New faces at MCN

New Staff_Artboard 1The Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication Centre has welcomed two new staff members to its ranks in the past few months, with Tatiana Pineda Rivera and Hazem Abdelmaksoud joining the team.

Tatiana has recently joined our lithography and characterisation team of process engineers. Having moved from Mexico to France to study, received her PhD in 2009 from the Université Grenoble Alpes, where she specialised in surface and colloid science and microfluidics. In 2011, Tatiana came to Australia to join Professor Paul Mulvaney’s Nanoscience Laboratory at the University of Melbourne.

Hazem has taken up a joint role, working with both the MCN and MCN Tech Ambassador, Victor Cadarso. At MCN, Hazem is responsible for wet etching benches in the cleanroom and leading biochemistry lab inductions for users.

Work with MCN via BioMedVic

Banner_plainUROPBiomedical Research Victoria (BioMedVic) is currently seeking new projects for its Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) that introduces high achieving undergraduates to the world of research by providing hands-on experience of working in a lab.

Within the program, research organisations and industry partners engage with undergraduate students via BioMedVic to realise 6 or 12-month research projects. BioMedVic identifies and matches undergraduate applicants that best suit the supervisor’s requirements.

Supervisors are invited to submit applications to host students in their laboratories through the UROP scheme. UROP is a paid employment program and entry into the scheme by students is highly competitive.

Contact BioMedVic to find out more.

Nanofabulous Winter Workshop 2018



Registration for the ANFF-VIC Nanofabulous Winter Workshop is now open for Industry!

Three full days of morning sessions and afternoon practicals lay in wait – view the event details and full schedule by clicking here.

Invited Keynotes include:

Andrew Wear – Dept of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Director (MedTech and Pharma)

Ken Sloan – Monash University, Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Enterprise)

Stephen Tomisich – Trajan Scientific and Medical, Chairman & Group CEO

Rosie Hicks – The Australian National Fabrication Facility, CEO

Pricing for the event, being held 23-25 July at the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, is as follows:

Ticket purchase comes with an invite to a BBQ-style dinner at MCN on the evening of the 23 July.

Click here to view the event flyer and registration form.