2023 PolyNSW Early Career Researcher Symposium

Recently, I had the pleasure to organise and host together with Edgar Wong the 2023 PolyNSW Early Career Researcher Symposium at UNSW.
We had a fantastic day and welcomed over 90 polymer chemists from all over NSW, from HDR students to early career researchers (ECRs), mid-career researchers (MCRs), as well as senior researchers 🎉

Special thanks to Prof Brigitte Voit (Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, Germany) who gave the plenary lecture as the 2023 Solomon Lecturer

A big thank you also to our invited speakers:
Laura Delafresnaye (QUT) https://www.qut.edu.au/about/our-people/academic-profiles/laura.delafresnaye
Cheng Zhang (UQ) https://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/14693
Nona Farbehi (UNSW) https://www.unsw.edu.au/staff/nona-farbehi
Jonathan Yeow (UNSW) https://www.unsw.edu.au/staff/jonathan-yeow

The main focus of the day and certainly the highlight of the symposium were the excellent presentations by all early career researchers.
We’re thrilled to congratulate the following researchers for their outstanding presentations, earning them well-deserved awards 🏆:
Mirela Johnson, Henry Foster, Rebecca Lai, Valentin Bobrin

Thank you to everyone who helped out during the day, during the lead-up and to all the attendees! 👏
Big thanks also to all financial supporters of the event, without which we would not have been able to run it for free for everyone: the main sponsor School of Chemical Engineering, as well as Era Polymers and RSC Applied Polymers.
It was great to see everyone showcase their research and we look forward to seeing what everyone has in store for the future of polymers! 💯

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