• The University of Western Australia (M017), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 1.76, Electrical Engineering Building, Crawley campus

    6009 Perth


  • 2067 Citations
  • 20 h-Index
If you made any changes in Pure these will be visible here soon.

Personal profile


Professor Gia Parish joined The University of Western Australia as an Australian Postdoctoral Fellow in 2001. She received the B.Sc. degree in Chemistry in 1995, and B.E. and M.Eng.Sc. degrees in electronic engineering in 1995 and 1997, respectively, all from The University of Western Australia, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering in 2001, from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Her main research interests are III-V nitride materials and devices, and more recently porous silicon. Specific interests within these areas currently include development of processing technology, transport studies, and development of novel chem- and bio-sensors.

Roles and responsibilities

Professor , Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Industrial relevance

development of chemical sensor arrays for in-situ industrial and environmental monitoring


semiconductor materials and devices

chemical sensors

ion sensors


gallium nitride

porous silicon



Education/Academic qualification

Electrical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, University of California at Santa Barbara

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Master of Engineering Science, The University of Western Australia

Electronic Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, The University of Western Australia

Chemistry, Bachelor of Science, The University of Western Australia


  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental
  • Defence
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Mining and Resources
  • Semiconductor materials and devices
  • Compound semiconductors
  • Chemical sensors
  • Biosensors
  • Sensor arrays
  • Micro-electronics

Fingerprint Fingerprint is based on mining the text of the person's scientific documents to create an index of weighted terms, which defines the key subjects of each individual researcher.

  • 4 Similar Profiles
High electron mobility transistors Engineering & Materials Science
porous silicon Physics & Astronomy
Porous silicon Chemical Compounds
high electron mobility transistors Physics & Astronomy
Heterojunctions Engineering & Materials Science
Gallium nitride Engineering & Materials Science
Silicon Chemical Compounds
microbeams Physics & Astronomy

Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 1995 2019

Role of GaN cap layer for reference electrode free AlGaN/GaN-based pH sensors

Parish, G., Khir, F. L. M., Krishnan, N. R., Wang, J., Krisjanto, J. S., Li, H., Umana-Membreno, G. A., Keller, S., Mishra, U. K., Baker, M. V., Nener, B. D. & Myers, M., 15 May 2019, In : Sensors and Actuators, B: Chemical. 287, p. 250-257 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

pH sensors

Control of In-Plane and Out-Of-Plane Stress in MEMS devices built from Porous Silicon

Afandi, Y., Sun, X., Parish, G. & Keating, A., 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference presentation/ephemera

Density Functional Theory simulations of water adsorption and activation on the (-201) β-Ga2O3 surface

Anvari, R., Spagnoli, D., Parish, G. & Nener, B., 23 May 2018, In : Chemistry - A European Journal. 24, 29, p. 7445-7455

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Density functional theory
Chemical activation
1 Citation (Scopus)
Hall mobility
Two dimensional electron gas

Projects 2000 2019


Finalist, Scopus Young Investigator Awards

Giacinta Parish (Recipient), 2011

Prize/award: Other distinction

Fulbright scholar

Giacinta Parish (Recipient), 1996

Prize/award: Other distinction

Women in Technology WA '20 in 20'

Giacinta Parish (Recipient), Nov 2018

Prize/award: Prize

role model

Activities 1998 2018

  • 1 Membership of committee
  • 1 Membership of professional association
  • 1 Other

Copland Leadership Programme

Gia Parish (Participant)
Apr 2018Nov 2018

Activity: Other activity typesOther

Bluglass Technical Advisory Committee (External organisation)

Gia Parish (Member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

IEEE (External organisation)

Gia Parish (Member)

Activity: Membership typesMembership of professional association