Jayawan Wijekoon

Jayawan Wijekoon


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Research interests

Neuromorphic Engineering

Brain-inspired computing architectures and sensory processing for cognitive systems:  

- Neural networks in VLSI circuits,  

- Novel neural devices in organic microelectronic technology,  

- Cognitive architectures for intelligent processing.  

Wearable/Flexible Electronics

Low-power wearable sensor and electronic solutions:  

- Development of novel wearable biosensors and front-end circuits,  

- Development of VLSI Design technology for plastic microelectronic technology,  

- Energy harvesting for wearables.

Medical applications:  

- Foetal and maternal health monitoring,   

- Persistent emotion detection.


Postgraduate Research Opportunities 

Funding available for UK/EU PhD candidates. Outstanding non-EU candidates could be considered for the University scholarships; Further opportunities are available for self-funded PhD/MPhil candidates.

- Brain-inspired VLSI computing architectures: Development of analogue and digital VLSI circuits based on the circuitry of cortex and sub-cortical structures,

- Neural networks in flexible organic microelectronic technologies (collaborating with the School of Chemistry),

- Wearable foetal and maternal health monitoring system (collaborating with the School of Biomedicine and St Marry's Hospital), 

- Development of VLSI Design Kit for organic microelectronic technology, (collaborating with the NewDrive Limited),

- Development of novel wearable biosensors (collaborating with the School of Materials).

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VLSI Design
Sensors & Instrumentation
Digital Systems Design II
Embedded Systems Project
Individual Project




  • 2011 - Doctor of Philosophy in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester, 
  • 2007 - Master of Philosophy in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Manchester,
  • 2005 - Master of Science in Electronic Communications & Computer Engineering, University of Nottingham,
  • 2002 - Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, University of Peradeniya.


Dr Jayawan Wijekoon is a lecturer in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, the University of Manchester. He received the PhD and MPhil degrees from the University of Manchester in 2011 and 2007 respectively, where he worked as a postdoctoral researcher before becoming a lecturer in 2015. He received his MSc and BSc degrees from the University of Nottingham, UK and University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, in 2005 and 2002.  

Dr Wijekoon’s research interests include brain-inspired computing architecture for cognitive systems and bio-inspired sensors, low power wearable electronic solutions for medical applications and development of novel neural elements in plastic electronic technology. One of his publications awarded the Best Paper award from the IEEE and INNS at IJCNN conference, USA. His past and present research collaborations include multi-disciplinary research groups from various academic institutions, hospitals, and companies from wearable and biomedical industries. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Digital Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute


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