Alert: COVID-19 Updates

MCN Current Operational Status

last update: 22.07.20 2:21pm

The rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruptions to our standard operations. Please watch this space for the latest information on access, staffing and services. The broader ANFF network is also coordinating a response to COVID-19, see here for more details.


General Access


MCN will re-open for use by existing trained and inducted users from Monday, 11th May

Staff Support


Rostering of staff presence to begin from Monday 11th May. Contact relevant Process Engineers for support as needed.



User training within the cleanrooms is available from 15th June —approved risk assessment here. Non-cleanroom training is available from 22nd July —approved risk assessment here.

New User Induction


New user induction process is transitioning to online delivery —estimated July/August 2020. In the interim, MCN will host limited in-person inductions for new users starting 22nd June and fortnightly thereafter, as needed. See here for details.

Fee for Service


Quotation based work is available at present but subject to available staff resource 




Access by trained users and staff

Non-cleanroom Labs


Access by trained users and staff

ANFF-Victoria In-kind Capability Hubs

last update: 09.07.20 3:52pm

Joint venture partners of the Victorian node provide open access to select in-kind infrastructure within their home organisations. The operational status of these facilities is listed below:

In-kind Capability



Biointerface Engineering Hub

Swinburne University

unstaffed, closed for access

Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF)


unstaffed, access for maintenance and critical activity only (DVC approval)

Micro and Nano Devices Laboratory & BMTF


staffed, operational for critical research only, closed to visitors

Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP)

Melbourne University

unstaffed, closed for access

Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)

Deakin University

unstaffed, open for critical research activity only

Centre for Materials Surface Science (CMSS)

La Trobe University

limited staff access, closed for external access, critical research only