ANFF VIC

Contact

Node Director: Prof. Nico Voelcker
Email: nicolas.voelcker@monash.edu
Phone: +61 3 9902 9097

General Manager: Dr Sean Langelier
Email: sean.langelier@nanomelbourne.com
Phone: +61 3 9902 4100

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Overview

ANFF VIC ties the largest open-access cleanroom in the southern hemisphere, the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), with six university-based hubs spread across Victoria providing a full complement of nanofabrication capabilities and expertise.

Other members of the node include: Monash University; University of Melbourne (Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform); Deakin University (Institute for Frontier Materials); La Trobe University (Centre for Materials Surface Science); Swinburne University of Technology (ANFF Biointerface Engineering Hub); RMIT University (Micro Nano Research Facility); and CSIRO (CSIRO Manufacturing).

MCN

The Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication is home to ANFF’s headquarters. The Centre is a world-class, purpose-built facility boasting state-of-the-art cleanrooms (class 10,000 and class 100), reconfigurable biochemistry and PC2 labs, a microscopy lab and focused ion beam lab. These specialised work environments house top-of-the-line micro and nanofabrication equipment and instrumentation.

Node Competencies

Current expertise is provided in the areas of advanced materials and biotechnology, leading to the development of a wide range of customised sensors, actuators, and devices applied to areas from biomedicine, and energy to nanoelectronics and the environment.

Locations

Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication

Address

Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication
151 Wellington Road
Clayton VIC 3168

Website

Deakin University

Address

Institute for Frontier Materials
Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus
Waurn Ponds VIC 3216

Website

University of Melbourne

Address

Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Victoria 3010

Website

La Trobe University

Address

Centre for Materials and Surface Science (CMSS)
Department of Chemistry and Physics
La Trobe University
Bundoora VIC 3086

Website

Swinburne University of Technology

Address

ANFF-Vic Biointerface Engineering Hub
Swinburne University of Technology
John Street
Hawthorn Victoria 3122

Website

RMIT

Address

MicroNano Research Facility
RMIT University
Bowen Street
Melbourne 3001 Victoria

Website

Prof. Nicolas Voelcker

Director ANFF-VIC, Science Director MCN
MCN

Nico is the Director of the Victorian Node of ANFF. He also runs a research group across Monash and CSIRO which uses a range of ANFF-Vic based tools

Area of Expertise:

Research in bionanotech and medtech.

Prof. Arnan Mitchell

Hub Coordinator
RMIT

Arnan is Director of RMIT Micro Nano Research Facility, particularly focusing on packaging and interfacing within the Victorian Node. Also supervises a suite for microfabrication equipment for packaging chips and ceramic structures.

Area of Expertise:

Packaging and interfacing, optical fibre pigtailing, RF and electronic packaging and microfluidic interfacing.

Dr Elena Taran

Interim Hub Coordinator
UniMelb

Elena is the Interim manager of Melbourne University’s Materials Characterisation & Fabrication Platform (MCFP) which houses a suite of in-kind instrumentation that is made available as a part of the Victorian node of ANFF.

Area of Expertise:

Charaterisation and metrology

Dr Lauren Hyde

Hub Coordinator
UniMelb

Lauren manages Melbourne University’s Materials Characterisation & Fabrication Platform (MCFP) which houses a suite of in-kind instrumentation that is made available as a part of the Victorian node of ANFF

Area of Expertise:

Charaterisation and metrology

Dr Anders Barlow

Process Engineer
UniMelb

Anders manages the helium ion microscopy capability of the MCFP hub, including nanoscale imaging and nanofabrication.

Area of Expertise:

Nanofabrication, characterisation and instrument/laboratory management

Natasha Wright

Hub Coordinator
CSIRO

Natasha manages the Biophysics Group Leader at CSIRO Manufacturing and also manages access/contacts for CSIROs in-kind offerings to the Victorian node.

Area of Expertise:

Biophysics

Prof. Joselito Razal

Hub Coordinator
Deakin

Joe is the Deputy Director of the ARC Research Hub for Future Fibres at the Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University and coordinates operations at ANFF Deakin

Area of Expertise:

Materials chemistry, fibre science and functional textiles

Dr Dylan Hegh

Research Engineer
Deakin

Dylan manages the operations of the Deakin Hub of ANFF VIC. He operates and maintains a suite of fibre production and characterisation equipment including Melt-, Electro-, and Wet-spinning at the Institute of Frontier Materials (IFM)

Area of Expertise:

FIbre production and Characterisation.

Prof. Paul Pigram

Hub Coordinator
La Trobe

Paul is the Director of the Centre for Materials and Surface Science (CMSS). CMSS hosts a broad surface analysis capability including ToF-SIMS, XPS, scanning auger nanoprobe, and AFM instrumentation.

Area of Expertise:

Surface science

Prof. Sally McArthur

Hub Coordinator
Swinburne

Sally is the Biointerface Engineering Hub Coordinator as well as leading the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) in Victoria. As a Professor of Biomedical engineering at Swinburne and a CSIRO Science Leader, Sally has extensive experience working across academic and industrial research projects in Australia and the UK.

Area of Expertise:

Biointerface Engineering, Manufacturing, Medical Devices, Surface Characterisation

Dr Karyn Jarvis

Research Engineer
Swinburne

Karyn manages the operations of the ANFF-Vic Biointerface Engineering Hub. She also maintains a suite of thin film deposition and surface characterisation equipment such a plasma polymer reactors, dip coating, ellipsometry and quartz crystal microbalance.

