Professor Malin Premaratne is an electrical engineer with diverse interests in physics, mathematics and computer science. He specializes in theory, modeling and simulation of light propagation through different media such as optical fibers, active semiconductors and biological media. These interests have naturally led him to investigate emerging state of the art technological areas such as surface plamsons polaritons that results from light interacting with metals and arftificial material composites (metamaterials) with extraordinary ability to control light. He has pioneered many novel techniques in theory, modeling and simulation of light interaction with guided and scattering media and published over 250 research papers (150+ Journals) and one book. Malin has won over $1.8 million direct funding and about $750,000 on computer resources and time from competitive grants agencies including the Australian Research Council (ARC) for this work.

Qualifications

PhD - Doctor of Philosophy in Photonics/Optics

Institution - The University of Melbourne (from 1995 to 1998)

Photonics Research Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Thesis Title - Fiber-Grating External-Cavity Semiconductor Lasers
  • Developed theoretical, analytical and numerical models capable of predicting continuous-wave performance, small and large signal modulation response, noise, four-wave-mixing response and stability of both bulk and quantum-well semiconductor lasers with external Bragg reflector gratings.

  • Developed an extensive set of computer aided design tools to facilitate the design/application of above laser models.

BE - Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

Institution - The University of Melbourne (from 1991 to 1995)

Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Overall Grade: First Class Honours

Ranked First in The Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

  • Majored in Electronics/Communication Systems/Communication Devices

  • Final year project and thesis on classification and training aspects of higher-order Neural Networks

BSc - Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

Institution - The University of M`1elbourne (from 1992 to 1995)

Department of Mathematics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Majored in both Pure and Applied Mathematics.

GradCertHE - Graduate Certificate in Higher Education

Institution - Monash University Clayton (from 2003 to 2005)

Centre for Learning and Teaching Support, Faculty of Education, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Majored in teaching methodologies and learning styles.