India's Chief Scientist In Melbourne

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India’s chief scientist in Melbourne


India’s leading scientist and international nanotechnology expert, Professor CNR

Rao, FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society), will give two free public lectures in

Melbourne.


Professor Rao, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of

India, will speak at RMIT University on the role of science in the future of India

and the latest developments in nanomaterials.


He is in Melbourne as a Visiting RMIT Fellow and is available for interview from

Thursday on nanotechnology, the future of science and research in India and

how Australia can take advantage of the booming opportunities for education

exchange and research collaboration in one of the world’s fastest growing

economies.


A world authority on solid state and materials chemistry and the author of more

than 1,400 research papers and 41 books, Professor Rao has received honorary

doctorates from 46 universities.

 

He is currently National Research Professor, Linus Pauling Research Professor

and Honorary President of the Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific

Research in Bangalore, India.


At a free public lecture this Thursday, Professor Rao will discuss the past,

present and future of Indian science.


This will be followed by an examination of novel chemical approaches to

nanomaterial synthesis at a lecture for Melbourne’s scientific community this

Friday.


WHAT: Science in the future of India

WHEN: Thursday, 24 July, 4.30pm - 6pm

WHERE: RMIT University, Research Lounge, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne


WHAT: Novel Approaches to Nanomaterials

WHEN: Friday, 25 July, 4.30pm - 6pm

WHERE: RMIT University, Kaleide Theatre, Building 8, Level 2, 360 Swanston

Street, Melbourne


To arrange an interview with Professor Rao contact: RMIT University’s

Professor Suresh Bhargava, (03) 9925 3365 / 9925 2330 or 0417 142 761. 


For general media enquiries: RMIT University Media and Communications,

Paul Noonan, (03) 9925 2373 or 0409 239 021.

22 July, 2008






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