Winner- student/academia category IEEE SA Telehealth Solutions Virtual Pitch Competition

Winner- student/academia category IEEE SA Telehealth Solutions Virtual Pitch Competition

The IEEE SA Transforming the Telehealth Paradigm Industry Connections Program in collaboration with the IEEE SA Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice held its first annual IEEE SA Telehealth Solutions Virtual Pitch Competition “Rethink the "Machine: Transforming RPM to a Patient-Centered Care System”

The theme of the competition focused on Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM), a subset of telehealth, enabling physicians to better monitor and care for patients in real-time in a remote location. The competition sought solutions across the many touchpoints of the RPM experience with the goal of identifying potential opportunities to nurture ideas for global technical and/or data standards.

The Final Year Research Project “Multi-Purpose Health Monitoring Bracelet” of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Jaffna was selected among the 9 global finalists of the competition. It was the only team among the finalists representing an Asian Country.

The research project Multi-Purpose Health Monitoring Bracelet (MHMB) was carried out by the students Nilojkanth Loganathan and  Pramuka Sooriyapatabandige under the supervision and guidance of Mr R. Valluvan (Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna), Prof. R. Surenthirakumaran (Dean, Faculty of Medicine, University of Jaffna) and Dr S. Sivasothy (Founder, Dotshook, France).

The final virtual pitch event took place virtually on the 8th of February 2022.

The Project MHMB was placed first in the category of Student/Academia at the IEEE SA Telehealth Solutions Virtual Pitch Competition

The research project Multi-Purpose Health Bracelet has also won the Professor S. Mahalingam Memorial Innovative Project Proposal Award 2020 presented by the Faculty of Engineering, University of Jaffna and Best Innovative Product/ Project – University – Northern Province at the SLASSCOM National Ingenuity Awards 2022.

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We congratulate the team for winning the 1st place of this international competition, representing University of Jaffna and Sri Lanka.


Students obtained First place and the most popular invention awards at the “Undergraduate inventor of the year (UIY) 2021” competition

The IESL established the Undergraduate Inventor of the Year (UIY) 2021 competition for undergraduates to encourage and stimulate interest in engineering inventions and provide an opportunity to organize and present their inventions. This is a unique opportunity to recognize and reward the nation’s most remarkable and innovative undergraduate students.

Competition was opened for any student member of IESL or an undergraduate of engineering faculties of the University of Peradeniya, University of Moratuwa, University of Ruhuna, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, South Eastern University, University of Jaffna and Open University of Sri Lanka. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the final competition was held online on October 8th 2021. Undergraduates from the universities of Peradeniya, Sri Jayewardenepura, and Jaffna had selected to the grand finale. Each entry was judged on its originality, inventiveness, scope of use, and potential social, environmental, or economic value.

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Popular talk of NASA scientist Dr. P. Balakumar at Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

Dr. Ponnampalam Balakumar (Research scientist at NASA Langley Research Center) delivered a popular talk about “stability-transition-turbulence” on 10th of January, 2018 at Department of Interdisciplinary Studies. This talk was jointly organized by Mechanical Engineering Society (MES), Faculty of Engineering and Vadakkin Chapter of Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL). This talk was mainly focus on his work done in NASA Langley Research Center. He discussed elaborately about the stability and transition of hypersonic boundary layers and laminar-transition region in supersonic and hypersonic flows.

Dr. Ponnampalam Balakumar graduated from University of Peradeniya in 1977 from Department of Civil Engineering. He obtained his MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Missouri, Rolla, USA in 1981 and obtained his PhD in Aeronautics from MIT in 1986 specializing in Fluid Dynamics. He did his post-doctorate research in stability and transition of hypersonic boundary layers at Arizona State University, USA. Then, he worked as an Associate Professor at Old Dominion University until 2000. Since then he is working as a Research Scientist at NASA Langley Research Center. His area of research is stability, transition, and turbulence of supersonic and hypersonic boundary layers.

Abstract: Drag reduction is an important part in design of aerodynamic vehicles. Skin friction drag contributes more than 50% of the total drag on an aircraft. Skin friction drag reduction could be achieved by extending the laminar region on an airfoil and/or by reducing the turbulent skin friction. In this talk, a summary of predicting the laminar-transition region in supersonic and hypersonic flows will be discussed.

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Faculty Staff and students Members participated to the Civil Engineering Research Symposium at University of Ruhuna

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Society of the University of Ruhuna, hosted Undergraduate Research Symposium on the 3rd of January 2018. Total of 10 Civil and Environmental Engineering Society of University of Jaffna together with two staff members, Dr. N. Sathiparan and Dr. D.N. Subramaniam (who were in the evaluation panel, and one of them Chaired a technical presentation session), attended the sessions. The research symposium highlighted the undergraduate student research projects, which were part of their curriculum, with oral and poster presentations. Several members from different Universities, industrial engineers, policy makers and professionals attended the sessions.

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Initial discussion to form the Jaffna Engineering Faculty Alumni Association (JEFAA)

A focused discussion was carried out with the graduates and Dean on 27th December 2017 to form the Jaffna Engineering Faculty Alumni Association (JEFAA). It was excellent discussion participated by many graduates. The graduates also very happy to form the JEFAA for all win-win-win operations of the Students, Graduates and the Faculty. The dean very happily appreciated initiation of the graduates and concern on the students as well as the Faculty development. He further thanked the “first batch of graduates”, which is going to be remain forever in the history of the Faculty of Engineering. The AR/Engineering her team was attended the meeting taking the minutes for record purpose. That was a wonderful meeting with number of way forward thoughts from the graduates of the Faculty of Engineering University of Jaffna.

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