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Gamani Karunasiri

Distinguished Professor
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-2886
NPS Experience
  • 2015 - current: Distinguished Professor
  • 2000 - 2015: Associate Professor
Other Experience
  • 1994 - 2000 Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, National University of Singapore
  • 1987 - 1993 Assistant Research Engineer, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles
Research Interests
MEMS directional acoustic sensors
Uncooled THz sensors and imagers
Finite element modeling of MEMS devices
Semiconductor radiation detectors
Quantum well infrared detectors
Teaching Interests
Quantum Mechanics
Semiconductor Device Physics
Micro-electro-mechanical-systems (MEMS)


  • 2000 - Teaching Honors list Award
  • 1999 - Teaching Honors list Award
  • 1983 - Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship

Boards, Memberships, & Certifications

Professional Memberships
  • 2015 Fellow, American Physicsal Society