ARC Nanotechnology Network

Prof Klaus Ploog Distinguished Lecturer

Professor Ploog is from the Paul Drude Institute in Germany. His area of research is ferromagnetic semiconductors for spintronics applications.

During his visit to Australia, Professor Ploog gave talks at:

  • The University of Melbourne, Melbourne
  • The Australian National University, Canberra, and
  • The University of New South Wales, Sydney

during his July 2005 visit.

Prof Ploog was also an invited speaker at the International Workshop on Nanotechnology held in Perth, in July.

Professor Ploog and Professor Jagadish

Full details of Professor Ploog's tour were as follows:

MELBOURNE on Monday 25 July 2005
Micro-analytical Research Centre, University of Melbourne

Time: 1.00 pm
Location: Laby Lecture Theatre
Topic: Ferromagnetic-semiconductor nanostructures for spintronics
Contact: Dr Jeff McCallum,

CANBERRA on Tuesday 26 July 2005
Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National University

Time: 11.00 am (refreshments from 10.30am)
Location: Leonard Huxley Lecture Theatre, Building 56, Mills Road
Topic: Ferromagnetic-semiconductor nanostructures for spintronics

Time: 2.00 pm
Location: Electronic Materials Engineering meeting room, Building 60, Mills Road
Topic: Nonpolar group III nitride films and heterostructures for improved UV light emitters and detectors

Contact: Ms Helen McMartin,

SYDNEY on Thursday 28 July 2005
School of Physics, University of New South Wales

Time: 11.00am
Location: School of Physics Common Room
Topic: Ferromagnetic-semiconductor nanostructures for spintronics
Contact: Prof Michelle Simmons,