ARC Nanotechnology Network

ARCNN News. Edition 8, June 2006


Dear Members, welcome to the eighth edition of the ARCNN News.

Congratulations to newly announced ARC Federation Fellows working in the field of Nanotechnology and related areas.  ARCNN membership has grown significantly in recent months with current membership exceeding 600.

ICONN 2006 is looking great with 4 short courses, 8 plenary talks, 25 invited talks, 270 contributed papers (oral + poster), 4 panel discussions.  To date we have 363 registrations. Conference Oral and
poster program is available on the ICONN 2006 web page ( You can customise your conference itenary on the  ICONN 2006 Attendee Planner Zone which is now available on this site.

We are planing to award 3 poster prizes (one year membership of American Association for Advancement of Science with digital subscription to Journal "Science", $200 and a certificate) on each of the poster session days (Tuesday and Thursday).

Look forward to seeing most of you in Brisbane.

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, 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.

International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

ICONN 2006 will be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 3 - 7 July 2006.  Response of the community for ICONN 2006 has been fantastic and scientific program is looking exciting.  Conference will feature plenary talks followed by parallel sessions consisting of invited and oral presentations and two poster sessions on Tuesday and Thursday. On Monday short courses will be well attended with registrations ranging from 100-160 for each short course. A trade exhibition will be held and Victorian Govt. is offering wine tasting on Wednesday evening at their booth.  Please visit ARCNN booth to learn more about the Network and provide feedback on Network activities.

For further information, pl. visit ICONN 2006 Website:, ICONN 2006 Email:

ARCNN Distinguished Lecturer Tours

Sir Professor Michael Pepper, FRS from Cambridge University will be visiting SYDNEY (University of New South Wales) on the 26th of June, CANBERRA (The Australian National University) on the 28th of June and MELBOURNE (University of Melbourne) on the 29th of June.  His area of expertise is Electron transport properties of low dimensional systems.Lecture Times and Locations can be found at

Professor Henry Smith from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be visiting SYDNEY (University of New South Wales) on the 26th of June, MELBOURNE (University of Melbourne) on the 28th of June and CANBERRA on the 29th of June. His area of expertise is nanofabrication,electronic and photonic devices, and novel applications of nanostructures.Lecture times and Locations can be found at

Professor Heinrich Hofmann, EPFL, Lausanne will be visiting CANBERRA (The Australian National University) on the 10th of July, MELBOURNE(University of Melbourne) on the 12th of July, and ADELAIDE (University of South Australia) on the 13th of July. His area of expertise includes the synthesis of nanostructured materials based on nanoparticles using colloidal methods and their application in drug delivery and medical imaging. Lecture times and Locations can be found at

ICONN Cutting Edge Research in Nanomaterials and BioNanoChem for publishing in the Australian Journal of Chemistry

Some of the best research presented at ICONN will be published in two separate issues of AJC as Research Fronts to be Guest Edited by Paul Mulvaney (Nanomaterials) and Frank Caruso (BioNanoChem). A Research Front is a cluster of papers in a rapidly developing or topical area (the March issue of AJC contains a Research Front on Light-Driven Molecular Machines - see - also on display at the ARCNN stand at the conference). The Research Front acts as a forum that allows readers to get an overview as well as a snapshot of current research directions, and allows authors to publish alongside their international peers and/or competitors. If you have a paper you'd like to be considered, please contact Paul Mulvaney or Frank Caruso at the conference, or Alison Green at

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) to our Network Administrator,Ilonka at:

IEEE Nanotechnology Council Awards-Call for Nominations

The IEEE Nanotechnology Council is calling for nominations for 3 awards to be presented at IEEE NANO 2007 in Hong Kong. All nomination material including reference letters should reach the NTC awards committee by October 15 2006. Call for Nominations, Nomination Form and Awards Committee Roster can be found online at the ARCNN web page Please send nominations(electronic and one hard copy) with supporting material to Prof Chennupati Jagadish, IEEE NTC Awards Committee, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, The Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Email:

Materials Australia Magazine

Published bi-monthly, Materials Australia is the official magazine of the Institute of Materials Engineering Australasia. >From the latest materials and applications to news covering existing products, Materials Australia magazine will ensure that you keep informed of potential impacts and improvements for your products. For more information on the magazine, visit or contact Great Southern Press on 03 9248 5100 to arrange a free subscription.

Upcoming ARCNN Supported Events

  • 8th Asia Pacific Conference on Plasma Science and Technology
    02/07/2006 - 05/07/2006 - Palm Cove, Cairns. Further info at
  • International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2006,
    Brisbane, 3-7 July 2006. Further info at
  • International Workshop on 'Advances in Nanocomposites'
    14/07/2006- Sydney. Further info at
  • Other Nano events being held in Australia in the coming months

  • ARNAM2006 Annual Workshop -University of Queensland 28/06/2006 - 30/06/2006 Further info at   
  • SPIE Smart Materials, Nano-and Micro-Smart Systems, Adelaide 10/12/2006 - 13/12/2006 Further info at
  • COMMAD 2006: Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices, Perth, 6-8 Dec. 2006.  Further info:
  • 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