Philip N. H. Nakashima

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Monash University, Victoria, Australia 


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Philip on the radio

Posted on 21 August, 2018 at 2:35 Comments comments (0)

Philip was a guest on 3MDR radio during Science Week and talked with host Jules Vines on the 'Classically Saturday' show.  They had a great discussion about Philip's work and interests, including the surprising properties of aluminium and its alloys, developments in machine learning, and Philip's journey into science at Monash University.  Listen to Philip's radio interview here:

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Thanks to 3MDR and Jules Vines for having Philip on the show for Science Week! (

Sagamore 2018, Halifax, Canada

Posted on 21 August, 2018 at 1:45 Comments comments (0)

Philip travelled to Halifax, Canada, in July this year to participate in Sagamore 2018, the conference of the International Union of Crystallography's Commission of Quantum Crystallography.  Philip gave a talk that explored the nexus between quantum and electron crystallography. This year the conference included delegates from 27 different countries and was a fabulous opportunity to share ideas with international colleagues. Many thanks to the organisers for hosting such an enjoyable and interesting conference.

Crystallography in Sicily

Posted on 25 June, 2018 at 5:45 Comments comments (0)

Philip has recently returned from the ancient hill-top town of Erice in Sicily where he gave lectures and held workshops at the International School of Quantum Crystallography and the International School of Electron Crystallography.   The Schools brought together international experts and students to share knowledge and discuss the latest developments in the field.  Erice, which dates back 3000 years, provided a wonderful location to meet and discuss cutting edge science.  Thanks to the hosts and organisers for doing a great job!

Above:  Philip lecturing in San Domenico conference hall in Erice.

Above:  Delegates of the School of Electron Crystallography outside San Domenico conference hall in Erice. Philip is sitting in the front row on the far right!

End of year party!

Posted on 21 December, 2017 at 17:50 Comments comments (0)

As the sun set on another busy year, the group gathered at Philip's place to celebrate Christmas and the summer break.  This year, there was a special appearance by Dr Victor Streltsov, one of Philip's PhD supervisors from UWA.  Victor is 'PhD grandfather' to Philip's students!  Sausages were sizzled, salads were shared and many delicious desserts were laid out for the feast.  Thanks to everyone who contributed food for the party!

Wishing you all a very happy Christmas holiday and looking forward to seeing you in 2018!

Xiaofen Tan joins the group

Posted on 23 November, 2017 at 23:40 Comments comments (0)

Xiaofen Tan has joined the group to begin her PhD and is supervised by A/Prof Laure Bourgeois and A/Prof Philip Nakashima.  Watch the "Our Group" page for Xiaofen's profile coming soon.  Welcome Xiaofen!

Group News and Upcoming Conferences

Posted on 10 October, 2017 at 3:00 Comments comments (0)

Group News

Neil Street joins our group from the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) of the Australian Government.  He will be conducting research into the high frequency magnetic properties of hexagonal ferrites for use in electromagnetic wave absorbers.  Neil commenced his PhD at the end of September and is supervised by Prof. Kiyonori Suzuki and A/Prof. Philip Nakashima.  Welcome Neil!

Upcoming Conferences

June 2018: International School of Crystallography: 51st Course on Electron Crystallography, Erice, Italy. Philip lecturing on “Quantitative Convergent-Beam Electron Diffraction”. Visit the Summer School website.

June 2018: International School of Crystallography: 52nd Course on Quantum Crystallography, Erice, Italy. Philip lecturing on “Electron Density from Electron Diffraction”. Visit the Summer School website.

July 2018: Sagamore XIX: Conference on Quantum Crystallography, Halifax, Canada. Visit the conference website.

September 2018: The 19th International Microscopy Congress (IMC19), Sydney, Australia. Visit the conference website.