ANFF-Q clients are improving electrical contacts for high power devices using silicon carbide

The wide band-gap semiconductor silicon carbide (SiC) has shown attractive properties in devices operating at high temperature and high power. Researchers from RMIT, La Trobe and Griffith Universities are working with ANFF-Q to develop metal/semiconductor contacts with lower contact resistance that withstand higher power levels and use less energy. In particular, the team have systematically … Read more “ANFF-Q clients are improving electrical contacts for high power devices using silicon carbide”

ANFF welcomes our new CEO

Dr Ian Griffiths has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), commencing this quarter. The decision was announced by ANFF’s Chairman and Board on 8 July 2019, following an extensive four-month search.

UQ Research Capabilities Showcase – 20 September 2019

The University of Queensland (UQ) Office of Research Infrastructure is excited to present the UQ Research Capabilities Showcase 2019. The all-day event aims to highlight the technology and capabilities that power research across UQ and beyond. Humming inside The University of Queensland’s sprawling research facilities are some of the coolest technology and infrastructure known to … Read more “UQ Research Capabilities Showcase – 20 September 2019”

ANFF-Q client awarded the first Rio-Tinto Australia-Japan Collaboration Program Grant.

The Rio Tinto Australia-Japan Collaborative Program aims to encourage collaboration between Australia and Japan in science, technology and innovation. The $150,000 grant has been awarded to a collaborative project between ANFF-Q client Professor Yusuke Yamauchi at the University of Queensland and Associate Professor Toru Wakihara at the University of Tokyo. The project will develop new … Read more “ANFF-Q client awarded the first Rio-Tinto Australia-Japan Collaboration Program Grant.”

Platform Manager—Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform

Based at the University of Melbourne, the School of Engineering are seeking an enthusiastic Platform Manager to lead the operations of the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP) at the Department of Chemical Engineering. This position is a maternity leave backfill for a period of 9 months. The Platform Manager will lead the operations of … Read more “Platform Manager—Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform”

Advanced Atomic Force Microscopy seminar series

ANFF-Q will be hosting a new Bruker Dimension ICON Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) from Thursday 2 May until Friday 10 May. To help us make the most of this marvellous machine, we have invited Christian Gow from Coherent Scientific to present a seminar series on advanced AFM techniques. Additionally, private demonstrations of the instrument will be available each … Read more “Advanced Atomic Force Microscopy seminar series”

ANFF-Q’s Dr Elena Taran is Guest Editor of Minerals

ANFF-Q Professional Officer Dr Elena Taran has been invited to be the Guest Editor for a special issue of Minerals: “Interfacial Forces in Mineral Processing”. Elena is ANFF-Q’s surface science specialist. Her core expertise is relying on Scanning Probe Microscopy and Force Spectroscopy techniques with a strong background in silica nanotribology. Dear Colleagues, Interfacial forces … Read more “ANFF-Q’s Dr Elena Taran is Guest Editor of Minerals”