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Dr Nila Nilavalan
Reader / Head of Department - EEE


Dr. R. Nilavalan obtained the B.Sc. Eng. in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (First Class) from University of Peradeniya, SriLanka in 1995 and his PhD in Near-field microwave imaging from University of Bristol, UK in 2001. From 1999 to 2005 he was a researcher at Centre for Communications Research (CCR), Bristol University working in the field of Radio Frequency Engineering. 

He was member of the European commission, Network of Excellence on Antennas from 2002 - 2005. He joined Brunel University London in September 2005 as a lecturer in wireless communications.

Professional Memberships and Services

  • Senior member of the IEEE
  • Member of the IET
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy


PhD in radio frequency engineering, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK, Mar. 2001

BSc.Eng. in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, SriLanka, Oct. 1995

PGCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Brunel University London, Oct. 2007


Director for Teaching and Learning (Dept. of  EEE)

Recognised Programme Developer in CEDPS

Member of university education committee

Exam board chair for Dept. of Civil Engineering

Newest selected publications

Al-Karawi, Y., Al-Raweshidy, H. and Nilavalan, R. (2024) 'Optimizing the Energy Efficiency Using Quantum Based Load Balancing in Open Radio Access Networks'. IEEE Access, 12. pp. 1 - 1.Open Access Link

Journal article

Ahmad, SS., Al-Raweshidy, H. and Nilavalan, R. (2024) 'Investigating delay of the media access control protocols for IoT-RoF using quantum entanglement'. IET Networks, 0 (ahead of print). pp. 1 - 14. ISSN: 2047-4954 Open Access Link

Journal article

AL-Karawi, Y., Al-Raweshidy, H. and Nilavalan, R. (2024) 'Power Consumption Evaluation of Next Generation Open Radio Access Network'.IEEE 42nd International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE 2024). Las Vegas, USA. 6 - 8 January. IEEE. pp. 1 - 6. ISSN: 2158-3994

Conference paper

Sawad, I., Nilavalan, R. and Al-Raweshidy, H. (2023) 'Performance parameters consideration for 5G backhaul network'.2023 IEEE International Workshop on Technologies for Defense and Security (TechDefense). Rome, Italy. 20 - 22 November. IEEE. pp. 228 - 233.

Conference paper

Aziz, NA. and Nilavalan, R. (2023) 'Patch antenna with omnidirectional radiation pattern'.International Conference on Smart Instrumentation, Measurement and Applications (ICSIMA 2023). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysi. 17

Conference paper
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