Materials Node

Contact

Node Director: Prof. Gordon Wallace
Email: gwallace@uow.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 4221 3127

Facility Manager: Prof. Peter Innis
Email: innis@uow.edu.au
Phone: +61 2 4221 3600

Overview

The ANFF Materials Node brings together specific strengths in the fabrication of both hard and soft materials, particularly organic and inorganic electronic materials.

The Materials Node is based at the University of Newcastle (UoN) and the University of Wollongong (UoW). It combines the skills, facilities and expertise of the Translational Research Initiative for Cell Engineering and Printing (TRICEP), the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES), the UoW Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI), and the UoN’s Centre for Organic Electronics. Between them, these partners offer extensive and unique capabilities in the design, development and fabrication of nanostructured electronic materials and devices.

Node Competencies

3D printing; Bioprinting; Specialist ink manufacture; Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs); Organic photovoltaics (OPVs); Polymer actuators; Non-conventional organic electronics applications; Ceramics; Batteries and Energy Storage; Superconductivity; Electronic, spintronic, ferroelectronic and thermoelectric materials; Light metals and steel processing.

Locations

University of Wollongong

Address

AIIM Facility (Building 231), Innovation Campus.
University of Wollongong
Squires Way, North Wollongong, NSW, 2500

 

 

University Newcastle

Address

A409, NIER
University of Newcastle
Callaghan NSW 2308

 

Staff Profiles

Ben Vaughan

Laboratory Manager
UoN

Ben is the Facility Manager for the Materials Node hub at the University of Newcastle, based at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER). He is a primary operator of the functional printing facility located at NIER.

Area of Expertise:

Functional Printing

Adam Fahy

Support Officer
UoN

Adam provides support to a range of projects and equipment across the Materials Node hub at the University of Newcastle. He is the primary operator of the XPS/UPS surface analysis system. He is joint operator of the Scanning Helium Microscope.

Area of Expertise:

Characterisation

Matthew Barr

Support Officer
UoN

Matthew provides support to a range of projects and equipment across the Materials Node hub at the University of Newcastle. He is the primary operator of glovebox and thermal evaporation systems. He is joint operator of the Scanning Helium Microscope.

Area of Expertise:

Thin film deposition, Characterisation

Brad Alder

Support Officer
UoN

Brad provides support to a range of equipment across the Materials Node hub at the University of Newcastle. He also develops support hardware and software across the hub.

Area of Expertise:

Dr Nathan Cooling

Research Associate
UoN

Nathan provides synthesis and device development support to the biosensor platform project. He is one of the primary operators of the functional printing facility.

Area of Expertise:

Device development

Natalie Holmes

Research Associate
UoN

Natalie is a lead developer in the biosensor platform at the Materials Node hub at the University of Newcastle.

Area of Expertise:

Biosensors

Daniel Elkington

Researcher
UoN

Daniel leads the biosensor platform development at the Materials Node hub at the University of Newcastle.

Area of Expertise:

Biosensors

Nicolas Nicolaidis

Support Officer
UoN

Nicolas provides support to a range of projects and equipment across the Materials Node hub at the University of Newcastle. He is the primary operator of solar characterisation systems.

Area of Expertise:

Electrical Characterisation

Timothy Lewis

Equipment Support Officer
UoN

Tim provides support to a range of project and equipment across the Materials Node hub at the University of Newcastle

Area of Expertise:

Equipment support

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