Emeritus Professor Robert Elliman

Position Emeritus Professor
Department Physics Education Centre
Electronic Materials Engineering
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 a Professor of Physics in the Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian National University (ANU) and Director, Ion Beam Modification and Analysis of Materials Node, Australian Heavy-Ion Accelerator Program. His fields of research include: nanotechnology; semiconductor materials science and engineering; and ion-beam modification of materials, in which he has published over 300 papers and several book chapters.

Research interests

Semiconductor Materials Research

  • Memristive behaviour in transition metal oxides.
  • Neuristor devices based on Mott memristors.
  • Nonvolatile memory technology (e.g. ReRAM). 
  • Metal-insulator transition in NbOx as a memory selector element
  • Semiconductor nanotechnology.

Ion-Beam Modification and Analysis of Materials

  • Ion-Implantation.
  • Ion-beam synthesis of novel materials (graphene, nanocrystals, etc)
  • Ion-beam induced defects and their interactions.
  • Novel applications of ion-implantation.
  • Radiation damage in reactor materials.

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