ANFF and its headquarters, the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, have been named as partner organisations in a new $34.9 million research centre focused on developing novel optical technologies.Read more...
There is currently a Platform Manager position available at the University of Melbourne to lead the operations of the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP) at the Department of Chemical Engineering. This position is a maternity leave backfill for a period of 9 months.Read more...
A paper by MCN Resident users has been selected as the Nanoscale Horizons Outstanding Paper 2018 runner-up.Read more...
Daniela Duc has had her work, which was performed in part at the ANFF-Vic Biointerface Engineering Hub at Swinburne University of Technology, highlighted on the inside cover of Advanced Healthcare Materials. The publication is entitled Electrical Cell Stimulation: Fabrication of a Biocompatible Liquid Crystal Graphene Oxide–Gold Nanorods Electro‐ and Photoactive Interface for Cell Stimulation. This […]Read more...
The Defence Innovation Hub has put a call out for an exciting opportunity to register for a new Government initiative that is part of the Australian Government’s Defence Export Strategy. Austrade has partnered with the Australian Defence Export Office (ADEO) and CSIRO, to deliver a market-entry program for dual civilian and defence use start-ups/scale-ups at […]Read more...
Rosie Hicks, ANFF CEO, has decided to move on to her next chapter after nearly 12 years at the helm of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).Read more...
In the first year of its implementation, MCN’s Grant Participation policy has helped nine researchers secure successful grant outcomes.Read more...
The 2018 ANFF-VIC Image of the Year Competition is now open for submissions.
The winner will receive a $200 cash prize as well as recognition through our media channels and featured placement on Nanomelbourne.com.Read more...
The secret ingredient for the next generation of more powerful electronics could be air, according to new research conducted by ANFF-VIC Tech Ambassador, Assoc Prof Sharath Sriram.Read more...
The Australian National Fabrication Facility is seeking an outstanding Chief Operating Officer to lead the implementation of the strategic direction of the organisation and meet performance standards.Read more...
We are proud to announce that ANFF CEO, Rosemary (Rosie) Julia Hicks, has been selected as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence 2018.Read more...
The MCN Laboratories will closed for annual cleaning between Monday 5 Nov – Friday 9 Nov 2018. There will be no laboratory access during this period so please plan accordingly. Access may be granted by special application only. Please contact Paul Spizzirri (Paul.Spizzirri@nanomelbourne.com) if you have any questions.Read more...
MCN has updated its printers to provide more security and a faster service when printing. Monash University students and staff will be able to use their Monash ID cards to unlock a print job, while users from other institutions will require a number that can be provided by the reception desk. Monash Students and Staff that require […]Read more...
We have now finalised the schedule for next weeks eventRead more...
Biomedical Research Victoria (BioMedVic) is currently seeking new projects for its Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) that introduces high achieving undergraduates to the world of research by providing hands-on experience of working in a lab.Read more...
FLEET-MCN collaboration recognised: Congratulations to Qiaoliang Bao, 2018 ANFF-VIC Technology FellowRead more...
The Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) is holding an industry-focused technical workshop.Read more...
BioMelbourne Network is hosting a breakfast event on 12 April at CSIRO’s Biomedical Materials Translational Facility (BMTF). There will be three talks given – two senior members of the ANFF VIC team will be speaking, followed by a tour of the BMTF.Read more...
La Trobe University’s Centre for Materials and Surface Science (CMSS) has unveiled a new open-access online database of XPS spectra, providing a global reference point of in-depth materials analysis to researchers from around the world.Read more...
Three of MCN’s staff have been made Senior Process Engineers, joining Dr Fatima Eftekhari here at the central facility of the Australian National Fabrication Facility’s Victorian Node.Read more...
Professor Nicolas Voelcker has been introduced as the Director for the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-VIC) and the Scientific Director for the network’s flagship facility, the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN).Read more...
New tools and capabilities have recently been added across the ANFF-VIC Node, notably at MCN and La Trobe’s Centre for Materials and Surface Science.Read more...
MCN will be exhibiting at the National Manufacturing Week 2017 conference to be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 9-12 May.Read more...
