Frater Award winners begin their travels


Dr Hemayet Uddin, an MCN Process Engineer, has travelled to SwissLitho in Zurich, Switzerland to gain first-hand expert knowledge of MCN’s new NanoFrazor tool.

The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), is sponsoring the trip as part of the Frater Award platform – a professional development award given to ANFF staff for outstanding achievement. Named after ANFF’s first chairman, Dr Robert Frater AO (pictured far right), Frater Awards fund local or international travel aimed at fostering technical and professional growth.

Hemayet (pictured centre right) was one of two MCN staff to be awarded a Frater Award at last year’s ANFF Annual Research Showcase, held 15-17 November 2016. Dr Yang Lim (pictured centre left), a fellow process engineer at MCN, was also a recipient of the award.

Hemayet has used the opportunity to travel to Switzerland for on-site training at SwissLitho, IBM and ETH to strengthen his expertise in Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography (t-SPL) and related supporting processes. 

Yang will be setting off in the third quarter of 2017 to train with experts from Intlvac Thin Film Corp in Toronto, Canada at the company’s extensive training facility to add to her knowledge of advanced electron beam evaporation techniques and MCN’s Intlvac Nanochrome II instrument.

In total, five ANFF employees received a Frater Award – Yang and Hemayet, as well as Dr Li Li (ANFF-ACT), Dr Wael Al Abdulla (ANFF-Q), and Dr Donghoon Chang (ANFF-SA).