The 2017 OAA-ANU Lecture - Nanotechnology: Opportunities and Challenges

The Order of Australia Association (OAA)-ACT Branch in partnership with The Australian National University invites you to the 2017 OAA-ANU Lecture presented by Professor Chennupati Jagadish, AC, FAA, FTSE, FTWAS, FNAI, FASc.

Nanotechnology is considered as the technology of the future and it is expected to have an impact on all industry sectors, e.g. electronics, computers, communications, defense, transportation, health and biomedical. In this talk, Professor Jagadish will introduce what is nanotechnology, how to make nanostructures, applications of nanotechnology. He will discuss both opportunities and challenges in making nanotechnology as a viable technology for industrial applications.  Professor Jagadish will also present his own nanotechnology research and its applications. He will present future prospects of nanotechnology. 

About the speaker

Professor Jagadish is a Distinguished Professor and Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group in the Research School of Physics and Engineering at The Australian National University.  He has served as Vice-President and Secretary Physical Sciences of the Australian Academy of Science during 2012-2016.  He is currently serving as President-Elect of IEEE Photonics Society, President of Australian Materials Research Society.  Prof. Jagadish is an Editor/Associate editor of 6 Journals, 3 book series and serves on editorial boards of 19 other journals.  He has published more than 870 research papers (590 journal papers), holds 5 US patents, co-authored a book, co-edited 10 books and edited 12 conference proceedings and 15 special issues of Journals.

He was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia on Australia Day 2016 in recognition of his contributions to physics and engineering, in particular nanotechnology. 

Light refreshments in the Lotus Hall at China in the World building following the lecture.