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Professor Jeffrey Reimers FAA is the recipient of the 2016 David Craig Medal and Lecture and will be presenting a series of David Craig lectures across Australia.

About the Talk - Basic Chemical Theory is Critical to Understanding Nanoparticle Synthesis, 2D Nanostructures, and Photosynthetic Function

Chemistry over the millennia has had many great successes, often despite fundamental knowledge of the actual processes involved. The advent of quantum mechanics a hundred years ago provides the modern basis for understanding these processes, but this theory depicts great complexity rather than the desired simplicity. As a result, modern chemical understanding has become partitioned into different theories for different applications, without any unifying overview. Many fundamental questions often result in an answer of “it does not matter”, but in modern contexts of nanotechnology and biotechnology involving interdisciplinary work, the nature of the bonding can become critical.

About the speaker

Since 2014, Professor Jeffrey Reimers has held joint appointments at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney and the International Centre for Quantum and Molecular Structures, Shanghai University, China where he has strengthened links between these institutions in the areas of chemistry, physics, and materials science. Professor Reimers is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a Member of Materials Australia, American Chemical Society and American Physical Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a PhD in Physics. His work has been widely recognized throughout the community, from national Royal Australian Chemical Institute awards, to many citations in the popular press, to being quoted by Sheldon in “The Big Bang Theory” TV show Season 3, Episode 11. 

Lecture dates:

23 May 2016  UNSW Canberra - 12.30pm - 1:30pm School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences

26 May 2016 UNSW Kensington - 12:00pm - 1:00pm  ChemSci M11

 

 

29 July 2016 The University of Adelaide - Macbeth Lecture Theatre at 12:00pm -1:00pm.

     

2 August 2016 Griffith University - Nathan Campus 3:00pm - 4:00pm  Environment 2 (N13) 0.05

3 August 2016 Griffith University - Gold Coast Campus 10am-11am Building G42 Lecture Theatre 1.04

 

5 August 2016 James Cook University - 12:00pm - 1:00pm room 009-001 and video conferenced to Cairns Campus room E001-112

10 August 2016 University of Western Sydney - 11:30am - 12:30pm, Parramatta North campus, Building LZ, School of Science and Health, Room LZ.G.14

11 August 2016 Curtin University - 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Department of Chemistry Exhibition space (Building 500, room 1102)

12 August 2016 University of Western Australia - 12:00pm to 1:00pm, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Room G.33 (Bayliss Building)

16 August 2016 Latrobe University - 11:00am -12:00pm, LIMS Seminar Room (Room 302, LIMS1 building)

18 August 2016 RMIT University - 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Building 80, Level 5, Room 12 (City Campus)

19 August 2016 Monash University -11:00am - 12:00pm, Bruce West Seminar Room, School of Chemistry, Building 23

23 August 2016 University of Wollongong 12:30pm to 13:30pm, Main Campus, Building 20, Room 20.3

  

11 August 2017 - Deakin University

About the award 

The  is made in honour of the outstanding contribution to chemical research of the late Emeritus Professor David Craig, AO, FAA, FRS. Its purpose is to recognise contributions of a high order to any branch of chemistry by active researchers. The awardee is expected to present several public lectures in cities across Australia.


The above locations and dates are for guide. Links to organisers websites have been provided where lecture details have been advertised online and this page will be updated as more are made available. Please check lecture details with local organisers as these are liable to change without notice. 

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1:00 PM August 22 - 2:00 PM August 22, 2017

2016 David Craig Medal Lectures

Professor Jeffrey Reimers FAA is the recipient of the 2016 David Craig Medal and Lecture and will be presenting a series of David Craig lectures across Australia.

About the Talk - Basic Chemical Theory is Critical to Understanding Nanoparticle Synthesis, 2D Nanostructures, and Photosynthetic Function

Chemistry over the millennia has had many great successes, often despite fundamental knowledge of the actual processes involved. The advent of quantum mechanics a hundred years ago provides the modern basis for understanding these processes, but this theory depicts great complexity rather than the desired simplicity. As a result, modern chemical understanding has become partitioned into different theories for different applications, without any unifying overview. Many fundamental questions often result in an answer of “it does not matter”, but in modern contexts of nanotechnology and biotechnology involving interdisciplinary work, the nature of the bonding can become critical.

