Making Better Humans

The Australian Academy of Science Plastic Fantastic National Speaker Series

Bionic bras, handheld 3D printers for repairing damaged cartilage, shape-shifting medical implants and anti-cancer drugs delivered using nanoparticles. This is not the stuff of fantasy. This is the now.

Welcome to the world of polymers. But what are they we hear you ask? When many small molecules (which are made up of atoms held together by chemical bonds) are joined together end to end, you end up with polymers. And they are transforming the world as we know it.

Join us for an evening of science where we will explore how polymers are being used in everything from cancer treatments, to tackle antibiotic resistance and in 3D printed body parts. Join us as we hear from Prof Gordon Wallace, Dr Katherine Locock and Prof Martina Stenzel.

Date: Thursday 17 August 2017
Time: Refreshments 6.00pm. Talk and Q&A 6.30pm-7:45pm.
Location:  iC Events Centre | Level 2, Building 230 | Innovation Campus | University of Wollongong | North Wollongong

Parking: Enter Innovation Campus via Squires Way and park in P1

Buy tickets hereTickets are $10 or $5 for students/concession.

This series is presented with the generous support of Academy Fellow and developer of the polymer banknote, Professor David Solomon AC FAA.

This talk proudly supported by ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES).