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National Committee on Nano-Engineering "The Future is Today" Presentation by: Tito A. Cueva, FIEAust-CPEng - NCNE Chair BE (Hons), METM (UQ), MBA (eCom)


What is Nano-Engineering? • NanoEngineering is the practice of engineering on the nanoscale. It derives its name from the nanometre, a unit of measurement equalling one billionth of a meter. • The use of nanoscience and nanotechnology in engineering directly links academic research in these fields to industries and daily life. • As a result, numerous nanomaterials, nanodevices and nanosystems for various engineering purposes have been developed and used for human betterment.

Nano Education in Australia • Since 2000, 17 Australian universities have introduced Nanotechnology education, mostly in the form of Bachelor degree courses hosted in science faculties. • Several universities have plans to introduce Master degree courses in the near future. • Currently Australia graduates about 100 Nanotechnology Bachelors a year.

The Committee • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Mr Tito A. Cueva – Chair Prof Yinong Liu – Immediate Past Chair, WA Representative Prof Joe Shapter – SA Representative Prof Hoe Tan – ACT Representative A/Prof Darren Martin – QLD Representative Ms Allira Hudson-Gofers –NSW Representative VACANT – VIC Representative VACANT – TAS Representative Dr Scott Martyn – YEA Representative Prof Peter Gray – Advisor, Corresponding Member Prof Jack Singh – Advisor, Corresponding Member Prof Ian Gentle – Advisor, Australian Nanotechnology Alliance President Mr Earl Heckman – Advisor, Mechanical College Chair A/Prof Ian Howard – National Committee on Applied Mechanics Chair Miss Jenna Zervos – Secretariat

Objectives • Community Engagement • Body of Knowledge & Professional Development • Leadership & Influence

Outlook & Challenges in Australia •

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The Federal Government has announced initiatives to support R&D in nanotechnology in Australia, and some States Governments have also established initiatives to support business development in this area; A new industrial and business sector is emerging in Australia; Active research is undertaken in Australian universities and research institutions; and Australian universities have in the recent past introduced nanotechnologies courses.

2011-12 Action Plan • • • • • • •

National Surveys Electronic Newsletter: NanoWire National Knowledge Seminars Promotional & Networking Functions NanoLeaders Program National & Local Sponsorship International Representation

National Surveys • Engineers Australia Members Serving in the Discipline of Nano-Engineering • Nanotechnology Tertiary Education Courses in Australia – Starting dates, cohort size, host faculty, course leaders etc. – Career destination profile of graduates – path to the engineering profession?

Publications • Electronic Newsletters – NCNE’s Quarterly Newsletter – Nano-Wire – Australian Nanotechnology Alliance Newsletter

• Engineers Australia Magazine Articles • Other Resources: – – – –

ASME Nano Educational Series Safety in Nano-Engineering Nano-Engineering in Australia International Nano-Engineering

National Knowledge Seminars • Technical Lecture Series – Nanotechnology and Engineering Ethics – Nanotechnology – an Emerging Engineering Discipline

• Industry Workshops – Nanotechnology Implications to Occupational Health & Safety Compliance

• Networking Functions – Follow all Technical Lecture Series – Reward NanoLeaders and Celebrate Achievements

Promotional Materials • • • • •

Banner Brochure Posters & Fliers Sponsorship Prospectus Website

Nano-Leaders Program • Objectives – To raise awareness of nanotechnology; – To inspire young generation to become engineers and scientists in this field; and – To promote the application of nanotechnology in engineering.

• Benefits – The audience – young generation in selected schools in each State – The target selectees: PhD or Master research students in the field, passionate, having exciting knowledge and experience to share with others

• Plan – The NanoLeader to give presentations travelling to different locations in each state promoting Nano-Engineering – The NanoLeader to propose one eminent laboratory in Australia for a two-day experience

• More Information (Inc. Selection Process) at

National & Local Sponsorship • Sponsorship Opportunities: – Seminar Series (National) – Nano-Leaders Program (National) – Technical Presentations (Local)

• Sponsorship Levels – – – – –

Exclusive Sponsorship $15,000.00 (National) Quantum Sponsorship $8,000.00 (National) Atomic Sponsorship $5,000.00 (National) Molecular Sponsorship $2,000.00 (National) A La Carte Sponsorship $800.00 (Local)

• Complete Sponsorship Prospectus Available at

International Representation • Integrate Engineers Australia’s Nano-Engineering Efforts to Wider International Community • Attendance at Annual International Conference on Nanotechnology

Further Information • For more information on Nano-Engineering or the National Committee on Nano-Engineering please visit • You can also find Engineers Australia on

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