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Dr Manivannan is currently a Lecturer for electronics, computer languages and embedded systems in the Design Department at Brunel University.

Dr Manivannan received his doctorate degree (DPhil) in optical pattern recognition from department of engineering science, the University of Oxford, UK, in 1997 and his bachelor's degree {BEng (Hons)} with first class Hons in electrical and electronic engineering from the City University, London, UK in 1994.  He then worked for Motorola, Symbian Ltd and Open Trade Technologies Ltd; mainly in Computer Modelling/ Software development for scientific applications.   He then spent some good time in teaching electronics and maths at further education colleges at undergraduate level in UK before joining Brunel University as a researcher in 2009.

Currently Dr Manivannan involves in undergratuate teaching, research supervision, and research grant applications. He has attended many international conferences and his work has received many best paper awards.  He has published more than fifty journal and conference papers over the last six years, including one invited article and published three book chapters.  Dr Manivannan was the pioneer of a new InnovateUK R & D project worth of 1.2 million pounds.

Dr Manivannan is a senior member of IEEE, senior member of APCBEES and member of Electrostatics Society of America, USA and member of Oxford university alumni. He is also technical committee member of ICEEA 2013 to date. Dr Manivannan is the treasure of IOP Dielectrics and Electrostatics (D&E) Group sicne July 2017.  He has been a reviewer of many internationally reputed journal such as  OSA Applied optics, IEEE transaction of Industrial Applications and SPIE Optical Engineering

Recent Achievements and Recognitions

  • PI of TeachBrunel Project (Learning Electronics with the use of MATLAB) {May 2017 to May 2018}
  • PI of EPSRC research base exhaust funding (£10k) {(Jan 2017 – March 2017}
  • Major Brunel  contributor to the  successful InnovateUK grant application (£1.2m)  { Feb 2015 to Aug 2017}
  • Publications – Over fifty  research publications, many technical reports and presentations over five years (three book chapters, one featured article, twenty five journal papers and twenty six conference papers and many technical reports and presentations).
  • International conference participation and invited talks– more than ten  oral presentations including two invited talks and received three best paper awards.
  • Research students supervision: PhD and MSc students (five PhDs & 3 MSc students completed)
  • Senior member of IEEE (May 2013) and senior member of APCBEES (July 2013)
  • Reviewer for many scientific journals including OSA Applied optics, IEEE transaction of Industrial Applications and SPIE Optical Engineering
  • IEEE senior member review panel member of Admission and Advancement Committee 2015
  • Guest editor of  ‘The Open Optics Journal’
  • IEEE Senior member review and advisory panelist  2015
  • Elected Senate member (Brunel University) { July 2016 to Sept 2017}
  • Treasure of IOP D & E Group since July 2017
  • Program Chair of IOP Electrostatics 2019 (a international conference)
  • Technical committee member of ICEEA 2013, 2014 and 2015
  • Standing committee member of Brunel UCU

Area of Expertise: Multi-Physics modelling, Optical pattern recognition, Image processing, Systems Engineering, Computer simulation and Plasma Engineering. 

Skills: Academic writing, research supervision, computer modelling and simulations (COMSOL and Matlab) and computer programming (C/C++ and Matlab).

Newest selected publications

Celik, N., Balachandran, W. and Manivannan, N. (2017) 'Wearable Graphene-Based Electrophysiologial Biosensing System for Real-Time HealthMonitoring', in Tiwari, A. (ed.) Graphene Bioelectronics. Elsevier. pp. 339 - 360. ISBN 10: 0128133503.

Book chapter

Manivannan, N., Agozzino, G., Balachandran, W., Abbod, MF., Jayamurthy, M., Di Natale, F. and et al. (2017) 'NO Abatement Using Microwave Micro Plasma Generated With Granular Activated Carbon'.Joint Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics-Society-of-America. West Lafayette, IN. 1 - 16 June IEEE-INST ELECTRICAL ELECTRONICS ENGINEERS INC. pp. 5845 - 5851. ISSN: 0093-9994 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Manivannan, N., Agozzino, G., Balachandran, W., Abbod, M., Jayamurthy, M. and Di Natale, F. (2017) 'NO Abatement using Microwave Micro Plasma Generated with Granular Activated Carbon'. IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. ISSN: 1939-9367 Open Access Link

Journal article

Manivannan, N., Balachandran, W., Agozzino, G., Jayamurthy, M., Brennen, D. and Abbod, M. (2017) 'NOx abatement form the exhaust of a diesel engine with non-thermal plasma and Ag/Al2O3 catalys'.2017 Annual Meeting of the Electrostatics Society of America. Ottawa, ON, Canada. 13 - 15 JuneOpen Access Link

Conference paper

Aalmamury, M., Manivannan, N., Al-Raweshidy, H. and Balachandran, W. (2016) 'Induction Electrostatic Sprays in Agriculture Industry', in Yurish,, SY. (ed.) Sensors and Applications in Measuring and Automation Control Systems'. International Frequency Sensor Association (IFSA) Publishing. , 4. pp. 461 - 499.

Book chapter
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