UOW to host international Frontier Materials Workshop
Five-day event will explore the integration of smart electronics and energy systems
Leading researchers in the fields of electronics, energy systems, bioengineering and biomaterials will gather at the University of Wollongong’s (UOW) Innovation Campus next week (Sunday 17 July to Friday 22 July) to share insights in emerging technologies.
The workshop will celebrate the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between UOW and Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, at the first in-person event between the two signatories.
UOW Vice-Chancellor Professor Patricia Davidson said the conference is an exciting way to cement the new relationship between the universities.
“Through UOW’s newly formalised relationship with SKKU we hope to see much sharing of knowledge and development of new and innovative solutions across our region.
“I look forward to the collaboration and exploration that events like these present, where truly groundbreaking technology can be discussed and ideas extended.”
The workshop, hosted by the Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials at UOW’s Australian Institute for Innovative Materials will bring together researchers from UOW and SKKU to discuss the latest developments in the integration of smart electronics and energy systems.
Chair of the workshop organising committee Professor Jung Ho Kim, said the program will include two-and-a-half days of presentations on latest research being undertaken at UOW and SKKU.
“Over the five-day workshop, attendees can join presentations and discussions in areas including energy materials, solar cells, smart electronics, biomaterials, advanced materials, piezoelectric and multiferroic materials, fundamental materials science and novel applications,” Professor Kim said.
Keynote speakers include:
- Nae-Eung Lee, Dean of Engineering College, SKKU
- Sang-Woo Kim, Director of BK21 Four SKKU MSE Program
- Xiaolin Wang, Director of Institute for Superconducting and Electronic Materials, UOW
- Elena Pereloma, Director of Electron Microscopy Centre, UOW
- Gordon Wallace, Director of Intelligent Polymer Research Institute, UOW
- Zijian Zheng, Editor in Chief of EcoMat, Hong Kong Polytechnic Universit