Adam Micolich talks to Physics World about both the quantum and classical side of nanowires that have made them such an interesting area for research, as well as the outlook for the field as the main challenges move from material discovery to applications.
About Adam Micolich
Adam Micolich is an associate professor in the Nanoelectronics Group in the Department of Condensed Matter Physics at the University of New South Wales in Australia. His research specializes in the electronic properties of nanoscale devices, encompassing semiconductor nanoelectronics, quantum devices, ion-implanted plastics as novel conducting materials. Interesting side-topics include the fractal analysis of artwork by Jackson Pollock.
Micolich studied for his BSc and PhD at the University of New South Wales before beginning work there in 2001. He has over 95 refereed research publications in areas ranging from physics to education research, and has recently co-edited a book on nanotechnology research in Australia. He was a member of the Management Committee of the Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network (ARCNN – now ANN, Australian Nanotechnology Network) 2004-2015, and served on the Editorial Advisory Board for IOP’s Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter until 2016, and is currently on the on the Editorial Advisory Board of Scientific Reports.
He joined Philippe Caroff from the Australian National University and Ming Li from Peking University on Nanotechnology’s focus collection: Inorganic Nanowires for Device Applications, which was completed in December 2017.