“Resilience, perseverance and persistence are important in research.” -- Prof. Chennupati Jagadish

Meher Wan


Prof. Chennupati Jagadish is distinguished professor of physics at the Australian National University. He is currently heading the Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group which he established in 1990. He is the Convener of the Australian Nanotechnology Network and Founding Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility ACT Node (2007-2020). In 2016, the Australian Government bestowed upon him ‘Companion of the Order of Australia’ honour which is the highest honour in Australia given to a citizen. He has been awarded other prestigious awards including ‘IEEE Pioneer award in Nanotechnology-2015’ and ‘Walter Boas Medal’ from the Australian Institute of Physics-2013. He was elected as the 20th president of the Australian Academy of Science recently. He is the first Indian origin Australian to hold the prestigious post. Dr Meher Wan got an opportunity to interview him recently...read more on NOPR