ARC Nanotechnology Network

ARCNN News. Extra Edition 7, May 2006

Dear ARCNN Members,
Welcome to this special, extra edition of the ARCNN News.
We would like to bring the following items to your attention.

International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology - Travel Grants

The ARCNN Management Committee has decided that , considering that $210,000 of the budget has been allocated for supporting Plenary and Invited Speakers as well as ECRs and students presenting papers (presenting author only), there will be no Travel Grants offered for attending the Conference.

Fully refereed conference proceedings will be published by IEEE Publishing Co., Piscataway, NJ, USA and a CD of the proceedings will be provided to all participants of ICONN 2006. Papers will also be posted on the IEEExplore database and are accessible to the international community.
There is some accommodation available for students at the University of Queensland colleges. the Duchesne College contact Ms Clyne Roche on (07) 33772333 or email and the Women's college contact Mr Jeff Sipek on (07) 33774665.
The link to the ICONN registration page can be found on

Early bird registration is due on May 15th.

Upcoming Distinguished Lecturer Tours -Expression of Interest

Three Distinguished Lecturers will be visiting Australia in June and July 2006.
Sir Professor Michael Pepper, FRS from Cambridge University will be visiting Australia from the 26th to the 30th of June. His area of expertise is Electron transport properties of low dimensional systems.
Professor Henry Smith from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will also be visiting Australia from the 26th to the 30th of June. His area of expertise is nanofabrication,electronic and photonic devices, and novel applications of nanostructures.
Professor Heinrich Hofmann, EPFL, Lausanne will be visiting Australia from the 10th to the 14th of July. His area of expertise includes the synthesis of nanostructured materials based on nanoparticles using colloidal methods and their application in drug delivery, medical imaging, ....

Expressions of interest are sought from members for Sir Professor Michael Pepper, Prof Henry Smith and Prof Heinrich Hofmann to visit their institution during their DL tour.
Please email your request by the 15th of May 2006 to arcnn@ausnano.netso that based on the feedback we will try to accommodate requests within the constraints of the time available.

Overseas Travel Fellowships
Congratulations to winners of the ARCNN overseas travel fellowships

Mr. Michael Fraser, Australian National University (to visit Stanford University)
Mr Jacek Jasieniak, University of Melbourne (to visit University of Padova)
Miss Christina Cortez, University of Melbourne (to visit CNRS and UNiversity of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg)
Mr Dane McCamey, University of New South Wales (to visit Walter Schottky Institute, TUMunich)

Next round of overseas travel fellowship applications are due on 31st August 2006 and further details could be found at: Students and ECRs attending international summer/winter schools (1 week or preferably longer duration) are also eligible to apply for these fellowships.

Young Nanotechnology Ambassador Awards
Funding is now available for Postgraduate Students to visit Schools in their states/territories to give talks on Nanotechnology to students about this emerging field of science. Two awards will be made per state/territory in 2006 and each award is valued up to $2000 ($1000 will be paid to the student as an honorarium and up to $1000 towards travel, accommodation and other expenses). The closing date for the 2006 round is the 31st of May. Full details,eligibility criteria, funding guidelines and application form are now available on

Australian Academy of Science- NOVA Science in the News Topic- Nanotechnology
Nova Science in the News Topic titled Nanotechnology-taking it to the people and sponsored by ARCNN was posted on the Australian Academy of Science website at the end of March. This topic can be viewed on the following address

ARCNN Admin Contacts
Liz Micallef (Network Manager) can be contacted on 02 6125 5952. Ilona Krolikowska (Network Administrator) can be contacted on 02 6125 2495. Email Liz or Ilonka on
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