Emeritus Professor Robert Elliman

B.Appl.Sc., M.Appl.Sc., PhD, DSc.
Director of the ANU ion-implantation Laboratory (iiLab), a node of the NCRIS Heavy Ion Capability (HIA), Research School of Physics.
ANU College of Science
T: 6125 0521

Areas of expertise

  • Surfaces And Structural Properties Of Condensed Matter 020406
  • Nanomaterials 100708
  • Functional Materials 091205
  • Metals And Alloy Materials 091207
  • Electronic And Magnetic Properties Of Condensed Matter; Superconductivity 020404
  • Photonics, Optoelectronics And Optical Communications 020504
  • Condensed Matter Physics 0204
  • Electrical And Electronic Engineering 0906
  • Materials Engineering 0912
  • Nanotechnology 1007

Research interests

Materials Science and Engineering

  • Memristive behaviour in transition metal oxides.
  • Memristive devices for neuromorphic computing.
  • Nonvolatile memory technology (e.g. ReRAM). 
  • 2D materials and their applications
  • Semiconductor nanotechnology.

Ion-Beam Modification and Analysis of Materials

  • Ion-Implantation.
  • Ion-beam synthesis of novel materials (graphene, nanocrystals, etc)
  • Ion-beam induced defects and their interactions.
  • Novel applications of ion-implantation.
  • Radiation damage in reactor materials


Rob Elliman is an Emeritus Professor of Physics in the Research School of Physics at the Australian National University (ANU) and Director of the ANU ion-implantation Laboratory (iiLab), a node of the Heavy-Ion Accelerator Capabilty funded by NCRIS (National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy). His research interests include: semiconductor materials and devices; memristive switching in transition metal oxides and its application in neuromorphic computing; and ion-beam modification and analysis of materials.  He has published ~400 papers and several book chapters in these fields, and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK).

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Updated:  21 June 2024 / Responsible Officer:  Director (Research Services Division) / Page Contact:  Researchers