TPU professor becomes Fellow of world’ largest professional engineering institution

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Dushanta Nalin Kumara Dzhayakodi Jayakody Arachshiladzh, Professor of the TPU Research Center for Automation and Information Technology, has been elected Fellow at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET, Great Britain).

It is the highest grade at the IET awarding to high achievers, those respected professionals who achieved outstanding results for a few years.

The IET is the largest multidisciplinary professional engineering institution in the world. It includes the Institution of Electrical Engineers established in 1871 and the Institution of Incorporated Engineers dating back to 1884. Its worldwide membership is currently in excess of 160,000 in 150 countries.

Fellows of the IET must meet the following criteria: leadership, responsibility, insight and experience, creativity, innovation, enterprise, service, repute, influence and contribution.

As it is reported on the official website of the IET, Fellowship helps experts to increase their professional value, as well as to share their experience and knowledge with the international engineering community. Thus, Fellows of the IET can be experts and speakers in mass media, specialized lecturers at the relevant events.

“Fellows are important for the IET and its mission as they inspire current and future engineers, inform the engineering community and impact the development of the profession,” noted on the website.

TPU Professor Dushantha Jayakody heads the international team of experts conducting research work in 5G, the fifth generation technology standard for broadband cellular networks. The next generation of 5G mobile technologies varies from the previous one by a rattling good data transfer rate. It surpasses indicators in the operating wireless network by several dozen folds. Moreover, 5G reduces signal delay.

It is especially important for development, for instance, technologies of self-driving cars, where signal delay can be crucial. Nowadays, research teams and large companies around the world work at 5G technologies to increase the data transfer rate and its quality.

The research team of Professor Jayakody conducts research on these problems at TPU as well. Therefore, the researchers have developed an algorithm that allows transferring energy from one device to another along with a radio signal in the context of a cellular network bypassing a base station, a gatekeeper. That is during a cellular phone call, electromagnetic waves transfer energy from one smartphone to another and this energy can be enough for charging a cellular phone.