Annual Australia–China Symposium on advanced materials

September 21, 2016

Today marks the start of the 12th Australia–China Symposium between the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE), and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).

This year’s symposium is focused on advanced materials, with experts from both countries exploring the fundamentals of advanced materials, advanced materials research, and the industrial applications of advanced materials.

An address by CAS Vice President Professor Tieniu Tan welcomed the researchers to the Symposium, and Australian keynote presentations were delivered by AAS President, Professor Andrew Holmes and ATSE President, Professor Peter Gray.

A group of 16 early- and mid-career researchers are also attending the event, observing proceedings and presenting posters on their own research.

The purpose of these symposia are to strengthen existing or develop new scientific collaborations between Australian and Chinese researchers, and have successfully led to the establishment of organisations such as the Australia–China Consortium for Astrophysical Research.

The Australia–China Symposium is supported by the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.

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