Centre Member Profile

Hark Hoe Tan
Employer: The Australian National University
Centre Role: Chief Investigator
Job Title in TMOS: Professor/Materials and Nanofabrication Coordinator
Research Interests:
- Epitaxial growth of low dimensional semiconductor structures and devices
- Ion implantation of semiconductors for optoelectronic applications
- Optoelectronic devices
- Nanostructured devices
- Photoelectrochemical water splitting for H2 production

PhD, Materials Engineering, 1997, The Australian National University
B.E. (Hons), 1992, The University of Melbourne

Hoe received his B.E. (Hons) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne in 1992. Before on his PhD studies, he worked for Osram in Malaysia which produced LEDs and other optoelectronic products. In 1997, he was awarded a PhD in Materials Engineering from the Australian National University. He has been the past recipient of the Australian Research Council Postdoctoral, QEII and Future Fellowships. He has published/co-published over 450 journal papers and 6 book chapters, and given over 70 invited/plenary talks. He is also a co-inventor in 4 US patents related to laser diodes and infrared photodetectors. In 2019, Hoe was elevated to a Fellow of the IEEE “for contributions to compound semiconductor optoelectronic materials and devices” He was also the Distinguished Lecturer for IEEE Nanotechnology Council (2016 & 2017) and IEEE Photonics Society (2016-2017).

His research activities cover both fundamental and applied aspects of semiconductor optoelectronics, with two distinctive contributions in (i) epitaxial growth of III-V semiconductor materials and devices by metal organic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) and (ii) ion irradiation of compound semiconductors for optoelectronic applications. He is currently the Node director for the Australian National Fabrication Facility, ACT Node which offers state-of-the-art fabrication facilities to help researchers from Australia and overseas in the fabrication of micro- and nano-scale electronic and photonic devices.