Microelectronics Research Group

Microelectronics Research Group


The Microelectronics Research Group (MRG) undertakes fundamental and applied research into advanced microelectronic, optoelectronic and photonic materials, devices and systems.


The MRG, led by Prof Lorenzo Faraone, is one of Australia's largest and most respected semiconductor electronics research groups and is leading the world in the innovative combination of micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) with infrared sensor technologies for fourth generation IR systems.


In collaboration with other world-leading universities and organisations across the globe, the MRG is also actively involved in innovative technologies for the characterisation and processing of new and emerging semiconductor materials including GaN, InAlN and GaInN.


The MRG undertakes studies into electro-optic systems design, and has an outstanding record in atmospheric IR and UV propagation research. The MRG also runs a completely vertically integrated facility, from materials growth, through device design, fabrication and testing, to packaging and subsystem assembly.

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Ms Karen Kader

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Areas of expertise

  • Mercury Cadmium Telluride (MCT) technology for infrared detectors
  • Novel, ultra low temperature MEMS technologies
  • Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology for high performance electronics and ultraviolet detectors

  • Atmospheric propagation of IR and UV for image correction and atmospheric studies
    Electro-optic systems design including thermal and optical design

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Research centres

WACSOMWestern Australian Centre for Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Microsystems

ANNAustralian Nanotechnology Network

Research ANFFAustralian National Fabrication Facility - WA Node


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