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  • 13 Mar 2017 9:13 PM | Tim Davey (Administrator)
    The 4th International Conference on BioNano Innovation (ICBNI 2017) will be held at The University of Queensland campus from Sunday 24th to Wednesday 27th September 2017.

    The ICBNI 2017 will present the latest advances in the most exciting and commercially-promising area of science and engineering: the interface between the biological and physical sciences at the nanoscale. Around 500 scientific leaders from Australia and beyond will attend this exciting event.

    A strong and diverse program including many aspects of colloid and interface science as an enabling science is being assembled - accordingly we would like to invite you to submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation to the program.

    The 3.5-day event is being held within the impressive Advanced Engineering building on the University of Queensland St Lucia campus. The program is built around five key themes:

    ·         Nanomedicine

    ·         Stem Cells Science and Therapies

    ·         Energy and the Environment

    ·         Biotechnologies

    o    Industrial Biotechnology

    o    Biologic Medicines

    ·         Fundamentals of Nanobio - supporting the technologies

    More details of the program can be found on the conference web site: www.icbni.com.au

  • 10 Mar 2017 8:16 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    Abstract submissions are open for the RACI Colloid Division’s symposium in the RACI National Conference. Keynote speakers include Regine von Klitzing (TUB), Matt Golding (Massey) and Hongbo Zeng (Alberta) and invited speakers include  George Franks (MelbU) and Xuehua Zhang (RMIT). The abstract deadline is the 23rd March.

    For more information please see http://www.racicongress.com/RACIConference/call-for-abstracts.php.

     

  • 07 Mar 2017 10:18 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    The University of Newcastle have a vacancy for a Lecturer in Chemistry (Level B) to deliver teaching, research and professional service in the general field of Chemistry.

    For more information refer to:

    https://hronline.newcastle.edu.au/pls/alesco/WK8127$VAC.QueryView?P_VACANCY_REF_NO=3261

     

  • 02 Mar 2017 8:45 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    In 2017 Malaysia will host the 7th ACCIS from 8th to 11th August. The event is jointly organised by the University of Malaya, Xiamen University Malaysia,and other cooperating institutions locally and internationally.

    For more information, visit:

    http://umconference.um.edu.my/ACCIS2017

  • 01 Mar 2017 2:55 PM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    The position of Professor / Associate Professor of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics has been advertised at UQ, Brisbane.

    More information available here:

    https://www.seek.com.au/job/32818620?type=standard&tier=no_tier&pos=3&whereid=3000&userqueryid=cd44929b5bbd8b4c4cb294f711bcfdfa-9808568&ref=beta

     

     

  • 17 Jan 2017 1:48 PM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    The Australasian Soft Matter Scattering Workshop is being organised at ANSTO for February 6-9th.  The workshop aims to introduce researchers to a range of scattering techniques, with emphasis on their application to diverse areas of research in soft matter. This year's meeting will take place at ANSTO. The workshop is suitable for experienced researchers, ECRs and post-docs and PhD/Honours students.

    There will be opportunities for students to present posters of their research, even if they are not related to scattering - this will allow people to get feedback from experts on how the techniques discussed in the workshop may benefit their research.

    The meetings website is:
    https://events.synchrotron.org.au/event/28/overview

     

  • 09 Jan 2017 8:58 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    Dear Colleagues,

    I would be grateful if you could make suitable students aware of the following three funded PhD opportunities linked to the Smart Materials & Surfaces Laboratory here at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK (http://www.northumbria.ac.uk) and as part of our University’s RDF Studentships scheme. The projects include a theory/simulation project, a combined experimental/theory project and an experimental project:

    1. High density ratio Lattice Boltzmann simulations of binary and ternary systems (RDF17/MPEE/SEMPREBON) – Primary Supervisor: Dr. Ciro Semprebon

    https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectDetails.aspx?PJID=81735&LID=2712

    1. The dynamics of hygrotactic fronts – from fundamentals of soft-matter systems to smart materials engineering applications (RDF17/MPEE/LEDESMA-AGUILAR) – Primary Supervisor: Dr. Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar

    https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectDetails.aspx?PJID=81662&LID=2712

    1. Dewetting on Textured and Slippery Surfaces (RDF17/MPEE/MCHALE) – Primary Supervisor: Professor Glen McHale

    https://www.findaphd.com/search/projectDetails.aspx?PJID=81657&LID=2712

    These projects are fully-funded for Home/EU students with tuition fees and a stipend for living costs. For international students, 50% international fees and a stipend for living costs is provided. Depending on circumstances it may be possible to provide 100% international fees for suitable international students. The above projects are suitable for students with good Bachelors or Masters degrees in any one of a range of areas including Mathematics, Physics, Materials or Engineering.

