ARC Nanotechnology Network

ARCNN News. Edition 6, February 2006


Dear Members, welcome to the sixth edition of the ARCNN News, and the first one for the New Year!

The recent Bio Nano Conference and ECR/PhD Symposium in Brisbane in December were a good success. Preperation for the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnolgy are proceeding well. More than 50 Symposia Chairs and Co-Chairs are actively working to create an exciting program for the conference. We have already got 4 confirmed high profile plenary speakers. Please keep an eye on the ICONN web site for updates. The ARCNN welcomes Liz Micallef who is the new Network Manager. Liz brings many years of finance and grants experience expertise and is quickly catching up on ARCNN activities. We farewelled Helen Mc Martin in January and this month we say farewell to Cindy Bradley the Network Administrator, who is leaving the ARCNN to pursue her Psychology degree full-time and we wish her all the very best of luck for the future. Ilona Krowlikowska will be taking over Cindy's position from February 16th. Many exciting activities are planned for 2006.

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, I 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.

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

Overseas Travel Fellowships

Funding is now available for Postgraduate Students and Early Career Researchers to undertake research visits to collaborating overseas institutions. Five (5) Overseas Travel Fellowships valued at up to $5,000 each, will be offered every 6 months (closing dates in 2006 are 28 February and 31 August). Applications will be ranked and Fellowships awarded to the top 5 ranked applications. Full details, eligibility criteria, application guidelines and application form are now available at

International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

ICONN 2006 will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 3 - 7 July 2006. The aim of the conference is to bring together the Australian and International community (students, scientists and engineers from academia, government laboratories, and industry) working in the field of nanoscale science and technology to discuss new and exciting advances in the field. Confirmed plenary speaker list and symposia chairs list is available on the ICONN web page. Please feel free to print it and post it on notice boards to draw the attention of the nanotechnology community to the conference. An Abstract submission template will be available on the web site in the week beginning 13th of February.

Abstract Submission deadline is 28 February 2006.
ICONN 2006 Website:,
ICONN 2006 Email:

ARNAM Advanced Materials Workshop will be held just before ICONN in Brisbane and some of you may like to participate in both the events. Please see further details at ARNAM Website:

Distinguished Lecturer tour planned for February 2006

Professor Richard Kaner from the University of California will be visiting Australia from late Jan to mid Feb 2006. His research focus is on "Novel synthetic routes to new materials including nanowires and nanofibres". He will be giving talks in the following Universities

  • UNSW and Macquarie University on Monday 20th Feb
  • ANU on Tuesday the 21st Feb
  • Monash University on Wednesday 22nd Feb
  • Univesity of Tasmania on Friday the 24th Feb
  • University of Queensland on the 27th Feb

For further information, please visit the ARCNN website: .

Young Science Ambassadors Program

ARCNN management committee approved funding to create a new program to encourage Ph.D. students to visit Schools in their states/territories to give talks on Nanotechnology to inspire students about this emerging field. Further details about this program will be posted soon on the ARCNN webpage.

International Journal of Nanotechnology: Special Issue on Nanotechnology in Australia

International Journal of Nanotechnology is planning to bring out a special issue on Nanotechnology in Australia. Guest editors for this Special Issue are C. Jagadish, Anita Hill(CSIRO) and Peter Majewski(UniSA). Special issue will feature invited papers as well as contributed papers and the deadline for submission of manuscripts is August 31 2006. All manuscripts will be refereed as per Journal guidelines. Please submit your manuscripts using the Journal, Template (available at ARCNN web page under LINK)

Upcoming ARCNN Supported Events

  • National Symposium on Electromaterials Science - The Role and Impact of Nanostructure on the 16/02/2006 - 17/02/2006 - University of Wollongong
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2006, Brisbane, 3-7 July 2006. Further info at
  • Other Nano events being held in Australia in the coming months

  • 30th Annual Condensed Matter and Materials Meeting, Wagga Wagga, 7-10 February 2006. Further info at
  • ARNAM2006 Annual Workshop -University of Queensland 28/06/2006 - 30/06/2006 Further info at
  • ARCNN Admin Contacts

    Liz Micallef (Network Manager) can be contacted on 02 6125 5952. Ilona Krowlikowska (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