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Australian Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference

The Australian Colloid and Surface Science Student Conferences have, since 1967, provided postgraduate students of colloid and surface science with an opportunity to present and discuss their research in an informal, supportive and friendly atmosphere. This conference is now held in February (in even numbered years). The location is chosen by the organising university.
The ACSSSC plays an important role in the education and training of Australian Colloid Science students and a small, but growing number of international students. We encourage all postgraduate students to attend at least one of these meetings. There is usually no need to encourage attendance at subsequent meetings! Perhaps this is why there is excellent attendance by supervisors at these conferences, for after all, many of today’s supervisors began their careers in colloid science at our famous Student Conference.

Next Meeting: 28th Australian Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference
Date: 6-10 February 2012
Place: Riverwood Downs, Newcastle , NSW
Conference Organisers: Rob Atkin and Grant Webber.

Hunter-Healy Award

The Healy-Hunter Award honours the founders of the Australian Colloid and Surface Science Student Conference; Professor Tom Healy (The University of Melbourne) and Professor Bob Hunter (University of Sydney), who first organised such a conference in 1967. The conferences have been held regularly since this time.

The Award, which highlights and recognises the most outstanding student oral presentation at the conference, consists of a commemorative medal and a contribution towards the travel costs of attending an international conference. In 1998, a Royal Australian Chemical Institute Award Trust was formed as a result of the generous financial support of many Australian surface and colloid science researchers and research groups. Students enrolled at an Australian university are eligible candidates for this award.

Guidelines

  1. All staff attending the student conference are eligible to vote. Supervisors may vote for their own PhD students if so desired.
  2. In judging the award, staff consider the quality of science, oral/visual skills, and construction and flow of the presentation.
  3. In the event of a tie in the voting, the Chair of the RACI Division of Colloid and Surface Science (or nominee) will have the casting vote.
  4. The award can be won only once by any individual.

Previous winners of the award:

  • 2010 Robert Hayes (Newcastle Uni)
  • 2008 Luke Parkinson (IWRI, University of South Australia)
  • 2006 Jacqui McRae (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • 2004 Drew Evans (Australian National University)
  • 2002 Nicola Richards (IWRI, University of South Australia)
  • 2001 Rod Harris (LaTrobe University)
  • 1999 Wuge Briscoe (IWRI, University of South Australia
  • 1998 Janine Burns (University of Newcastle)

Poster prize

Awarded to the student with the best poster presented at the conference.

  • 2010 Melanie Ramiasa (IWRI, UniSA)
  • 2008 Alan Chan (CSIRO)
  • 2006 Christine Henry (ANU)
  • 2004 Alexandra Angelatos (University of Melbourne)
  • 2002 Emelyn Smith (University of Newcastle) & Hadi Lioe (Melbourne University)
  • 2001
  • 1999 Valeria Tohver (University of Illinois)
  • 1998 Barry Fleming (University of Newcastle)

Most Probing Question Award

Students are encouraged to ask questions of each presenter and the most probing query is awarded this trophy. Just occasionally a supervisor asks a more probing question….

  • 2010 Khay Fong (Monash) - “What is the point of EAN”
  • 2008 Rudi Spehar (University of Melbourne)
  • 2006 Russel Crawford (Swinburne University of Technology)
  • 2004 Tom Healy (Melbourne University)
  • 2002 ??? (Melbourne University)
  • 2001 Phil Attard (IWRI, University of South Australia)
  • 1999 John Enlow (Otago University)
  • 1998 Niem Tri (Monash University)

Most Memorable Moment Award

This non-scientific award is made for the most outstandingly memorable contribution to the conference in any arena!

  • 2010 Hanne Evenbratt (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden) -for hitting John Ralston on his head with cricket ball
  • 2008 Santanu Ray (IWRI, University of South Australia)
  • 2006 Santanu Ray (IWRI, University of South Australia)
  • 2004 Sashi Parcha (Melbourne University)
  • 2002 Simon Ferguson (University of Newcastle)
  • 2001 Bob Hunter (University of Sydney)
  • 1999 Brett Macaulay & Grant Webber (University of Newcastle)
  • 1998 Anthony O’Dea (IWRI, University of South Australia)

History

No.

Date

Place

Host University

Conference Organisers (student, staff)

Special Guests

Delegates (students + staff + industry + CSIRO & ANSTO+ guests)

Presentations (student talks + guest/post doc talks + posters)

28

Feb 2012

Newcastle

University of Newcastle

Rob Atkin and Grant Webber

 

 

 

27

Feb 2010

Adelaide

Uni South Australia

Jonas Addai-Mensah, Tim Barnes & Marta Krasowska

     

26

Feb 2008

Warrnambool

Monash University

Ben Boyd & Ian Larson

Prof Brian Vincent & Prof Hans-Jurgen Butt

74 + 45 + 5 + 7 + 6 = 137

39 + 1 + 30 = 70

25

Feb 2006

Beechworth

Swinburne/U Melb

Kate Drummond, Mike Angove, Muthupandian Ashokkumar, Devi Sunartio, Tabitha Cesnak, Francoise Gelb

Prof. Stan Sandler

83 + 38 + 2 + 7 + 1 = 131

40 + 1 + 38 = 79

24

Feb 2004

Sunset Cove

IWRI

Gayle Morris, Kathryn Prohaska, David Beattie, Nate Stevens, Gary Hanly, Gillian Kaggwa, Lucy Wang

