$4.59m funding to keep Queensland at forefront of innovation

The Australian National Fabrication Facility – Queensland Node (ANFF-Q) has received $4.59 million from the Queensland Government to continue its innovative research and industry projects such as needle-free vaccine delivery. Minister for Science and Environment Leeanne Enoch MP visited UQ’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) to announce funding for the ANFF-Q. AIBN Deputy Director and ANFF-Q Director Professor Justin Cooper-White said the Queensland Government investment would … Read more “$4.59m funding to keep Queensland at forefront of innovation”

ANFF-Q clients powering the smart energy era

A collaborative team of ANFF-Q clients has developed an ultrafast and portable solar‐rechargeable battery with high efficiency, which can simultaneously harvest and store solar energy. These solar-rechargeable electric energy storage systems (SEESSs) will provide renewable power sources for smart grids, electric vehicles, portable electronics and the internet of things (IoTs).

ANFF-Q clients develop “dual-key-and-lock” probe for early cancer detection

An international collaboration between Dalian University of Technology, China, Stanford University, USA, and The University of Queensland, Australia, has led to the development of a “dual-key-and-lock” ruthenium(II) complex probe for early cancer diagnosis and monitoring of cancer treatments. Biomedical investigations have shown that excessive formaldehyde generation is possibly a critical factor for tissue cancerisation, cancer … Read more “ANFF-Q clients develop “dual-key-and-lock” probe for early cancer detection”

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.

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.”

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!”

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”