Winthrop Professor Lorenzo Faraone heads UWA's Microelectronics Research Group which is recognised as a global leader delivering solutions, new knowledge and education in advanced microelectronics, optoelectronics, nanotechnology, photonics and microsystems technology

He is also the Director of the Western Australian node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), -in the UWA's School of Electric, Electronic and Computer Engineering -  providing access to state-of-the-art infrared (IR) technology and micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication processes for industry and the broader Australian and international research communities.

Lorenzo's expertise encompasses: electrical properties of defects and deep-level impurities in semiconductors; tunnelling effects in semiconductor device structures; physics and reliability aspects of non-volatile memories; radiation effects in MOS devices; GaAs fabrication technology and device physics; HgCdTe infrared materials, detector technology and reliability; AlGaN/GaN device physics; Optical MEMS technology. 

His research and industrial experience cover Si, GaAs, HgCdTe, AlGaN/GaN and Optical MEMS device physics and modelling, device fabrication technology and reliability, and electrical and physical characterisation of semiconductor materials and device structures.

He currently holds eight US patents and 3 patent applications.