About the speaker

Since 2014, Professor Jeffrey Reimers has held joint appointments at the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, University of Technology Sydney and the International Centre for Quantum and Molecular Structures, Shanghai University, China where he has strengthened links between these institutions in the areas of chemistry, physics, and materials science. Professor Reimers is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a Member of Materials Australia, American Chemical Society and American Physical Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a PhD in Physics. His work has been widely recognized throughout the community, from national Royal Australian Chemical Institute awards, to many citations in the popular press, to being quoted by Sheldon in “The Big Bang Theory” TV show Season 3, Episode 11. 

Lecture dates:

23 May 2016  UNSW Canberra - 12.30pm - 1:30pm School of Physical, Environmental and Mathematical Sciences

26 May 2016 UNSW Kensington - 12:00pm - 1:00pm  ChemSci M11

17 June 2016 Craig Symposium ANU - Lecture Theatre of the Birch Building #35

8 July 2016 University of Technology Sydney 3:00pm – 4:30 pm CB04 Building 4, Science Grid Room

27 July 2016 Flinders  University - 1pm - 2pm Room 201 

28 July 2016 University of South Australia - 11:00am - 12:00pm GP1-09, Mawson Lakes campus 

29 July 2016 The University of Adelaide - Macbeth Lecture Theatre at 12:00pm -1:00pm.

1 August 2016 The University of Queensland- 1:00pm - 2:00pm Seminar Room, Ground floor, Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (Bldg 75)     

2 August 2016 Griffith University - Nathan Campus 3:00pm - 4:00pm  Environment 2 (N13) 0.05

3 August 2016 Griffith University - Gold Coast Campus 10am-11am Building G42 Lecture Theatre 1.04

4 August 2016 Queensland University of Technology 11:00am - 12:00pm QUT Gardens Point Campus - Lecture Theatre P512, Level 5, P Block 2 George Street, Brisbane 

5 August 2016 James Cook University - 12:00pm - 1:00pm room 009-001 and video conferenced to Cairns Campus room E001-112

10 August 2016 University of Western Sydney - 11:30am - 12:30pm, Parramatta North campus, Building LZ, School of Science and Health, Room LZ.G.14

11 August 2016 Curtin University - 12:00pm - 1:00pm, Department of Chemistry Exhibition space (Building 500, room 1102)

12 August 2016 University of Western Australia - 12:00pm to 1:00pm, School of Chemistry and Biochemistry Room G.33 (Bayliss Building)

16 August 2016 Latrobe University - 11:00am -12:00pm, LIMS Seminar Room (Room 302, LIMS1 building)

17 August 2016 The University of Melbourne - 5:15pm to 6:15pm, Cuming Theatre, School of Chemistry

18 August 2016 RMIT University - 12:00pm - 1:30pm, Building 80, Level 5, Room 12 (City Campus)

19 August 2016 Monash University -11:00am - 12:00pm, Bruce West Seminar Room, School of Chemistry, Building 23

23 August 2016 University of Wollongong 12:30pm to 13:30pm, Main Campus, Building 20, Room 20.3

24 Aug  The University of Sydney 5pm - 6:30pm School of Chemistry Lecture theatre 1  

7 Dec University of Tasmania 13:00 to 13:50 Chemistry Building, Level 3, Room 329

10 August 2017 - University of Swinburne, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, AGSE207, Hawthorn Campus

11 August 2017 - Deakin University

22 August 2017 - 13:00 to 14:00 Macquarie University, Room F7B-322, Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences.

About the award 

The David Craig Medal is made in honour of the outstanding contribution to chemical research of the late Emeritus Professor David Craig, AO, FAA, FRS. Its purpose is to recognise contributions of a high order to any branch of chemistry by active researchers. The awardee is expected to present several public lectures in cities across Australia.


The above locations and dates are for guide. Links to organisers websites have been provided where lecture details have been advertised online and this page will be updated as more are made available. Please check lecture details with local organisers as these are liable to change without notice. 

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