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ACT Node

 

Prof. Jagadish ChennupatiProf. Chennupati Jagadish - Node Director

 

Jagadish is a Federation Fellow and head of the Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Research group at ANU. He is a pioneer in the field of nanotechnology, serves on the editorial board of more than 10 international journals, has published more than 550 research papers and holds five US patents.

 

Jagadish received his B.Sc. degree from Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India in 1977, the M.Sc(Tech) degree from Andhra University, Waltair, India in 1980 and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delhi, India in 1982 and 1986, respectively. He was a lecturer in Physics and Electronics at S.V. College, University of Delhi, during 1985-88 and worked at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada, during 1988-90 as a post-doctoral research fellow. He moved to Australia in 1990 and established a major research program in the field of optoelectronics and nanotechnology. He is currently an Australian Laureate Fellow, Distinguished Professor and Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group in the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering at The Australian National University. He is also serving as Director of Australian National Facbrication Facility, ACT Node and Convenor of the Australian Nanotechnology Network.

 

He holds honorary positions at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu; University of Tokyo, Anna University and Nanjing University. He is serving as Vice-President and Secretary Physical Sciences of the Australian Academy of Science and Vice-President (Finance and Administration) of the IEEE Photonics Society. His research interests include compound semiconductor optoelectronics and nanotechnology.

 

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Dr Fouad Karouta

Dr Fouad Karouta - Node Manager

 

Fouad has a chemistry degree from Lebanese University in Beirut, accomplished in 1986 his PhD in Montpellier University (France) on epitaxy and LEDs of InGaAsSb structures. He joined Eindhoven University of Technology in The Netherlands at the Opto-electronic Devices Section of the Department of Electrical Engineering, as post doc, Assistant Professor (1987) and Associate Professor (2000) until early 2009 before joining The Australian National University as the ANFF ACT Node Manager.

 

Fouad has vast experience in managing research facilities and has been involved with research in III-V compound semiconductors (GaAs, InP, GaN) for optoelectronic and microelectronic applications for more than 20 years and has published and co-authored a large number of papers on the subject.

 

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Sue BerkeleyMrs Sue Berkeley - Node Administrator

 

Sue Berkeley previously worked at the John Curtin School of Medical Research, ANU in Administrative positions in the Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and the Purchasing Department.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dr Li (Lily) LiDr Li (Lily) Li - FIB Process Engineer

 

Li Li completed her PhD in Material Physics in August 2012 at The University of Sydney. Prior to commencing at the ANFF in March 2013, Li Li was a Research Assistant at the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM) at The University of Sydney, where she had opportunity to operate a wide range of advanced instruments, especially the sophisticated FIB/SEM, TEM and 3D atom probe.

 

Li Li's PhD project was focused on understanding the relationship between the magnetic properties and microstructure of Co doped ZnO semiconductors, which involved extensive usage of dual-beam FIB/SEM for cutting, etching, annular milling, lift-out and other processes. Li Li also used the FIB to contribute to many collaborative projects, such as preparing TEM specimens for Mg-doped ZnO multilayered thin films, fabricating nanoscale patterns on Si substrates, preparing needle-shaped K-doped BaFe2As2 superconductor specimens, and lifting-out carbon nanotubes.

 

At ANFF, Li Li is responsible for Helios NanoLab 600 Dualbeam FIB flagship equipment. Her research interest includes nanostructured materials, nanotechnology, nanostructure characterisation, and new development of FIB technology.

 

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Dr Li (Lily) LiDr Mark Lockrey - Microanalysis Research Officer/SEM Process Engineer

 

Mark received his PhD in Physics at the University of Technology, Sydney in 2015, where his PhD studies focused on cathodoluminescence (CL) analysis of III-nitride materials. Mark joined the Australian National University (ANU) in 2015 as the Micronalysis Research Officer and SEM Process Engineer for the ANFF ACT Node, where he operates the FESEM-CL system. Mark's research interests include electron-beam processing of materials, CL analysis of nano-materials and characterisation III-V semiconductors.

 

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Mykhaylo LysevychDr Mykhaylo Lysevych - MOCVD Process Engineer

 

Mykhaylo received his BE from LPNU in Ukraine. He joined the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering at The Australian National University as an MPhil student working on novel designs of laser diodes. After completing MPhil he pursued with semiconductor laser research as a PhD student.


He joined the ANFF ACT Node as an MOCVD Process Engineer in 2013, where he attends to three MOCVD reactors (two As/P MOCVD reactors and one GaN MOCVD reactor) and two labs.

 

His research interests include epitaxial growth, lasers, LEDs, optical waveguides.

 

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Dr Naeem ShahidDr Naeem Shahid - EBL Process Engineer

 

Naeem Shahid received his B.Sc degree from University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, and M.Sc degree from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan, in 1999 and 2002. Subsequently, he has worked for five years on the ISO-coordination for a public sector organization in Islamabad Pakistan. In January 2008 he joined School of Information and Communication Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden where he undertook his PhD thesis research entitled "Technology and properties of InP-based photonic crystal structures and devices."

 

During the PhD, he was awarded Physica Status Solidi young researcher award for his contribution at the 16th Semiconducting and Insulating Materials Conference (SIMC-XVI), Stockholm, Sweden in June 2011. His PhD work mainly involved cleanroom processing of micro and nanofabrication together with optical characterisation of nanostructures (periodic and random) in InP-based materials. The research topic addressed the technology development of photonic crystal structures and unprecedented control of light through the devices based on this technology. He is the author/coauthor of over 10 articles published in international journals and conference proceedings.

 

The control of optical fields using novel optical materials lies at the heart of the current nanotechnology revolution and offers unprecedented opportunities to enable novel functionalities. As an Electron Beam Lithography (EBL) Process Engineer at the ANFF-ACT Node, Naeem's research is aimed at the development of electronic and optoelectronic devices based on artificially structured material systems, whose properties can be tailored by design to meet specific applications. One interesting example of such systems is that of photonic crystals which offer unprecedented control on photons and have emerged as an important new class of optical materials. The research in this area involves both theoretical and experimental activities, including design and simulations, device fabrication, and electrical and optical characterization. He is responsible for Raith 150 EBL flagship equipment at ANFF-ACT facility.

 

His research interest also includes optical materials, fabrication and characterization, nanolithography techniques, top-down nanostructures, surface passivation schemes, coupled quantum well/dot-nanocavity systems and photonic crystal lasers.

 

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Dr Kaushal VoraDr Kaushal Vora - Senior Process Engineer

 

Kaushal Vora received his BE in Electrical Engineering in 1996 from Saurashtra University, India. He then earned a Masters degree in Microsystems Technology in 2004 from Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. His master’s thesis was focused on integrating microfludic channel with an optical waveguide to create a low-cost biosensor. He acquired PhD degree in 2009 from La Trobe University, Australia during which he developed processes to fabricate densely-packed high aspect-ratio microstructures using x-ray lithography. He worked as an Research Officer at La Trobe University, whereby, he was involved in design, fabrication and testing of x-ray optics for phase-contrast imaging using ยต-XCT.

 

Kaushal joined The Australian National University (ANU) in 2009 as a process engineer for ANFF ACT Node. Since then, he has developed a wide range of processes for our flagship equipment that includes Electron Beam/Thermal Evaporator, Inductively Coupled Plasma Etching, Nano Imprint Lithography/Hot Embossing, Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapour Deposistion and our Sputter system.

 

Kaushal’s research interests includes micro/nano fabrication of silicon and III-V based devices, thin-film deposition and patterning of metal and insulator layers, optical waveguides, solar-cell devices, p-silicon nanowire growth and nano-replication techniques.

 

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