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Dr. Shaminda De Silva

GradCert(Tert.Edu), Phd (Engineering), PostGrad Dip(Engineering) BSc (Engineering) GradDip(Edu- Senior years) ; MBA (Mgmt. of Technology)
Lecturer - Engineering
School of Engineering and Technology
(07) 4150 7039
+61 7 4150 7039 Alternative Phone
+61 433 006 215 Mobile Phone
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About Me

I am an Electrical and Electronics Engineer with a PhD in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering and involved in several research collaborations investigating innovative techniques to diagnose medical conditions using non-invasive techniques. Recent and current projects focused on developing novel and non-invasive techniques to screen respiratory conditions. Some of the methods we developed are at commercialization phase as well. These developed techniques are going to help to screen Sleep Apnea patients in a home setting thus reducing the cost and effort involved and will going to definitely benefit rural Australia where there is no or limited Sleep Apnea diagnose facilities.

I am privileged to lead the development and delivery of a suite of units for students studying throughout Central Queensland (Cairns, Mackay, Rockhampton, Gladstone and Bundaberg campuses) as well as many students studying online. I also supervise undergraduate as well as Master's thesis planning and implementation units, enabling graduates to showcase their engineering prowess.

I enjoy working at CQU as my values are reflected in the institution’s mission to support its staff, students, and communities.

Universities Studied At

2015 - 2016             Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Education 

                                 Central Queensland University (CQUniversity), Australia

2014                         Graduate Diploma in Education (Senior Mathematics and Science)

Institution:                 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, Australia

2008 - 2013             Doctor of Philosophy (Biomedical Engineering)  

Institution:                School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, The University of Queensland   


1998-2000                Master of Business Administration (Technology Management)

Institution:                Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand


1992-1996                Bachelor of Science (Hons) ( Electronic & Telecommunication  Engineering)

Institution:                University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Universities Worked At

Central Queensland University , Australia

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

University of Moratuwa,  Sri Lanka

University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka

Thammasat University, Thailand



Awarded a grant by Deputy Dean Learning and Teaching (DDLT) to develop pen-casting based teaching resources to improve student learning and teaching

Associate investigator of 2019 CQUniversity Interdisciplinary Research grant

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4009 Electronics, sensors and digital hardware
  • 4010 Engineering practice and education
  • 4007 Control engineering, mechatronics and robotics
  • 4008 Electrical engineerin
  • 4001 Aerospace Engineering
  • 4003 Biomedical Engineering

At the level of Associate Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering - Biomedical Instrumentation


Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Circuits and Systems


Interdisciplinary Engineering - Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified

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