MacDiarmid students presenting at ICONN 2016

MacDiarmid students presenting at ICONN 2016

Bringing together New Zealand’s and Australian’s nanotechnology research, several members of our Institute presented at the International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 2016, held in Canberra. Below is a small summary of Christoph Hasenöhrl, one of our Ph.D. students how he experienced the conference. “The MacDiarmid Institute gave me the unique opportunity to travel overseas and attend an international conference about nanoscience and nanotechnology in Canberra, Australia.” “The conference showcased what research is done in the Australasian region. The whole spectra of nanotechnology, ranging from computational nanotechnology to synthesis of novel materials, application of the nanoscience in the fields of nanoelectronics or bionanotechnology and subsequent issues in commercialisation and safety were addressed during the conference. Of particular interest to me were the use of nanomaterials for applications in energy and environment, nanophotonics or use of nanomaterials in biological applications, be it for targeted drug delivery or as contrast agents in nanodiagnostics.” “A special highlight were the excellent invited and plenary speakers for the conference, with one of them being W.E. Moerner, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry for his work on super-resolution optical and fluorescence microscopy.” “Visiting this conference gave me the chance for both personal and professional development and let me make important connections to other researchers in the field. I was able to give a talk in front of an academic audience, working in my field. That opened up great discussions about the directions of future research and potential collaborations.”  

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