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Australian Capital Territory node

Sukanta DebbarmaProcess Engineer - Australian National University, ACT node

Joint appointment with CUDOS

Prof Chennupati JagadishACT Node Director - Australian National University, ACT node

Jagadish is the director of the ANFF ACT node, an Australian Laureate Fellow, a Distinguished Professor and is Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group in the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University (ANU). He received the B.Sc. degree from the Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India, the M.Sc(Tech) degree from the Andhra University, Waltair, India and the M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delhi, India. He advises high tech industries in Australia and overseas in the field of photonics and has established a major research program in the field of optoelectronics and nanotechnology.

Christopher KaferMOCVD Technical Officer - Australian National University, ACT node

Christopher Kafer joined the node in March 2016 as the MOCVD Technical Officer having worked for the Electronic Materials Engineering (EME) Department since September 2013 as a Technical Officer.

Dr Fouad KaroutaACT Facility Manager - Australian National University, ACT node

Fouad is the facility manager the ANFF ACT node. He has a chemistry degree from Lebanese University in Beirut, a PhD from Montpellier University (France) on epitaxy and LEDs of InGaAsSb structures. He was an associate professor at the Opto-electronic Devices Section of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology (The Netherlands). He joined the ANU in 2009, 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.

Dane KellyTechnical Officer - Australian National University, ACT node

Dr Li (Lily) LiFIB Process Engineer - Australian National University, ACT node

Dr Li Li completed her PhD in Material Physics in August 2012 from The University of Sydney (USyd) and was a Research Assistant at the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM) at USyd. Li has extensive experience of working in a multi-user facility and will continue our strong links with the AMMRF.Li Li will be responsible for Helios NanoLab 600 Dualbeam FIB flagship equipment. Her research interests include nanostructured materials, nanostructure characterisation, and the development of new FIB technology.

Dr Mark LockreyMicroanalysis Research Officer/SEM Process Engineer - Australian National University, ACT node

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.

Dr Mykhaylo LysevychMOCVD Process Engineer - Australian National University, ACT node

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.

Dr Naeem ShahidEBL Process Engineer - Australian National University, ACT node

Naeem Shahid received his B.Sc degree from University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan and his M.Sc degree from University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore, Pakistan. He has worked for five years on the ISO-coordination for a public sector organization in Islamabad Pakistan and did his PhD at the School of Information and Communication Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Kista, Sweden. 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.

Dr Kaushal VoraProcess Engineer - Australian National University, ACT node

Kaushal Vora received his BE in Electrical Engineering from Saurashtra University, India, his Masters degree in Microsystems Technology from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and his PhD degree from La Trobe University, Melbourne. He has worked as an Research Officer at La Trobe University in the design, fabrication and testing of x-ray optics for phase-contrast imaging using µ-XCT. Kaushal joined The Australian National University (ANU) in 2009 as a process engineer for ANFF ACT node. 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 the Sputter system.