Indian-origin professor Chennupati Jagadish is accorded a rare honor in Australia. A native of Telugu, Cheenupati Jagadish is appointed as the President of the Australian Academy of Science (ANU). He is the first Indian to hold the position.
Mr. Jagadish is a leading nanotechnology and physics researcher and eminent and now will continue as the next president of the ANU. he is set to take over the position in May next year.
ANU Vice-Chancellor, Nobel Laureate professor Brain Smith said, “Professor Jagdish is the right person to lead the Academy of Science. Australian science and scientific research is very safe and inspiring in the hands of Jagadish”.
Professor Jagdish is born and raised in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh who moved to Australia 31 years ago. He graduated from Nagarjuna University and in 1977 completed his M.Sc. from Andhra University. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Delhi in 1988 and in Canada as a lecturer for several years. 1990, he came to Australia to set up an optoelectronics and nanotechnology research institute.
Currently, he is also Director of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, as well as Head of the Semiconductor Department of Optoelectronics and Nanotechnology.