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Assistant Professor


University of Warwick
T:   +44 (0)24765 28191
W:   Energy and Electrical Systems

Research Interests

My research interests are broadly in the areas of lithium-ion battery modelling, electric vehicles and mechatronics using system identification methodologies as the foundation. These techniques and methodologies have the advantage that many engineering applications can be viewed as a general nonlinear or parameter varying dynamic system. As such, I am particularly interested in developing modelling techniques for battery dynamics and mechatronic systems by viewing them within a dynamic system framework and an inverse problem setting.


Dhammika Widanage was awarded a Ph.D. in 2008 for research done at the Stochastic and Complex Systems Laboratory Group from the University of Warwick and graduated with a First-Class BEng Honours in Electronic and Communication Engineering in 2004 from the University of Warwick, U.K. Prior to joining WMG he was a Post-doctoral Researcher at the Department of Electric Engineering and Energy Technology and the Department of Fundamental Electricity and Instrumentation at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium, where he worked on several Belgian national funded projects and a European FP7 project. He then joined WMG as a Senior Research Fellow within the WMG High Value Manufacturing Catapult team at the University of Warwick before being appointed as a faculty member of the department.

Research Projects

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  • Barai, Anup, Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Uddin, Kotub, McGordon, Andrew, Jennings, Paul, 2016. The effect of average cycling current on total energy of lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles. Journal of Power Sources, 303, pp. 81-85, View
  • Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Omara, N., Schoukens, J., Van Mierlo, J., 2015. Estimating the frequency response of a system in the presence of an integrator. Control Engineering Practice, Volume 35, pp. 1-11, View
  • Marco, James, Kumari, Neelu, Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Jones, P. (Peter), Dr., 2015. A cell-in-the-loop approach to systems modelling and simulation of energy storage systems. Energies, 8 (8), pp. 8244-8262, View
  • Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Stoev, Julian, Mulders, Anne van, Schoukens, J. (Johan), Pinte, Gregory, 2011. Nonlinear system-identification of the filling phase of a wet-clutch system. Control Engineering Practice, Volume 19 (Number 12), pp. 1506-1516, View
  • Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Douce, J. L., Godfrey, Keith, 2009. Effects of overlapping and windowing on frequency response function estimates of systems with random inputs. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, Vol.58 (No.1), pp. 214-220, View
  • Douce, J. L., Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Godfrey, K. R., 2007. Evaluation of the relationship between gain and phase using extrapolation techniques. IET Control Theory and Applications, Vol.1 (No.4), pp. 1122-1130, View
  • Schoukens, J., Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Godfrey, K. R., Pintelon, R., 2007. Initial estimates for the dynamics of a Hammerstein system. Automatica, Vol.43 (No.7), pp. 1296-1301, View
  • Barai, Anup, Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, McGordon, Andrew, Jennings, P. A. (Paul A.), 2016. The influence of temperature and charge-discharge rate on open circuit voltage hysteresis of an LFP Li-ion battery. 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), Dearborn, MI, USA, 27-29 Jun 2016, Published in 2016 IEEE Transportation Electrification Conference and Expo (ITEC), View
  • Uddin, Kotub, Perera, Surak, Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Marco, James, 2015. Characterising Li-ion battery degradation through the identification of perturbations in electrochemical battery models. Electric Vehicle Symposium 28 (EVS28), Goyang, Korea, 3-5 May 2015, View
  • Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Omar, N., Coosemans, T., Martin, J., Sauvant-Moynot, V., Rasanen, M., Kortschak, B., Hennige, V., Lorenz, V., Tintignac, S., Silvi, J. L., Doge, V., Gosso, M., Van Mierlo, J., Van den Bossche, P., 2012. SuperLIB - Smart battery control system based on a charge-equalization circuit for an advanced dual-cell battery for electric vehicles. EU Project Day, European Electric Vehicle Congress, Brussels, Belgium, 19-22 Nov 2012, View
  • Douce, J. L., Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Godfrey, Keith R., 2009. Errors in frequency response estimates using overlapping blocks with random inputs. 15th IFAC Symposium on System Identification, Saint-Malo Convention Center, Saint-Malo, France, Jul 6-8, 2009, Published in System Identification, pp. 599-604, View
  • Widanage, Widanalage Dhammika, Douce, J. L., Godfrey, Keith R., 2007. Effects of overlapping and windowing on the estimates of frequency response functions of linear systems with random input signals. Instrumentation and Measurement Technology Conference Proceedings, 2007. IMTC 2007., IEEE, pp. 362-367, Journal Item, View

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