    The closing date for applications is 20 January 2017 with a start date of 2 October 2017. For further details of how to apply, entry requirements and the application form, see

    https://www.northumbria.ac.uk/research/postgraduate-research-degrees/how-to-apply/

    Over recent years the University has made a substantial investment in excellent research and according to the Times Higher Education was the largest riser in ranking (by 30 places) by research power of any UK University in the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014). The Faculty has just completed a £6.7M infrastructure investment in facilities including a new/extended Smart Materials and Surfaces Laboratory, a Materials Imaging/Characterisation Suite including SEM/SIMS/AFM, Rapid Prototyping and CNC facilities, Structures and Geotechnics Laboratories, and Engine Test Cell and Vehicle Aerodynamics/Wind Tunnel equipment. The Faculty has also recently purchased High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and will complete a new Computer and Information Sciences building in 2017.

    Examples of recent research outputs from colleagues working in the Smart Materials & Surfaces Research area include:

    1. Apparent contact angle and contact angle hysteresis on liquid infused surfaces, Semprebon, C., et al., Soft Matter 13, 101–110 (2017).
    2. Not spreading in reverse: The dewetting of a liquid film into a single drop, Edwards, A. M. J., et al., Sci. Adv. 2, e1600183–e1600183 (2016).
    3. Low friction droplet transportation on a substrate with a selective Leidenfrost effect, Dodd, L. E., et al., ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 8, 22658–22663 (2016).
    4. A sublimation heat engine, Wells et al., Nature Communications   6 , art. 6390 (2015).
    5. Superconfinement tailors fluid flow at microscales,  Setu, S. A. et al., Nature Communications 6, 7297 (2015).
    6. Voltage-induced spreading and superspreading of liquids, McHale et al., Nature Communications 4, art. 1605, (2013).

    Best regards,

    Glen

    ___________________________________________________________________________________

    Glen McHale BSc (H), PhD, FInstP, FHEA, SMIEEE

    Professor of Applied & Materials Physics and

    Pro Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Engineering & Environment

    T:    +44 (0)191 227 3660

    PA:  +44 (0)191 227 4397

    E:    glen.mchale@northumbria.ac.uk

    Room 105, Ellison D Block, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8ST, United Kingdom

    University:                             http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/

    Faculty:                                 http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/ee/

    Personal Profile:                  http://www.northumbria.ac.uk/researchandconsultancy/refprofiles/glenmchale/

    Personal Research:             http://www.naturesraincoats.com/

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  • 19 Dec 2016 9:31 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    For more information refer to:

    http://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au/caw/en/job/556325/lecturer-early-career-development-fellow-ecdf-physics

    Female applicants are particularly welcome.

    To be eligible to apply, candidates must have performed casual teaching work at an Australian University within the past three years and must not have been employed on a continuing basis at an Australian University. 

  • 30 Nov 2016 10:10 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    RMIT are currently recruiting for an Associate Dean to lead the Applied Chemistry and Environmental Sciences Discipline Group in the School of Science at RMIT.

    The position is at Academic Level  E or D, for an initial three year term (Associate Dean) together with a substantive ongoing academic position at the level of appointment. 

    For more information see:

    http://yourcareer.rmit.edu.au/mob/caw/en/job/556012/associate-dean-applied-chemistry-environmental-sciences

  • 15 Nov 2016 10:03 AM | Tim Davey (Administrator)

    The Australian Nanotechnology Network will be holding the next Nanotechnology Entrepreneurship Workshop for Early Career Researchers and PhD students at the Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia, on July12-13th, 2017 (Wednesday and Thursday).

    The aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for early career researchers (ECRs) and postgraduate students working on nanotechnology research to interact with industry leaders and learn about how to commercialise Nanotechnology. Industry leaders will share experiences in commercialising technologies. 

    Abstract Submission Deadline 30th April 2017

    The workshop flyer and more information can be found on the ANN website:

    http://www.ausnano.net

     

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