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Malin Premaratne received a B.Sc. degree in mathematics, a B.E. degree in electrical and electronics engineering (with first-class honors), and a Ph.D. degree, all from the University of Melbourne, in 1995, 1995, and 1998, respectively. From 1998 to 2000, he was with the Photonics Research Laboratory, the University of Melbourne, where he was the Co-project Leader of the CRC Optical Amplifier Project and was also associated with Telstra, Australia, and Hewlett Packard, USA. From 2001 to 2003, he worked as a consultant to several companies including Cisco, Lucent Technologies, Ericsson, Siemens, VPISystems, Telcordia Technologies, Ciena, and Tellium. Since 2004, he has guided the research program in high-performance computing applications to complex systems simulations at the Advanced Computing and Simulation Laboratory, Monash University, Clayton, where he is currently the Vice President of the Academic Board of Monash University and a Full Professor. He is also a Visiting Researcher with the Jet- Propulsion Laboratory at Caltech, the University of Melbourne, the Australian National University, the University of California Los Angeles, the University of Rochester New York, and Oxford University. He is an author of more than 200 journal papers and one book. He has given presentations on modeling and simulation of optical devices at many major international meetings and scientific institutions in the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Currently, he is an associate editor for IEEE Photonics Technology Letters, IEEE Photonics Journal, and OSA Advances in Optics and Photonics. Professor Premaratne is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America and a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.

Research interests

Optics, BioOptics, Numerical Analysis, Numerical Software, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Electrodynamics, Modeling and Simulation, Semiconductor Theory and Devices, Optics of Nano devices, Plasmonics, Software Engineering, Mathematics, Probability Theory, Computer Graphics

External positions

Visiting Researcher, Australian National University

Visiting Researcher, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

Visiting Researcher, University of California

Visiting Researcher, University of Melbourne

Visiting Researcher , University of Oxford

Visiting Researcher, University of Rochester

Research area keywords

  • Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Physics, Electrodynamics, Numerical Software, Computational Biology, Electrical Engineering, Optical Physics, Functional Materials

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Research Output

Analysis of continuous infusion functional PET (fPET) in the human brain

Li, S., Jamadar, S. D., Ward, P. G. D., Premaratne, M., Egan, G. F. & Chen, Z., Jun 2020, In : NeuroImage. 213, 13 p., 116720.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Broken poloidal symmetry and plasmonic eigenmodes on a torus

Warnakula, T., Gunapala, S. D., Stockman, M. I. & Premaratne, M., 15 Mar 2020, In : Physical Review B. 101, 11, 9 p., 115426.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Control of quantum emitter-plasmon strong coupling and energy transport with external electrostatic fields

Gettapola, K., Hapuarachchi, H., Stockman, M. I. & Premaratne, M., 20 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Physics Condensed Matter. 32, 12, 11 p., 125301.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Impact of a charged neighboring particle on Förster resonance energy transfer (FRET)

Abeywickrama, C., Premaratne, M., Gunapala, S. D. & Andrews, D. L., 27 Feb 2020, In : Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. 32, 9, 12 p., 095305.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Menelik: a detailed anatomical human head model for electromagnetic computations

Kibret, B. & Premaratne, M., Feb 2020, 2019 IEEE International Electromagnetics and Antenna Conference (IEMANTENNA 2019). Chakrabarti, S. & Gangopadhyaya, M. (eds.). Piscataway NJ USA: IEEE, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, p. 20-24 5 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference PaperResearchpeer-review