The 2023 Leon Kane Maguire Address and Award is set to take place next week on Tuesday, May 9 at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) headquarters in celebration of the life of one of Australia's great scientific minds.
The annual event commemorates Prof Leon Kane-Maguire's contribution to research, his wicked sense of humour, the communication of science, and the mentoring of the next generation of researchers. Prof Kane-Maguire was one of Australia's leading scientists in nanomaterials, based at the University of Wollongong (UOW).
This year’s event will see UOW and IPRI Alumni Dr Jen Halldorsson and Dr Willo Grosse return to where they completed their PhD studies as special presenters to give talks on their career, work to date and journey since graduating. Dr Halldorsson and Grosse were both students at IPRI supervised under Director Prof Gordon Wallace and were both friends of Prof Kane-Maguire.
Dr Halldorsson with present on ‘Chemistry, Sustainability + the Land of Fire and Ice: A Love Story’ and Dr Grosse on ‘The Versatile Scientific Method’.
Also as part of the evening, the Leon Kane-Maguire student prize, donated by the Kane-Maguire family, will be awarded to the highest achieving UOW School of Chemistry Honours degree student who has achieved the highest-weighted average mark for Chemistry and Nanotechnology subjects over all the years of their degree.
The Leon Kane Maguire Address will take place at the University of Wollongong Innovation Campus, AIIM Building with the event starting at 5:00pm.
Register to attend here.