The Department of Electronic Materials Engineering conducts world-class multidisciplinary research and education across a broad range of fields, spanning from fundamental optical physics/nonlinear optics, solid-state/semiconductor physics and materials science to photonic/optoelectronic device engineering. Our research and teaching programs are underpinned by state-of-the-art facilities, including a national facility for device fabrication. The scope of the research includes (but not limited to):
The Department also hosts the Headquarters of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) including the four professional staff of the Centre, and the Australian National Fabrication Facility, ACT Node.
Research interest of the group revolves around synthesising new semiconductor nanoscale structures for applications in optoelectronic and photonics devices such as lasers, LEDs, photodetectors, solar cells, bio/chemical sensors and green hydrogen/energy generation. The aim is to create the next generation devices that are compact and more efficient for new and novel applications.
We study phenomena in non-equilibrium complex systems, such as biological fluids, turbulent flows, and self-organisation. We work on fundamental problems, as well as on engineering self-propelled micro-swimmers for cargo delivery, methods of controlling diffusion, manipulation of particles and micro-organisms in biological and micro-fluidics systems.
The group performs theoretical and experimental research on the fundamental physics of generation and manipulation of classical and quantum light. We do this in synthetic and nonlinear photonic structures, spanning from integrated circuits to optical nanostructures.
The electronic materials group studies the physics and engineering of new and emerging electronic materials and devices, with a current focus on functional metal-oxides as a platform for low-power, oxide-based electronics; defect engineering in 2D materials for tailoring their physical and chemical properties, and ion-beam modification of materials.