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  • 23 May 2018 10:33 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    Are you an early- and mid-career researcher working in material science? Are you interested in events in the field of advanced materials that offer valuable engagement opportunities with peers and industry?

    The Theo Murphy Initiative (Australia) through the Australian Academy of Science is offering a number of Emerging Researchers Mobility Grants to support a diversity of early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs) to attend International Conference for Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (ICYRAM) in Adelaide.

    The Mobility Grants are designed to offset the expenses associated with attending ICYRAM 2018 for those EMCRs who may not be able to attend this event without support and/or people from traditionally underrepresented demographics.

    ICYRAM will run from 4 - 8 November 2018 at the Adelaide Convention Centre and is targeted for EMCRs working in materials science, engineering, and related disciplines. The conference aims to give all the researchers from around the world the opportunity to engage and network with peers and industry in the field of advanced materials.

    Visit the Emerging Researchers Mobility Grant page for more information about this opportunity. 

     

    Applications close on Monday 18 June at 5pm (AEST).

     

    If you have any questions about the grants please contact us at emcr@science.org.au

     

  • 05 Apr 2018 5:44 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    We are delighted to announce two events that will make 2018 the Year of Colloids in Brazil!

     

    1. São Paulo Advanced School on Colloids  (www.spsas.iqm.unicamp.br)

    The SPSAS on Colloids will be held in Campinas, from October 28th to November 7th, on the campus of the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and the CNPEM (Center for Research on Energy and Materials), with activities at the University of São Paulo (Institute of Chemistry).

    The School will cover advanced topics on various types of colloids and the most important techniques employed for their characterization.

    These Schools are an initiative of FAPESP designed to attract young and talented scientists from Brazil and abroad. This School is designed for around 100 students, half of whom should be from abroad, who should experience close contact with the most prominent scientists in their fields.

    The School also includes hands-on activities and periods of discussion of the students´ own research results. Selected students from other cities, states or countries are entitled to receive benefits to cover the expenses for airfare and daily allowance during the School.

     

    Lecturers: Bjorn Lindman (Lund, Sweden), Otto Glatter (Graz, Austria), Julian Eastoe (Bristol, UK), Dganit Danino (Technion, Israel), Cecile Dreiss (Kings College, UK), Frank Quina & Denise Petri (IQ-USP), Edson Leite (UFSCar,LNNano), Nadya Silveira (UFRGS), Munir Skaf (UNICAMP)

    Topics:

    Colloids: Association, Stability, Properties and Frontiers

    Techniques: Scattering techniques (light, X-ray and neutron), Microscopy (electron, cryogenic), Time resolved fluorescence, Surfaces characterization, Molecular dynamics simulation.

    Program

    Theory and Hands-On activities. Visits to Research centers and presentation of opportunities for research in Brazil.

    Poster presentations and discussions with eminent scientists working on Colloids. 

    2.AutoOrg 2018

    7th to 9th November, São Pedro, SP

    At the beautiful Colina Verde Hotel

    Meet and get to know the Brazilian community working on Colloids (with an international flavor !)

     

    Confirmed speakers:

    Maria da Graça Miguel (Coimbra, Portugal), Dganit Danino (Technion, Israel), Otto Glatter (Graz, Austria), Edson Leite (Brazil), Cecile Dreiss (London, UK), Cornelia Bohne (Victoria, Canada), Denise Petri (Brazil), Bradley Olsen (MIT).

     

    Visit the website for more information

    www.autoorg.org

  • 06 Feb 2018 12:27 PM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    ICYRAM2018 is pleased to announce that registrations and call for papers are now open!

    Abstract submissions will be open until Friday 30th March 2018 and can be submitted via the conference website.

    Earlybird Registration will close on Friday 30th June 2018, so be sure to register quickly to take advantage of the discounted rates.

    ICYRAM2018 will be offering Industry delegate registrations for Medium-large business, Small business and Start ups. For more information please visit the conference website below.

    More information: http://icyram2018.aomevents.com.au/ 

  • 06 Feb 2018 12:21 PM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    We invite applications for several postdoctoral fellow positions to work on research projects in Department of Chemical & Materials Engineering at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We plan to have the successful candidate pursue promising leads in the area of colloid and interface, soft matter physics, nanofluid phase behavior, mineral processing or oil sands extraction. The positions are 1-2 year with the possibility for renewal.


