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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


Director of UG Studies(ECE)

LBIC liaison tutor for ECE

Recognised Programme Developer in CEDPS

Newest selected publications

Radhi, AH., Nilavalan, R., Wang, Y., Eltokhy, AA. and Al-Raweshidy, H. (2018) 'Mutual Coupling Reduction with a novel Fractal Electromagnetic Band Gap Structure'. IET Microwaves, Antennas and Propagation, 13 (2). pp. 134 - 141. ISSN: 1751-8725 Open Access Link

Journal article

Anhar, A., Nilavalan, R. and Ujang, F. (2018) 'A Survey on Medium Access Control (MAC) for Clustering Wireless Sensor Network'.2nd International Conference on Electrical Engineering and Informatics 2018. Batam, Indonesi. 1 - 17 January. IEEE. pp. 125 - 129. ISSN: 2155-6822 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Radhi, AH., Nilavalan, R., Wang, Y., Al-Raweshidy, HS., Eltokhy, AA. and Ab Aziz, N. (2018) 'Mutual coupling reduction with a wideband planar decoupling structure for UWB–MIMO antennas'. International Journal of Microwave and Wireless Technologies, 18 (10). pp. 1143 - 1154. ISSN: 1759-0787 Open Access Link

Journal article

Subramaniam, SK., Khan, SM., Titik, A. and Nilavalan, R. (2018) 'Static pipeline network performance optimisation using dual interleave routing algorithm'. IIUM Engineering Journal, 19 (1). pp. 129 - 143. ISSN: 1511-788X

Journal article

Sfendourakis, M., Sarantopoulos, I., Nilavalan, R., Antonidakis, E. and Barbounakis, I. (2016) 'Triangulation Positioning System - Network and Topology Issues'. International Journal of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, 10 (-). pp. 110 - 118. ISSN: 2074-1278 Open Access Link

Journal article
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