20186100011 (DOI)2-s2.0-85056718439 (Scopus ID)
Conference
2018 International Conference on Renewable Energy, ICREN 2018, 25 April 2018 through 27 April 2018
Note

QC 20190404

Available from: 2019-04-04 Created: 2019-04-04 Last updated: 2019-04-04Bibliographically approved
Abeyweera, R., Senanayake, N. S., Senaratne, C., Jayasuriya, J. & Fransson, T. H. (2017). Capacity Building Through a Web Based Master Degree Programme in Sustainable Energy Engineering. In: PROCEEDINGS OF 2017 IEEE GLOBAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION CONFERENCE (EDUCON2017): . Paper presented at 8th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), APR 25-28, 2017, Athens, GREECE (pp. 800-805). IEEE
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2017 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF 2017 IEEE GLOBAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION CONFERENCE (EDUCON2017), IEEE, 2017, p. 800-805Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Open Distance Learning is gaining popularity as a successful alternative for on-campus higher education especially with the emergence of web based platforms which enable the online delivery of courses worldwide. This emerging educational pedagogy can successfully be employed as means of capacity building of the people living in the less fortunate parts of the world where higher education especially at master level are scarce. This paper presents a two-year collaborative master study programme in sustainable energy engineering offered in synchronous with an on-campus study programme conducted by the KTH Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden, to students of Sri Lanka, which was facilitated by the Open University of Sri Lanka. The paper describes the need of such a programme, the format of course delivery and assessment thereof, plus the benefits gained. This programme has produced 72 post graduates in Sri Lanka alone and more than 200 distant postgraduates worldwide in the field of sustainable energy engineering during last 10 years period. In terms of capacity building in the energy sector in Sri Lanka this is considered a great achievement. The experience gained by the local staff in the role of local facilitators who engaged in some of the academic related activities such as evaluation of students' presentation and co-supervision of thesis projects have been greatly appreciated as being additional benefits to the staff in terms of their own academic development and capacity building. Finally, conclusions are made on how remote programmes of study could successfully be delivered to places where such know-how is scarce by adapting appropriate technologies in training personnel at postgraduate level to meet the needs of the industry.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2017
Series
IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, ISSN 2165-9567
Keywords
sustainable energy engineering, remote education, capacity building
National Category
Energy Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-211633 (URN)10.1109/EDUCON.2017.7942938 (DOI)000405192300121 ()2-s2.0-85023596000 (Scopus ID)978-1-5090-5467-1 (ISBN)
Conference
8th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), APR 25-28, 2017, Athens, GREECE
Note

QC 20170809

Available from: 2017-08-09 Created: 2017-08-09 Last updated: 2017-08-09Bibliographically approved
Dayananda, C., Jayasuriya, J. & Fransson, T. (2017). Constructive learning methodology for distant based online education in renewable energy technologies. In: PROCEEDINGS OF 2017 IEEE GLOBAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION CONFERENCE (EDUCON2017): . Paper presented at 8th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), APR 25-28, 2017, Athens, GREECE (pp. 1033-1041). IEEE
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2017 (English)In: PROCEEDINGS OF 2017 IEEE GLOBAL ENGINEERING EDUCATION CONFERENCE (EDUCON2017), IEEE , 2017, p. 1033-1041Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

