Alert: COVID-19 Updates

MCN Current Operational Status

latest update: 17.02.21 2:00pm


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. Details on upcoming public holidays and/or planned disruptions to MCN lab access can be found here.

The broader ANFF network is also coordinating a response to COVID-19, see here for more details.

Services

General Access

Open

Facility is open to users and visitors from 18th Feb

Staff Support

Open

Staff presence at the facility is effectively nominal with some sporadic WFH activity approved.

Training

Open

User training within the cleanrooms is available per approved risk assessment here. Non-cleanroom training is available per approved risk assessment here.

New User Induction

Limited

Space-limited new user inductions are active. See here for further details.

Fee for Service

Open

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

Laboratories

Cleanroom

Open

No restrictions for inducted users

Non-cleanroom Labs

Open

No restrictions for inducted users


ANFF-Victoria In-kind Capability Hubs

last update: 18.02.21 10:04am

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

Org.

Status

Biointerface Engineering Hub

Swinburne University

Staffed; open for access on request

Micro Nano Research Facility (MNRF)

RMIT

Staffed; open for access; COVID measures in place

Micro and Nano Devices Laboratory & BMTF

CSIRO

staffed, operational for critical research only, closed to visitors

Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP)

Melbourne University

Staffed; open for access and training

Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM)

Deakin University

Staffed; open for access and training

Centre for Materials Surface Science (CMSS)

La Trobe University

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