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Through their ongoing commitment to pushing the boundaries of engineering, they continue to make significant contributions in their respective fields, driving future innovations and discoveries. 

Professor Nelson Tansu

Professor Nelson Tansu

Head of School, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

Professor Nelson Tansu is a Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors (NAI Fellow; elected in 2016), IEEE Fellow (elevated in 2021), and Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher (in 2018). Since January 2021, Professor Tansu has been the Head of the School and Professor of Quantum Electronics at the University of Adelaide.  

From July 2003 until January 2021, Professor Tansu was a faculty member at Lehigh University in the United States, where he was the Daniel E. ‘39 and Patricia M. Smith Endowed Chair Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE), and Director for the Centre for Photonics and Nanoelectronics (CPN). 

His research interests include: photonics, nanoelectronics, quantum devices, semiconductor lasers, VCSELs, III-nitride semiconductors, GaN semiconductors, III-V and III-V-nitrides, III-oxide technologies, LED technologies, MOCVD, Epitaxy, MBE, power electronics, integrated technologies, biomedical devices and systems, computational sciences for nanoscales, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence, and quantum materials. 

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