ARC Nanotechnology Network

ARCNN News. Edition 3, August 2005


Dear Members, welcome to the third edition of the ARCNN News!

ARCNN provided funding support for the recent International Workshop on Nanotechnology held in Perth from 17-20 July, and the XXII International Conference on Photochemistry Conference held in Cairns from 24-29 July. Both events were very successful with >170 and > 200 attending, respectively.

The first Member Forum was held on 19 July in Perth and first Postgraduate Symposium on Nanotechnology from 21-22 July in Perth. Plus, the first two ARCNN Distinguished Lecturer tours by Prof Klaus Ploog and Dr Vince Castranova, were also organised and funded by ARCNN during July. These events generated a lot of positive feedback. Further information about the research being undertaken by NIOSH as discussed by Dr Castranova is available from This web address is now on the ARCNN Links page

Thanks to all those involved in making all these events successful.

As well as event sponsorship, ARCNN funding support is available for collaborative research visits being undertaken by Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers. See more info below about Short & Long Term Visits, and please bring this opportunity to the attention of PG's and ECR's in your groups.

The next Symposium will be a combined Postgraduate Student and Early Career Researcher event and it is planned for Brisbane in December, to be held immediately following the BioNano: The Next Frontier Conference from 4-7 December. Further info will be advised on the ARCNN website soon.

ARCNN is planning a major Nanotechnology Conference for mid 2006. Dates and venue details will be advised soon.

I look forward to your involvement in ARCNN, C Jagadish, Convenor

Short & Long Term Visits funding

ARCNN welcomes applications from Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers seeking funding support for collaborative research activities within Australia. Up to $1,000 for travel and accommodation is available for Short Term Visits (up to 2 weeks duration), and up to $2,000/month for up to three months for travel and accommodation for Long Term Visits (up to six months duration may be considered).

Please see the guidelines and application information at

Distinguished Lecturer tour planned for November

Professor Sajeev John from the University of Toronto will be visiting Australia from 21-25 November. Photonic crystals is his area of expertise. Expressions of interest are sought from members for Prof John to visit their institution during his tour. Please email your request to We will endeavour to accommodate requests within the constraints of the time available.

Upcoming ARCNN Supported Events

8th Japan-Australian Colloid and Interface Gakkai, Terrigal NSW, 27-30 November 2005. Further info at

BioNano: The Next Frontier - 2005 Sir Mark Oliphant Conference, University of Queensland, Brisbane, 4-7 December. The conference program will be focussed on five key themes: Nanotechnology: Enabling scientific discoveries and innovations in industries; The challenges of personalized medicine; Tissue regeneration and tissue replacement; Cells as factories: New products, new processes; Creating and facilitating commercial opportunities. Earlybird delegate registration deadline is 4 October 2005. Further info at

Nanotechnology Stardardization

Standards Australia are hosting a forum to explore Australian requirements and commitment to nanotechnology standardization on Thursday 18 August 2005, 10am - 12noon, Murray Room, Standards Australia, 286 Sussex Street, Sydney. Anyone interested in this topic is welcome to attend. Please contact Alistair Tegart at Standards Australia, for further info, or to register to attend.

Other Nano Events being held in Australia in coming months

ARCNN Admin Contacts

Helen McMartin (Network Manager, 02 6125 0693) and Cindy Bradley (Network Administrator, 02 6125 2495) are your admin contacts at ARCNN. Helen and Cindy both work part time, covering the office 5 days a week. Email Fax 02 6125 3915.

For further information regarding ARCNN or any events, please contact Helen or Cindy, or go to