13th International NanoMedicine Conference
The 13th International NanoMedicine Conference was held at Pier One Sydney Harbour Hotel in June 2023. The conference provided a unique forum for bringing together clinicians, biologists, chemists and engineers with an interest in applying nanotechnology for the diagnosis and treatment of disease to improve healthcare and foster an interdisciplinary environment for sharing ideas and establishing networks. Professor Hugh Durrant-Whyte officially opened the conference.
From nanoscale therapeutics and diagnostics to advanced organoid technology, the International NanoMedicine Conference aims to showcase the promise of nanoscale science and engineering in solving grand challenges in medicine and health. Themes included Drug Delivery, Sensors & Imaging, Bioactive Materials, Bio-nano Interactions, Tissue Engineering and Organoid Technology, Clinical Challenges, Industry Session.
3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Additive Manufacturing APOCAM 2023
The 3rd Asia-Pacific International Conference on Additive Manufacturing was held at University of Sydney in June 2023. The conference attracted almost 350 delegates, some travelling from Asia, the USA and Europe, allowing the Australian researchers to present their results to a local and international audience, and foster new collaborations between Australian and international institutions.
During the conference, a symposium was focused on Sustainability and Clean Energy, where researchers presented new ideas to use additive manufacturing to develop sustainable solution in the manufacturing sectors to enable the creation, storage and distribution of clear energy. In addition, the conference focused on advanced manufacturing technologies, and new technologies and applications were presented to an audience containing 10% of industrial attendees. On the last day, the conference was focused on Design, Qualification and Certification to help new technologies be adopted by the manufacturing industry.
2023 IBMD Research Week
The 2023 IBMD Research Week was held at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in June 2023. The conference was organised by the Institute for Biomedical Materials and Devices (IBMD), School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Faculty of Science, UTS and attracted 213 delegates from Australia China, US, UK, Singapore, Hong Kong and Korea.
The week consisted of a series of 7 themed conferences, symposiums and workshops on the topics of photonics, nanotechnology, single-molecule biotechnology, nanothermometry, wearable sensors/devices, volumetric biomedical imaging, computational and digital imaging technologies. Sponsorship funds provided by the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) supported merchandise, catering and student poster prizes.
International Workshop on the Dark Side of the Universe
The 16th International Workshop on the Dark Side of the Universe (DSU 2022) was held at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in December 2022. The conference was hosted by the Sydney Consortium for Particle Physics and Cosmology experimentalists attracted 135 delegates from around the world.
The 5-day conference program covered a wide but balanced range of topics, including dark matter, dark energy, neutrino physics, physics beyond the standard model physics, high-energy astrophysics, cosmology, and gravitational waves. Old scientific ties were strengthened, and new connections were established.
Conferences like DSU 2022 often attract considerable public attention, inspire new generation to study basic science, provide a feed for high school enrichment programs, amongst others.
AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship School
AINSE Ltd., with support from ANSTO, hosts an annual educational school for first-year undergraduate women in STEM, with an emphasis on their career opportunities within nuclear science and engineering. The sixth AINSE Women in STEM and Entrepreneurship (WISE) School ran from 28th November to 2nd December 2022, bringing together 52 students from across 20 AINSE-member universities.
The AINSE WISE School provides an ideal opportunity for students to network with their like-minded peers from across Australia and New Zealand. It also connects students to special guest speakers, from a diverse range of backgrounds, career stages, and STEM disciplines, who share their journeys to successful careers in STEM and pass on advice to the next generation of women in STEM. Sponsorship funds provided by the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) supported merchandise and catering.
Australian Mechanical Circulatory Support Conference
The inaugural Australian Mechanical Circulatory Support Conference was held at University of New South Wales (UNSW) in November 2022. This conference brought together 70 researchers in artificial hearts and lungs from around Australia both in-person and online.
The attendees were from a range of backgrounds, with 31 registered attendees identifying as PhD students, and a good split between engineers and clinicians.
Each day commenced with patient story, setting the scene for the day’s proceedings. Sponsorship funds provided by the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) supported conference catering.
Beaches in Estuaries and Bays (BEBs) Workshop
The BEB workshop and fieldtrip to Gamay (Botany Bay) was held on the sidelines of the International Conference on Coastal Engineering in December 2022. The workshop brought together 17 coastal researchers from 9 countries.
The workshop was an opportunity for global experts to discuss the many management and environmental issues facing beaches in modified estuaries and bays. Sponsorship funds provided by the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) supported transport and workshop catering.
33rd CIRP Design Conference
The 33rd CIRP Design Conference was organised by the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). This prestigious conference marked the first time it was held in Australia. The conference attracted 194 delegates both in-person and online from around the world.
These presentations cover a wide spectrum of topics on different facets of engineering design, including Artificial Intelligence in Design, Design Automation, Data-driven Design, Design Education, Design for Additive Manufacturing, Design and Manufacturing, Design Innovation, Design & Industry 4.0, Sustainable Design, Design Management, Design Modelling & Simulation, Product Development, Design Optimization, Digital Twin, Design Theory & Methodology, Product Service Systems, Virtual Environments in Design, Design of/for X.
Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society
The 66th Annual Meeting of the Australian Mathematical Society took place at University of New South Wales (UNSW) in December 2022.The conference brought together over 400 mathematicians and mathematical scientists from across Australia and the world for scientific exchange and networking.
There were 10 outstanding plenary lectures and more than 300 talks in more than 20 special sessions, many of which were delivered by students. The conference also had several social events, allowing networking opportunities, which again was particularly beneficial for students and early career researchers. Sponsorship funds provided by the NSW Chief Scientist & Engineer (OCSE) supported speaker fees and catering.