News

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”

Welcome to our new ANFF-Q Facility Manager!

It is with great pleasure that we welcome our new Facility Manager – Anthony Christian. Anthony comes to us with over 25 years of operations, personnel and facility management experience and expertise in fabrication and other related fields. Anthony has over 10 years of history with ANFF-Q, working as the Senior Operations Engineer at our … Read more “Welcome to our new ANFF-Q Facility Manager!”

Atomic Force Microscopy seminar, demo and workshops

ANFF-Q will be hosting a new Park NX10 Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) from Tuesday 12 March until Friday 22 March, allowing researchers to come and try the machine on their own samples. AFM has wide applications in Material Science, Life Science, Nanotech and Electronics. AFM can be used for imaging, force measurement and manipulation of samples. This is … Read more “Atomic Force Microscopy seminar, demo and workshops”

Farewell, Congratulations, and Good Luck to Rosie Hicks, ANFF’s Inaugural CEO

Rosie Hicks, ANFF CEO, has decided to move on to her next chapter after nearly 12 years at the helm of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). She will take up the position of CEO of the recently formed Australian Research Data Commons (ARDC) on 15 April 2019. Rosie was ANFF’s first CEO, joining when … Read more “Farewell, Congratulations, and Good Luck to Rosie Hicks, ANFF’s Inaugural CEO”

ANFF-Q clients develop a simple 10-minute universal cancer test

Congratulations to ANFF-Q clients Dr Abu Ali Ibn Sina, Dr Laura G. Carrascosa, Dr Yadveer S. Grewal and Prof Matt Trau for their recent article: Epigenetically reprogrammed methylation landscape drives the DNA self-assembly and serves as a universal cancer biomarker published in Nature Communications. This research paper describes one simple 10-minute universal cancer test — an important step towards early and easy diagnosis of cancer. Access to … Read more “ANFF-Q clients develop a simple 10-minute universal cancer test”

ANFF-Q clients named among the world’s most influential researchers

Congratulations to the ANFF-Q Clients who have been named in the prestigious 2018 Highly Cited Researchers list: Distinguished Professor Dietmar Hutmacher Professor Huijun Zhao Professor Yusuke Yamauchi The Highly Cited Researchers list from Clarivate Analytics recognises world-class researchers selected for their exceptional research performance, demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers that rank in the top 1% by citations for … Read more “ANFF-Q clients named among the world’s most influential researchers”

Peak Performance with Atomic Force Microscopy

This workshop caters to the continuously growing demand of researchers, confronted with new materials and research topics, for complex nano-surface analysis. The workshop will cover: Basic theoretical concept of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and its measuring principle Key steps on your way to peak performance Applications of AFM such as material sciences, life sciences, polymers, … Read more “Peak Performance with Atomic Force Microscopy”

Wanted – Cathodoluminescence/Processing Officer

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Science is looking for a Cathodoluminescence/Processing Officer to provide efficient management and operation of a state-of-the-art scanning electron microscope (SEM) system with cathodoluminescence (CL) capability as well as a suite of processing equipment related to semiconductors technology. The successful candidate will operate and maintain the systems, train users and provide … Read more “Wanted – Cathodoluminescence/Processing Officer”

Technical Seminar: Chemical Vapour Deposition

Dielectric layers such as silicon oxide (SiOx) and silicon nitride (SiNx) play an important role in the semiconductor industry. Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) is a popular technology for depositing dielectrics, particularly plasma-enhanced CVD (PECVD). PECVD is economically viable with high deposition rate (tens of nm min−1) and is very attractive for compound semiconductors as it is possible to obtain … Read more “Technical Seminar: Chemical Vapour Deposition”