Professor Ravi Silva elected to Chinese Academy of Engineering
Professor Ravi Silva has been elected Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. The honour is one of the highest in China, recognising contributions to sciences, technology and engineering from the international community.
Ravi has been a member of our University for more than 28 years and is one of this country's leading minds in nanotechnology. He is not only a world-renowned scientist but also an invaluable colleague who deeply cares about research collaboration for the benefit of communities around the world and our planet. I want to offer my warm congratulations to Ravi for this honour.Professor Lu, Max, President and Vice-Chancellor
With over 28,000 citations and £45 million in research funding, Ravi Silva is a Distinguished Professor and Director of the Advanced Technology Institute at the University of Surrey. He is credited as the inventor of 50 patents, covering important innovations like growing carbon nanotubes at low temperatures, making high-efficiency, large-scale X-ray detectors, and developing large solar cells using nanotubes and organic materials.
Professor Silva is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences in Sri Lanka. He was made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2021 Queen's New Year Honours list.
Being elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering is a profound honour. It reflects not just my own individual journey but the collaborative spirit and innovative ethos we foster at the University of Surrey. This accolade underlines our shared commitment to pioneering research that transcends borders, aiming to create impactful technologies for a better world.Professor Ravi Silva, Director, Advanced Technology Institute (ATI) and Head of NanoElectronics Centre
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