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Chennupati Jagadish

OSA Awards & Distinctions



 Professor Chennupati Jagadish was educated in India (Ph.D., M.Phil.- Delhi; M.Sc.(tech)- Andhra; B.Sc. – Nagarjuna) and worked in India (S.V. College, Delhi University) and Canada (Queen’s University) prior to moving to Australian National University in 1990 where he has established a major research program in compound semiconductor optoelectronics and nanotechnology. He is a Distinguished Professor and Head of Semiconductor Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology Group in the Research School of Physics and Engineering, Australian National University. He is also serving as Director of Australian National Fabrication Facility ACT node and Convener of Australian Nanotechnology Network. 

Jagadish has published more than 820 research papers (550 journal papers), holds 5 US patents, co-authored a book, co-edited 8 books and edited 12 conference proceedings and 15 special issues of Journals. He is serving as Vice-President and Secretary Physical Science of the Australian Academy of Science, Prof. Jagadish is serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Progress in Quantum Electronics, an Editor/Associate editor of 6 Journals, 3 book series and serves on editorial boards of 19 other journals.  

He won the 2000 IEEE Millennium Medal and received Distinguished Lecturer awards from IEEE NTC, IEEE LEOS and IEEE EDS. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, IEEE, APS, MRS, OSA, AVS, ECS, SPIE, AAAS, IoP (UK), IET (UK), IoN (UK), and the AIP. He received Peter Baume Award from the ANU in 2006, the Quantum Device Award from ISCS in 2010, IEEE Photonics Society Distinguished Service Award in 2010, IEEE Nanotechnology Council Distinguished Service Award in 2011 and Electronics and Photonics Division Award of the Electrochemical Society in 2012, 2013 Walter Boas Medal, 2015 IEEE Pioneer Award in Nanotechnology, 2015 IEEE Photonics Society Engineering Achievement Award, 2016 Silver Jubilee International Award from the Materials Research Society of India and 2016 Distinguished Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has received highest Australian civilian honour, AC, Companion of the Order of Australia from the Office of the Governor General of Australia as part of the 2016 Australia Day Honours. Also in 2016, he received OSA’s Nick Holonyak Jr. Award.

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Document Created: 11 Feb 2020
Last Updated: 7 Jul 2020