Anura Rathnayake is a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s PhD Bursary and is researching in the area of electronic textiles. Anura has a background in Textile Engineering and Advanced Fibre Materials (Technical Textiles and Smart Materials) and has previously worked as an industrial engineer in a company in Sri Lanka for 2 years after achieving a BSc Engineering degree and as a product development engineer at the R&D department of a company in the UK for three and half years after obtaining a masters degree. The aim of his research is to develop the core technology for the creation of electronically active smart yarns which will be the building block of the next generation of wearable electronics. Applications of these smart yarns could be in monitoring heartbeat, respiratory patterns, blood pressure and skin temperature; flexible active display boards/screens; the fashion garment industry (light emitting garments); colour changeable wall papers/curtains etc.
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