Dr Kamalanathan Kajan

Dr Kamalanathan Kajan


Kamalanathan Kajan is an Academic Lecturer with a comprehensive and illustrious academic and professional background. His journey in electrical engineering began with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the City University of London, where he laid the foundation for his future endeavours in academia and research. His passion for the field and commitment to advancing his knowledge led him to pursue and complete a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the same esteemed institution, further solidifying his expertise and dedication to his discipline.

Throughout his career, Kajan has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to educational excellence, innovation, and the cultivation of the next generation of engineers. His academic journey is marked by significant contributions to several prestigious universities, including but not limited to the City University of London and King's College London. At these institutions, he has played pivotal roles in curriculum development, accreditation processes, and implementing innovative teaching methodologies to enhance student engagement and learning outcomes.

Kajan's international experience is equally impressive, having extended his educational impact to institutions in China, where he has worked to bridge cultural and educational gaps in engineering education. His efforts in these roles have contributed to the global exchange of knowledge and best practices and fostered international collaborations and partnerships.

In recognising his professional achievements and contributions to the field, Kajan has several professional qualifications and memberships. These affiliations underscore his dedication to continuous professional development, adherence to the highest standards of educational practice, and commitment to contributing to advancing engineering education on both a national and international scale.

Beyond his academic and professional responsibilities, Kajan is deeply invested in research, focusing on areas that intersect with his teaching, such as the application of innovative technologies in engineering education, sustainability, and the development of educational frameworks that support the evolving needs of the engineering profession. His work in these areas demonstrates his expertise and forward-thinking approach to addressing the challenges and opportunities in engineering education.

In summary, Kamalanathan Kajan is a highly respected academic lecturer whose career is characterised by a profound dedication to engineering education, a commitment to innovation and excellence, and a significant impact on the institutions and students he has served. His contributions to the field are a testament to his passion for education and his belief in the transformative power of engineering as a discipline.

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  • BEng Hons Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • PhD Electrical Engineering

Professional memberships

  • Fellow, Advance HE (PR253043) FHEA
  • Fellow, SEDA (FSEDA)
  • Certified Member (231853), Association for Learning and Technology (CMALT)
  • Member (98769278), IEEE (The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)
  • Member (1101077524), IET (The Institution of Engineering and Technology)

Student education

As a dedicated Lecturer, I am deeply committed to contributing to our student's academic and professional development within the engineering faculty. My role encompasses a broad spectrum of responsibilities to nurture a stimulating and supportive learning environment. This includes developing and continuously enhancing our curriculum to remain relevant, challenging, and aligned with the latest industry standards and technological advancements.

I am actively involved in creating innovative teaching methodologies and assessment strategies that cater to a diverse student body, promoting an inclusive education experience that values every student's unique background and learning style. My commitment to student education extends beyond traditional lectures, encompassing mentorship, supervising projects and dissertations, and providing guidance for students' career aspirations.

My approach to teaching is student-centred, focusing on facilitating learning experiences that encourage critical thinking, problem-solving, and the application of theoretical knowledge in practical scenarios. This pedagogical strategy ensures that our students are well-prepared academically and equipped with the soft skills necessary to excel in their future careers.

Through my role, I aim to inspire a passion for engineering among our students, fostering an educational journey that is both enriching and empowering, preparing them to make significant contributions to their fields and society at large.