Australian Nanotechnology Network Early Career Symposium December 15-16, 2012
The Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN) will be holding an Early Career Symposium in Melbourne on December 15-16, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Design Hub (Building 100) in the city campus of RMIT University.
(The Design Hub is located at the corner of Victoria and Swanston Streets, Melbourne, VIC 3000)
The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum for early career researchers (ECRs)* and postgraduate students working on nanotechnology research to present their work, meet other researchers and students, and interact with other research groups in Australia.
(* ECR generally defined as within 5 years of award of Ph.D. degree or 8 years due to career interruptions)
The Symposium will consist of 24 talks of 15 minutes duration, two poster sessions, a panel discussion, and networking opportunities. The presentations will be from Australian ECRs and postgraduate students, along with four keynote talks by more senior speakers.
Dr. Amanda Barnard (CSIRO) “A Guide to Getting Published for Early Career Academics”
A/Prof. Wenlong Cheng (Monash Uni) “Plasmonic Nanoarchitectures: From structural design to biological applications”
Dr. Victoria Coleman (Nat Measurement Inst) "Nanometrology: Small science, big challenges and diverse opportunities”
A/Prof. Aijun Du (Uni of Queensland) “Nanomaterials for Clean Energy, Electronics and Environmental Applications”
Prof.Robert Williamson(Australian Academy of Science) “Early career researchers–The best training, yet no guarantee of a job?”
Attendance is open to all staff, postgraduate, and undergraduate students at Australian research institutions, centres, and organisations (Universities, CSIRO, DSTO, industry, etc.). However, seating is limited and preference will be given to ECRs, postgraduate students, and ANN members.
There will be no registration fee for attendance at the Symposium, however all participants are asked to register for catering purposes. In the event you register and are unable to attend, we ask that you cancel your registration to give others an opportunity to attend.
All registrants will receive a conference pack with the main program and all abstracts in electronic format and have access to all sessions, morning/afternoon teas, lunches, and dinner on Saturday night.
Please complete and return this registration form by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject ‘Registration ECR Symposium’ before Friday, October 26, 2012.
Elsevier is sponsoring $1,000 worth of presentation prizes for ECRs and students.
Travel support will be provided to ~10 postgraduate students selected to present at the Symposium. This is expected to be in the range from $300-$800 depending on the distance required to travel from home institution to Melbourne and proposed budget (see details on ‘Accommodation’ below). Presenters can apply for travel support once notification of acceptance of abstract is received by utilising the registration form.
All postgraduate students will be provided with free accommodation at University College (located near the University of Melbourne) for 2 nights. This accommodation will be individual rooms and include breakfasts. http://www.unicol.unimelb.edu.au/
Conference organisers have also secured discounted hotel accommodation for symposium delegates and ECRs. These include the: (i) Central Sky Lounge, 2 minutes from venue, $134/night, $15 breakfast, free wireless; (ii) Mercure Welcome Hotel, 12-15 minute walk, $149 on 15th and $129 on 16th, $15 breakfast. Please contact Dr. Madhu Bhaskaran (email@example.com) for details on accessing these rates.
The Design Hub at RMIT University is easily accessed by public transport (http://ptv.vic.gov.au/) with trams at the doorstep and Melbourne Central Railway Station a short walk away.
Students staying at University College can use Tram 19 on Elizabeth Street for travel between the University College (Stop 13) and Queen Victoria Market (Stop 7). Please note that a ticket is required for travel and costs $3.30 per day for the weekend.
All symposium participants will have access to wireless internet at the venue. Login procedures will be provided in the conference pack. Alternatively, participants could also utilise ‘eduroam’ (http://www.eduroam.edu.au/ ) validated by their home institution login details. It is recommended that users setup ‘eduroam’ at their home institution first for ease of access.
Abstract Submission Deadline August 31, 2012 (Friday) (Closed)
Notification of Abstract Acceptance September 28, 2012 (Friday) (Completed)
Registration Deadline October 26, 2012 (Friday)
ANN Early Career Symposium December 15-16, 2012 (Saturday and Sunday)
Symposium Chairs and Contacts for Scientific Matters
Dr. Sharath Sriram, RMIT University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Madhu Bhaskaran, RMIT University (email@example.com)
Dr. Laurens Willems van Beveren, University of Melbourne (firstname.lastname@example.org)
ANN Early Career Symposium (C/- Liz Micallef)
Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering (Bldg. 60)
The Australian National University, Canberra ACT 0200
Tel.: (02) 6125 5952; Fax: (02) 6125 3915