Indian-Australian Physicist and Nanotechnology Pioneer Prof. Chennupati Jagadish has been appointed as the President of the prestigious Australian Academy of Science (AAS).
Prof. Jagadish who studied by the light of a kerosene lamp up until grade seven went on to receive a B.Sc. degree from Nagarjuna University in 1977, M.Sc (Tech) degree from Andhra University in 1980, and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Delhi in 1982 and 1986, respectively.
He moved to Australia in 1990 and became an Australian citizen in 1995. Here, he established a major research program in the field of optoelectronics and nanotechnology.
Prof. Jagadish is currently a Distinguished Professor and Head of the Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group at the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra.
He was first elected to the AAS in 2005 and is acknowledged as a world leader in the research field of semiconductor optoelectronics.
In 2016, Prof. Jagadish was awarded the Companion of Order of Australia medal by His Excellency Sir Peter Cosgrove, Governor-General of Australia.
He is also the winner of the 2000 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc (USA) (IEEE) Third Millennium Medal, 2017 Welker Award from ISCS, 2017 IUMRS Somiya Award, 2018 AVS Nanotechnology Recognition Award, and the 2019 Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal from Australian Academy of Science and Global Leadership Award from the President of University of South Florida.
Prof. C. Jagadish has published more than 980+ research papers (700+ journal papers), holds 6 US patents, co-authored a book, co-edited 15 books, guest-edited 20 special issues of journals, and edited 12 conference proceedings.
His achievements have been predicated on a deep understanding of the underlying solid-state physics including defects and diffusion processing.
He also holds honorary positions at IIT Hyderabad, National Taiwan University, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu; University of Tokyo, Anna University, Mangalore University, ICT Mumbai, Hefei University of Technology, Taoyuan University of Technology, Nanjing University, and Oxford University.