Working group membership
Dr Deborah Rathjen, CEO and Managing Director, Bionomics Ltd (Chair)Dr Leanna Read, Managing Director, TGR BioSciences Pty Ltd (Chair)Dr Peter Binks, Director, Nanotechnology Victoria (Nanovic)Professor Robert Clark, Professor of Experimental Physics, University of New South Walesand Director, Centre for Quantum Computer Technology (Federation Fellow)Dr Bruce Cornell, Chief Scientist and Senior Vice President, AMBRI Pty LtdProfessor Erol Harvey, Professor of Microtechnology, Swinburne University of Technologyand Chairman/Managing Director, MiniFAB Pty LtdMr Brian Innes, Business Development Manager, Advanced Nanotechnology LimitedProfessor Chennupati Jagadish, Professor of Electronic Materials Engineering, Australian National University and Head, Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network (Federation Fellow)Professor Max Lu, Professor of Chemical Engineering, University of Queensland andDirector, ARC Centre for Functional Nanomaterials & NanoQuest Pty Ltd (FederationFellow)Dr Terry Turney, Director, CSIRO Nanotechnology Centre
Terms of reference
The PMSEIC working group on nanotechnology will:1.
Outline the importance and potential applications of nanotechnology as an enablingtechnology to many industries.2.
Examine what nanotechnology has delivered to date. Particular consideration should be given to:
the uptake of nanotechnology by mainstream industries; and
differentiating between incremental and disruptive innovations.3.
Scope Australia’s international competitiveness.
How internationally competitive is Australia in nanotechnology?
What policies and programs do key competitor nations have in place?4.
Identify major challenges and opportunities.
What is industry’s preparedness for nanotechnology uptake?
What are the areas of potential community concern?
How do we build and capitalise on Australia’s unique advantages?
What should be done in Australia over the next 5 years (2005–10) and thefollowing 5 years (2010–15)?