Appointment of MCN Infrastructure and OHS Manager

Michael Imsic has been announced as the Infrastructure and OHS Manager for ANFF-VIC’s flagship facility, the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, commencing 25th June 2020.

Michael is joining the ANFF community from La Trobe’s Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) where he has accumulated a wealth of experience managing scientific infrastructure for almost a decade.

His primary role will involve the management of the MCN’s core laboratory operations, facility infrastructure and OHS practice, as well as being vital to the planning, installation and commissioning of new equipment, capital works, refurbishments, and upgrades.

On his appointment, Michael said: “I am very excited to be joining MCN and the ANFF team, having been aware of the exciting things happening around research infrastructure through NCRIS for some time now. I look forward to what we will achieve in the coming years.”

Professor Nico Voelcker, ANFF-VIC Director, said: “It was a difficult task to find someone that suited this complex role which is pivotal to the future success of MCN and ANFF-Victoria. I am however, pleased to announce that we have found that someone, and that Michael is the perfect person to guide us as we implement our plans for growth. I believe I speak for the entire ANFF-VIC Node when I say, it’s great to have Michael on board.”

As a welcome addition to ANFF’s network of Facility Managers, Michael will also be working closely with his equivalents at ANFF’s other nodes to help ensure excellence across the network.

Dr Jane Fitzpatrick, ANFF COO, said: “We are delighted to welcome a new member to our national network, and look forward to introducing Michael to our group of nationwide Facility Managers. This group forms the backbone of the success of ANFF and Michael will be a great addition to our team.”

“We are at an exciting time of growth – Michael’s experience and fresh insight will be invaluable as we endeavour to expand our support of Australia’s research and engineering communities,” Jane added.