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Brisbane Alumni seminar - fun with science

  • 22 Aug 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • TAFE QUEENSLAND Collaboration Space South Bank Campus Building C, C Level 1 Block Ernest Street, South Brisbane

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Come join fellow alumni and friends in Brisbane for a fun and interactive seminar session featuring Farrukh Metteen, presenting on nanotechnology: Micro-nanoscale devices get the job done.

This is a public event and all are welcome. We are hosted by Anitza Geneve in the TAFE Queensland Collaboration Space.  We will be in Zones 2 and 6. 

Need help finding or navigating the TAFE Queensland South Bank campus? A campus map can be downloaded here: https://tafeqld.edu.au/assets/oneweb/PDF/campus-maps/greater-brisbane/southbankcampusmap.pdf

After the formal session closes we will adjourn, for those interested, to a nearby pub or restaurant to keep socializing and grab food (individual cheques).

About the session: Micro-nanoscale devices get the job done

How small is small? A roadroller can help build a road. A colossal crane can make a bridge. What can a piece of silicon half the width of a human hair do for us? How do we even build such devices and once we do what good are they to us? This interactive presentation will bring an overview of this area for a diverse audience. Examples from research into the many practical areas of application for this technology will be presented especially those related to the exciting area of biomedical applications.

About the speaker: Farrukh Mateen

Farrukh holds a Ph.D. in Mech. Engg. from Boston University (USA) where he developed a nanowire based biosensor which spawned the startup Femtodx in Silicon Valley. Previously as a Fulbright scholar from Pakistan he completed a masters in Mech. Engg. from Purdue University (USA). He has over seven years of working with micro-nano fabrication at leading research centers and clean rooms at Purdue, BU, Harvard and UCLA. Presently he works as a micro fabrication scientist at a Brisbane biotech startup aimed at commercializing wearable biosensors called WearOptimo. In his free time Farrukh enjoys exploring Queensland, reading, music and volunteering. 


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