Volume 2, Issue 2 (December 2011) available now!
The latest edition of the Australian Nanotechnology Alliance (ANA) Newsletter can be accessed here.
Previous editions may be viewed at http://nanotechnology.org.au/newsletters/.
Hosted by ASME
October 4, 2011
Materials and Technological Challenges for Large Scale Energy Storage
Speaker: Jun Liu, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
December 6, 2011
Energy-Water Nexus IMECE2011 Report & Energy for Water Provision
Speaker: Michael Webber, University of Texas, Austin
February 7, 2012
From Nanofabrication to Nanomanufacturing
Speaker: Hanchen Huang, University of Connecticut
April 3, 2012
Water Needs for Transportation and/or Electricity
Speaker: Carey King, University of Texas, Austin
June 5, 2012
Nanoscale Heat Transfer for Emerging Energy Technologies
Speaker: Professor Tim Fisher, Purdue University
ASME Nano Educational Series
Introducing the new ASME Nano Educational Series (both video and audio podcasts) The podcasts are being offered on a complimentary basis - click here to start downloading.
Podcasts and Webinars
- A podcast on Nano Photovoltaics with Loucas Tsakalakos, GE Global Research is posted on the ASME Nanotechnology Institute Web site and is available for you to download. Click here to download.
- 29 March 2011: PODCAST - Nano Photovoltaics with Loucas Tsakalakos, GE Global Research.
- 10 May 2011: WEBINAR - Validated Multiscale Immersed Electrokinetic Molecular Finite Element Methods for the Analysis and Design of Nano-Devices in Bio-Sensing and Drug/Gene Transport with instructor Professor Wing Kam Liu, Northwestern University (10.00am Pacific/1.00pm Eastern).
14 September 2011: WEBINAR - FEA Best Practices for Stents with instructors Xiao Yan Gong, Medical Implant Mechanics, LLC & Nuno Rebelo, Simulia (10.00am Pacific/1.00pm Eastern).
For more information about the ASME Nano Educational Series, please download the flier below.
Workplace Health and Safety Queensland
Please visit the Queensland Government website for information on Nanotechnology. Below is a Nanomaterial Control Banding Tool Worksheet avaiable for download.
Safe Work Australia
Safe Work Australia is implementing the Nanotechnology Work Health and Safety Program, which supports the National Enabling Technologies Strategy. The Program focuses on:
- Ensuring nanotechnology is covered appropriately within the Work Health and Safety Regulatory Framework
- Improving understanding of the hazardous properties of engineered nanomaterials
- Assessing the effectiveness of workplace controls in preventing exposure to engineered nanomaterials
- Developing procedures for detecting and measuring emissions exposure in workplaces
- Providing information and guidance for Australian nanotechnology organizations
- Ensuring consistency with international approaches & contributing to international work
Under the program, Safe Work Australia has published a number of nanotechnology work health and safety documents. These are:
- Engineered Nanomaterials: A review of the toxicology and health hazards
- Engineered Nanomaterials: Evidence on the effectiveness of workplace controls to prevent exposure
- An Evaluation of MSDS and labels associated with the use of engineered nanomaterials
- Developing workplace detection and measurement techniques for carbon nanotubes
- Engineered Nanomaterials: Investigating substitution and modification options to reduce potential hazards
- Engineered Nanomaterials: Feasibility of establishing exposure standards and using control banding in Australia
Perspectives in Industrial Nano-Materials
The Presentation by Dr Jose Alarco and Dr Shelley Brown-Malker of the Very Small Particle Company (VSPC) will provide a perspective of the use and application of nano-materials with reference to a case study on battery materials. For further background visit the VSPC website www.vspc.com
Dr Jose Alarco: Principal Scientist - VSPC
Adjunct Professor, Chemistry - Queensland University of Technology (QUT)
Dr. Alarco is a founder and co-inventor of VSPC's technologies. He is a very experienced research scientist with an outstanding academic career. He is co-author on numerous peer-reviewed papers in the fields of superconductors, ceramics, nano-materials, properties and microstructural characterization. He has spent the last 11 years concentrating on nano-materials and worked in collaboration with major international companies. More recently, while he still continues at VSPC, he has also become an Adjunct Professor in Chemistry at Queensland University of Technology (QUT), where he is helping to establish stronger links between Industry and QUT's research.
Dr Shelley Brown-Malker: Chief Technical & Operations Manager, VSPC
Dr Brown-Malker joined VSPC in August 2010 and has a background in chemical engineering, applied electrochemistry and bioelectrochemical engineering. She completed a PhD in Electrochemical Engineering in 2008, spending 4.5 years in Sweden researching lithium-ion batteries for power-assist hybrid electric vehicles as part of the Swedish Green Car project. She has worked with the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency on energy storage for application in satellites. As a research Fellow at UQ she took on a project management role for BioElectrochemical System work which formed the basis of award winning contribution to the development of Anaerobic Digestion Technology. Dr Brown-Malker was part of the team that won the UQ Enterprize award (Bilexys) and is credited for integrating advanced battery design into BES technology, resulting in a five fold increase in volumetric energy density.
Please click on the links below for information on Nano-Engineering.
Article from Engineers Australia Magazine, Vol 82 No 12 December 2010
- Nanoengineering in Australia - Outlook and Challenges (Tito Cueva)
- Ethical Challenges in Nanotechnology
- Enabling Technologies for Australian Innovative Industries - Prime Minister's Science, Engineering & Innovation Council
- Snapshot of Nanoengineering in Australia
- Report of the Industry Uptake of Enabling Technologies Foresight Workshop - Building Products
- Nanotechnology Australian Capability Report 3rd Edition - 2007
- Australian Nanotechnology - Capability & Commercial 2nd Edition - 2005
- Nanotechnology Australia - Capability & Compatibility Report 2004
- Assessing Australia''s Innovative Capacity - 2003
- Mapping Australian Science & Technology - 2003
- Emerging Industries - Nanotechnology Applications and Opportunities for Australia - 2002
- Australian Nanotechnology Industry Directory - 2005
- Australian Nanotechnology Research Institution Directory - 2005
Please click on the links below for information on Nano-Engineering.
- Suzhou Nanotech Newsletter, January 2013
- Latest Edition of the SingNano Newsletter Available Here!
- Nanotechnology Capabilities Report of Suzhou, China
- Nanotechnology Capabilities Report of Singapore
- Nanotechnology: Shaping the World Atom by Atom
- Societal Implications of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
- Snapshot of the International Nano-Engineering Scene
- Nanostructure Science and Technology: A Worldwide Study
- National Nanotechnology Initiative: The Initiative and its Implementation Plan (USA)
- PMSEIC 2005 Report on Nanotechnology
- MiniFAB Newsletter July 2012
- Suzhou Nanotech Newsletter Special Edition 1 July 2012
- Nanoglobe August 2012 - information on upcoming events in Asia
- Nanoglobe October 2012 - Asia's drive towards Nanotech commercialisation
- Nanoglobe April 2013 - Insights on Asia's nanotechnology commercialisations