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COMMAD 2014 to be hosted in Perth,WA in December

June 2014


The University of Western Australia

COMMAD 2014 will provide a forum to present and discuss recent progress in advanced materials growth and synthesis, processing and characterisation, as well as device physics, design, fabrication, testing and applications – and will cover optoelectronic and microelectronic materials including inorganic and organic semiconductors and technologies such as Si, SiGe, SiC, ZnO, GaAs, InP, GaN, ZnSe, HgCdTe, LiNbO3, dendrimers, polymers and porphyrins, etc. The next Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD) will be held at The University of Western Australia (UWA), in Perth, from 14 to 17 December 2014.

COMMAD is the premier semiconductor and device materials conference in Australia, and is sponsored by several international organisations. In particular these include the Institute of Electrical & Electronic Engineers (IEEE), through the Western Australian Joint Chapter of the Electron Devices Society (EDS), Solid State Circuits Society (SSCS), and the Photonics Society, which are the premier international technical societies in the fields to be covered by this conference. COMMAD is held biennially at universities around Australia and has a rich history spanning over 20 years.

The aim of COMMAD 2014 is to bring together industrial collaborators, scientists, engineers and students to discuss new and exciting advances in the fields of optoelectronic and micro-electronic materials and devices, with particular emphasis on advanced materials and various aspects of nanotechnology as they relate to nanophotonics and nanoelectronics. Also being covered will be nanophotonic and nanoelectronic structures and devices, such as lasers, modulators, photonic crystals, photodetectors, nanowires, optical switches, photovoltaics, waveguides, quantum dots, HBTs, HEMTs, MISFETs, flat panel displays, plastic electronics, electronic sensors, solar cells, fuel cells, etc.

Fully refereed conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE and a trade exhibition will be held during COMMAD 2014. The conference is expected to attract around 150-180 attendees with approximately 40% attending from overseas institutions. The organising committee has taken into account the relatively high travel costs to Perth and ensured that the registration fee remains affordable, especially for postgraduate research students, as a significant number of post-graduate research students traditionally attend COMMAD. In addition, thanks to the Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN), attendance by postgraduate research students and early career researches will be significantly, if not fully, subsidised.

ANFF will sponsor, and organise, a short course on nano-fabrication technologies. This workshop will assist post-graduate, post-doctoral and early career researchers understand the basic principles of fabrication of semiconductor, optic and photonic devices, and the range of facilities and expertise they have at their disposal through the ANFF network. The workshop will conclude with a tour of the ANFF-WA laboratories at UWA.

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