The 9th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (http://acam9.com.au) which will be held on 27-29 November 2017 at UNSW Australia. This is an Engineers Australia sponsored international conference organised by The National Committee on Applied Mechanics. The Congress aims to provide an international forum for researchers, industry practitioners, engineers and postgraduate scholars to promote, exchange and disseminate recent findings on contemporary and wide-ranging topics in Applied Mechanics.
The program of ACAM9 will explore several themes:
Advanced Materials and Structures
Dynamics and Vibration
Fibre Reinforced Composites
Fatigue, Fracture and Failure Analysis of Structures
Mechanics of Geomaterials and Concrete
Multi-functional Structures and Materials
Structural Health Monitoring and Structural Optimization
We are happy to announce Neutron Diffraction and the Nanoscale 2017 (NanoDif 2017), a meeting that will be held in Daejeon (Republic of Korea), July 6-7, 2017 as a satellite of the International Conference on Neutron Scattering, ICNS 2017 to be held in Daejeon, July 9-13, 2017.
The aim of this cross-disciplinary meeting is to review and discuss the state-of-the-art in neutron diffraction at the nanoscale and to bring together researchers from a variety of scientific disciplines including soft matter, materials science, and biology.
We are pleased to announce that the 2016 AINSE-ANBUG Neutron Scattering Symposium will be held on Nov 29/30 at the AINSE conference centre, Lucas Heights, New South Wales, at the site of the ANSTO-operated OPAL research reactor near Sydney.
The symposium is the annual meeting of neutron scattering community in Australia and New Zealand, and also welcomes the many international users of the Australian OPAL research reactor. It is a multidisciplinary meeting of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and software developers who work with neutron scattering and imaging. It therefore provides a unique opportunity to present research highlights, and share local knowledge between the sub-disciplines to guide the direction of future neutron science within Australia, and to educate the next generation of innovators.
To register and for further details please visit the conference website.
This issue includes the announcement of our own Jackie Knobloch as an AONSA Young Research Fellow for 2015, the previously announced award of the AONSA prize to John White, and reports from facilities and conferences around the region.
The AONSA Executive Committee has announced that ANU Research School of Chemistry Professor John White has been awarded the 2015 AONSA prize “For his seminal contributions to the use of neutrons in understanding molecules at interfaces, molecular crystals and self-assembly, for his visionary leadership in establishing the Asia-Oceania neutron scattering community and state-of-art neutron facilities including OPAL, and for his devoted mentoring of young scientists.”
He will be awarded a certificate, a medal and monetary prize (US$5,000) at a prize Ceremony to be held during the 2nd AOCNS (July 19-23, 2015) in Manly, Sydney.
Nominations are now open for the ANBUG awards for 2014. Please follow the instructions on the ANBUG awards page to submit your nominations. Nominations will close around the 1st of September, depending on the date that is set for the AANSS meeting this year. Note that the composition of the awards committee has been changed this year to include recipients of past awards.
The latest AONSA newsletter (Vol 6 No 1) is available from the AONSA website. This edition is chock-full of useful information, including updates from the executive, a J-PARC facility report, reports from national societies and meetings, and advance notice of upcoming meetings and the AONSA school.