With the rising concerns about global warming, climate change and the rapid development in the renewable energy industry, many higher educational institutes such as engineering and technological schools around the world have started to offer various educational programs related to sustainable energy pedagogical topics. The knowledge of renewable energy will be a crucial part of scientific literacy for the future; hence it is an absolute necessity to develop easily accessible and flexible-learning approaches in order to succeed in this. Due to various factors, today, the digital online education concept is becoming very popular, both as blended on-campus and as stand-alone studies. Moreover, the traditional teacher driven education system is being also challenged and new student oriented teaching approaches are currently being identified and practiced by various educational experts. This paper discusses a case study developed by applying the learner-centered teaching concept and implemented as part of an online learning course offered for one month (14 hours of learning time was recommended per week) focusing on renewable energy technology innovations for five student groups in three countries. The methodology section of this paper discuss the application of aligned teaching methodology for designing and constructing the course, content deployment of an existing learning management tool and the implementation and course evaluation. Finally, the assessments were graded and results were analyzed to identify success of the new educational concept applied A survey questionnaire was also prepared to receive the thoughts about online learning courses and their experience with the online course performed From an overall point of view, the evaluation and the results exemplify the success and the acceptance of the offered online course by the participants providing good average grading and positive opinions of the method of implementation. Participants also expressed their greater enthusiasm and interest of participating in such online courses for renewable energy engineering, as many of the topics offered through the course are lacking in their existing or past study curriculums.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
IEEE, 2017
Series
IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference, ISSN 2165-9567
Keywords
Aligned teaching, Renewable Energy Technology Innovations, Online course, Intended leaning outcomes (ILOs), Achived learning outcomes(ALOs)
National Category
Energy Engineering Educational Sciences
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-211634 (URN)10.1109/EDUCON.2017.7942975 (DOI)000405192300158 ()2-s2.0-85023629774 (Scopus ID)978-1-5090-5467-1 (ISBN)
Conference
8th IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), APR 25-28, 2017, Athens, GREECE
Note

QC 20170809

Available from: 2017-08-09 Created: 2017-08-09 Last updated: 2017-08-09Bibliographically approved
Afzal, M., Saleemi, M., Wang, B., Xia, C., Zhang, W., He, Y., . . . Zhu, B. (2016). Fabrication of novel electrolyte-layer free fuel cell with semi-ionic conductor (Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-delta- Sm0.2Ce0.8O1.9) and Schottky barrier. Journal of Power Sources, 328, 136-142
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2016 (English)In: Journal of Power Sources, ISSN 0378-7753, E-ISSN 1873-2755, Vol. 328, p. 136-142Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Perovskite Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-delta (BSCF) is synthesized via a chemical co-precipitation technique for a low temperature solid oxide fuel cell (LTSOFC) (300-600 degrees C) and electrolyte-layer free fuel cell (EFFC) in a comprehensive study. The EFFC with a homogeneous mixture of samarium doped ceria (SDC): BSCF (60%:40% by weight) which is rather similar to the cathode (SDC: BSCF in 50%:50% by weight) used for a three layer SOFC demonstrates peak power densities up to 655 mW/cm(2), while a three layer (anode/ electrolyte/cathode) SOFC has reached only 425 mW/cm(2) at 550 degrees C. Chemical phase, crystal structure and morphology of the as-prepared sample are characterized by X-ray diffraction and field emission scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive spectroscopy. The electrochemical performances of 3-layer SOFC and EFFC are studied by electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). As-prepared BSCF has exhibited a maximum conductivity above 300 S/cm at 550 degrees C. High performance of the EFFC device corresponds to a balanced combination between ionic and electronic (holes) conduction characteristic. The Schottky barrier prevents the EFFC from the electronic short circuiting problem which also enhances power output. The results provide a new way to produce highly effective cathode materials for LTSOFC and semiconductor designs for EFFC functions using a semiconducting-ionic material.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier, 2016
Keywords
Co-precipitation, Ba0.5Sr0.5Co0.8Fe0.2O3-delta (BSCF), LTSOFC, Electrolyte-layer free fuel cell (EFFC), Perovskite oxide, Semi-ionic conductor
National Category
Materials Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry Ceramics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-193795 (URN)10.1016/j.jpowsour.2016.07.093 (DOI)000383293400015 ()2-s2.0-84984850892 (Scopus ID)
Funder
EU, FP7, Seventh Framework Programme, TRISOFC_03042012Swedish Research Council, 621-2011-4983ÅForsk (Ångpanneföreningen's Foundation for Research and Development)
Note

QC 20161024

Available from: 2016-10-24 Created: 2016-10-11 Last updated: 2019-03-06Bibliographically approved
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