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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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The International Conference of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM) 2018 Shenyang China

The International Conference of Asia Pacific Academy of Materials (APAM) -- Trends and Challenges of Materials Science and Engineering 2018 is calling for papers View more.

2018 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD)

Join the Physics World in Perth, Australia, from 9-13 December 2018 for the:
23rd Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) Congress,
Australian Optical Society (AOS) Conference,
43rd Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT), and
2018 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD)

Submit your abstract online by 15 June 2018.

Dear colleagues,

The Australian Institute of Physics (AIP) and the Australian Optical Society (AOS), with the support of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANNF) and the Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN), would like to invite you to submit abstracts for presentation at the 23rd AIP Congress and the Australian Optical Society Conference that will be held jointly with the 43rd Australian Conference on Optical Fibre Technology (ACOFT) and with the 2018 Conference on Optoelectronic and Microelectronic Materials and Devices (COMMAD).

The Congress website is

Seamlessly integrated to form one of Australia’s foremost science forums, the meeting will take place in beautiful Perth on the leafy campus of the University of Western Australia, during 9-13 December 2018.

To Australia’s and the world's industries, we welcome your presence at the congress and look forward to your suggestions as to how to make the Congress most relevant to you! To all science teachers, we want to include you as part of the Congress and look forward to your involvement.

To all university academics, government and industry scientists, to all science students and to our international colleagues, please help us make this meeting a big success by submitting your best work.

Call for papers for the IUMRS-ICA2018 Bali Indonesia

The 19th International Conference in Asia for the International Union for Materials Research Societies (IUMRS) and the Indonesia Materials Research Society (MRS-INA) on 31 October to 2 November 2018 are calling for papers. View more

ICONN survey winner announced

It was another successful year at ICONN, thank you to all of those who dropped by the ANFF booth – the team was kept incredibly busy meeting plenty of new and old faces from the world of nanotechnology.

Cleanroom Technical Officer position at ANFF University of Sydney

The Cleanroom Technical Officer will assist with coordinating and managing the day-to-day resources, infrastructure and operations of the cleanroom to achieve successful service delivery, including undertaking processes, their development and their documentation. Reporting to the Facility and Program Manager, the Technical Officer’s role within the ANFF network is to provide full - service , assisted and self - service models of various technical services at the RPF, as well as participate in Core Research Facility projects as required. View more.