London Met student recognised for outstanding engineering talent

Dion Mariyanayagam claims the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology award for London Met.

Date: 17 July 2020

BEng Computer Systems Engineering student Dion Mariyanayagam has been recognised for the outstanding quality of his work by the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET)

The IET Prize is awarded annually to outstanding students who are completing a course of study which has been accredited by the IET. Prize winners are nominated by their university based on having shown distinction in their course leading to the award of a first-class degree. 

Dion will receive a certificate and two years free membership of the IE as part of his prize.

Dion said: “This is great news! I really enjoyed studying at London Met. I’d like to thank all the teaching staff and particularly my final year project supervisors, Dr Pancham Shukla and Muhittin Onadim, for guiding me through building a human-to-machine interface for a 3D cybernetic hand that replicates the user’s hand movements wirelessly."  

Dr Peter Bonfield OBE, IET President, said: “Our IET Prizes are a way for talented engineering students to be recognised for their outstanding ability in the early stages of their engineering journey. I wish them all the best for a very fulfilling and successful career.

“The IET is passionate about promoting engineering excellence and our awards and prizes showcase some of the very best engineering talent. All of the winners should be incredibly proud of their achievements.”

Professor Bal Virdee is delighted that Dion has decided to carry out his research for a PhD degree at London Met.

Dion Mariyanayagam with his 3D cybernetic hand