Gia Parish

Director, UWA Defence & Security Institute, Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M003), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • M468
    35 Stirling Highway


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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

Director, UWA Defence & Security Institute
Professor , Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering

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



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy

Education/Academic qualification

Electrical Engineering, Doctor of Philosophy, Growth and characterization of AlGaN/GaN ultraviolet detectors, University of California Santa Barbara

Award Date: 24 Mar 2001

Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Master of Engineering Science, Development of a monolithic dual-band HgCdTe infrared detector structure, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 23 Apr 1997

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

Award Date: 29 Mar 1995

Chemistry, Bachelor of Science, The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 21 Mar 1995

External positions

Visiting Researcher, CSIRO - Energy

14 Feb 202222 Aug 2022

Industry keywords

  • Bioengineering
  • Environmental
  • Defence
  • Agriculture and Food
  • Mining and Resources

Research expertise keywords

  • Semiconductor materials and devices
  • Compound semiconductors
  • Chemical sensors
  • Biosensors
  • Sensor arrays
  • Micro-electronics


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