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Graphene Composites Workshop and ACES Facilities Tour

Time 9.30am - 3.30pm
Location LKM Theatre, AIIM Facility (Building 236), University of Wollongong (UOW) Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW 2500


Graphene Composites Workshop and Australian Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) Facilities Tour

Workshop: Graphene composites – a lighter and stronger future?

Graphene, a one-atom thick sheet of carbon derived from graphite, is an extraordinary material of enormous interest worldwide due to its high electronic and thermal conductivities, exceptional mechanical strength, thermal stability, inherent chemical resistivity and biocompatibility. This combination of outstanding properties makes graphene one of the most promising materials for composite development. The introduction of graphene into metals, polymers and ceramics can enhance the thermal and electronic conductivity and strength of the bulk material and create composites that are lighter, heat, pressure and wear resistant and even self-lubricating.

During this workshop, you will not only learn about some of the latest national and international advances in graphene and graphene composites but also hear about recent graphene composite use by Australian industry.

Facilities tour: Tour of the ACES/ANFF facilities at UOW

ACES is housed in both the Australian Institute for Innovative Materials (AIIM) Facility (a $28M investment by UOW, NSW and Commonwealth Governments in 2008) and the AIIM-Processing & Devices (P&D) Facility (a 2011 $40M federally-funded extension) at the UOW Innovation Campus providing ACES researchers with a custom built, dynamic and cutting edge research and educational environment to pursue and exploit their research into electromaterials, electrofluidics and diagnostics, synthetic energy systems, soft robotics and synthetic biosystems. Moreover, the AIIM P&D facility houses the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) Materials Node, which provides a critical fabrication capability in the area of medical bionics and materials synthesis through state-of-the-art facilities for the production of small- to large-scale quantities of speciality nanostructured materials (e.g. electronic polymers, conducting nanocarbons, graphene and macromolecules). ACES/ANFF also has one of the best additive manufacturing capabilities in Australia in the Translational Research Initiative for Cell Engineering and Printing (TRICEP) facility beside the Innovation Campus that works with research institutions and industry to develop innovative technologies using 3D printing, bioprinting and bioink development. Tours of the AIIM and TRICEP facilities will take place following the graphene workshop.


Parking is available in the metered car park at the front of the AIIM Facility.