[ASC-list] ACT EVENT: SEMINAR BY EZIO RIZZARDO AND DAVID SOLOMON - 7TH MAY 2012‏

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Tue May 1 08:50:14 UTC 2012


*SENT ON BEHALF OF CSIRO - JUST THE MESSENGER PLEASE RSVP BY LINK BELOW
before 6th May
*

 The CSIRO Alumni has pleasure in inviting you to a public seminar, *'From
banknotes to solar panels: Innovations in polymer science'* on 7 May 2012
at CSIRO Discovery, ACT.

Guest presenters, Professors Ezio Rizzardo and David Solomon, are the
recent joint winners of the Prime Minister's Science Prize 2011 for their
work revolutionising polymer science. They will discuss some of the
technologies that they have been instrumental in developing and
commercialising, including polymer bank notes, RAFT technology, polymer
membranes and solar cells.

*Abstract *

Polymer research at CSIRO had its beginnings within the Division of Applied
Mineralogy working on mineral organic complexes, synthesising polymer
applications and importantly the start of developing polymer banknotes. In
1970 David Solomon was transferred to the Division of Applied Chemistry and
in 1974 was appointed the foundation Chief of the new Division of Applied
Organic Chemistry. Under his stewardship leading scientists such as Ezio
Rizzardo, Graeme Moad and San Thang were employed. In 1976 Ezio Rizzardo
was the first of the post doctorates to be employed, quickly becoming
David's right hand man where they rapidly developed a partnership of equals.

Research teams in Australia led by Professors Ezio Rizzardo and David
Solomon have invented revolutionary chemical theories and processes that
are used in almost every university chemistry department, and the
laboratories and factories of DuPont, L'Oréal, IBM, 3M, Dulux and more than
60 other companies.

Their work has been cited more than 12,000 times in scientific literature
and is an integral part of more than 500 patents and counting.

*Guest
presenters: *

Professors Ezio Rizzardo and David Solomon

*Topic:*

>From banknotes to solar panels: Innovations in polymer science

*Date:*

Monday, 7 May 2012

*Time:*

5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start

 7.00 pm onwards - refreshments

*Venue:*

CSIRO Discovery - Clunies Ross Street, Acton, ACT 2601

*Cost:*

Free

*RSVP:*

Register<https://vic.owa.csiro.au/owa/redir.aspx?C=18cd94c7592b4621b0145c1880f7cce0&URL=http%3a%2f%2fcl.exct.net%2f%3fju%3dfe2c167175670275761375%26ls%3dfde515707c620c7b7c117772%26m%3dfef51c747c6401%26l%3dff3416727167%26s%3dfe201079706c0c7d771d72%26jb%3dffcf14%26t%3d>online
by Wednesday, 2 May 2012 or call CSIRO Enquiries on 1300 363 400

The general public is invited to attend so please pass on this invitation
to friends and colleagues.
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