Symposium Honouring Scientific Achievements of David Hill

10 Sep 2018

One-day Symposium - DJTH-80 - 10th December 2018

David Hill is widely-acknowledged as one of the most influental Australian polymer scientists of the past five decades, having made important contributions in the fields of polymer degradation, the chemistry of copolymerization and biomedical polymers. He remains scientifically active and is an inspiration to young polymer scientists across Australia. In honour of his scientific achievements, and to mark his 80th birthday, a one day symposium will be held with the AIBN, The University of Queensland St Lucia Campus on 10th December, 2018.

David JT Hill

Dave's life in science has witnessed enormous advances in the field of polymer chemistry and engineering, and his pioneering work especially in copolymerization kinetics has contributed to these advances. The one-day symposium, "DJTH-80", will highlight many of these advances and Dave's contribution in these areas.

Symposium Program, AIBN, UQ, Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

9:00      Welcome by Prof Andrew Whittaker
9:10      Prof Graeme George, Queensland University of Technology
9:40      Prof David Lewis, Flinders University
10:00    Prof Bill Kitching, The University of Queensland
10:20    Morning Tea     
10:40    Dr Mitchell Killeen, LyondellBasell
11:00    A/Prof John Forsythe, Monash University
11:20    A/Prof Firas Rasoul, Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
11:40    Reflections Session 1     
12:00    Lunch   
13:00    Prof San Thang, Monash University
13:20    A/Prof Bronwyn Laycock, The University of Queensland
13:40    Prof Martina Stenzel, University of New South Wales
14:00    A/Prof Tim Dargaville, Queensland University of Technology
14:20    Afternoon Tea  
14:40    Prof Anita Hill, CSIRO
15:00    Dr David Wang, The University of Sydney
15:20    Dr Matt Celina, Sandia National Laboratories
15:40    A/Prof Lisbeth Grondahl, The University of Queensland
16:00    Prof Tom Davis, Monash University
16:30    Reflections Session 2     
16:50    Dave Hill            
17:00    Closing remarks
18:30    Dinner at St Lucia Golf Club

To register your attendance at the symposium please email Dr Hui Peng. There is no cost for attending the days events which are fully catered, however numbers are limited.

The symposium dinner will be held on the evening of the 10th December starting from 6-6:30 pm. The cost is partially supported by the conference so a small cost of $35 per attendee will be charge to attendees. Please register to attend and pay by 23rd November.

We would like thank the generous sponsors of DJTH-80.

  • Polymer Division of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute
  • School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland
  • Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The University of Queensland
  • School of Chemical Engineering, The University of Queensland
  • Phillips Ormonde Fitzpatrick
  • TA Instruments
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Organising Committee:

Andrew Whittaker, Lisbeth Grondahl, Ian Gentle, Kris Thurecht, Idriss Blakey, Hui Peng, Tri Le, Kevin Jack, Tim Dargaville and Nathan Boase.