Researcher Information - Dr Tharaka Dissanayake

Personal Details

Name Dr Tharaka Nuwan Weerabaddana Dissanayake
Affiliation School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
University of Newcastle
Contact Details Room EAG25, University of Newcastle, University Drive, Callaghan
Newcastle, New South Wales
Phone: +61 2 49215292
Fax: +61 2 49216993
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Tharaka Dissanayake was born in Matara Sri Lanka, studied at Rahula College Matara up to G.C.E. advanced level. In 1996 he received the highest score in the highly competitive national examination of G.C.E Advanced level for the subjects of Pure/Applied Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. After entering University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka in 1998, he received the B.Sc.Eng. degree in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (with first-class honors) in 2002. In 2003, with an international research scholarship, he joined Prof. Karu P. Esselle as a research student to read towards a Ph.D. degree in electronics at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, completed in 2007. From 2002 to 2003, he was an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Moratuwa. He has been a visiting lecturer at Kotalawala Defence Academy and Arthur C. Clerk Center for Modern Technology and a lecturer in Electronics at Macquarie University. He was a Junior Research Assistant in statistics for the Postgraduate Institute of Science, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 1997. He is currently with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Newcastle as a lecturer in Telecommunications. His current research interests are in ultra-wideband antennas, antenna diversity, wireless applications in biomedical engineering, wireless methods of power transfer and microwave imaging techniques. Most of his current research activities are centered around the Ultra-wideband communication, especially in biomedical applications.

Areas of Expertise

Research Areas Wireless Access; Channel Modeling; Photonics;
Application Areas Wireless Data Communications; Mobile Communications;