Centre Member Profile

Hemendra Kala
Employer: University of Western Australia
Centre Role: Researcher
Job Title in TMOS: Postdoctoral Researcher
Research Interests:

Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) infrared (IR) detectors

Infrared sensing

Multi/hyper spectral imaging

Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)

Electrical characterization


Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2016

Master of Engineering in Microelectronic, The University of Western Australia, 2010

Bachelor of Engineering, Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, 2007


After obtaining his bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering, Hemendra Kala moved to Australia to pursue his interest in microelectronics at the University of Western Australia.

During his master’s degree, he was introduced to mercury cadmium telluride (MCT) based infrared detector technology and was involved in electrical and optical characterization of these detectors.

After the completion of his master’s education, he pursued doctoral studies related to the study of Inas/GaInSb superlattice based infrared detectors.

Following graduation, he collaborated in several defence funded projects for developing Micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) based infrared tuneable filters.

Currently, he is working as a research fellow under the ARC centre of excellence for transformative meta-optical systems (TMOS) at the University of Western Australia.