1 December 2015:
Two students will be hosted by CNBP’s RMIT node for a period of eight weeks over the summer period, during which time they will each complete a short term project and also gain hands-on experience in optics, light-matter interaction and the quantitative analysis of data.
The students, Adam Francis and Timothy Doughhney, are both RMIT students and have just completed their third year in physics.
Adam will be looking at quantifying the brightness of new fluorescent nanomaterials on a commercial wide-field fluorescence microscope (the Olympus IX83). Tim will be analysing fluorescence bleaching in fixed biological samples using the same Olympus microscope setup.
Both projects explore fluorescence, which is a fundamental photo-physical process, and how it can be used for imaging.
The two students will be supervised by CNBP researchers Antony Orth and Philipp Reineck.
28 April 2015:
Congratulations to Xianlin Zheng, a Centre PhD student, who has been selected as a recipient of the 2015 Student Travel Award for attendance at CYTO 2015 (The International Society for Advancement of Cytometry’s 30th International Congress). The event is to be held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow, Scotland and the grant has a value of US$1000.
2 April 2015:
Honours student Nur Diana Nordin from the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Adelaide will be working on a transdisciplinary project between Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, under the supervision of Drs Jingxian Yu and Hu Zhang. She will be working on nanomaterials for controlled drug delivery.
13 February 2014: Awards for academic excellence
At the RMIT School of Applied Science Award Ceremony in March 2015, CNBP student representative Ashleigh Heffernan will be presented with two awards for outstanding academic achievement in 2014.
The Walter Boas Memorial Prize is awarded for “the student completing third year Physics courses whose creativity in academic endeavors is judged worthy of recognition” (presented to two people in 2014), and the Nanotechnology Award (Physics) is awarded for “the best overall performance in the double degree Bachelor of Science (Nanotechnology) / Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences) majoring in Physics”. Ashleigh graduated with distinction in December 2014 and will commence a Master of Science degree in March 2015, under the supervision of Associate Professor Brant Gibson at the RMIT Node.
11 February 2015: Welcome:
Adelaide node are delighted to welcome two new students: Irene Willcocks commencing an Honours degree in Chemistry; and Xuanzhao Pan commencing a Masters in Physics.
Both students will be supervised by CNBP Senior Investigator A/Prof Heike Ebendorff