Semiconductor nanoelectronics expert Adam Micolich has been named one of five University of New South Wales (UNSW) winners of the 2006 Young Tall Poppy Science Awards, presented Friday night at the New South Wales Parliament House in Sydney, Australia. Micolich is working on nanoscale electronic devices for information technologies such as computers, play stations, mobile phones and the Internet. A lecturer in the UNSW Department of Condensed Matter Physics, he has been involved in several discoveries, including fractal conductance fluctuations in electron billiards and a new hybrid organic-inorganic superconductor material. Established in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy & Science, the awards recognize Australians between the ages of 25 and 35 who excel at research, leadership and communication in the sciences, including physical, biomedical, applied sciences, engineering and technology. A total of 15 awards were presented for 2006 by the institute to winners across New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. Young Tall Poppy recipients act as "ambassadors" for science by encouraging interest among young people in scientific careers and promoting science across Australia.