MOF 2018 Young Investigators Symposium

A few places for the Symposium remain, please contact Kenji (details at the bottom of this page) directly to inquire about registration.


Saturday, 8 December 2018
Rotorua, New Zealand

The Young Investigator Symposium is an emerging tradition of the MOF conference, and is a high-profile opportunity for students, postdoctoral researchers, and young faculty members to showcase their research before a diverse and global audience. This edition of the one-day symposium will feature a series of short, invited and contributed presentations and opportunities for informal discussions throughout the day.

Program Details

Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018
Time: Registration and session times TBA
Venue: Novotel Rotorua Lakeside, 9-11 Tutanekai Street, Rotorua Central, 3040 (Tel: +64 7 346 3888)

To view the hotel’s website click here

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided.

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal area, Rotorua, New Zealand. Champagne Pool


Accommodation is available on-site, with options also available within walking distance of the Novotel. More details will be provided when abstract submission opens.

Tourism Information

Rotorua is one of the premier tourism destinations within New Zealand, and attendees are encouraged to explore the unique culture and natural scenery of the region.

Redwoods Walk

For more information on Rotorua you can check out Visit Rotorua or 100% Pure New Zealand

There are many tourist attractions in and near Rotorua; including the Hobbiton Movie Set located an hours drive away in Matamata.

Short (half-day) excursions to nearby regions are currently being planned.

Transport to Rotorua

We ask all attendees to organize their own transport to the Young Investigator Symposium.

Rotorua is readily accessible from Auckland by bus (approx. 3.5 hours) or air (approx. 45 min).

By bus: Buses depart regularly from the Intercity Sky City Bus Terminal and arrive at the Rotorua Information Centre. See here for bus timetables and ticket availability:

By air: Domestic flights are available from major New Zealand airports to Rotorua. See the Air New Zealand website for flight schedules and bookings:

Transport to MOF 2018

Transport from the Young Investigator Symposium to MOF 2018 will be provided on the morning of Sunday, 9 December.


For all inquiries related to this event, please contact the symposium organiser.

Dr Kenji Sumida
Centre for Advanced Nanomaterials
University of Adelaide



The Young Investigators Symposium is sponsored by the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology

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