Electronic Materials Engineering

The Department of Electronic Materials Engineering (EME) conducts interdisciplinary research in areas such as condensed matter physics, materials science and device engineering. This includes world-class research in the growth, structure, properties and applications of semiconductors and related materials. The diversity of the Department's research is one of its key strengths, underpinning its broad collaborative base and its ability to attract students and researchers from a range of disciplines, such as Photonics.

Photonic research at EME has a strong focus on Nanophotonics, covering both fundamental and applied research including:

  1. design and understanding of nano- materials and devices for photonic applications
  2. crystal growth of novel low-dimensional materials and structures with unique electrical and optical properties
  3. development of nano- fabrication and characterisation technologies for optoelectronic device fabrication, such as LEDs, lasers, photodetectors, solar cells and photocatalytic devices.

EME houses an extensive array of state-of-the-art infrastructure that enables and supports a broad range of Photonic research activities. Fabrication and characterisation are intrinsic to EME research and accordingly Departmental capabilities for each are considerable. The Department is also home to the Australian National Fabrication Facility which is accessed by national and international scientists from academia and industry. A list of Departmental capabilities, both on- and off-site, is provided on their website and illustrates the wide range of research and prototyping facilities available.

Fu, Lan profile
Senior Fellow

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