You are cordially invited by The Victorian Vernier Society for Lunch on Thursday the 11th of April @ 12:30 for 1:00pm at The Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club, 489 Glenferrie Rd, Kooyong.
The meeting will close around 3:00pm.

Please remember to bring cash to our lunch for paying the almoners for indiscretions for which you may be responsible.

Bookings for Vernier Members will, as always, be by response to this email.
For financial Friends of Vernier and general admission guests, please book using Humantix :
Please advise immediately but certainly before 12:00pm on Friday 5th of April if you plan to attend and the names of guests you plan to invite.

Our program:

Dr David Cookson – Synchrotron & Sovereign Capability

Role at ANSTO

After completing a PhD at Monash University under an AINSE scholarship, David worked for Kodak Australasia in the early 1990s. He then moved back into basic research, working to further Australia’s national scientific interests first in Japan (Australian National Beamline Facility at the Photon Factory) and then in the US (Australian Synchrotron Research Program at the Advanced Photon Source, Chicago).

In 2007 Australia finished building its own world-class synchrotron and David returned home. To complement his role in the NISE team, he is also an adjunct Associate Professor with the University of Melbourne School of Chemistry.
Helping NST engage with industry and external organizations, and applying its world-class research capabilities to real-world problems is now David’s personal and professional mission.

Commercial Technical Consultant


Synchrotron techniques and their application, elastic x-ray and neutron scattering, industry engagement and science communication.

The Vernier Promise!

At Vernier you will:

• Connect and Network with business leaders
• Associate with people who share your interests
• Gain insights and knowledge from authoritive keynote speakers
• Develop and grow your leadership and business prospects
• Promote the sustainability of the Australian manufacturing industry