Nihal Kularatna

Nihal Kularatna

Job Title

Senior Lecturer


Nihal's research is focussed on improving the efficiency of power supplies and finding solutions to power quality issues. He has been with the University of Waikato for 5 years after a brief stint at Auckland University and prior to that – 16 years at the Arthur C. Clarke Institute in Sri Lanka where he reached the position of CEO. He is driven by developing creative usable topologies and keeping the half-life of knowledge in power electronics as low as possible.

  • Power conditioning and power protection for electronic systems
  • Supercapacitor applications
  • Smart sensor systems
  • Analog and mixed signal circuit design
  • Telecommunications policy and technology developments