Division of Interfaces, Colloids, and Nanomaterials

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Interfaces, Colloids, and Nanomaterials

Welcome to the Interfaces, Colloids, and Nanomaterials Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
Our Division exists to promote the study, research, and application of the chemistry of colloids, interfaces, and nanomaterials, especially within Australia. The Division has a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer and representatives from each State and Territory in Australia.

Division Activities:

We are organising “Nanochemistry for Life”, a series of one day symposia held around Australia. The first symposium will be in Adelaide on the 3rd October, in the Hawke Building (Bradley Forum) at the UniSA City West Campus. Its topic is “Nanomaterials in Environmental and Health/Medical Science”. The day will include keynote lectures, seminars by Early Career Researchers and a poster session for Honours/PhD students. More details will be published here soon.

Our Chair, David Beattie, is helping Tak Kee (Adelaide Uni.) and Martina Stenzel (UNSW) organise a symposium on functional materials based on nanoparticles, vesicles, and polymers at the RACI National Congress. Professor Shu-Hong Yu from the University of Science and Technology of China is the keynote speaker. His research interests include self-assembly of nanoscale building blocks, nanocomposites and bio-inspired synthesis of nanostructures. Please go to http://www.racicongress.com/ for further information.

Division Committee

Chair

A/Prof David Beattie
Ian Wark Research Institute, UniSA
Ph: (08) 8302 3676
Fax: (08) 8302 3683

Treasurer

Dr Craig Priest
Ian Wark Research Institute, UniSA
Ph: (08) 8302 5146
Fax: (08) 8302 3683

Secretary [and SA state representative]

Dr Catherine Whitby
Ian Wark Research Institute, UniSA
Ph: (08) 8302 6866
Fax: (08) 8302 3683

State Representatives

NSW

Prof David Waite
School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNSW

Ph: (02) 9385 5060
Fax: (02) 9385 6139
d.waite@unisa.edu.au

QLD

A/Prof Zhi Ping (Gordon) Xu
Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology, UQ
Ph: (07) 3346 3809
Fax: (07) 3346 3973
gordonxu@uq.edu.au

TAS

Dr Karen Stack
School of Chemistry, UTAS
Ph: (03) 6226 2169
Fax: (03) 6226 2858
karen.stack@utas.edu.au

VIC

Dr Alison Funston
School of Chemistry, Monash
Ph: (03) 9905 6292
Fax: (03) 9905 4597
alison.funston@monash.edu

ACT

Position vacant.
Please contact the Chair if you would like to nominate for the position

WA

Position vacant.
Please contact the Chair if you would like to nominate for the position

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