Last update: 16 March, 2020

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Due to the worldwide development of COVID-19 (new coronavirus), STEP-5 is postponed, without exact schedule. The new plan will be announced in due course. Please keep yourself safe, and informed.

The 5-th international workshop on
Static-Tribo-Electricity of Powder

27-29, May, 2020
The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, Australia

NeW Space, The University of Newcastle

STEP is a discussion-based international workshop on tribo-electricity and particle charging. The workshop scope covers a range of fundamental and applied topics related, but not limited to, the mechanism of generation of electrostatic charge, control of charged particles, measurement of electrostatic charge, and other topics related to tribo-electrisity. The workshop is open to all researchers and engineers in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and others. The STEP workshop provides an international forum to enable researchers and engineers in the field of tribo-electricity to have interactive dialog and to establish an international network.

organized by
Peter Ireland, chair, The University of Newcastle, Australia
Tatsushi Matsuyama, secretary general, Soka University, Japan

Invited Speakers: (subject to change)

Preliminary Technical Program: (subject to change)

26th May, Tuesday
pre-mixer (TBA)
27th May, Wednesday
Gala Dinner (details will be informed at the workshop)
28th May, Thursday
Business meeting (optional)
Excursion in Newcastle
29th May, Friday
08:35 take train at 08:35 from Newcastle Interchange
11:29 arrival at Sydney Central Station
11:30 temporary disbandment
Free activity for lunch and/or hotel check-in at Sydney
14:00 rendezvous at The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy
14:05 tour at The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy
15:00 Laboratory tour at Dr Philip Kwok' group at The University of Sydney School of Pharmacy
16:00 Roundtable discussion
16:30 Business Meeting (optional)
17:00 Conclusion of STEP-5

LINKs to previous workshops:

Organizing Committee of STEP-5:

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