UTS nanotech work to expand

Monday, 10 December, 2001

Dr Grant Griffiths, recently appointed acting director of the Institute for Nanoscale Technology, plans to strengthen the focus of UTS research and scholarship in nanotechnology.

While on secondment from CSIRO for six months, Dr Griffiths will also match UTS strengths in this field with industry needs, oversee the introduction of two new undergraduate degrees, and recruit Honours and PhD research students to a range of new industry-sponsored nanotechnology projects.

"There are two problems with nanotechnology. Firstly, nobody, including half the research community, knows what it really is, and secondly Australian industry is not used to thinking about how it can exploit this technology," Dr Griffiths said.

"We need to define what nanotechnology means to UTS. Then we must identify industry partners who need our strengths to develop theirs, which is what I am good at and really enjoy."

For more information go to UTS.

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