IC21 Prizes for Maja and Vincent

Congratulations to Maja and Vincent on winning prizes at last week’s virtual RACI Inorganic Chemistry Division meeting IC21!

MSc student Vincent Nadurata won the Chem Comm prize for his poster “Explorations in the realm of valence tautomerism: rich redox activity and solvatochromism in a series of heteroleptic Co complexes”

PhD student Maja Dunstan won a prestigious Don Stranks award for her talk and poster “Crystal field splitting and exchange coupling in lanthanoid(III)-semiquinonate complexes”

ARC LIEF Grant for Magnetometry Facility

Congratulations to Colette, who has led a successful ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) bid for a Magnetometry Facility for Molecular and Nanoscale Materials involving the University of Melbourne, RMIT Univesity, Monash University and the University of Tasmania.  The funds will allow the purchase and installation of a SQUID Magnetometer in the School of Chemistry at the University of Melbourne and the construction of a Dynamic Mode Torque Cantilever Magnetometer at RMIT University.


Magnetometry Facility for Molecular and Nanoscale Materials

Associate Professor Colette Boskovic; Associate Professor Lan Wang; Professor Paul Mulvaney; Professor Cameron Jones; Dr Rebecca Fuller; Dr Torben Daeneke; Associate Professor Brendan Abrahams; Associate Professor Jianzhen Ou; Dr David Turner; Professor Dan Li; Associate Professor Lisandra Martin; Associate Professor Alessandro Soncini

Advances in information and communications technology are critically dependent on increasing the capacity, speed and energy efficiency of logic and memory electronic devices. These improvements can be achieved by reducing component size to the nanoscale and using magnetic spin as well as charge. This Project aims to establish Australia’s first integrated Magnetometry Facility for determining the magnetic properties of a range of nanoscale materials down to the level of individual nanomagnets. The Facility will provide crucial characterisation capabilities for Australian researchers, building capacity to develop new magnetic nanomaterials and devices for high-density data storage, quantum computing and spintronics.


“Women in Chemistry II” special issue of Aust J Chem out now

Check out the “Women in Chemistry II”  special double issue of the Australian Journal of Chemistry, co-edited by A/Prof Colette Boskovic and Dr Georgina Such and featuring a foreword by Professor Emeritus Frances Separovic.

This special joint issue contains a collection of papers contributed by women chemists from around Australia. It showcases their achievements and recognises the broad impact women have on chemistry and its related sciences.

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