Prof. Terence Cosgrove, Prof. Paul Luckman

78 + 32 + 4 + 2 = 116

46 + 1 + 27 = 74

23

Sept 2002

Lake Hume

Melbourne

Franz Grieser, Scott McLean, Kerry Hambridge, Peter Scales, Muthupandian Ashokkumar

Dr Ray Dagastine, Dr Fiona Scholes, Prof Stephan Herminghaus

63 + 48 + 3 = 114

31 + 3 + 32 = 66

22

Feb 2001

Bendigo

Swinburne

Marylou Molphy, Ian Harding, Russell Crawford, Lyndal Roberts, Danni Tilmanis, Choon Jek Ang, Lidia Konkol, My Linh Ly, Peter Sanciolo

Dr Justin Cooper-White, Dr David Beattie

62 + 1 + 47 = 110

39 + 2 + 23 = 64

21

Sept/Oct 1999

Morpeth

Newcastle

Barry Fleming, Shannon Notley, Erica Wanless, Simon Biggs

Dr Laurent Michot, Dr Michael Bevan

86 + 40 + 13 + 4 = 143

47 + 2 + 29 = 78

20

Feb 1998

Hahndorf

IWRI

Ben Francis, Paul Jenkins, Roger Horn

Dr Jim Baygents, Dr Jordan Petrov, Dr Thomas Zemb

79 + 44 + 8 + 3 = 141

49 + 3 + 32 = 84

19

Sept 1996

Murramarang

ANU

David Williams, Edie Sevick

(unable to attend)

79 + 37 + 2 + 0 = 118

43 + 0 + 31 + 74

18

Feb 1995

Fairy Meadow

Sydney

Greg Warr
Mark Rutland

Prof Henk Lekkerkerker

98 + 71 + 15 + 1 = 185

76 + 0 + 10 = 86

17

Feb 1993

Geelong

Melbourne

Robert Hall, Stephanie Faulkner, Peter Scales

Prof David Beaglehole, Prof Mats Almgren

82 + 48 + 12 + 2 = 144

70 + 2 + 0 = 72

16

Sept 1991

Roseworthy

South Australia

Belinda Braggs, Marianne Montalti

Dr Avi Marmur, Dr Ian Pitman

70 + 33 + 13 + 2 = 118

62 + 2 + 0 = 66

15

Jan/Feb 1990

Camden

Sydney

Alice Lamb, Bob Hunter

Prof Theo van der Ven

45 + 29 + 13 = 87

45 + 0 + 0 = 45

14

Aug 1988

Albury

Melbourne

Greg Allan, Ewen Silvester, Franz Grieser

Dr Bob James, Prof Pierre Bothorel

48 + 42 + 15 + 2 = 107

48 + 0 + 0 = 48

13

Feb 1987

Kioloa

ANU

Mark Rutland, Ric Pashley

Dr Dave Deamer

35 + 14 + 5 + 1 = 55

33 + 3 + 0 = 36

12

Feb 1985

Roseworthy

SAIT

Robert Hayes

Dr Luuk Koopal

28 + 13 + 7 + 1 = 49

27 + 1 + 0 = 28

11

May 1983

Yarrawood

Sydney

Matt Ballard, Don Napper

Dr Dick Buscall

32 + 13 + 5 + 1 = 51

29 + 1 + 0 = 30

10

Feb 1982

Mt. Eliza

Melbourne

Robert Lamb

Prof David Tabor

32 + 28 + 10 = 70

29 + 3 + 0 = 32

9

May 1980

Kioloa

ANU

Steve Carnie

Prof Joe Henry, Prof Brian Vincent

26 + 14 + 5 = 45

25 + 0 + 0 =25

8

Nov 1978

Yarrawood

Sydney

Col Bensley

Prof Ron Ottewill

24 + 21 + 8 = 53

26 + 1 + 0 = 27

7

Sept 1977

Melbourne and Blackwood

Melbourne

John Lyons

Dr Tony Parentich

14 + 10 + 9 + 1 = 34

14 + 4 + 0 = 18

6

May 1976

Canberra

ANU

Joe Wolfe

Prof Bob Street

17 + 13 + 2 + 1 = 33

16 + 4 + 0 = 20

5

Nov 1974

Sydney and Woy Woy

Sydney

Bruce Firth

Dr Harley Wright, Dr A. Homola

22 + 8 + 8 + 1 = 39

19 + 2 + 0 = 21

4

May 1973

Melbourne and Blackwood

Melbourne

David Yates

(none)

19 + 5 + 6 + 0 = 30

(unknown)

3

Feb 1972

Sydney

Sydney

Harley Wright

Prof Jim Quirk, Dr Sam Levine

(unknown)

10 + 0 + 0 = 10

2

Aug 1970

Melbourne

Melbourne

Bob James

Prof Jim Quirk, Dr Stuart Nichol

10 + 2 + 0 + 2 = 14

10 + 2 + 0 = 12

1

May 1968

Sydney

Sydney

John Hayter, Bob Hunter

Dr Murdoch MacKenzie

(unknown)

(unknown)

0

May 1967

Melbourne

Melbourne

(informal meeting)

(none)

(unknown)

(unknown)

 

Last updated 23 September, 2011