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.

Momentary Highlights

Ernst and Grace Matthaei Scholarship

The University of Melbourne and Ernst and Grace Matthaei Foundation, Victoria, Australia.

Melbourne University Postgraduate Scholarship

The University of Melbourne, Victoria Australia.

Melbourne University Special Postgraduate Studentship

Australian Photonics Cooperative Research Centre, Sydney, Australia.

The Institution Prize

Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE), UK .

Dixon Scholarship

The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Dean's Honours List for Electrical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Dean's Honours List for Science

Faculty of Science, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

C. G. H. McDonald Memorial Prize

The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

EMSS (Merit) Scholarship

The Commonwealth Government of Australia, Canberra, Australia.

Finalist - Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Postgraduate Supervision 2009

Monash University, Clayton, Australia.

Finalist - 2009 MPA Supervisor of the Year

Monash Postgraduate Association (MPA), Monash University, Clayton, Australia.

Finalist - 2008 MPA Supervisor of the Year

Monash Postgraduate Association (MPA), Monash University, Clayton, Australia.

Finalist - 2007 MPA Supervisor of the Year

Monash Postgraduate Association (MPA), Monash University, Clayton, Australia.

Vice-Chancellor endorsed nomination for the 2011 Future Summit Leadership Award

Monash University, Clayton, Australia.