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$4.59m funding to keep Queensland at forefront of innovation

A facility headquartered at the University of Queensland has received $4.59 million from the Queensland Government to continue its innovative research and industry projects such as needle-free vaccine delivery...

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Materials Innovations in Surface Engineering (MISE) 11-12 February 2020

The Materials Innovations in Surface Engineering (MISE) is one of the globes premier surface engineering conferences. The conference was created to provide an opportunity for industry professionals and thinkers to come together, share knowledge and engage in the type of networking that is vital to the furthering of the surface engineering industry.


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2019 ANFF staff retreat program available

The 2019 ANFF staff retreat program is available now at https://anffretreat2k19.eventbrite.com.au .

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Appointment of ANFF Chief Executive Officer

Dr Ian Griffiths has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), commencing this quarter. The decision was announced by ANFF’s Chairman and Board on 8 July 2019, following an extensive four-month search.

Dr Griffiths is currently CEO of Wound Innovations Pty Ltd, a spin-out from the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre of which he was Director and CEO. Over an extensive career in Australia and the UK he has successfully established companies based on new technologies and worked with universities, industry and government in fostering high-end research and innovation.

As CEO of ANFF, Dr Griffiths will provide leadership and oversight to the eight ANFF nodes that are spread across Australia. Based primarily in Brisbane, QLD, Dr Griffiths will work with the ANFF team to ensure that ANFF and the 500+ micro and nanofabrication capabilities in its open access portfolio continue to enable ground-breaking research.


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Industry of the Future strengthening international relations with France

Staff exchange and investigations into research collaborations are underway thanks to Industry of
the Future, a joint academic appointment between UniSA and French academic partners, funded by
UniSA and the Brittany Region.

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Interested in working at WearOptimo™?

WearOptimo™ (www.wearoptimo.com ) is a biotechnology ‘skunkworks’ led by Mark Kendall, with the mission of advancing wearable healthcare sensing toward clinical outcomes. Our minimally-invasive and pain-free devices are applied to the skin, accessing key signals/information in the body. Our high-performance, interdisciplinary team comes from around the world, with expertise in technology, science and commercial backgrounds. We are united in our passion and commitment to help tackle important healthcare challenges with practical solutions.

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EV Group Technology Workshop

In the afternoon of July 08, the day before the official start of the ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School, EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, will organize the EVG Technology Workshop at the University of South Australia. EVG technology specialists as well as guest speakers from ANFF-SA and the Future Industries Institute will present the latest updates on NILPhotonics® for advanced photonic devices, microfluidics, 3D integration, and heterogeneous integration.

You’re invited to attend the EV Group Technology Workshop:
When: Monday July 8, 2-5pm followed by light refreshments
Where: UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus, Building MM, Room 1-05
Admission: FREE

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Quantum world-first: researchers can now tell how accurate two-qubit calculations in silicon really are

For the first time ever, researchers have measured the fidelity – that is, the accuracy – of two-qubit logic operations in silicon, with highly promising results that will enable scaling up to a full-scale quantum processor.

The research, carried out by Professor Andrew Dzurak’s team in UNSW Engineering, was published today in the world-renowned journal Nature.

The experiments were performed by Wister Huang, a final-year PhD student in Electrical Engineering, and Dr Henry Yang, a senior research fellow at UNSW.

The silicon qubit device that was used in this study was fabricated entirely at UNSW using a novel silicon-CMOS process line, high-resolution patterning systems, and supporting nanofabrication equipment that are made available by ANFF-NSW.

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ANFF in the Media – University of Newcastle, Brambles trial printable solar panels

ANFF users at the University of Newcastle have moved to large-scale trials of a solar panel which can be printed on a conventional printing press.

The team have harnessed printing facilities made available by ANFF and NCRIS to print a photovoltaic ink onto a flexible plastic substrate.

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Registration open for ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School

The South Australian node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-SA) specialises in world-class design and engineering solutions to deliver advanced manufacturing technologies to local, national and international users.

ANFF-SA’s FREE four-day Microengineering Winter School, from Tuesday July 9 to Friday July 12, provides students, researchers, academics and industry with a fascinating introduction to the design and fabrication of microfluidic/electronic, MEMS, optical and sensing chips.

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