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New nanotechnology leader at UWS


New nanotechnology leader at UWS

University Of Western Sydney

The University of Western Sydney has appointed a project leader in nanotechnology to establish a new nanotechnology research group at UWS.

Associate Professor Bob Creelman is a geochemist with a strong background in the mining industry and over 30 years experience working with industry, research organisations and academic institutions.

In his new role, Associate Professor Creelman will work with staff at Hawkesbury, Penrith, Parramatta and Campbelltown Campuses within the College of Science and Technology and Environment to create linkages with industry to identify and harness a nano-materials industry in western Sydney.

"We are developing a powerful and effective nanotechnology research group at UWS that will be well-connected to industry as well as receptive to the many technological needs of industry," Associate Professor Creelman says.

"This research and subsequent industry linkages have the potential to place Western Sydney as the centre for the nano-materials industry, which will boost the local economy and attract new industries to the region.

"Many industries stand to gain from nanotechnology and I am sure they will be keen leaders and innovators in adopting new technology. Manufacturing is particularly renowned for being open to experimentation and embracing new technology that gives them a competitive advantage.

"Nanotechnology will offer industry new, exciting ways to extend the method and enhance the products they already manufacture."

The Dean of the College of Science, Technology and Environment, Professor Mick Wilson, says Associate Professor Creelman will lead the industrial liaison and research funding development for the College, particularly in relation to nanotechnologies and nano-materials.

"He will develop new connections with industry, and establish joint research projects as well as lobby relevant industry or Government organisations to secure future funding support and research collaborations."

Associate Professor Creelman's varied career has included working with the Snowy Mountains Scheme in the 60s and teaching science and maths in indigenous schools in Papua New Guinea. Later he gained a doctorate in geology and became a collaborator and consultant for industrial and mining organisations throughout Australasia, South East Asia and Africa.

Associate Professor Creelman has many refereed papers in international journals and books on mineralogy research and the geology of Australia and Papua New Guinea.

He is also a research fellow with the Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Newcastle and a Director of Gateway Mining Limited.


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