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Published: 06 December 2023

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.

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.

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