Royal Society of NSW News & Events

Royal Society of NSW News & Events

 155th AGM and 1302nd OGM and Open Lecture

Royal Society of NSW



 

Date: Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm AEST 
Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, Sydney
Registration:Registration for the AGM and OGM is required through Membes. Please register only if you are attending in person.  There is no live streaming but the lecture will be available on YouTube shortly thereafter.
Entry: $35 for Society members, $45 for non-members, and $5 for students
All are welcome.

This notice provides information about the:

Annual General Meeting

Rule 4(c) of the Society's Rules requires that an Annual General Meeting (AGM) must be held in April of each year.

Business of the Annual General Meeting

The formal business of the Annual General Meeting, including the election of Council Members, will be conducted via an electronic ballot, in accordance with Rule 18(g)(ii).

Members, Fellows, and Distinguished Fellows, who are financial in 2022, will receive an email from the Society's Returning Officer, via the electronic balloting company, Election Buddy. This email will include a unique ballot link that provides a random, secret access key for each voter. Voter anonymity is assured by ballot settings which ensure that voter choices cannot be linked to any voter.

The ballot will run from Tuesday 15 March 12.00 pm AEDT to Tuesday 5 April 12.00 pm AEST and will address:

 

The results of the ballot will be announced by the Returning Officer at the AGM on 6 April 2022 and will be posted on the Society's website on the following day.

The Ordinary General Meeting will commence immediately following the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting.

Relevant Documents

The Agenda for this AGM and Minutes of the previous AGM are available on the Meetings page of this website.

The Annual Report from Council and Financial Statements for 2021 are available on the Governance page.

It is suggested that Members and Fellows read these documents in advance of the commencement of the ballot.

Election of Ordinary Members of Council

Listed below are the nominations for the incoming Council received by the Secretary by 5.00 pm AEDT on Friday, 4 March 2022.

In all cases, candidates have been invited to provide an optional statement outlining how their expertise and experience fit them for these roles and will benefit the Society. These statements are available through the links below and also are provided as information on the Election Buddy electronic ballot form.

Councillors Candidate
(4 positions)      Sean Brawley FRSN
  Philip Gale FRSN FRSC FRACI
  Pamela Griffith FRSN
  Robert Marks FRSN
  Rod Stowe PSM FRSN

Ordinary General Meeting 

The 1302nd Ordinary General Meeting will follow the Annual General Meeting.

The Agenda for this meeting and Minutes of the previous OGM will be available on the Meetings page of this website.

Professor Benjamin Eggleton “New frontiers in smart sensor technology for a healthier, safer and sustainable future”

Professor Benjamin Eggleton FRSN FAA FTSE
Director, University of Sydney Nano Institute and Co-Director, NSW Smart Sensing Network

Date: Wednesday, 6 April 2022, 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm AEST (with the OGM following the AGM) 
Venue: Gallery Room, State Library of NSW, Shakespeare Place, Sydney
Registration:  Registration for the AGM and OGM is required through Membes.  Please register only if you are attending in person.  There is no live streaming but the lecture will be available on YouTube shortly thereafter.
Entry: $35 for Society members, $45 for non-members, and $5 for students
All are welcome

Summary:  Sensor devices that detect events or changes in their environment are used in everyday objects such as smartphones and ubiquitous applications of which most people are never aware. Recent advances in device physics, nanotechnology, AI, and sensor fusion are leading to a revolution in smart sensor technology that will provide multi-faceted interfaces to the three-dimensional physical, chemical, and data environment, enabling high-performance information gathering and real-time situational awareness. My talk overviews recent examples from industry and end-user sponsored projects, including research from the NSW Smart Sensing Network where we are exploring how smart sensors can forecast air pollution and urban heat, reduce the maintenance costs associated with leaks and breaks of water pipes, and remotely monitor soil moisture; from Sydney Nano we will see how single-molecule sensing and wearables are providing for the rapid testing of infectious disease, underpinning a robust roadmap to COVID-19 recovery and beyond; and finally from the Jericho Smart Sensing sponsored by the Royal Australian Air Force, how smart sensors are providing the Air Force with enhanced, advanced situational awareness that enables smart, timely decision-making.

Ben Eggleton is a Professor of Physics at the University of Sydney, Director of the University of Sydney Nano Institute (Sydney Nano), and co-Director of the NSW Smart Sensing Network.

He has received $60 million in research funding, was an ARC Laureate Fellow, and was founding director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Ultrahigh Bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS). His ground-breaking research in photonics underpins novel applications in telecommunications, quantum technologies, and smart sensors.

He has published over 500 journal papers cited over 40,000 times with an h-number of 110 (Google Scholar). Eggleton is a Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Optical Society of America (OSA), the International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Royal Society of NSW.

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