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October 28th, 2009

Profile: Amanda Barnard

Abstract:
Amanda Barnard, winner of the 2009 Malcolm McIntosh Prize for Physical Scientist of the year, has brought forth new ways of looking at nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology holds great promise for society, but there could be significant health and environmental risks too. Barnard uses supercomputers to learn more about these risks by modelling the behaviour and interaction of nanoparticles.

She is currently a Queen Elizabeth II Australian Research Council fellow and heads CSIRO's Virtual Nanoscience Laboratory.

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