Athula D. Rajapakse (M’99–SM’08) received the B.Sc (Eng.) degree in electrical engineering from the University of Moratuwa, Katubedda, Sri Lanka, in 1990, the M. Eng. degree in energy (Energy Technology) from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand, in 1993, and the Ph.D degree in quantum engineering and systems science from the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, in 1998.,He is currently a Professor with the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Canada. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the province of Manitoba, Canada. His research interests include power system protection, grid integration of distributed and renewable energy systems, and protection of future DC grids.