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Queensland node

Wael Al AbdullaProfessional officer - University of Queensland, QLD node

Dr Lien ChauSenior Professional officer Lithography and Microfluidics - University of Queensland, QLD node

Anthony ChristianSenior Operations Engineer - Griffith University, QLD node

Anthony joined the QMNC in 2007 bringing 20 years experience in the Semiconductor manufacturing business. A time served, masters degree Engineer, he is responsible for maintaining the availability of equipment and facilities.

Prof Justin Cooper-WhiteNode director - University of Queensland, QLD node

Professor Justin Cooper-White is the director of the ANFF Queensland node and Associate Dean (Research) for The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. He is a biological engineer and Group Leader at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Dr Jane FitzpatrickBusiness Development Manager - University of Queensland, QLD node

Jane currently splits her time across 2 main roles at the University of Queensland, as a Lab manager at the Tissue engineering and Microfluidics group at AIBN and as a Business Development Manager at the ANFF Queensland Node. Her bachelor of science is in biotechnology and her PhD is in the field of applied biochemistry. She has spent time in the nutraceutical and medical diagnostic industries, including over 3 year with a biotech start up in Brisbane.

Anita GibsonAdministrative Officer - University of Queensland, QLD node

Anita provides administrative support to the Facility Manager of the ANFF Queensland Node, manages the ANFF-Q client database, memberships, monthly and annual usage statements and is responsible for the creation, dispatch of invoices and tracking of payments through the University of Queensland's finance system.

Derek HironsFacility Manager - University of Queensland, QLD node

Leonie HoldResearch assistant - Griffith University, QLD node

Leonie joined Griffith in 2005 and has had previous micro-technology fabrication experience in Fraunhofer Institutes in Germany.

Alan IacopiOperations Director - Griffith University, QLD node

Alan is the Operations Director of the QMNC based at the Queensland Micro-technology Facility. Before moving to Australia Alan had over 20 years of international semiconductor industry experience. Positions held included wafer fab senior process engineer, production equipment R+D, design and development and senior /executive management of plasma etch division and European business unit manager for Tokyo Electron.

Alan specified and project managed build of the Queensland Micro-technology Facility in 2005/6. Was the vision behind the creation QMF for providing industry standard processing technology, enabling R+D device fabrication through to pilot production. He selected and procured equipment and where necessary, custom designed equipment to bring research capability processing to industry standards. He is the inventor of the patented SiC on Si epitaxial reactors, and working with equipment manufactures, designed and built the flagship equipment at the QMF that gives Griffith and the ANFF a world leading processing capability for growth onto Si wafers up to 300mm in diameter.

Kerryn IacopiAdministrative Officer - Griffith University, QLD node

Kerryn has had over 10 years working within the semiconductor equipment industry in the UK with positions held including marketing, sales administration, capital equipment and spares Import and export administration.

Dr Francesca IacopiPrincipal Research Fellow - Griffith University, QLD node

Francesca is a principle research fellow and Full Member of the Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre. Francesca's research expertise is with Materials Science in the deposition, processing and characterization of materials for microelectronics, focus on thin film mechanics and chip-package interaction, nanotechnology in the on-wafer growth of semiconductor nanowires and synthesis of graphene and also in plasma Science with materials processing with novel cryogenic and supercritical fluid plasmas.

Rob KemberyAdministrative Officer - University of Queensland, QLD node

Dr Javaid KhanSenior Professional officer Polymer characterisation and testing. - University of Queensland, QLD node

Doug MairSenior Professional officer - University of Queensland, QLD node

Prof Nam-Trung NyguyenDeputy Node director - Griffith University, QLD node

Professor Nam-Trung Nyguyen joined Griffith University in 2012 and is the Director of the Queensland Micro and Nanotechnology Centre within Griffith Sciences. He is a recognised as world leader in research into microfluidics and MEMS, sensors and medical devices and currently serves as member of the ARC College of Experts.

Kinnari ShelatSenior Professional officer - University of Queensland, QLD node

Dr Elliot ChengSenior Professional Officer - University of Queensland, QLD node

Dr Elena TaranSenior Professional officer AFM and LSM - University of Queensland, QLD node

Glenn Walker Research assistant - Griffith University, QLD node

Glenn did his microelectronics degree at Griffith and his final year project at the QMF. Due to his performance was given a further position at the QMF that has given him a wealth of equipment and processing experience.

Kai - Yu LiuSenior Professional officer Etching, deposition, COPE clean room equipment - University of Queensland, QLD node