New Single-Molecule Diode For Miniature Electrical Circuits

A research team from Curtin University that includes AUCAOS member Dr Nadim Darwish has made a diode from a single molecule that could pave the way for smaller electronic devices. For more information on this exciting discovery, please see the following links:

AUCAOS member Dr Paul Shaw joins CSIRO Scientists in Schools program

Dr Paul Shaw recently joined the CSIRO Scientists in Schools program. The program appealed to him as it allowed him to enter a partnership with a local school with a view towards making a lasting difference to STEM education.

While a large proportion of students show a general appreciation for science they do not necessarily relate this to their own lives or consider being a scientist. Paul has been working with Year 3 so far teaching them about light absorption and heat transfer!

Inaugural AUCAOS Meeting

The inaugural meeting of AUCAOS took place at Macquarie University, New South Wales on Monday 13th March 2017.

Attendees in person: Prof Paul Burn (University of Queensland), Assoc Prof Chris McNeill (Monash University), Dr David Huang (University of Adelaide), Dr Andrew Nelson (ANSTO), Dr Tamim Darwish (ANSTO) and Dr Nikos Kopidakis (Macquarie University). Via video link: Dr Ebinazar Namdas (University of Queensland), Dr Shih-Chun Lo (University of Queensland), Dr Ron White (James Cook University) & Alan Mark (University of Queensland).

Research Symposium 2017

Inaugural Australasian Community for Advanced Organic Semiconductors (AUCAOS) Symposium

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa, Kingscliff, New South Wales, Australia.

Arrival (resort check-in): Sunday 3rd December
Symposium: Monday 4th December – Wednesday 6th December 2017

Keynote speakers:
Associate Professor Justin Hodgkiss (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
Dr Scott Watkins (

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The symposium will bring together the AUCAOS members and will be an exciting forum for discussing the latest developments in computation/theory, the chemistry of new materials including, processing, film morphology, and spectroscopy, as well as device physics, and device fabrication / manufacturing / testing.

Important Travel (Time Zone) Information:
During the dates of the conference, Kingscliff (located in New South Wales) will be in Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT).
Both Brisbane Airport and Gold Coast Airport operate on Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST).
Please bear this in mind when planning your travel.

Guidelines for Presenters:
Oral Presentations: A widescreen projector will be used. Please allow 5 minutes at the end of your presentation for questions and discussion.
Poster Presentations: Posters should be A0, portrait.

Peppers Salt Resort & Spa are offering special conference rates, however please note that the standard hotel rooms (single and twin) are now fully booked. Please click here to download the booking form.

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