Nano/Micro Systems

The Nano/Micro/RF Electronics Research Group conducts research over a diverse range of disciplines, covering the study and manufacture of electronic devices and components in the nanometre and several hundreds of microns scale. The head of the research discipline is Prof Rodica Ramer.

The research interests in the group includes silicon nanoelectronics with ultra-low temperature measurements for silicon-based quantum computer technologies, MEMS based optical interconnects, low power integrated circuit design for biomedical applications, RF MEMS, and microwave to millimetre-wave devices and antennas, broadly speaking.

The group also contributes significantly to the Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology (CQC2T).

The microfabrication of the electronic designs and components is supported by the key research state-of-the-art fabrication facility for the Nano/Micro/RF Electronics Research Group research group, which is the UNSW node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). ANFF has been established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS), and links eight university-based nodes to provide researchers and industry with access to advanced fabrication facilities. The UNSW node Director is Prof Andrew Dzurak.