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Queensland Node

The Queensland node, ANFF-Q, is the Bio-nano node specialising in microfluidics, organic electronics, biomaterials and novel semiconductor materials.

ANFF-Q, consists of four facilities, two at the University of Queensland and two at Griffith University. At the University of Queensland the Soft Materials Processing Facility is housed in purpose built laboratories of the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN), and the BioNano Device Fabrication Facility at the School of Chemistry's Centre for Organic Photonics and Electronics (COPE). The Griffith University facilities, part of the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre (QMNC), consist of the Queensland Microtechnology Facility in a purpose-built building, and the Raman Spectroscopy Facility.

The innovative and integrated institutes and centres that play host to the ANFF-Q facilities provide a dynamic, exciting and collaborative atmosphere where researchers can get the most from their ideas with the best possible support and world class equipment.

Services include the scale-up prototyping of devices such as organic solar cells, organic light emitting diodes, organic circuit elements, microfluidic devices, bioassay platforms, biomaterial scaffolds, microbioreactors and production of materials for microelectronics to semiconductor-industry standards.

Specialist fields:

  • Micofluidics
  • Bionanodevice fabrication
  • Microelectronics
  • Advanced photoresist synthesis, purification and characterisation
  • Organic electronic device fabrication and testing (OPV, OLED, OFET, OSensors)
  • Functional organic/polymer and bio-inspired nanomaterials synthesis and characterisation (through the National Centre for Functional Organic Synthesis)
  • Biopolymer processing and nanocomposites
  • SiC processing
  • Raman/AFM characterization

Flagship Facilities:

  • A prototyping inkjet printer (Litrex 70), capable of printing organic or aqueous solvent based inks
  • High-throughput photoresist, monomer, polymer and nanoparticle synthesis units
  • A semi-automated nanoimprint lithography unit and plasma bonder for surface and device patterning down to ~10 nm
  • A deep reactive ion etcher
  • A state-of-the-art surface and device characterisation suite
  • Raman/AFM characterisation unit
  • Globally unique epitaxial reactor for SiC on Si wafer production

Node Director: Prof Justin Cooper-White
Phone: +61 7 3346 3858

Facility Manager: Dr Jane Fitzpatrick
Phone: +61 7 3346 3460