Speakers of the Forum

Unil Perera

Professor Georgia State University, Section "Nanoelectronics and Nanophotonics" USA

Department of Physics & Astronomy

Georgia State University

Atlanta, GA 30303.

Website: http://www.phy-astr.gsu.edu/perera/index.html

Professional Preparation

1981 B.S. (Physics - First Class Honors), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

1983 M.S. University of Pittsburgh

1987 Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, (Advisor: D. D. Coon)


1981-82 Assistant Lecturer (Physics), University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

May 1987- Aug 92 Research Associate, Research Asst. Professor, Univ. of Pittsburgh

1990-1992 Director of Research, Microtronics Associates

1992 Sept – 2001 Assistant/Associate Professor, Georgia State University (GSU)

1996- Graduate Director, Physics, & Director, Interaction of Radiation with Matter Laboratory 2001- Professor of Physics

2001- President, NDP Optronics LLC

2007- Associate Chair, Physics & Astronomy

Selected Honors and Awards

1978-1981 “First Year Science Student Fellowship” Univ. of Colombo, Sri Lanka

1981 “Justin Samarasekara Award for The Outstanding Science Student” U. of Colombo, Sri Lanka

1995 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award, College of Arts & Sciences, GSU

1999 Outstanding Faculty Achievement Award, Georgia State University

Senior Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

2005 Fellow, American Physical Society (APS)

2009 Fellow, Society of Photo Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

2008-2009 “Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award”, College of Arts and Sciences, GSU

2009-2010 “Carl R. Nave Award for Outstanding Teaching in Physics”, The Society of Physics Students (SPS), Georgia State University

2010 “2010 Alumni Distinguished Professor Award”, Georgia State University

Editor or Co-Editor

2000 Academic Press “Handbook of Thin Film Devices, Vol 2, Semiconductor Optical and Electro-Optical Devices”, ISBN: 0-12-559760-7.

2000 Academic Press “Thin Films: Frontiers of Thin Film Technology”, Vol 28, ISBN 0-12-533028-6.

2007 “Proceedings of the Quantum Well Infrared Photodetectors – 2006”, Elsevier, Infrared Physics & Technology, 50 ii-iii ISSN: 1350-4495


Life Fellow: American Physical Society (APS)

Life Fellow: Society of Photo Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE)

Life Fellow: American Physical Society, Southeastern Section (SESAPS)

Senior Member: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

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