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ANFF-NSW Nano- and Micro-Engineering Winter School 17-19 July 2017

ANFF-NSW will be hosting a Nano- and Micro-Engineering Winter School from 17-19 July 2017.

The program features research presentations across a wide range of disciplines, seminars on nano- and micro-fabrication techniques as well as lab-based demonstrations and practical sessions. Full program details are available . View more.

World’s first demonstration of large-scale printed solar cells

The ANFF Materials Node can print power!

On 15 May, the University of Newcastle (UoN) unveiled a 100 m2 printed solar demonstration, one of only three in the world. Significantly it is the only one that can be printed cost-effectively on a large scale for less than $10 / m2. View more

4th ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School 11 - 14 July 2017

The 4th ANFF-SA Microengineering Winter School will be held on 11 - 14 July 2017 at building MM, Mawson Lake Campus, University of South Australia.

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Three cased study videos from ANFF Materials node

1. AquaHydrex: An ACES and ANFF partnership case study. We've discovered new materials that facilitate the breakdown of water into important fuels - hydrogen and oxygen. This is commonly known as water splitting. View on the ACES YouTube channel (

2. Cartilage Regeneration: An ACES/ANFF case study. In collaboration with Prof Peter Choong from Melbourne University, we're helping to repair defects seen in arthritic patients, with scaffolds and stem cells. We're recreating the exact type of cartilage that is missing. View on the ACES YouTube channel (

3. Islet Cell Transplantation: An ACES/ANFF case study. In collaboration with Prof Toby Coates from the University of Adelaide, we're producing 3D printed scaffolds containing islet cells to enhance the efficiency of cell therapy to treat type 1 diabetes. View on ACES YouTube channel (

General Manager (ANFF-Vic and MCN)

The MCN and ANFF-Vic now seek a strong and dynamic General Manager to work closely with the Director in setting operational standards and, strategic management and direction. Key aspects of this role will be the implementation and monitoring of the strategic priorities for the centre, while ensuring all day to day operations are managed through staffing, financial and resource management.

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Senior Professional Officer in Precision Sensing and Nanoscience, University of Queensland

Senior Professional Officer position is available for a three year term in the University of Queensland Precision Sensing Initiative. The role will provide operational, technical and strategic support to researchers in the in the fabrication, integration and packaging of precision sensing devices, and engage as appropriate with relevant industry stakeholders. It will, further, be central in the development of an Optoelectronic Integration Facility at the University of Queensland for packaging and rapid prototyping of devices.

Applicants should have demonstrated expert knowledge in the area of micro/nano device fabrication and characterisation, optoelectronic integration/packaging, wafer bonding, and/or fibre pigtailing. You should also possess the ability to establish effective relationships and to represent and promote the Precision Sensing Initiative and Optoelectronic Integration Facility at a university and wider community level, including industry, government and professional bodies.

The University of Queensland Precision Sensing Initiative is a joint initiative between the Schools of Mathematics and Physics and Information Technology and Electrical Engineering at the University of Queensland ( It aims to translate next generation sensing research into industry-ready technologies for the biomedical, aerospace, resources and defence industries; and to strengthen the Universities engagement with industry partners.

Applications close: 21 Mar 2017

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ANFF to update AusMedtech 2017 & ICMMB 2017 on emerging medical technologies

AusMedtech is Australia’s premier medical technology conference. For the first time, it will be co-presented with the International Conference on Mechanics in Medicine and Biology (ICMMB).

The joint conference will bring together key stakeholders of the Australian and international medical devices and diagnostics sector to explore topics such as biomaterials, medical devices, assistive technologies for an ageing population, tissue engineering, 3D printing and the mechanics of future medicine.

AusMedtech 2017 & ICMMB 2017 will include plenary presentations from Prof Anthony N Burkitt, Director, Bionic Vision Australia, University of Melbourne and Prof Peter Choong, Sir Hugh Devine Professor of Surgery, University of Melbourne Director of Orthopaedics, St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. A business breakfast will be hosted at the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).

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ANFF’s Professor Gordon Wallace awarded Australia Day honour

ANFF-Materials Node Director, Professor Gordon Wallace, was appointed an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) on Australia Day. He was honoured for his distinguished service to science and research in polymer materials and their use in biomedical applications, and to national and international collaboration with industry...

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PDMS device fabrication training at south australian node

PDMS Device Fabrication for Microfluidics, Patterning and Structuring. A one day introductory course presented by ANFF-SA.

9:00 TO 16:00pm
At the ANFF-SA Cleanrooms.

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Inspired by Legends: The Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna

Prof Gordon Wallace reflects on Inspired by Legends: The Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna View more