Australian Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference

  • 28 Jan 2020
  • 31 Jan 2020
  • Federation University, Gippsland Campus

Date and venue confirmed for Student Conference: 28th Jan to 31st Jan 2020, Gippsland.

Abstract Submission is Open - https://acis.wildapricot.org/acsssc31/abstracts

ACIS is pleased to announce that the 32nd Australian Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference will be held at Gippsland Campus of Federation University, in Churchill, Victoria (a 2 hour drive East from Melbourne CBD).

Tuesday 28th January to Friday 31st January 2018.

The conference will be hosted by RMIT University. Conference organisers are Gary Bryant, Tamar Greaves, Charlotte Conn, James Chapman, Aaron Elbourne, and Russell Crawford.

The ACSSSC provides postgraduate students working on colloid and surface science with an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal, supportive and friendly atmosphere. It is also an excellent opportunity for researchers and academics to exchange the latest updates in research in an informal atmosphere, and provides excellent networking opportunities for all.

Keynote Speaker Announcement:

Dr. Carla Meledandri

Talk Title: Nanomaterials for Dental Applications: From Academic Innovation to Commercialisation


Bio: Dr. Carla Meledandri is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Otago and a Principal Investigator in the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. She obtained her PhD in Chemistry in 2009 from Dublin City University and held a postdoctoral appointment at the same university before moving to New Zealand in late 2009. Her research is directed toward the use of colloid and surface chemistry techniques to develop new functional nanoscale materials. Carla is a co-founder of Silventum Limited, a spin-out company of the University of Otago focussed on innovative nanocomposite dental materials, and she currently serves as the company’s Chief Scientific Officer. She was the also the 2017 recipient of the New Zealand Prime Minister’s MacDiarmid Emerging Scientist Prize.

Professor Michael Dickey

Talk Title: TBA

Bio: Prof. Michael Dickey received a BS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology (1999) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (2006) under the guidance of Professor Grant Willson. From 2006-2008 he was a post-doctoral fellow in the lab of Professor George Whitesides at Harvard University.  In August 2008, he joined the Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at NC State University where he is currently an Alumni Distinguished Professor.  He completed a sabbatical at Microsoft in 2016. He has been awarded many awards including the NSF CAREER Award, Sigma Xi Faculty Award, ASEE Southeastern Section New Faculty Research Award and Outstanding Teacher Award of NCSU. Michael’s research interests include patterning and actuating soft materials by studying and harnessing thin films, interfaces, and unconventional fabrication techniques.

General Information:

Additionally, this meeting will incorporate for the first time an ECR session, in conjunction with the UK colloids group.

We anticipate a careers session, focused workshops, some high profile international visitors, and a host of recreational activities.

Please put the date in your calendars now, and we look forward to seeing you in the summer!

PhD students: if you’d like to be involved in organising the conference, we are finalising the student team. Please email aaron.elbourne@rmit.edu.au if you’d like to be a part of making it all happen!

Yours,

The ACSSSC team.


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