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AIP Annual Physics in Industry Days

What are the Physics in Industry Days?

The annual Physics in Industry Days has been an initiative to bring together researchers, industry, service providers, decision makers, educators and the general public to connect and learn around a chosen topic - either an industry sector or an area of science with significant industrial or national impact in the future. It is intended to be an informal gathering with interesting and informative speakers pitched at a level to engage with an informed general audience. Hosted at CSIRO at Lindfield, the program for the day builds in time to network as well as engage in a site tour to experience first-hand some of the research and development conducted on site by CSIRO, the National Measurement Institute (NMI) or on of the high-tech companies co-located at the Lindfield Collaboration Hub (LCH) .

2023 Physics in Industry Day:

The Future of Semiconductors

The Australian Institute of Physics partners with the CSIRO in an annual "Physics in Industry Day" to explore and promote the role of physics in industry and the community.

In 2023, our topic will explore how Australia can arrest the decline of the semiconductor industry by exploiting niche manufacturing and exploiting unconventional applications.

What are the discussion topics?

Session 1: The Current State of the Australian Semiconductor Industry

Session 2: Unconventional Applications of Semiconductors

Session 3: Future Opportunities



8:30-9:00 Registration - Arrival, registration, refreshments

9:00 Welcome & Keynote

9:40 The Current State of the Australian Semiconductor Industry


11:00 Unconventional Applications of Semiconductors


12:30 Lunch

The lunch break will provide time for attendees to participate in one of a range of Lindfield site facility tours

14:00 Future Opportunities


15:30 Conclude & afternoon tea

Previous Physics in Industry Days:

2007 Powering Australian Industry

2008 Nanotechnology

2009 Medical Physics Showcase

2010 The Future of Urban Transport

2011 Innovation in Packaging

2012 Telecommunications

2013 The Future of Aerospace

2014 Physics of the Mind

2016 The Lindfield Collaboration Hub

2017 Return on Invention

2018 Space, Aerospace & Defence

2019 Solving Global Challenges

2022 Attaining industrial Quantum (iQ)

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Contact Details

The Industry Days are organised by Scott Martin - happy to consider recommendations for future topics or explore participation as a speaker, panellist, sponsor or exhbitor. 

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