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Thinking BIG with Nano

Working on nanotechnology and seeking to make a big impact with your ideas? This event is for you!

The Australian Nanotechnology Network and the Australian National Fabrication Facility in partnership with RMIT University present 'Thinking BIG with Nano'. This workshop tailored for early-career researchers and late-stage PhD candidates will showcase research translation in nanotechnology and provide facilitated training in taking ideas from concepts to a viable business.

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Microfabrication Technologist at ANFF-SA

ANFF-SA is looking for a Microfabrication Technologist to contribute to the consultancy and research activities of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) through the provision of highly specialised microfabrication services related to the fabrication of high-end microfluidic chips and specialty surfaces for internal and external clients. View more.

ANFF supported start-up wins award

Modular Photonics, an ANFF-supported Macquarie University spinout, has been named NSW winner of the Consumer Markets category at the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA)’s 25th iAwards.

New capabilities available around ANFF

Olympus OLS5000 3D at ANFF-SA
ANFF South Australia's state-of-the-art Olympus OLS5000 3D measuring laser microscope has now been installed and is open for training.
The new microscope allows sub-micron 3D observations and non-contact surface roughness measurements with excellent lateral resolution to be taken quickly.

For more information contact Simon Doe on +61 (0) 88302 5226 or email

Specialist microfluidic modelling and design

ANFF-SA Microfluidics scientist and simulation engineer, Dr Moein Kashani is offering his process system modelling, simulation, design and engineering expertise to ANFF users.

Moein’s own research concentrates on detailed understanding of the fluid behaviour and enhance the design capacity of microfluidic systems. His research experience includes computational fluid dynamics in microfluidic systems, understand dynamics of fluid in complicated geometries, phase morphology in multiphase fluid flows and simulation of microfluidic devices.

For more information contact Simon Doe on +61 (0) 88302 5226 or email

New 3D printer at ANFF-Q

ANFF-Q has added a third 3D printer to help meet user demands.

The Titan 2, made by Kudo3D, uses a combination of SLA (Stereolithography) and DLP (Digital Light Processing) 3D printing technologies to selectively photocure liquid resin. Combining these technologies drastically reduces susceptible to ambient temperature, dusts and mechanical failure, making the Titan 2 a more reliable, robust and accurate 3D printer.

To arrange training on the Titan 2, or for more information, please contact Professional Officer Ravi Chandra Raju Nagiri.

Electron beam lithography (EBL) officer

The ANFF ACT node has a vacancy for an experienced person in electron beam lithography (EBL). The EBL Officer will provide an efficient management and operation of the node EBL RAITH 150. In addition the EBL Officer will carry out various lithography processes, train and supervise users of the system, in support of their research programs. Having experience with other micro- and nano-fabrication tools is a plus.

The EBL Officer is based at the Research School of Physics and Engineering. The Officer will work closely with a broad range of people who are directly or indirectly involved in ANFF. He/she will also be required to interact with academics, students and staff from both ANU and other Australian Institutions who would be accessing the node and its EBL system.

For more information and to apply please visit:

For enquiries please contact Fouad Karouta E: or T: 02 6125 7174.

ANFF to receive $36.2M additional funding

The Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, announced on 15 May 2018 that an additional $36.2 million will be invested in the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) to maintain the ANFF network’s position at the forefront of scientific exploration.

As the Research Infrastructure Investment Plan released by Minister Birmingham outlines, “investments in new instruments at the ANFF will enable Australia to not only undertake world-class R&D but also rapid prototyping of next generation equipment and application of the technology for industry and commercialisation.”

Read the full release here.

Employment opportunities in SA

The Defence Science and Technology Group's (DSTG) Scientific Engineering Services (SES) is looking for a suitably qualified and motivated Microelectronic Packaging Engineer seeking to develop a career in miniaturized electronic (including miniaturized RF hardware), electro-optic, and micro-mechanical systems, at the leading edge of engineering.

The Microelectronics Packaging Specialist undertakes design, integration, and assembly of complex micro-scale systems and devices. The role requires knowledge of micro-assembly techniques (wire bonding, flip chip bonding, bond testing, dicing and packaging) and also the design and integration of micro-scale devices into larger systems under limited supervision.

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ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School registration open

ANFF-SA is preparing for this year’s 5th Microengineering Winter School to be run at UniSA’s Mawson Lakes campus from Tuesday, July 10 to Friday, July 13, 2018.

The node has around 50 spots available for the four-day workshop and has previously had a great response from UniSA’s various schools, together with Adelaide and Flinders Universities.

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ANFF will support four of eleven projects awarded $10M in funding under new BioMedTech Horizons program

MTPConnect – the Medical Technology, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical (MTP) Industry Growth Centre – and the Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP, today announced that 11 projects will receive investment from the Australian Government’s $35 million BioMedTech Horizons program. The program aims to help Australia move more cutting edge-ideas and breakthrough discoveries towards proof-of- concept and commercialisation, and stimulate collaboration across disciplines between the research, industry and technology sectors to maximize entrepreneurship and idea potential. View more

ANN Travel grant for ANFF tool access at any of its 21 locations

The Australian Nanotechnology Network is providing grants of up to $1,000 in travel and accommodation are available for ANN members who are postgraduate student or early career researchers wishing to use ANFF facilities.

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