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Professor Nishan Canagarajah



Professor Nishan Canagarajah

Job Title

Pro Vice-Chancellor – Research

Company Name

University of Bristol


Professor Nishan Canagarajah joined the University of Bristol in 1993 and became a Professor of Multimedia Signal Processing in 2004. Nishan was Dean of the Faculty of Engineering between 2001 and 2014 and has acted as a Technical Consultant for a number of industrial partners including Sony, BT, BBC, Orange, Thales, Toshiba and the Met Police. Nishan took up the post of Pro Vice-Chancellor at University of Bristol in August 2014, having overall responsibility for all research and enterprise activities.

Nishan is Chair of the University Executive Committee for the National Composites Centre at Emersons Green, is a Non-Executive Director for North Bristol Trust and is serving on the HEFCE STEM Review Advisory Board. He is also leading the Bristol Is Open project as a joint venture between Bristol City Council and University of Bristol.