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New $35m Centre of Excellence underpinned by ANFF support

ANFF and its headquarters, the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, have been named as partner organisations in a new $34.9 million research centre focused on developing novel optical technologies.

The Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) was announced by Minister for Education Dan Tehan on 11 October 2019.

TMOS will undertake cutting-edge research in light interaction with nanomaterials, harnessing the emerging science of Meta-optics, a class of optical technologies which use nanostructured materials to generate, manipulate, and detect light.

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Chance to win $100 cash voucher for completing the ANFF 2019 User Survey

We are asking all users to share their thoughts and experiences with the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).

Respondents to the ANFF 2019 User Survey are eligible to enter a prize draw for $100 cash voucher. If you would like to enter, please include your email address at the end of the survey.

The survey will close on the 31 January 2020.

We strive to provide high-quality services and would appreciate if you could take 5 minutes to complete this survey. Your responses will aid us in serving you better in the future.

Please note that all responses are anonymous.

View the 2019 ANFF User Survey here

New industry on show at Sydney Nanoscience Hub

9:00am, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 – Archer Exploration is conducting the second of two investor sessions at the University of Sydney, offering tours of its research and development line which relies on ANFF NSW equipment at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub.

Click here for more information

ANFF community members elected as ATSE 2019 Fellows

Two members of the ANFF community are amongst the 25 Fellows newly elected to the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering.

Board member Dr Elaine Saunders and Victorian Node Director, Professor Nico Voelcker were both selected in recognition of the impact of their R&D and the role they have played in fostering new technology in Australia.

Commenting on their election, ANFF’s Chairman, Professor Chris Fell said: “It is so good to see technological contributions using nano- and micro- technologies recognised in this way. Both new Fellows play an important role in bringing ANFF’s strengths in fabrication to the scientific and engineering community. ANFF extends its congratulations to both”.

Click here to read the announcement

ANFF and NASA formalise collaborative umbrella agreement

ANFF has formalised a collaboration with NASA that aims to deliver new electronic technologies and to find uses for advanced materials – this umbrella agreement provides a mechanism for ANFF to facilitate collaboration between Australian researchers and NASA.

The first project has already been outlined, and we expect many more to come. This link will take you to the press release.

We're very proud of this agreement and are excited to see where it takes us. We would like to thank the parties that have helped us get to this point.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with any of the ANFF team.

Click here to read the release.

ANFF-NSW hosts first Australian direct write lithography workshop

ANFF-NSW staff at the University of Sydney's Research & Prototype Foundry (RPF) invite you to attend a FREE one-day workshop that focuses on direct write lithography technologies, including electron, photon, and ion beam lithography.

This workshop is the first of its kind in Australia and is a joint collaboration between ANFF and Microscopy Australia.

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Best of luck to Bob Frater

The inaugural Chair and long-term board member of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), Dr
Robert Frater AO, elected to stand down from the ANFF board on 30 June 2019 after 12 years of service.

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“Hello” from ANFF’s new CEO

A message from Dr Ian Griffiths, who commenced as the CEO of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) on 2 September 2019 – read it here.

Frater awards announced

ANFF has announced the 2019 winners of the Frater Award, which will again see ANFF staff set off across the globe in search of knowledge to bring back to the network.

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Job opportunity at Research & Prototype Foundry

An excellent opportunity for an experienced nanofabrication engineer to progress their career has arisen at the Research & Prototype Foundry, based at the University of Sydney's Sydney Nanoscience Hub.

Become a Senior Process Engineer – follow this link to find out more.