Dr Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne
PhD, MSc, BSc(Hons) Eng

Dr Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne

Lecturer in Robotics and Mechatronics

Engineering 224, Mile End

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Expertise: Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), Social Robotics, Medical Robotics, Brain-Machine Interface (BMI/BCI)
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Affiliations: Member of the IEEE

Brief Biography

Dr. Thilina Dulantha Lalitharatne is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Robotics and Mechatronics at the School of Engineering and Material Science in Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK. Before joining QMUL, he was a postdoctoral research associate attached to Morph Lab, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London (2020-2023). He was also a visiting research fellow and a collaborator in Bioinspired Robotics Lab (BIRL) at University of Cambridge (2021-2022). During 2015-2019, he has worked as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Moratuwa (UOM), Sri Lanka. Thilina earned his PhD in Robotics and Intelligent Systems from Saga University, Japan in 2014. He obtained his MSc. in Electronics and Automations and BSc. (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from UOM, Sri Lanka in 2014 and 2009 respectively. Thilina is a member of the IEEE RAS, SMC and EMBS societies since 2012. He served as a topic editor in Frontiers in Neurorobotics and as an associate editor in SMC 2020/21. Two teams supervised by him won first place awards at International Brain Computer Interface (BCI) Hackathons organized at SMC 2017 and BIBE 2019. His research interests include Human-Robot Interactions (HRI), Social Robotics, Medical Robotics and Brain-Machine/Computer Interface (BCI/BMI).