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Silicon carbide – The next generation ultra thin membranes for nano-biological analysis

Silicon nitride membranes are commercially available and widely used as in-situ transparent sample holders for SEM, TEM, STEM, Xray and Synchrotron analysis. However, silicon carbide is a better material – stronger, conductive and more transparent that enables sharper, clearer imaging /analysis. At the Queensland Microtechnology Facility, part of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, we bridge … Read more “Silicon carbide – The next generation ultra thin membranes for nano-biological analysis”

ANFF-Q cleanroom improvements: phases 1 & 2 complete!

After all the planning and hard work, we are excited to unveil our new cleanroom space! The new working area now comprises… — a new custom-made “Flammables” fumehood designated for all solvent-based processes, including: general wafer cleaning SU8 resist development (PGMEA) metal lift-off — a new custom-made “Corrosives” fumehood designated for all corrosive processes, including: … Read more “ANFF-Q cleanroom improvements: phases 1 & 2 complete!”

ANFF-Q cleanroom upgrades

ANFF-Q is currently improving processes and introducing new technologies in the ANFF-Q cleanroom located within the AIBN. These will include: advanced direct write lithography, a new auto-dispense spin coating system, two new fumehoods for safer and new etching processes, including HF vapour etching and providing essential exhaust to a new XeF2 etcher. This presentation provides … Read more “ANFF-Q cleanroom upgrades”

ANFF-Q clients awarded more than $5.3 million for new ARC Linkage Projects

ANFF-Q would like to congratulate our clients in securing funding for these exciting collaborative industry-partnered research projects in bioengineering and advanced materials design. Professor Amin Abbosh and his colleagues will team up with industry partner EM Solutions Pty Ltd to develop compact millimeter-wave terminal for LEO satellite communications to deal with the digital inequality facing rural and remote Australia. Professor … Read more “ANFF-Q clients awarded more than $5.3 million for new ARC Linkage Projects”

ANFF-Q clients awarded more than $4.6 million in funding via NHMRC Investigator Grants.

ANFF-Q would like to congratulate our clients on their successful National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator Grant applications: Dr Ruirui Qiao, who was awarded funding to improve the design of MRI contrast agents used in clinical diagnosis of diseases such as cancer (Project: Biocompatible Gadolinium-free contrast agents for molecular targeted MR imaging). Dr Changkui … Read more “ANFF-Q clients awarded more than $4.6 million in funding via NHMRC Investigator Grants.”

ANFF-Q clients awarded MRFF grant for breakthrough ovarian cancer project

Congratulations to ANFF-Q clients Dr Amirali Popat and Professor Yusuke Yamauchi on their successful collaborative Medical Research Future Fund ovarian cancer research grant. Led by Dr Carlos Salomon Gallo, the study will focus on circulating tumour markers encapsulated in small extracellular vesicles called exosomes, which mediate signalling between cells, to improve early ovarian cancer diagnostics. The study will deliver an aid for … Read more “ANFF-Q clients awarded MRFF grant for breakthrough ovarian cancer project”

ANFF-Q client elected to Australian Academy of Science

Congratulations to Professor Alan Rowan on joining the ranks of the nation’s top scientists as a newly elected Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science. Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science are among Australia’s most distinguished scientists, elected by their peers for ground-breaking research and contributions that have had clear impact. Professor Rowan is well known for his seminal work … Read more “ANFF-Q client elected to Australian Academy of Science”