Microelectronics Research Group



The MRG undertakes world-leading research in the areas of compound semiconductor device design, simulation, fabrication and characterisation. The group has wide-ranging capabilities in the areas of HgCdTe-based high-performance infrared sensors, AlGaN/GaN-based ultraviolet sensors and high-speed high-power electronics, compound semiconductor growth by Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE), microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and atmospheric electro-optic propagation.

The MRG also has numerous links with both national and international research institutes, industries and universities.

We are seeking graduates (for PhD research programs) and postdoctoral researchers (at both junior and senior levels) in Physics, Materials/Mechanical Engineering, or Electrical/Electronic Engineering, for immediate commencement of research programs.

The MRG is currently undertaking a number of government funded research programs, industrial research contracts, and international collaborations including a multi-million dollar project on Infrared Adaptive Focal Plane Arrays. The extensive facilities of the group include a $2.5 million upgrade of the semiconductor clean-room microfabrication facilities, $1.5 million upgrade of the Molecular Beam Epitaxy facility and the formation of a high calibre Western Australian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facilty.

The group is interested in highly motivated PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers who are keen to work in a successful, interesting and challenging research environment, as part of a dynamic and cohesive team of researchers. Potential PhD candidates would be expected to be eligible and to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), or similar support.

The MRG also provides generous supplementary scholarships in addition to an APA. Further information for prospective students at The University of Western Australia is available.

For further information regarding specific projects and assistance with applications, please visit the Projects webpage of the faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

Final year projects

For more information on final year projects, email the faculty of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics.

Prospective researchers

Postgraduate students and postdoctoral positions


Microelectronics Research Group

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