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Leon Kane-Maguire Address 2018

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Leon Kane-Maguire Theatre

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Squires Way

North Wollongong, 2500

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A free, public event to celebrate the life of one of Australia's great scientific minds.

About the Leon Kane-Maguire Address

Leon Kane-Maguire was one of Australia’s leading scientists, based at the University of Wollongong. Leon’s pioneering research in nanomaterials was balanced by his down-to-earth attitude and a wicked sense of humour. This annual address commemorates and celebrates Leon’s contribution to research, the building of research teams, the communication of science and the mentoring of the next generation of scientists.

Guest speaker - Professor Timothy Hanks, Furman University, USA

Professor Timothy Hanks joined the Chemistry Department at Furman University in 1990 and is currently the Professor of Chemistry and Department Chair at Furman as well as an Adjunct Professor in the Chemistry Department at Clemson University. He has held visiting positions in the Clemson School of Materials Science and at Commissariat á l’Energie Atomique in Grenoble, France. In 2011 he spent six months as a Fulbright Senior Scholar and Visiting Scientist at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute at the University of Wollongong, Australia.

Prof Hanks research interests focus on mechanisms of self-assembly and the construction of functional materials from highly conjugated polymers. He is currently working on anti-biofouling coatings for ocean vessels and medical implants, biosensors for detecting food pathogens, and the fabrication of 3D scaffolds from electrically conducting hydrogels for tissue engineering applications.

Leon Kane-Maguire Student Prize

This annual prize, donated by the Kane-Maguire family, will be awarded to the highest achieving student completing an Honours degree in the University of Wollongong School of Chemistry.

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There is convenient public parking available through the boom gates to your right as you enter Innovation Campus from Squires Way. The entrance to the AIIM Building is adjacent to the boom gates, There are other options for parking throughout on Innovation Campus for those with UOW parking permits, please follow signage on campus.


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