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WA Node Director on the Australia Day 2012 Honours List - WA Node

January 2012

Kim CarrANFF Western Australia node director and Laureate Professor Lorenzo Faraone, was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) on Australia Day 2012. Professor Faraone's appointment was in recognition of his "service to science as an educator and researcher, particularly in the field of micro-electronics, and to professional associations". He is the Director of ANFF-WA node and Microelectronics Research Group at the University of Western Australia. His team has brought the world's highest level of expertise in the fields of semiconductor opto-electronics, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and advanced IR sensors to the ANFF network.

Laureate Professor Lorenzo Faraone AM, is pictured here (far left) with his team from the microelectronics research group inspecting one of their flagship facilities, a molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) system, at the University of Western Australia.

One example of his many notable achievements is the development of an infra-red spectrometer-on-a-chip. This platform technology will enable many applications such as: colour night vision imaging for defence, real-time soil or grain quality analysis in soils for agriculture, or rapid mineral or environmental mapping for mining. The ANFF would like to congratulate Professor Faraone for his appointment and his many achievements which have led to such a significant accolade.

Story courtesy of Dr Warren McKenzie, ANFFL Business Development Manager