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International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering

It is a great pleasure and honour, as Conference Chairs and representatives of the hosting university to invite colleagues from academia and business, as well as young researchers and students from all parts of the world to attend the Materials Oceania 2021 conference. The conference, scheduled from October 11-14, 2021 is organized by Prism Scientific Services in collaboration with The University of Queensland.

The conference will underpin the need and importance of collaboration and cooperation by individuals from a wide range of professional backgrounds. Materials Oceania will bring together a multidisciplinary group of scientists and engineers from all over the world to present latest findings and to exchange their ideas. This in turn paves the way for further discoveries, which most often happen where disciplines and specialists meet and congregate. In fact the development of materials was, is and will be fundamental for all technological applications, and in the entire field of applied science targeting the improvement of quality of life for humanity. At the end of the conference, we hope that attendees will feel they have generated the most up-to-date information available.

We hope that you will join us for a symphony of outstanding science, and to also take a little extra time to enjoy the spectacular and unique beauty of Brisbane City.

For more details please visit: https://www.materialsconferenceaustralia.com

International Conference on Materials Science and Engineering

Following on from the success of Materials Oceania 2019, Prism Scientific Services is continuing its legacy in organizing premium materials science conferences with the objective to promote the gathering of scientists, students and industry experts to exchange and enhance their knowledge and ideas for future materials applications. The Materials Asia 2020 conference is scheduled during June 15-17 in Bali, Indonesia.


The AIP-QLD is looking for nominations of Physics teachers that have made a positive impact to teaching Physics to students at the high school level by anyone of the following criteria.

  1. Promote student interest in physics by providing an environment that stimulates student curiosity and learning.
  2. Use, develop or write innovative instructional materials and new technologies and approaches to the teaching of physics.
  3. Be a positive role model or mentor for other teachers of physics.
  4. Participate in professional development activities in science as a facilitator and continuous development as an effective science educator, with a focus on physics.

If you have a colleague, a former teacher of your own, or have heard of an inspiring teacher in your circle of friends, please consider nominating them for this years award by filling out the nomination form and sending this nomination (or any inquiries) by email to: aip_branchsecretary_qld@aip.org.au

The award consists of a cash prize, plaque and certificate.

Nominations close Friday 24 July 2020.

Awards and Prize nominations open, ARC Senate Order passed, Call for stories, and more physics in March

It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr Cathy Foley has been made an Honorary Fellow of the AIP. I wholeheartedly congratulate Cathy for her contributions to physics. This month’s bulletin picture is of the AIP council members applauding after the motion was passed unanimously at our annual council meeting recently. More details below.

That event and our Annual General Meeting were held in Melbourne in early February. It was a great opportunity for representatives to come together to plan and make decisions for the year ahead. Our wonderful Honorary Secretary, Kirrily Rule, has written a great report which I encourage you to read; see below for details.

The review of the decadal plan for physics is seeking case studies for the publication. See below for details on how you can contribute.

In this bulletin we meet another Hidden Physicist with a wonderful career story. Andreas Schreiber leads the bioinformatics groups of the Centre of Cancer Biology and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation (ACRF) Cancer Genomics Facility in Adelaide.

I was thrilled to hear the news at the end of February that the Senate has ordered a change to the way Australian Research Council grants are announced. This is a big improvement for researchers, and for transparency. Read more below.

There’s a chance to have your say on Australia’s future in space. The National Committee for Space and Radio Science is seeking your input, via an online survey – details below.

And be on the look-out for news soon about the AIP Congress 2020, which will be held in Adelaide from 7 to 11 December.

Kind regards,

Jodie Bradby
President, Australian Institute of Physics

Continue reading Awards and Prize nominations open, ARC Senate Order passed, Call for stories, and more physics in March

Nominations Closing Soon: The Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award for Physical Sciences

Nominations close 5pm (AEST) 30 June 2019

The Phillip Law Postdoctoral Award is for excellence in scientific research by an early career researcher in the physical sciences. It made possible from the generous bequest to the Society from the estate of the late Dr Phillip Garth Law AC.

The award is open to suitably qualified post-doctoral candidates in the area of the Physical Sciences, which include Astronomy, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, all branches of Engineering, and related sciences.



Application is open to candidates within seven years (at the deadline of application) of the awarding of their doctorate from a University in the State of Victoria, Australia.  Applicants must either be an Australian Citizen or have Australian Resident Status. The Society will consider adjusting the seven year window for candidates who have spent time as primary carers following their PhD – please contact the Royal Society of Victoria if this applies to you to discuss eligibility.



Open on Tuesday, 1 May, 2019 and close at 5pm on Saturday, 30 June, 2019.

Candidates should nominate themselves.  The application should consist of:

  • A brief Curriculum Vitae (no more than four A4 pages) including full contact details of the applicant.
  • Proof of citizenship or residency status (a copy of the applicant’s birth certificate, citizenship certificate or certificate of permanent residency status).
  • A statement (up to three A4 pages) summarising the applicant’s research contribution and including the names and contact details of two referees.
  • A list of publications in peer reviewed journals.  For multi-authored publications, the contribution of each author should be indicated.



Should be in the form of a single PDF file sent via email and marked for the attention of the Chief Executive Officer at rsv@rsv.org.au .


The Award:

The successful candidate will receive an award certificate and a prize of $3000.

The prize winner will deliver a 45 minute talk on their research to an audience of members of the Royal Society of Victoria and guests on Thursday 19th September 2019 at 7pm at the Society’s Hall.


Nominations close 5pm (AEST) 30 June 2019

For more information, visit https://rsv.org.au/awards-and-prizes/dr-phillip-law-ac-post-doctoral-award/