IPRI event in Wollongong to celebrate Science Week

Professor Gordon Wallace

Professor Gordon Wallace

The talented researchers at the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) at the University of Wollongong’s Innovation Campus will open their labs to the public on August 17 to celebrate National Science Week.

ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES) director Professor Gordon Wallace said the IPRI Open Day was an important way for the community to learn about the ground breaking scientific research being undertaken at IPRI.

“We are all conscious as scientists that it is our community that we are working for, so it is important to open our doors to let people have a look at what is happening right on their doorstep,’’ Prof Wallace said.

“We are the headquarters for a national research centre that is globally connected. There are many opportunities for established, emerging and new commercial enterprises to benefit from this, and in turn our community will benefit through the creation of the jobs of the future.’’

People are encouraged to come and meet the brilliant minds behind the soft robotic prosthetic hand, stem cell research, nerve and muscle regeneration projects, the Bionic Bra and the Biopen.

Visitors can tour the world class lab facilities and learn from friendly researchers about their cutting-edge technologies. Half hour tours will operate between 9am and 4pm.

Bookings are essential at https://iprilabtours2017.eventbrite.com.au.

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