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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

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

Majidnia, S., Nilavalan, R. and Rudlin, J. (2016) 'A numerical study of the depth of penetration of eddy currents'. Insight: Non-Destructive Testing and Condition Monitoring Journal, 58 (3). pp. 129 - 134. ISSN: 1354-2575 Open Access Link

Journal article

Al-Dalwash, R. and Nilavalan, R. (2016) 'Performance analysis of SC-FDMA and OFDMA based on mean square error (MSE) using LS estimation with different types of interpolation: linear, spline and DFT based interpolation', inAdvances in Computer Networks and Information Technology. United Scholars Publications. , 1. ISBN 10: 0692618708. ISBN 13: 978-0692618707.

Book chapter

Spasos. M. and Nilavalan, R. (2015) 'Ohmic RF-MEMS control', in Tiwari, A. and Raj, B. (eds.) Materials and Failures in MEMS and NEMS. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 239 - 262. ISBN 13: 978-1-119-08360-3.

Book chapter
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