Australian Institute of Physics

South Australian Branch

Notice of a
Free public lecture
presented by the
Australian Institute of Physics
(SA branch)
Ph: (08) 8201 2093 or (08) 8277 7036 (a.h.) Fax: (08) 8201 2905
Post: AIP-SA secretary, c/o SoCPES, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA 5001

in conjuction with the

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, University of Adelaide

and the
Adelaide Section, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

at 6:30 pm on Thursday 28th September 2006 in

Union Hall at the University of Adelaide

Please be seated by 6:20pm

" The Hydrogen Economy "

“to Mars and back or just down to the shops”

by Prof. Rod Boswell

Plasma Research Laboratory
Australian National University

Biography: Rod Boswell is a Professor at the Australian National University and head of the Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion group of the Plasma Research Laboratory. He is active in the fields of plasma processing of surfaces for microelectronics and optoelectronics, plasma thrusters, fuel cells as well as basic linear and nonlinear processes in plasmas. Over the past 15 years he has published over 100 papers in major international journals, been granted 7 patents, given about 50 invited lectures in international conferences and presented his group's work to many industrialists in many countries. He is interested in discovering interesting phenomena and using them in practical ways. His helicon reactor is well known as a fascinating research experiment and an effective processing tool in the microelectronics industry. In recent years he has become interested in applying electric double layers to astrophysical phenomena and to space propulsion. His group will be contributing to the hydrogen economy by deposition of nano-aggregates of catalysts and new proton conducting membranes. He is the co-inventor of the WEDGE virtual reality theatre, a number of which are now installed outside the university in museums etc. He is a keen skier and long board surfer and has been known to paddle a canoe down very long rivers.

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