Sarath Gunapala

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Sarath Gunapala
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Sarath Gunapala.
Born Yatiyantota, Kegalle, Sri Lanka
Residence Los Angeles
Nationality Sri Lankan American[1]
Institutions Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA
Alma mater Nalanda College Colombo
University of Colombo
University of Pittsburgh
Known for Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector, infrared imaging technology
Spouse Vajira née Udukumbura

Sri Lanka Ranajana Sarath Gunapala, [2](Sinhala:සරත් ගුණපාල) is a solid-state physicist, senior research scientist and group supervisor at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He works primarily in Quantum Well Infrared Photo Detecting. He is also a board member of Quantum Well Infrared Photodetector Technologies LLC. Gunapala lives in the suburbs of Los Angeles, CA with his wife Vajira.[3][4]

After receiving his education from Nalanda College, Colombo, Gunapala graduated from University of Colombo and University of Pittsburgh.[5]

Gunapala was presented with Nalanda Keerthi Sri award in 2006 by his alma mater Nalanda College, Colombo.[6]

Gunapala joined NASA in 1992 after working at AT&T Bell Laboratories.[7]


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