MCN has seen strong growth in the number of publications that have correctly acknowledged the centre, doubling in 2016 to an average of 12 per month.
However, not all MCN-related publications are meeting the requirements of the user agreement.Read more...
In March and April, MCN will be hosting a number of training courses in the MCN boardroom. These sessions are of critical importance to the safety and progression of the Centre’s users, so please save the dates. You don’t need to book for any of the training events unless you intend to bring a large group.Read more...
Thanks to a new initiative lead by Operations & EHS Manager, Dr Paul Spizzirri, hunting for that perfect pair of wafer tweezers or MCN-approved USB stick will no longer be necessary. As of now, you can checkout a toolkit for your personal use by signing one out at reception.Read more...
The core mission of ANFF-VIC and its principal facility, the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), is to facilitate the integration of micro and nanotechnologies into the R&D activities that support Australian innovation and manufacturing by providing open-access to state of the art instrumentation, training and support. It was with this mission in mind that MCN […]Read more...
Dear MCN Users, Following the success of our recent end of year sale (2015), The Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication is pleased to announce the reinstatement of a discounted pricing schedule for an extended six month trial period beginning on the 1st July 2016. Details: 25% off all instrument bookings and caps* 20% off staff rates* […]Read more...
For the past three years, La Trobe University and MCN have partnered to hold lab-practical sessions devoted to teaching fundamentals of microfabrication and microfluidics…Read more...
On March 17th, MCN played host to North Link, a regional partnership of industry, education and government established in 1995, for a morning of discussion and tours dedicated to raising local awareness of fabrication and characterization capabilities within ANFF-VIC.Read more...
Congratulations to MCN (ANFF-VIC) Process Engineer, Dr Lachlan Hyde for nabbing a coveted Frater Award at this year’s annual ANFF showcase in Brisbane.Read more...
Diamond has the potential to make power electronics smaller and more efficient. Research recently undertaken at MCN is a step towards simpler integration of diamond into devices.Read more...
The deadline to submit abstracts for the MCN User Conference has been extended to Monday 24 August, with earlybird tickets available until Friday 28 August.Read more...
MCN has completed commissioning of a four-stack horizontal furnace for operation in the class 10,000 cleanroom, allowing production of unique materials such as silicon nitride.Read more...
Industry will have access to highly skilled graduate students and world class facilities as a part of MCN’s new partnership with AMSI Intern.Read more...
Get your work published, correctly acknowledge MCN and ANFF, let our Communications Officer know and get $200 MCN credit for your efforts!Read more...
An MCN Technology Fellow was recently involved in a collaboration pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved with helium-ion beams in modification of materials and nanopatterning.Read more...
Detection of pathogens is critical for disease diagnosis, food safety control, water quality monitoring and homeland security. Traditional detection methods are time consuming and complex – a portable lab on a chip enables fast and simple pathogen detection.Read more...
The chemical industry relies heavily on fossil fuel derived energy for carrying out chemical processes. A more sustainable and desirable prospect is to harvest sunlight for doing chemistry and transform this industry into a solar chemical manufacturing industry.Read more...
A new 2D nano-material, Plasmene has the potential for significant advancements in both sensing devices and nanoelectronics due to its unique plasmonic functions, robust nature, and ability to be folded into geometric origami constructs.Read more...
MCN’s internship program has hit the ground running with four interns recently joined MCN’s professionl staff. About the program, Managing Director Dwayne Kirk said, “this is highly beneficial for indsutry because it’s quick and easy for them to access additional specialists.”Read more...
MCN Technology Fellow, Dr. Alexey Glushenkov from Deakin University who recently received the VC Award for Research Excellence has undertaken some exciting work at MCN, using ALD to achieve highly conformal coatings of aluminum oxide on boron nitride.Read more...
Researchers from MCN, The Australian Synchrotron, CSIRO, RMIT and Monash University have showcased ground breaking characterisation techniques which were used to enable research into the human immune response to zinc oxide nanoparticles. The team was able to observe the immune cells breaking down the zinc oxide nanoparticles as they moved deeper into the cell.Read more...
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