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Lloyd Rees Lecture

6 April 2022 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Australian Academy of Science is hosting the 2020 Lloyd Rees Lecture at the Shine Dome in Canberra.

Delayed from 2020, Academy President-Elect Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC FAA FTSE will give his lecture on Wednesday 6 April 2022.

Those guests who can join us in Canberra are invited to attend the lecture in the Ian Wark Theatre, followed by morning tea in the Jaeger Room. The lecture will be livestreamed for those wishing to view from elsewhere.

About the lecture

Semiconductor Nanowires for Optoelectronics Applications

Semiconductors have played an important role in the development of information and communications technology, solar cells, solid state lighting. Nanowires are considered as building blocks for the next generation electronics and optoelectronics. In this talk, Professor Jagadish will present the results on optoelectronic devices such as lasers/LEDs, THz detectors, energy devices such as solar cells, photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting and Neuro-electrodes.  Future prospects of the semiconductor nanowires will be discussed.

About the speaker

Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC FAA FTSE is a Distinguished Professor and Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group in the Research School of Physics, Australian National University. He has published widely in semiconductor physics, materials science, optoelectronics and nanotechnology. Jagadish is the Editor-in-Chief of Applied Physics Reviews, editor of two book series, and serves on editorial boards of 19 other journals. He is a fellow of 11 science and engineering academies in Australia, US, Europe and India, and 14 professional societies. He has received many awards including IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award, OSA Nick Holonyak Award, IUMRS Somiya Award, and UNESCO medal for his contributions to the development of nanoscience and nanotechnologies, as well as the Boas Medal from Australian Institute of Physics and Lyle medal from Australian Academy of Science for his contributions to Physics. He has been an ARC Federation Fellow and an ARC Laureate Fellow. He has been appointed as a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for his contributions to physics and engineering, in particular nanotechnology.

About the award

In 1990 Sir Alan Walsh FAA proposed that the Australian Academy of Science initiate a series of lectures by distinguished researchers in chemical physics, to recognise the contributions of the late Dr A L G Rees FAA to science, industry and education.

Find out more about the Lloyd Rees Lecture series.


6 April 2022
10:00 am - 11:00 am


The Shine Dome


Australian Academy of Science