About R&D Topics
The RACI Research and Development Topics conference was founded in 1992 by Professor Neil W. Barnett of Deakin University. Based initially on the Analytical Research Forum run by the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK, RACI R&D Topics was first held in 1993 at Deakin. It has since grown to include sixteen universities from across Australia, attracting in excess of 100 delegates annually.
RACI R&D Topics conference is organised primarily by postgraduate students of the hosting university. It is focused on giving postgraduate students the opportunity to share their research with a national audience of students and academics. For many students, this is their first opportunity to network with academics and students from around the country in a research-oriented environment.
We invite Honours, MSc and PhD students, and young scientists from government/industry (up to 4 years post BSc. or equivalent degree), to submit oral presentations and/or poster presentations. We also invite postdoctoral fellows (up to 3 years post PhD) to submit poster presentations. We welcome all supervisors and other researchers that wish to attend the conference to hear the latest research and innovation from the next generation of scientists in analytical and environmental chemistry in Australia, in addition to guest lectures from invited speakers and the recipients of the three medals awarded annually by the RACI Analytical and Environmental Chemistry Division as well as trade displays from industry sponsors.
In its 26th year the RACI R&D Topics conference continues to showcase the current and developing research of Australia’s newest scientific minds, right here in the Nation's Capital of Australia.
1993 Deakin University, Victoria
1994 University of Canberra, ACT
1995 University of Newcastle, New South Wales
1996 RMIT, Victoria
1997 Deakin University, Victoria
1998 University of Tasmania, Tasmania
1999 UNSW, New South Wales
2000 Charles Sturt University, New South Wales
2001 RMIT, Victoria
2002 Deakin University, Victoria
2003 University of Western Sydney, New South Wales
2004 University of Melbourne, Victoria
2005 Monash University, Victoria
2006 University of Wollongong, New South Wales
2007 Flinders University, South Australia
2008 Macquarie University, New South Wales
2009 Griffith University, Queensland
2010 University of Tasmania, Tasmania
2011 La Trobe University, Victoria
2012 Deakin University, Victoria
2013 Australian National University, ACT
2014 Flinders University, South Australia
2015 University of Melbourne, Victoria
2016 Western Sydney University, New South Wales
2017 University of Tasmania, Tasmania