Science & Technology Seminar Series

Featuring presentations from UNE staff and postgraduate students, and guest presenters.

Details on seminars are included in the expandable boxes below

2017 Seminars


On the Edge of Glory: Polymers for Inorganic Scale Control

On the Edge of Glory: Polymers for Inorganic Scale Control - Dr Chris Fellows

Polymers play an overwhelmingly important role in controlling the formation of inorganic structures in living and non-living systems. The polymers that interact with forming and growing crystallites to modify their behaviour can be effective at very low concentrations, and minor changes in polymer structure can have a dramatic impact on behaviour. This presentation will show results obtained by the presenter and his students and outline a model for this sensitive dependence of behaviour on polymer structure. The key postulate of the model is that minor structural changes in a polymer can induce not only surface activity, but edge-activity, making the polymer more likely to sit at the junction of two faces of a growing crystallite where a small amount can have a disproportionate effect on crystal growth.

My WORK300 experience in a pathology lab - Natasha Wiggins

The unit WORK300, Work Integrated Learning, enables students to apply their academic knowledge in a workplace context, and to reflect and report on the experience, thus increasing their level of career readiness. This seminar is part of the Unit’s assessment tasks.