Have you ever wondered how colloid and interface science is used in industry to develop new and improved materials and products?
A program of site visits will commence in 2016, allowing ACIS members to gain an understanding of how fundamental science is translated into applied outcomes. These events will involve tours of industry R&D labs and production areas (depending on the sites involved), as well as the opportunity to hear from industrial scientists about how they use colloid and interface science in their field.
The first event will take place in April:
When: Tuesday 19th April, 2016, from 1:30–4:00 pm
RSVP by: Wednesday 13th April, 2016
Where: The R&D labs of the paint company Dulux Australia at 1956 Princes Highway, Clayton, Melbourne
Colloid science plays a critical role in paint and the visit will allow ACIS members to learn more about the chemistry of paint, in particular the role of surfactants and other stabilisers in paint. This visit would be of particular value to PhD students and early career researchers who have had little or no contact with industry. Registration is limited to 20 attendees.
Note that attendees must be current paid up members of the ACIS, with membership costs starting at $50 per annum for students. To become a member of the ACIS go to the website.
Afternoon tea will be provided.
For more information and to register for this event, see the flyer.