ANFF-Q clients tackling plastic waste and revolutionising the pharmaceutical industry

ANFF-Q’s Deputy Director Professor Nam-Trung Nguyen from the Queensland Micro-and Nanontechnology Centre is lead researcher developing a microcapsule technology that could fast-track disease diagnosis and reduce plastic waste. Published in AIP Advances, the technology encapsulates tiny droplets with a diameter smaller than a hair strand. Professor Nguyen said an important application of the tiny capsules was in laboratory tests such as disease diagnostics. “This … Read more “ANFF-Q clients tackling plastic waste and revolutionising the pharmaceutical industry”

HEMT – The speed and power revolution in transistors

High Electron Mobility Transistors have taken decades to become commercially available and further improvements are still needed and possible. The high mobility of these devices enables highest switching speeds with higher energy efficiency and tolerant to high temperature that’s necessary for the new emerging technologies, 5G network, wireless charging, Lidar sensing through to power electronics … Read more “HEMT – The speed and power revolution in transistors”

Silicon carbide Schottky diodes for greater efficiency of electric power conversion modules

Electric vehicles will go further. Solar panel inverters and wind generators will provide more energy. Everything from variable speed drive motors to switch mode power supplies for servers powering the internet can all benefit from reduced energy consumption. Commercialisation requires better and lower cost products. The Queensland Microtechnology Facility, part of the Australian National Fabrication … Read more “Silicon carbide Schottky diodes for greater efficiency of electric power conversion modules”

New ANFF-Q Student Award

The ANFF-Q Student Award will cover the costs of the Award recipient’s ANFF-Q access and consumables, enabling them to perform a short-term research project. This Award was created in recognition of the importance of university students developing hands-on technical research skills. Award recipients will receive: 20 hours of ANFF-Q instrument access, training and support from … Read more “New ANFF-Q Student Award”

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.”