ARC Nanotechnology Network

ARCNN ECR/Postgraduate Student Symposium

The Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network (ARCNN) will be holding an Early Career Researcher (ECR) /Postgraduate Student Symposium, in Brisbane, 8-9 December 2005. This event will take place between the BioNano: The Next Frontier Conference (4-7 Dec) and the SPIE Symposium on Microelectronics, MEMS and Nanotechnology (11-15 Dec). The aim of this symposium is to provide a forum where ECRs and Postgraduate Students working on nanotechnology research can present their work, meet other researchers and students, and interact with other research groups in Australia (* within 5 years of award of Ph.D. degree).

Symposium Details

The Symposium will be held across two days (Thursday 8th and Friday 9th December) and will consist of approximately 20 talks of 20 minutes duration from Australian ECRs and Postgraduate Research Students. The symposium will immediately follow the BioNano: The Next Frontier Conference and will be held at the same venue (Queensland Bioscience Precinct, University of Queensland, Brisbane).

ECRs and Postgraduate Students wishing to present a talk at the Symposium should email a 2 page abstract (1 page of text & 1 page of figures) to by Friday 28th October 2005. Authors will be notified of acceptance of their abstracts by Monday 7th November 2005.

Travel Support

ARCNN will be providing some travel support for ECRs and Postgraduate Students selected to speak at the Symposium on Nanotechnology. This is expected to be in the range from $500 - $1,000 depending on the distance required to travel from home institution to Brisbane. ECR’s and students are encouraged to submit an abstract by the deadline 28 October. Once notification of acceptance is received, Students can apply for travel support.

Symposium Registration

Attendance is open to all staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students at Australian research institutions (Universities, CSIRO, DSTO, etc.), however, preference will be given to ECRs, Postgraduate Students and ARCNN members. There will be no registration fee for attendance at the Symposium, however all participants are asked to register for catering purposes, using the BioNano: The Next Frontier Conference registration form. There is a technical problem with the online BioNano conf reg form for people wanting to register ONLY for the ECR/PG Symposium on Nanotechnology on 8 & 9 Dec. If you are attending the Symposium ONLY, then please download the conference booklet pdf file from the Registration link, and print the last 2 pages (pages 11 & 12 is the reg form); complete your details etc, and then fax it in to the BioNano conf organisers.

Symposium Poster

Download the symposium poster in word format

Important Dates

  • Closing Date of Abstracts – Friday 28th October 2005
  • Notification of Acceptance – Monday 7th November 2005
  • Registration Deadline – EXTENDED to Friday 25th November 2005
  • ARCNN Postgraduate Symposium – Thursday 8th – Friday 9th December 2005

Symposium Chairs and Contacts for Scientific Matters

  • Dr Adam Micolich, University of New South Wales,
  • Ms Fang Xie, Macquarie University,

Symposium Secretariat

ARCNN Postgraduate Symposium (C/- Helen McMartin)
Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering (Bldg. 60)
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Tel: (02) 6125-0693
Fax: (02) 6125-3915