Institute of Advanced Studies

Postgraduate Masterclasses


The IAS Masterclass provides an opportunity for postgraduate students and early career researchers to meet and discuss their research with a distinguished scholar who is visiting UWA.

Participants will present short papers within the framework of the stated topic, which will then be opened for discussion by the group. Places are available for those who wish to attend and participate in the discussion, but do not wish to give a paper.

IAS Masterclasses are cross-disciplinary and submissions are welcome across all relevant disciplines. Interested postgraduate students, early career researchers and academics from all Perth universities are invited to attend, as well as those working in relevant fields.

Masterclasses are free, lunch is provided, and registration is essential. To register, select the masterclass listed below that you wish to attend.

Masterclasses in 2014

Date Topic Speaker
9 April Label-free in-vivo microscopy Martin Villiger, Harvard Medical School & 2014 Gledden Visiting Fellow 
11 April   Foam drainage and Fractionation Denis Weaire, School of Physics, Trinity College Dublin 
21 & 22 May   Spreading the Word: getting your message across to a mainstream audience A workshop with Simon Clews, Director, Writing Centre for Scholars and Researchers, University of Melbourne 
27 May Research Writing for the Social Sciences Jonathan Rigg, Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore and 2014 IAS Professor-at-Large
9 June Non-ideal and Ideal Memristors: The fourth fundamental circuit element Bharathwaj Muthuswamy, HARP research group, Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
11 July Retrieving the ‘Lost’ in Translation Gaynor Sekimori, Centre for the Study of Japanese Religions, School of Oriental and African Studies London