The Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials (ARNAM) links together scientists and engineers from diverse disciplines under the one banner to substantially enhance the impact and outcomes of materials research.
The network's research profile is based around the production, processing, characterization, theory and properties of advanced materials, covering bulk, near-surface and thin films. The manufacturing industry and end-user focus of the research covers the following areas:
- Materials drivers for high tech IT, communications and sensor applications
- Innovative structural and functional materials for diverse applications
- Materials solutions for advanced manufacturing
- Materials for a sustainable Australia
The Network aims:
- To enhance research collaboration, interchange of research results and ideas.
- To enhance access to expertise, facilities and cooperation, particularly in areas of materials research at the boundaries of traditional disciplines.
- To enhance research training and career opportunities for students/early career researchers (ECRs), and to help them to connect with the materials community nationally and internationally.
- To connect with industry both directly and through links with industry associations and networks.
- To foster international links with other countries, networks and researchers.
The Network supports:
- Specialist interdisciplinary workshops in topical research areas of relevance to the Networks.
- A major annual event that brings the materials community together.
- Initiatives that assist research and career opportunities for ECRs and research students.
- Travel and accommodation for collaborative research particularly for ECRs/ Research students.
- Study tours for overseas researchers.
New positions listed:
New positions listed, particularly one seeking Materials Scientist:
ARNAM 2007 Annual Report
ARNAM has officially released its 2007 Annual Report, see the complete report including appendices (90pgs - 8.9MB PDF).
ARNAM2008 Annual Workshop
|Note in your diary!|
15 - 18 December 2008.
Major National Research Facilities accessibility through ARNAM
There are major national research infrastructure facilities that are accessible by Australian researcher and are of importance to members of ARNAM in:
Details of facilities & access details can be found on NCRIS websites.
ARNAM has a funding scheme for research students and ECRS to visit Australian (and overseas) laboratories and facilities for collaborative research purposes.
Access to approved NCRIS (Fabrication and Characterisation) facililites by reseach students and ECRs will also be eligibe for travel and accomodation support from ARNAM through our research student/ECR travel grants.
For further details see:
|Latest job available closes 29th June 2007.|
ARNAM 2006 Annual Report
ARNAM has officially released its 2006 Annual Report, see the report here (229KB PDF).
International SPM Image Competition
8 - 11 July 2007
First Announcement and Call for Papers
The ARC Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials 2007 Annual Event will be an informal workshop to be held at the Australian National University’s Kioloa campus immediately after the Materials and AustCeram meeting in Sydney.
The two and a half day workshop will focus on the following five research areas:
ARNAM2007 Annual Workshop
|Note in your diary!|
ANU Kioloa campus
9 Jul - 11 Jul 2007
Sadly one of the network's PhD student members Simon Vos died tragically on the 14th October, 2006.
Simon, who was actively in to rockclimbing and kayaking, is sadly missed by both the outdoors and engineering community.
We would like to congratulate all of our award winners:
The ARC Australian Research Network for Advanced Materials 2006 Annual Event will be an informal workshop in Brisbane at the University of Queensland targeted for around 140 - 150 participants
The two and a half day workshop will focus on the following four research areas:
The International Conference on Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICONN 2006) takes place the following week from the 3 - 7 July 2006 also in Brisbane. This Nanotechnology conerence may be attractive to attendees of the ARNAM workshop.