5th Annual Conference
of the
Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology
Wednesday 17th June 2015


The 5th Annual Conference of the Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology was held on Wednesday 17th June 2015 at the new Flinders University Tonsley Campus. The program was developed to promote engagement and interaction between presenters and attendees through a variety of sessions including invited Keynote speakers, short presentations from each of the NanoCentre Research Leaders, student presentations, poster sessions and workshop activities associated with “how to give a pitch to sell your science”.

The Tonsley facilities provided an impressive venue and the conference was well attended by a broad cross section of NanoCentre members, industry partners, government representatives and visitors.

Four students were invited to give 10-minute talks and from a very competitive field Jade Taylor was awarded the prize for Best Student Presentation.

 The poster session provided the opportunity to directly engage with researchers about the detailed science and methodology of their individual research activities. The posters were also judged with prizes awarded accordingly to: Jonathon Ben-David (1st Prize), Yuya Samura (2nd Prize) and Sian La Vars (3rd Prize).


 Jade Taylor receiving her prize for Best Student Presentation from Centre Director Professor David Lewis Jonathon Ben-David receiving his prize for Best Poster form Centre Director Professor David Lewis 

Workshop activities concluded with individual groups implementing their new skills by providing short presentations to pitch their new idea or innovation. Matt Salier and Kathryn Anderson, both from the New Venture Institute (NVI) at Flinders University, provided constructive feedback to each of the groups before announcing Jakob Andersson, Emma McGough, Abdulrahman Abbas Tuama and Julius Zieleniecki as the winning team.


 Jakob, Emma, Abdulrahman and Julius receiving their prize for the Best Pitch



Valuable networking opportunities were provided throughout the day in support of promoting the dissemination of research outcomes, establishing partnerships and developing further collaborations for new research activities and directions.