1st Collaborative Course

The inaugural collaborative graduate-level course HPC and Data in Materials Design and Discovery was launched as a live online event and delivered by an array of internationally renowned professors and scientists from Sep to Nov 2021. Intersect functioned as the facilitator in planning and co-organising this collaboratively taught, interactive venture, with NCI Australia providing key logistical support, tutorial resourcing, and HPC expertise.

From December 2021 onwards, the course materials – recorded lectures, tutorials, slides, etc – remain available to Australian HDR students and ECRs for self-paced learning with ongoing support from the course coordinator, NCI Training, and the teaching team in the background. The 16 high-quality lectures and 8 tutorials are an invaluable learning resource for the HPCD in the materials community. Click HERE for insights and reflections from academic organising committee members of the course.

The registration for the course will reopen in Jan/Feb 2024 for Australian HDR students and ECRs to enable their self-paced learning from the course material. 


Organising Committee:

  • Professor Debra Bernhardt (UQ)
  • Professor Julian Gale (Curtin)
  • Professor Sean Smith (ANU)
  • Professor Tiffany Walsh (Deakin) 
  • Dr Asaph Widmer-Cooper (USyd) 
  • Dr. Meiyun Chang-Smith (Intersect Australia), Coordinator

This event is supported by Intersect and NCI Australia.

(Image: Nanoparticles – Credit to Dr. Hassan Tahini)

Dr. Meiyun Chang

Contact us by emailing education@intersect.org.au  or get in touch with

Dr. Meiyun Chang

Education and Outreach Manager