Emeritus Professor Robert Elliman

Elliman, Robert profile
Position Emeritus Professor
Department Physics Education Centre
Electronic Materials Engineering
Nuclear Physics & Accelerator Applications
Research group Electronic materials group
Qualifications B.Appl.Sc., M.Appl.Sc., PhD, DSc, FAIP, FIP
Office phone (02) 612 50521
Office Cockcroft 4 42
Curriculum vitae Elliman CV (106KB PDF)
Publication list Elliman publication list (186KB PDF)


Rob Elliman is an Emeritus Professor of Physics in the Research School of Physics at the Australian National University (ANU) and Director of the ion-implantation node (iiLab) of the NCRIS Heavy-Ion Accelerator Capability. His fields of research include: nanotechnology; semiconductor materials science; neuromorphic computing and ion-beam modification of materials.  He has published over 400 papers in peer-reviewed journal and coference proceeding, with a Google Scholar h-index of 48, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics and the Institute of Physics (UK).

Research interests

Semiconductor Materials Research

  • Memristive behaviour in transition metal oxides.
  • Neuristor devices based on Mott memristors.
  • Nonvolatile memory technology (e.g. ReRAM). 
  • Neuromorphic computing
  • Semiconductor nanotechnology.

Ion-Beam Modification and Analysis of Materials

  • Ion-Implantation.
  • Defect engineering in 2D materials.
  • Ion-beam induced defects and their interactions.
  • Novel applications of ion-implantation.