Area of Expertise:

Plasma polymerisation, Dip coater, Langmuir-Blodgett Trough, Ellipsometer, Quartz Crystal Microbalance

Dr Sean Langelier

General Manager
MCN

Sean is the General Manager of the MCN & Victorian node.

Area of Expertise:

Facility/Node Management, ANFF-VIC

Bernie Orelup

Engineering & Quality Manager
MCN

Bernie is responsible for the management of the technical engineering teams and as the Quality Manager oversees MCN’s regulatory compliance for ISO9001 certification.

Area of Expertise:

Process Engineering/Quality Management, MCN

Dr Abu Sadek

Process Engineer
MCN

Abu is responsible for the ALD, electroforming, oxidation/nitriding/doping furnaces, probe stations and a set of wetbenches.

Area of Expertise:

Micro/nanofabrication, thin film deposition and characterisation

Ann Barker

Administrative Assistant
MCN

Ann is the Administrative Officer of the MCN.

Area of Expertise:

Administrative support

Dr Ash Dyer

Process Engineer
MCN

Ash is a part of the thin film deposition and packaging team at MCN, providing support and training on a variety of deposition equipment in addition to MCN’s laser doppler vibrometers and Bose test puller.

Area of Expertise:

E-Beam and thermal Evaporation, wire bonding, vibrometry and furnaces

Chantelle Oliver

Executive Administrator
MCN

Chantelle is the Executive Officer to the Director of the Victorian Node of ANFF.

Area of Expertise:

Administrative support

Dr Guangyuan Si

Process Engineer
MCN

Guangyuan manages the focused ion beam, electron beam lithography, filmetrics thin film mapper and scanning electron microscope at the MCN.

Area of Expertise:

Focused ion beam, electron beam lithography, filmetrics thin film mapper and scanning electron microscope.

Dr Hazem Abdelmaksoud

Process Engineer/IDR
MCN

Hazem is responsible for wet etching benches in the cleanroom and managing the biochemistry, PC2, Industrial labs.

Area of Expertise:

Micro/Nanofabrication, EBL, UV-Lithography, DRIE, Wet etching.

Dr Hemayet Uddin

Senior Process Engineer - Academic Engagement
MCN

Hemayet provides technical support and integration to ARC Centre of Excellence, and provides grant application support, in addition to managing a number of nanolithography and characterisation instruments

Area of Expertise:

AFM, thermal scanning probe lithography, soft-lithography, optical profilometry, UV-vis, Zetasizer, electrokinetic analyser, 3D printing

Jeremy Vasic

Technical Assistant
MCN

Jeremy handles administrative tasks at the MCN such as data organisation, and the operation of the gowning room, in order to keep things running smoothly.

Area of Expertise:

Infrastructure support

Dr John Zhu

Client Services Manager - Industry Engagement
MCN

John liaises with MCN’s clients and is the focal point for engaging with companies. He also cares for the Centre’s various microscopes.

Area of Expertise:

Client services, Business development for industry, Quality coordinator, Confocal, Microscopy and spectrometry

Luther Vasic

Technical Support Officer
MCN

Luther’s responsibilities include management of the gowning room, replenishing cleanroom and chemical laboratory consumables, and flammables and corrosives waste disposal.

Area of Expertise:

Infrstructure support

Dr Ricky Tjeung

Senior Process Engineer - Team Lead
MCN

Ricky is responsible for various photolithography, physical vapour deposition, chemical vapour deposition and reactive ion etching processes at MCN

Area of Expertise:

Photolithography, Nano Imprint Lithography (NIL), physical vapour deposition, chemical vapour deposition and reactive ion etching processes

Dr Tatiana Pinedo Rivera

Process Engineer
MCN

Tatiana is a part of the Characterisation and Lithography team. She specialises in Scanning Electron Microscopy, Focused Ion Beam and Atomic Force Microscopy. She is the principal Instrument Manager for our FEI NovaNanoSEM FEG-SEM and tabletop SEM tools.

Area of Expertise:

Scanning Electron Microscopy, Atomic Force Microscopy, Focus Ion Beam

Dr Vahid Adineh

Process Engineer

Vahid’s expertise lies in the use of advanced thin film deposition methods, including CVD and ALD and he is the Centre’s Diamond Deposition specialist, in addition to MCN’s Ellipsometry and Dicing equipment.

Area of Expertise:

Thin-films, electron microscopy, characterisation

Dr Yang Lim

Senior Process Engineer - Team Lead
MCN

Yang is the thin film deposition team lead responsible for the thin film deposition suites. She also works on dicing saw, wire bonders, direct mask writer and polymer glovebox.

Area of Expertise:

Thin film deposition tools, dicing saw, wire bonder, direct mask writer and polymer glovebox

Dan Smith

Process Engineer
MCN/UniMelb

Dan’s role is a secondment from the University of Melbourne and he is based at the MCN primarily to support users from the University of Melbourne, though he is also available to all users, both academic and from industry. He brings over 25 years of experience in micro/nanofabrication and MEMS and semiconductor manufacturing.

Area of Expertise:

MEMS and semiconductor manufacturing, process development, process integration, process characterisation, equipment operation and maintenance

Dr Michael Stuiber

Process Engineer
MCN
Area of Expertise:

John Paul Teodosio

Process Engineer
MCN

JP handles the photolithography tools, 3D scanner and 3D printers. He also supports operations on the dicing saw, direct mask writer, and the PDMS laboratory.

Area of Expertise:

Photolithography, 3D Printer, 3D scanner, Direct Mask writer, Dicing saw, PDMS lab

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