Prof. Paul Meredith
Professor Meredith (FLSW) is the Sêr Cymru Research Chair in Sustainable Advanced Materials at Swansea University Department of Physics in the United Kingdom where he also leads the newly established Centre for Integrative Semiconductor Materials. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland in Australia, and formerly an Australian Research Council Discovery Outstanding Researcher Award Fellow. Professor Meredith was educated in the UK at Swansea, Heriot-Watt and Cambridge Universities, and also spent six years as a senior scientist at Proctor and Gamble.
His current research involves the development of new high-tech materials for applications such as optoelectronics and bioelectronics. He has particular interests and expertise in next generation semiconductors, functional surface coatings, solar energy systems, sensing and photodetection. At present, Professor Meredith has published >240 papers and 28 patents and is co-founder of several start-up companies including XeroCoat and Brisbane Materials Technology. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Premier of Queensland’s Sustainability Award (2013), is a Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales and is widely recognised for his contributions to innovation and the promotion of renewable energy. He has served on several advisory bodies and boards including the Queensland Renewable Energy Target Public Enquiry Expert Panel and the ARENA Solar R&D Program Technical Advisory Board. He has a long and successful history of productive engagement with industrial partners.