    Job description

    1. To conduct high quality research under the guidance of senior researchers.
    2. To develop relevant experiments, data processing and interpretation and theoretic analysis, and co-supervise postgraduates and undergraduate research students.
    3. To prepare manuscripts for publication in high impact journals and abstracts for international conferences.
    4. To keep abreast of international research trends and outcomes in relevant areas, and make significant contributions to the advancement of fundamental knowledge and its applications.
    5. To maintain contact with relevant departments of universities and other institutions and liaise actively with international collaborators.
    6. To be familiar with all relevant laboratory safety codes and practices.

    Qualifications
    1. PhD or equivalent research experience in the field of physical chemistry, colloid and interface, thermodynamics, mineral processing, nanomaterials, inorganic chemistry, or experimental microfluid dynamics.
    2. Highly developed skills in construction of phase diagrams, surface functionalization, confocal microscopy, atomic force microscopy and molecular spectrometers.
    3. Demonstrated ability to undertake independent research evidenced by publications, and development of new research initiatives.
    4. Demonstrated initiative in research and problem solving and interest in interdisciplinary research.
    5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a research team.
    6. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills appropriate for interacting with students, staff and industry, together with a strong commitment to teamwork and multidisciplinary collaboration.
    7. Self-starter and motivator with the mind-set of focusing on deliverables and getting the job done in time.

    To Apply: Application instructions. Forward your CV and contact information for three references to:
    Professor Xuehua Zhang
    Xuehua.zhang@ualberta.ca
    Closing date: Will be open until the position(s) are filled.
     

  • 27 Oct 2017 9:54 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    The forum will bring together speakers from a range of companies and universities to discuss their experiences, needs, and opportunities in the field of formulated materials. We will also share UNSW Chemical Engineering’s plans for new education, research, and training efforts in this domain.

    We will hold the forum 9:30 AM-12:30 PM on Monday, November 20, 2017 at UNSW's Mechanical Engineering Design Studio, Located on Level 5 of the Ainsworth Building.

    Program and free registration page:

    https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/2017-unsw-formulated-materials-forum-tickets-38698387920

  • 06 Oct 2017 4:53 PM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    A three year position as a platform officer to run an AFM lab is available at the University of Melbourne.

    For more details see:

    http://jobs.unimelb.edu.au/caw/en/job/891779/technical-support-officer

  • 16 Sep 2017 12:46 PM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    The School of Environmental and Life Sciences at the University of Newcastle is offering the role of Lecturer in Chemistry (Colloid and interface Chemistry).

    For more information visit:

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/34415262?type=standout&userqueryid=6c79792b11c4282ac508cd53686ac4cb-9591519#start-of-content


  • 01 Sep 2017 12:21 PM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    The College of Science within the University of Canterbury (UC) is seeking to appoint an exceptional academic leader to provide strategic leadership to the newly created School of Physical and Chemical Sciences Te Kura Matū. The Head of School will drive the continued development of excellence in research and teaching, while establishing and implementing an innovative and bold vision aligned to UC’s strategic objectives.

    Applications close Friday 22 September 2017

    For more information about the University and the School visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

    To apply in confidence, please go to www.jofisher.com and click "APPLY ONLINE" using reference UCAhos0817 and include your cover letter and full curriculum vitae; or for a confidential discussion call or Kirsten Henderson on +64 9 282 4240.

  • 02 Jun 2017 11:07 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    The Australian Chapter of the Controlled Release Society invites you to the 2017 Drug Delivery Australia Conference: Colloids on the Coast.

    Supported by the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) at the University of Wollongong (UOW), Colloids on the Coast will be held in the sunny beachside city of Wollongong, New South Wales, from 23 -24 October. Register before 21 August to secure the early bird rate.

  • 02 Jun 2017 11:02 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    There is a new postdoc opening in Dang Thuy Tram's group at the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. The candidate is expected to have experimental background with expertise in at least one or preferably several of the following  areas: tissue engineering, microfabrication, stem cell biology, cell-based therapeutics, polymeric biomaterials/hydrogels. Experience with animal study is an advantage but not a pre-requisite. The selected candidate will be working on a project to design new cell-based therapeutic systems for the treatment of type 1 diabetes.

    More details of the position and application process can be found on Dang Thuy Tram's lab website at the following link:

    http://www.ntu.edu.sg/home/ttdang/Openings.html

    For more information, please contact Assistant Professor Dang Thuy Tram on TTDang@ntu.edu.sg

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