Jodie Bradby is currently Research Fellow in the Dept of Electronic Materials Engineering in the Research School of Physics and Engineering at the Australian National University. She holds a B. Appl. Sci (Physics) from RMIT in Melbourne Australia, and completed a PhD on ‘Nanoindentation-induced deformation of semiconductors’ at Australian National University in 2003. After completing her doctorate, Jodie was awarded a Sir Keith Murdoch American-Australian Education Fellowship which funded a 6-mth project based at Case Western Reserve University in the USA. On her return to Australia, she commenced an Australian Research Council (ARC) Postdoctoral Fellowship examining deformation in thin films. She has held several ARC grants including two Linkage Projects with a start-up company Wriota Pty Ltd which was formed as a result of her doctoral work.
Jodie was awarded a Gold in the Materials Research Societies Graduate Student competition in 2002 and is a past recipient of the Philips Cowley-Moodie Award for Australian Electron Microscopy and an ARC QEII fellowship in 2009 on the structure-property correlations of amorphous semiconductors. She has published over 60 papers and three patents.
Jodie was awared an Australian Reserach Council Future Fellowship which commenced in 2014.
My central research interests concern the physical response of materials to various forms of mechanical stress. I have a specific interest in the nano-mechanical response of a range of brittle materials including semiconductors, glasses and bio-materials.
My expertise concerns the nanoindentation of semiconductor materials, especially silicon and germanium, that undergo an array of phase transformations during mechanical deformation. This behaviour is currently being explored to investigate the feasibility of creating a variety of novel electronic devices.
A second major research area concerns the mechanical integrity of calcifying micro-marine creatures affected by ocean acidification. This project is a collaboration with the CRC for Antarctic and Climate and Ecosystems.
Key interests include:
- Nano-mechanical properties measured via depth-sensing nanoindentation
- Deformation processes of semiconductors induced by both nanoindentation and diamond-anvil cells
- Transmission Electron Microscopy
- Atomic Force Microscopy
- Focussed Ion Beam Milling
- Raman Spectroscopy
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