The 4th Annual Conference of the Flinders Centre for NanoScale Science and Technology took place on Wednesday 18th June 2014 at Flinders in the City, Victoria Square. See here for the booklet of abstracts presented on the day.

Introduction from the Centre Director,Professor David Lewis


Professor Tomonobu Nakayama, NIMS


Professor Zeid AlOthman, KSU

The day began with talks from invited speakers Professor Tomonobu Nakayama from NIMS, Japan and Professor Zeid Al Othman from King Saud University. They both took time to highlight to centre members some of their most recent cutting edge research.

In addition to hearing about current science, this year the conference hosted a professional development workshop based around poster design for scientists delivered by David Morgan, Creative Services Manager at Inprint Design. This session highlighted valuable guidelines for creating posters and making your work stand out.

David Morgan from Inprint, delivering the design workshop


Sani Muke & Greg Dicinoski from the Reserve Bank Australia

It is also important to recognise leading research being carried out locally, so in the afternoon presentations were delivered by Professor Ross McKinnon, Director of the Flinders Centre for Innovation in Cancer. Following this Dr Greg Dicinovski, Head of Research at the Reserve Bank of Australia gave an insight into the science behind banknotes.

Research Leaders with the invited speakers

The centre trophies designed & produced by FabLab

David Lewis with Advisory Board members Professor Paul Mulvaney & Professor Kohei Uosaki

In addition to this 10 Centre members were select to give presentations on their Research, these were judged by the Reserach Leaders. Anirudh Sharma was awarded 1st prize. At the end of the day there was an opportunity for Centre members to present their work in poster format. The invited speakers awarded prizes to 1st place - Kasturi Vimalanathan, 2nd Place – Jackie Knobloch and 3rd place – Andrew Stapleton.

Best Talk awarded to Anirudh Sharma


Best Poster awarded to Kasturi Vimalanathan


Overall the conference was well received and provided a unique opportunity for Centre members to come together and share their research.