T. L. Tansley
Interferometric Optics

Trevor L. Tansley


Brief Biography

Trevor L. Tansley (1943-2011) was an English solid-state physicist known for his work on indium nitride semiconductors. He graduated with an honours degree from the University of Sheffield in 1964 and was awarded his PhD, in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, from the University of Nottingham in 1972.

In 1976 he became a lecturer in physics at the School of Mathematics and Physics, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. At Macquarie, he created a successful research effort in solid state physics focused on semiconductor materials. Particularly notable in this research was his work with C. P. Foley on indium nitride semiconductors. He retired from a senior administrative position at Macquarie in 2007.

During the late 1970s Tansley openly supported the Macquarie Science Reform Movement that transformed the degree structure of Macquarie University and that paved the way for Macquarie's success in scientific research.

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Brian J. Orr
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Arthur W. Pryor
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