D. M. G. Preethichandra has received his BSc.Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, M.Eng. in Telecommunications and PhD degree in Sensor Design from Saga University, Japan. He has received his Masters in Environmental and Business management from The University of Newcastle, Australia.
He worked as an Assistant Professor in Japan and currently works as an Associate Professor and the head of the discipline of Mechatronics Engineering at Central Queensland University, Australia. He has been working in academia for more than 25 years and his research interests include nano-biosensor development for environmental and biomedical measurements, sensor networking and robotics.