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Dr Franck Natali

Dr Franck Natali

Principal Investigator

Tomorrow's Electronic Devices

Phone:
+64 4 463 5809

Address:
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Victoria University of Wellington
P O Box 600
Wellington 6140

Biography

 Franck Natali received his MSc degree (2000) in Electronic Engineering from the University of Bordeaux, France, and his PhD degree in physics from the University of Nice, France (2003). He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the School of Chemical and Physical Sciences at Victoria University of Wellington.

Before Franck joined Victoria University of Wellington, he spent 2 years as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch and 2 years as a research operator on MBE systems inside Riber, a world leading supplier of molecular beam epitaxy products and services to the compound semiconductor community. He has been a Principal Investigator with the MacDiarmid Institute since 2010.

Research interests

Most of Franck's scientific research spans from semiconductor material science, including ultra-high vacuum technology, epitaxial growth, structural, electrical and optical characterizations, to the fabrication of devices such as light emitting diodes and transistors.

His work on the description-comprehension of the epitaxial growth processes as well as the understanding-control of materials properties is driven with the aim of technological progresses in the electronic (powerful transistors for broadcast communications, etc) and optoelectronics (energy savings) sectors.

There is a need to research how we deal with the increase of data, and we need more and more advanced devices to address this problem.

Dr Franck Natali
Dr Franck Natali

In the news

Annual Report

2018 funding successes - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

Funding successes for our investigators and their research programmes during 2018. This funding enables our researchers and collaborators to continue their breakthrough research in advanced materials and nanotechnology.

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Annual Report

Patents and spinouts 2018 - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

This article from our 2018 Annual Report provides information about the MacDiarmid Institute's latest inventions, patents and spinouts.

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Annual Report

Industry pathways for science graduates - Annual Report 2018

April 8, 2019

How do you go from a physics lab to Rocket Lab? Or from a chemistry lab to a new start-up company?

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News Article

MacDiarmid researchers successful in latest MBIE round

September 14, 2018

The MacDiarmid Institute is pleased to share the following successes from MacDiarmid researchers in this year’s MBIE Endeavour fund round.

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In The Media

Building electronics atom by atom

February 24, 2016

Victoria University of Wellington has unveiled a unique piece of equipment used to make everyday electronics by layering atoms on top of each other very precisely.

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Videos

2016 Lecture Series: A Materials History of the World

February 16, 2019

Dr Franck Natali and 'Nanogirl' Dr Michelle Dickinson present A Materials History of the World.

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