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ARCNN News. Edition 10, October 2006

ARCNN News. Edition 10, October 2006


Dear Members, welcome to the tenth edition of the ARCNN News.
The Nanotechnology Web Based Forum will be going online in the next few days. This Nano Forum is being set up to create and stimulate discussion on nanotechnology. Keep an eye out on our website.

ARCNN is sponsoring a Summer school titled- Foundations for modelling molecular materials for nanotechnology will be held on December 10-15, 2006.
Congratulations to the five ARCNN Overseas Travel Fellowship awardees who will receive up to $5000 each towards their research visits overseas.
Congratulations also to the Winners of the Young Nanotechnology Ambassador Awards from the ACT, Queensland and New South Wales who will receive up to $2000 each to visit schools in their state to inspire students about nanotechnology and science education.
A Lecture by Mike Treder, Executive director of the Centre for Responsible Nanotechnology (CRN), ( and jointly organized with the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics was held at the ANU on the 20th of September. His Talk entitled "Disruptive Abundance -Nanotechnology in our lives " is available on CD and for those wishing to get a free copy please send an email to Liz or Ilonka at

The ICONN proceedings CDs are now being processed and we hope to send them out in the next few weeks to all participants.
Preparations for ICONN 2008 are already underway and we intend to introduce Best Oral Paper awards also at the next conference.
C Jagadish, Convenor

Update profiles, address changes etc

Please remember to advise address and email changes so that the ARCNN member database is kept up to date. Your current details can be checked on your online profile at
If you have not submitted an online profile, we would encourage you to do so as this provides a valuable resource for researchers seeking collaboration with people who have experience or expertise in a particular nanotechnology area. A search facility is provided on the Members Profiles webpage. Researchers looking to fill postdoc positions may also use the member database to locate students with research interests and experience in particular fields.

ARCNN Overseas Travel Fellowhips - 2nd Round 2006

The second round of the ARCNN Overseas Travel Fellowship for 2006 have been awarded to:
Mr Toby Hopf from the Microanalytical Research Centre, School of Physics at the University of Melbourne who will be visiting The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley California, USA.
Mr Thomas Rufford from the ARC Centre for Functional Nanomaterials at the University of Queensland who will be visiting the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology in Tsukuba , Japan.
Mr Greg Jolley from the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering , Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University who will be visiting the Centre for Integrated Nanotechnologies at Los Alamos/Sandia National Laboratories in the USA.
Dr Wenrong Yang from the School of Chemistry at the University of New South Wales who will be visiting the Catalysis Research Centre at Hokkaido University in Japan.
Young Nanotechnology Ambassador Awards
The Young Nanotechnology Ambassador Awards were awarded to:
Mr. Satya Barek from the Electronic Materials Engineering , Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University
Mr Chun Siong Melvin Lim and Miss Katharina Porazik from the ARC Centre for Functional Nanomaterials at the University of Queensland.
Miss Brianna Thompson and Miss Jenny Halldorsson from the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute at the University of Wollongong

Distinguished Lecturer Tour planned for December
Professor Pallab Bhattacharya ,James R. Mellor Professor of Engineering, from the University of Michigan will be visiting Australia in the 2nd week of December 2006. Professor Bhattacharya is an eminent researcher with an outstanding international reputation in solid state electronics who has made pioneering contributions in the fields of optoelectronics, compound semiconductors, and high frequency electronics. He has had a major impact on devices and circuits which are the key to high-speed optical communication and high-speed computer interfaces.
He will be giving talks in the following Universities.

  • University of Melbourne on Monday the 11th of December
  • Australian National University on Wednesday the 13th of December
  • Macquarie University on the 15th of December

For further information, please visit the ARCNN website: .

Nanotechnology Facilities Database
ARCNN is in the process of adding a Nanotechnology Research Facilities database onto our site. The aim of this database is to be a first access site to all the Nano Infrastructure facilities and capabilities available to nano researchers. All group leaders who are interested in adding their facilities onto the ARCNN site will be asked to add facilities/equipment/Infrastructure. We shall be emailing a request to all Group leaders when this facility goes live on our web. NCRIS facilitators have been using Network web page to get information about activities in various institutions in the country.

Journal Special Issues-
Journal of Nanomaterials,- call for papers for the special issue of Journal of Nanomaterials.
You can also access them through the following links;Surface Nanoscience
Architecture of Crystallographic Oriented Nanocrystals
Modeling and Characterization of the Interaction of Electromagnetic Wave with Nanocomposites and Nanostructured Materials
The journal of Nanomaterials ISSN: 1687-4110, e-ISSN: 1687-4129 is an international refereed journal. The overall aim of the Journal of Nanomaterials (JNM) is to bring science and applications together on nanoscale and nanostructured materials with emphasis on synthesis, processing, characterization, and applications of materials containing true nanosize dimensions or nanostructures that enable novel/enhanced properties or functions. It is directed at both academic researchers and practising engineers. JNM will highlight the continued growth and new challenges in nanomaterials science, engineering, and nanotechnology, both for application development and for basic research. For complete information about JNM, please visit the journals website at

Upcoming ARCNN Supported Events

Material and Complexity IV Workshop :Australian National University Kioloa Campus-14-18th November 2006 Further information can be found at :

COMMAD 2006: Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices in Perth: 6-8 Dec. 2006. Further info:
SPIE Smart Materials, Nano-and Micro-Smart Systems: Adelaide 10/12/2006 - 13/12/2006 Further info at
ARCNN Summer School -Foundations for Modelling Molecular Material for Nanotechnology:Morton Bay Research station, North Stradbroke Island on the 11-15th December 2006 Further info :

Other Overseas Nano events
The Third International Conference on Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology (AMN-3) will be held in Wellington, New Zealand during 11-16 Feb. 2007. Conference will cover all aspects of advanced materials and nanotechnology. Plenary Speakers include Prof. Sir John Pendry and Nobel Laureates Prof. Stephen Chu and Prof. Sir Harry Kroto. Further information about the conference can be found at
The International Council on Nanotechnology is holding a workshop in Tokyo, Japan on the 30th November and 1st of December 2006 to report on ICON Projects in Environment, Health and Safety aspects of Nanotechnology, namely Knowledge Base, NanoEHS Current Practices Survey (University of California Santa Barbara), NanoEHS Research Needs Assesment Proposal and Communications. Further information can be found at
3rd International Workshop on Nanophysics and Nanotechnology (3rd IWONN) organised jointly with the 1st International Workshop on Functional Materials (1st IWOFM) will be held at Halong-Vietnam on the 3rd - 9th of December 2006. Further details can be found at

ARCNN Admin Contacts

Liz Micallef (Network Manager) can be contacted on 02 6125 5952. Ilonka Krolikowska (Network Administrator) can be contacted on 02 6125 2495. Email Liz or Ilonka on
Fax 02 6125 3915.

For further information regarding ARCNN or any events, please contact Liz or Ilonka, or go to