Step inside world of nano

Ever wonder what happens at electron microscopic level?

The annual photo competition from Flinders University gives everyone the chance to sit in the seat of many scientists hard at work every day to answer some of science’s and the world’s pressing issues as they explore problems and processes at nanoscale level.

The Flinders Scientific Image Competition is chance to celebrate an intriguing selection of images from our laboratories, along with the diverse research behind them.

This year’s entries covers research into new drug delivery, 3D printing materials, outputs from nanoscale electricity generators and novel ways to prevent biofouling in marine environments.

Go online at the Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology’s 2019 Scientific Image of the Year photo gallery and select your favourite in the People’s Choice award.

Entries are open until 11.59pm on Friday 20 December, and the People’s Choice prize is a lunch voucher at Alere Café (conditions apply).*

Last year’s ‘Grapes of Wrath’ Scientific Image of the Year featured an electron microscopy image of an aggregate of coated particles being encapsulated by what is believed to be a coating agent, says developers Dr Daniel Mangos and Dr Arthur Provatas in their project to develop a new material for 3D printing applications.

2018 Scientific Image of the Year, entitled ‘Grapes of Wrath’ by Dr Daniel Mangos (Flinders University) and Dr Arthur Provatas (DST Group).

Another 2018 winning image was by Thaar Alharbi, whose project included studying the effects of shear stress on carbon nanomaterials.

“I was investigating the effect of shear stress within the Vortex Fluidic Device on carbon nanomaterials such as graphene oxide, carbon onions, and fullerene,” Mr Alharbi says.

*Members of the Flinders Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology cannot vote. Members of the public and other Flinders staff and students are encouraged to enter.

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