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Weekly newsletter | vol 41 no 36 | 5–9 October 2015


Director's Colloquium - 8 October

Do extra dimensions exist? - Professor Konstantin Zarembo

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Congratulations - 25 years service

Congratulations to Prof Rob Elliman on his 25th anniversary at ANU.  Rob joined RSPE on 27 September 1990 as a founding member of the Department of Electronic Materials Engineering, and is its longest serving Head, having served in that role for 11 years.  Since moving to ANU Rob has worked on a broad range of research projects in the fields of semiconductor materials science and radiation effects in materials, among others.  He has also been responsible for developing the Department’s world class accelerator facilities and currently serves as the Director of an NCRIS node in this area (Australian Facility for Advanced Ion-Implantation Research). 


Funding Opportunities

ARC Linkage Projects 
Applications for ARC Linkage Projects may open in mid-September and close in mid-November. If you are interested in applying (both ANU-led and externally-led bids) please notify

ANU – COST Travel Grant Scheme
ANU has exclusively partnered with the Australian Academy of Science to deliver support of up to $7,000 for ANU researchers to participate in EU COST Actions. Participation in COST can lead to engagement in major projects and initiatives such as Horizon 2020 and the European Research Council. Further information is available here (ANU login).


2016 ANU Alumni Awards now open

Nomination forms, eligibility and criteria details available here

RSPE nominations contact: Kavitha Robinson

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2015 Directors Awards

The Director’s Awards recognise outstanding service to our School by a team and/or individual staff member. All members of the RSPE community are eligible, as are our colleagues from the local College administration group based in The Huxley Building. The Awards will be presented at this years RSPE Founders Day - Friday 16 October 2015.

Further information is available here or by contacting Tania Maxwell, EA to the Director 

Closing date for nominations is Friday 2 October 2015.

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Founders' Day 2015

RSPE Founders' Day will be celebrated Friday 16 October 2015.

Invitations have been sent. For catering purposes please ensure that RSVPs are registered online (via the link on the invite) - due 12 October 2015.

Should you have any concerns or have not recieved an invitation please contact Tania Maxwell.


RSPE Intranet update

Thanks to Martin Conway for his updates and improvements to the RSPE intranet and the inclusion of Stores and Purchasing.

Please take the time to have a look.



Training course:

  • Self-contained brething apparatus (OHSG24) 13 October 2015

 Registration via HORUS



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