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30 November 2021 Back to news

Nanotechnology pioneer Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish announced as President of the Australian Academy of Science

Nanotechnology pioneer, and member of the SafeREnergy Strategic Advisory Committee, Distinguished Professor Chennupati Jagadish AC FAA FTSE will become the next President of Australia’s premier science organisation, the Australian Academy of Science.

One of the world’s leading physicists, Professor Jagadish’s expertise is in the field of nanotechnology, the science of extremely small things. He arrived in Australia in 1990 to take up a role as a research scientist at the Australian National University and now leads its Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group.

Professor Jagadish helps develop semi-conductors used in LED lights and has designed and developed some of the world’s smallest lasers. Approximately 20-30 of these lasers can fit within the width of a single human hair.

His research has also been applied to make lightweight flexible solar cells, to split water to create hydrogen as a pure energy source and to manipulate neurons to treat people living with dementia.

Text extracted from Australian Academy of Science article From humble beginnings to Australian science leader | Australian Academy of Science

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