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.


Fellow - IEAust (Engineers Australia), Australia

  • Fellow of the Electrical College (From 2007 to Present).

  • Executive Member of the Information, Telecommunications, and Electronics Engineering (ITEE) College in Victoria, Australia.

Senior Member - IEEE(Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) USA

  • Member IEEE USA (From 1995 to 2002).

  • Senior Member IEEE USA (From 2003 to Present).

  • Chairman, IEEE Photonics Society Victoria, Australia (From 2001 to Present).

  • Nonvoting member of the IEEE Photonics Society Board of Governors, USA (From 2001 to Present).

  • Executive member of the IEEE Section Victoria, Australia (From 2001 to Present).

  • Member of IEEE Photonics Society (from 1995 to Present).

  • Life Member of IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society (from 2000 to Present).

  • IEEE Student Branch Councilor, The University of Melbourne (from 2001 to Present).

  • IEEE Student Branch Councilor, Monash University, Clayton (from 2005 to Present).

Member, Optical Society of America

  • Member OSA USA (From 2011 to Present).

Associte Member, Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEE) UK

  • Associate Member IEE UK (From 1995 to 1997).