MCN in the media
From the Higher Education section of The Australian, Wed May 17th 2023
“A University of Melbourne re- search team has made the world’s first curved augmented reality display screens, a breakthrough that is expected to widen the use of AR technology in recreation and the workplace… Associate Professor Unnithan and his colleagues Christina Lim and Thas Nirmalathas developed the new technology in collaboration with Taiwanese company KDH Design Corporation and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication.” See full article here.
MuPharma, a Melbourne-based biotech company founded by Dr. Harry Unger and Mr. Mark Unger, has developed an innovative ultrasound-based device for non-invasive delivery of therapies to ocular tissues. The handheld system, developed with engineering support from the MCN, consists of a reusable ultrasound actuator and a disposable tip with features to hold the relevant drug. The mechanism, called sonophoresis, uses gentle ultrasonic vibration to increase cell membrane permeability, allowing the drug to penetrate the tissues effectively. See link to the full article here.
“Monash University and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) have formalised an agreement with an international advanced materials equipment manufacturer, Ulvac, that will enable ground-breaking nanotechnology research to take place in the Monash area.”
Friedemann Reinhard discusses how “Nitrogen–vacancy defects in diamond can be used to visualize electric fields in an operating semiconductor device.”
Dr Kate Fox demonstrates how to use diamond to make biocompatible implants.
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.
“It’s been a busy year for the Australian National Fabrication Facility’s Victorian Node (ANFF-VIC)…. “
“Combining cutting-edge technologies with the knowledge and skills of expert process engineers, the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) has established a formidable track record in the field of micro- and nanotechnology… “
“MCN have just commissioned a Thermal Scanning Probe Lithography (t-SPL) tool from SwissLitho that will allow them to create 3D nanodevices with features as small as 10nm.”
Managing Director, Dwayne Kirk explains how Vative and the staff at MCN have applied Lean in a laboratory environment, resulting in an optimum user experience and efficient use of staff and user time.
Highlighting collaborative work between MCN, CSIRO, Monash, RMIT and the Australian Synchrotron, The Age explains research which shows nanoparticles in suncream should not be a concern to people.
Monash University News
Monash News recaps the launch of the new diamond deposition suite and the high-profile visit from MP Christopher Pyne, who spoke at the event about the future of funding for higher education.
Dr Paul Spizzirri joins Ross Greenwood on 2GB to discuss the new diamond deposition suite, following a successful launch of the systems.
Phys Org highlights the work undertaken by MCN Technology Fellow, Professor Wenlong Cheng, whose team is creating flexible and wearable blood pressure sensors.
The VPTN explores MCN’s vision to become a technical hub for industry, where companies can find expertise and instruments for high-grade micro/nano fabrication.
Highlighting research from researchers at Monash and MCN, Nanowerk shows how turning to copper has created ways of making flexible conductors cost-effective enough for commercial application.
Nanowerk highlights the NASA/MCN collaboration and the ways in which MCN helped to fine-tune the recipe for creating the catalyst layer.
Gizmag discusses the ALD work produced by MCN which has helped NASA to increase the potential applications of their technology, such as suppressing stray light that can overwhelm sensitive detectors.
Science exchange facilitates international collaboration with NASA to develop super black carbon nanotubes
Showcasing a collaboration faciliated by Science Exchange, this article looks at the work MCN undertook to help NASA grow the blackest material ever created.
AMTIL highlights the ways in which Clayton is fast becoming a hub for nanotechnology development, showcasing MCN’s work with Vaxxas as a successful case study.
Department of Business Innovation’s Research & Innovation Capabilities Brochure for Melbourne’s East
In an excerpt from a brochure which highlights the R&D facilities in Melbourne’s east, DBI highlights MCN’s key skills and contributions.
Triple R radio, 26 February 2012
MCN Process Engineer, Doug Mair talks to Triple R radio about the important work taking place at MCN.
MCN Technology Fellow Dr. Tim Davis, explains wave particle duality.
MCN Technology Fellow, Professor Saulius Juodkazis discusses how the mechanisms that make some fish hard to see could be used in next-generation electronics.
Science in Public
Science in Public speaks to Dr. Sean Langelier, an MCN Senior Process Engineer to uncover microfluidics work undertaken at MCN which will assist with detection of dangerous water-borne pathogens.
Channel 10s’s Scope, Season 2, Ep 112, 20:15-23:15 mins
MCN Technology Fellow, Professor James Friend takes Channel 10’s Scope into the labs at MCN for an insight into science.
The Age looks at a rising demand for power and showcases work from MCN Tech Fellow, Associate Professor Udo Bach who says that only a significant increase in solar energy will satisfy this power demand.
Nanowerk explores the work of MCN Technology Fellow, Associate Professor Udo Bach who has created an unconventional bottom-up strategy to fabricate nanostructures with gold nanoparticles.
Laurens Willems van Beveren from the University of Melbourne discusses the use of diamond for scientific endevours and the role the MCN will play in future development of medical bionics.
Making the most of MCN’s impressive laboratories, an episode of the high-stakes Conspiracy 365 was filmed at MCN. The 12 part mini-series follows the adventures of Callum Ormond, a 15 year old who is forced to become a fugitive as he searches for the truth behind the death of a family member.
MCN Technology Fellow, Professor James Friend, takes Catalyst inside MCN’s labs to discuss his team’s SAW device for delivering cancer medication to the lungs efficiently and effectively.
Australian Innovation states that the new Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication will position Australia at the forefront of this rapidly emerging field.
IT Wire discusses how Victoria is set to become Australia’s nanotechnology centre of expertise, with the opening of the MCN as the core research lab within the Australian National Fabrication Facility.
Nanowerk covers the launch of MCN, a $57 Million centre, opened by Premier John Brumby and Innovation Minister Gavin Jennings.