Move to the Chemistry Building

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Last month we moved from the Bio21 Institute on Flemington Road to the Chemistry Building at the centre of the University of Melbourne campus.  It has taken some time to settle in.  We are now feeling at home, despite a few small work-in-progress matters.  Here are some photos of the new digs!

 The new entrance - work in progress

The new entrance - work in progress

 
 Lots of boxes to be unpacked

Lots of boxes to be unpacked

 
 New laboratory, almost ready for research to recommence after the move.

New laboratory, almost ready for research to recommence after the move.

 
 Glassware unpacked and stored in the cupboards

Glassware unpacked and stored in the cupboards

 
 Hanbo and Calum relax on a new seat in the entrance

Hanbo and Calum relax on a new seat in the entrance

 
 Professor Paul Mulvaney speaking at our first lab drinks in our new place

Professor Paul Mulvaney speaking at our first lab drinks in our new place

Farewell Bio21 Institute

After 12 years at Bio21 Institute, we are moving to the Chemistry Building on the main campus of the University of Melbourne.

Four removalist companies, 150 crates, and lots more boxes and equipment .  We expect that by the end of he week, everything will be moved to our new home in the top of the Chemistry Buildling.  It has been a lot of work packing everything up and now the work of unpacking and settling in begins. 

Here are some photos of our old lab being packed up.  Stay tuned for photos of the new lab once we are settled in:

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New ARC Centre of Excellence Announced

The ARC has recently announced the results of the current applications for finding under the ARC Centres of Excellence program. From 2017, the Nanoscience Laboratory (www.nanoparticle.com) will be a part of the new ARC Centre of Excellence in Exciton Science.

The new Centre brings together researchers from chemistry, physics, maths, and materials science to create new materials for advanced optical and energy applications, including next generation solar cells, LEDs, sensors and responsive optical materials. The Centre has nodes at University of Melbourne, RMIT University, Monash University, UNSW and the University of Sydney. Partners include the Reserve Bank of Australia, CSIRO, and Defence Science Technology Group (DSTG). The Director of the new Centre is Professor Paul Mulvaney at the University of Melbourne.

For information on the new Centre and its activities please visit: www.excitonscience.com.