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Mr Prakash Prasai

Position MPhil Student
Department Department of Electronic Materials Engineering
Office phone (02) 612 57584
Office Cockcroft 4 61


Prakash received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India. An accredited engineer by Engineers Australia, he held several industrial jobs, including one at the largest power plant site in Nepal, before joining ANU as a M.Phil by research student in 2010. He is now working on group III-V semiconductor nanowire focusing on developing the contact technology for InP-based nanowires grown by MOCVD. Metal- semiconductor nanowire(M-SNW) contacts are central to the realization of nanowire devices. Knowledges about the barrier height and barrier width in these contacts are crucial to the successful operation of nano-devices. His goal is to explore the fundamental physics & to develop understanding about the contact and transport mechanisms in M-SNW contacts. Through his work, nanowire-based optoelectronic devices, such as solar cells, LEDs, and lasers, can be better understood and further optimized.


Research interests

  • MOCVD growth of III-V semiconductor nanowires
  • Electrical and optical characterization of nanowires
  • Processing technologies for contacting individual nanowires
  • Focused-ion beam 


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