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Site Visit and Networking Event The Innovation Campus of the University of Wollongong

The NSW Branch of Materials Australia invites you to a Site Visit and Networking Event at the the Innovation Campus of the University of Wollongong
on 17 May 2016.

The Australian Institute for Innovative Materials is located at the UoW Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong NSW 2500
The Program wil be:
Prof Geoff Spinks: Welcome, introduction + 3 short talks:
- Electron Microscopy Centre
- Institute for Superconducting & Electronic Materials (ISEM)
- Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI)

Lab Tour

Networking Café

13 May 2016

Graphene Commercialisation Opportunities and Challenges . An industry engagement event


Jointly presented by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and The Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials with support from the Australian National Fabrication Facility.

This one-day symposium at the University of Wollongong's Innovation Campus will present news and ideas around raw materials sources, chemical processes, fabrication tools and commercialisation opportunities and challenges. A lab tour will run during the lunch break for those interested.

Registrations close 29 April 2016.

When: Wednesday, 4 May 2016 from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM (AEST).
Where: Innovation Campus - North Wollongong, NSW 2500.

Key speakers:
Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan, National Graphene Institute, University of Manchester;
Dr. Bill (Yan) Qu, Sixth Element (Changzhou) Materials Technology Co;
Prof. Gordon Wallace, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science;
Prof. Dan Li, The Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials, Monash University;
Prof. Michael Fuhrer, The Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials, Monash University;
Assoc. Prof. Wenhui Duan, The Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials, Monash University;
Assoc. Prof. Mainak Majumder, The Monash Centre for Atomically Thin Materials, Monash University;
Dr. Caiyun Wang, University of Wollongong;
Prof. David Officer, University of Wollongong;
Chris Gilbey, Imagine Intelligent Materials Pty Ltd;
Neil Wilson, Romar Engineering;
Mark Muzzin, Ionic Industries;
Peter Masterson, AusIndustry;
Stefan Delfgou, University of Wollongong; and
Julie Matarczyk, University of Wollongong.

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IPOS Seminar: At the speed limit and a the boundaries of the measurable with Prof. Dr. Ursula Keller

Date: Wednesday, 13 April 2016
Time: 3.00 – 4.00 pm
Venue: Sydney Nanoscience Hub, Harry Messel Lecture Theatre, The University of Sydney

Whether at her coffee machine in the morning, on her way to work in the car or at her computer in the office – Ursula Keller keeps seeing items in her daily life that were produced with the aid of laser processing. Nowadays, these powerful light sources are used in many places to shape surfaces or cut materials to the right size, and Keller has had a major hand in this. As a professor of experimental physics over 20 years ago, she developed SESAM technology that enables powerful laser light to be focused into ultra-short pulses. And it is these same, short, high-energy pulses that make it possible to process materials in a gentle, precise way. The further development of the lasers, however, is only part of Ursula Keller’s work. For her group also uses them to study ultrafast processes. Her cutting edge laser technology enabled for example the world’s most accurate clocks – the optical clock and the attoclock. With the optical clock we can measure a few centimeters of height differences as predicted by Einstein’s general relativity theory or can help to discover new planets. With the attoclock we can study the tunnel effect, a quantum-mechanical phenomenon that was previously impossible to investigate experimentally because it takes place at an inconceivable speed. In concrete terms, it concerns how quickly an electron excited with light can be transported away from an atom which can take place in the space of attoseconds, i.e. a billionths of a billionth of a second. This talk will give a general introduction how we can access a new regime of measurements in our “ultrafast world” which has a big impact on our everyday lives. For without these extremely speedy processes there would be no photosynthesis, no breathing and no eyesight.