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Showcasing the home of tomorrow’s entrepreneurs

Devices that will double the data transmission capacity of optical fibres for the internet, print-on-demand solar cells to bring power to areas struck down by natural disasters, and technology that will make renewable hydrogen energy accessible to the masses. These are just a few of the technologies presented at the 2015 ANFF Annual Research Showcase by the entrepreneurs that are bringing them out of research and establishing new advanced manufacturing companies.

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Online course an introduction to printing body parts

UOW-headquartered Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), with equipment and technical support from the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) wil host a free online course that will enable people to discover how the world of 3D printing. New biocompatible materials is allowing scientists and surgeons to rethink approaches to healthcare.

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2015 ANFF Annual Research Showcase 25 - 26 November 2015

This years ANFF Research Showcase will be held on 25 and 26 November 2015 at the Brisbane Convention Centre. The theme is ANFF – the home of tomorrow's entrepreneurs.

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MBE laboratory opening at ANFF NSW 28th October 2015

Minister Birmingham opens new industry-focused laboratory for advanced materials at UNSW Australia. Today the federal Minister for Education and Training, Senator Simon Birmingham, opened a new $3 million epitaxial growth laboratory for the creation of advanced new materials for the health, energy and telecommunications sectors. View more

Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts online free course

Discover how biomaterials and 3D printing collide, to create revolutionary, bioprinted body parts, with this free online course. Join now starts 23 November 2015.

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ANFF-NSW Node Workshop: Technological advances through epitaxial design 30 October 2015.

A workshop for technology development through epitaxial techniques is scheduled for Friday 30 October in room 229 of the Old Main Building at UNSW. Molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) is an advanced fabrication technique for deposition of materials precise in composition and structure with atomic layer control.

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ANFF NSW researchers overcome crucial hurdle quantum computing

A team of Australian engineers has built a quantum logic gate in silicon for the first time, making calculations between two qubits of information possible – and thereby clearing the final hurdle to making silicon quantum computers a reality.

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Australian Museum Eureka Awards

ANFF featured prominently at the Australian Museum Eureka Awards, an event dubbed as the Oscars of Australian Science. Winners and finalists from the ANFF network included:

     •    Rosie Hicks, ANFF CEO, finalist for the Eureka Prize for Leadership in Science in recognition of her work building ANFF into a national collaborative research network that is beginning to deliver outstanding outcomes in transformative areas of science, technology and industry; (Video:
     •    Michelle Simmons, Director of CQC2T (Australian Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology, supported by the NSW Node) won the Leadership in Science category; (Video:
     •    Tanya Monro from ARC Centre for Nanoscale Biophotonics, (supported by OptoFab) with collaborators, won the prize for Interdisciplinary Scientific Research; (Video: and
     •    Paul Burn from COPE (Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, supported by ANFF-Q) was a finalist in the category Outstanding Science for Safeguarding Australia. (Video:

Micromachining Technologist position

The Micromachining Technologist at the South Australian node of Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) will play a major role in the fabrication of high-end microfluidic devices and specialty surfaces for internal and external clients. They will be primarily responsible for the high performance CNC controlled CAD/CAM micromachining equipment, but will also provide highly specialised technical expertise for other instrumentation in the Microfluidics and Nanofabrication clean-room facility, including laboratory and equipment maintenance, training and service for internal and external clients.

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Free Plasma-Therm Technical Workshop on 24 September 2015

The UNSW and ANFF-NSW are putting on a Plasma-Therm Technical Workshop: Fundamentals of Plasma Processing (Etching and Deposition).
September 24, 2015 (Thursday), 8:00am to 5:30pm Location: University of New South Wales
Room: 307 Newton Building

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