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Sarah AbramsonCommunications Coordinator - Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, VIC node

Sarah is responsible for MCN’s written communications, website content and visual branding. Graduating from the University of Melbourne with a bachelor in Media and Communications in 2009, Sarah has been working in marketing and communications in both academic and commercial settings. She brings with her experience in video creation, copywriting and graphic design.

Wael Al AbdullaProfessional officer - University of Queensland, QLD node

Dr Thomas AmeringerInstrument Scientist - Swinburne University, VIC node

Martin AmsProfessional Officer - Macquarie University, OptoFab node

Jarek AntoszewskiMBE growth engineer - University of Western Australia, WA node

Dr Benedicta ArhatariInstrument manager - LaTrobe University, VIC node

Dr Arhatari's research was largely gained using a microfocus laboratory x-ray source, the micro Computed Tomography system at the Physics Department, La Trobe University. Her responsibilities included the day-to-day operation of the x-ray source, the construction of an imaging experiment and the use of appropriate position sensitive x-ray detectors. Dr Arhatari's research includes the development and testing of the theory on optimising phase imaging performance. This is done using simulation, experimental and analytic work to analyse models of coherence and polychromaticity as applied to general imaging. The studies of the imaging system are done in the presence of real world systematics and demonstrate 3D phase imaging of real samples.

Syed AshrafSynthesis Officer - University of Wollongong, Materials node

David BarberTechnical Officer - University of New South Wales, New South Wales node

Matt BarrSupport Officer - University of Newcastle, Materials node

Chris BassellProfessional Officer - University of South Australia, SA node

Gordon BatesLaboratory Technical Manager - University of New South Wales, New South Wales node

Dr Stephen BeirneAdditive Fabrication Manager - University of Wollongong, Materials node

Stephen joined the Intelligent Polymer Research Institute (IPRI) in May 2010 and has been working on materials processing methods by means of inkjet and extrusion printing techniques. He is also implementing a suite of commercial rapid prototyping systems that will be employed as development tools for future devices produced by the IPRI.

Donghoon ChangProfessional Officer - University of South Australia, SA node

Dr Lien ChauSenior Professional officer Lithography and Microfluidics - University of Queensland, QLD node

Jeffrey CheungProcess Engineer - University of New South Wales, New South Wales node

Anthony ChristianSenior Operations Engineer - Griffith University, QLD node

Anthony joined the QMNC in 2007 bringing 20 years experience in the Semiconductor manufacturing business. A time served, masters degree Engineer, he is responsible for maintaining the availability the all the equipment and facilities at the QMNC as well as project management of new equipment procurements and installations to the site.

Dipankar ChughMicrofluidics Technologist: Scientific Services - University of South Australia, SA node

Dipankar completed his undergraduate program in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati in 2006, with a major in Biotechnology. He received his Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at the University of Calgary, Canada and worked on the development of novel surface microfluidic systems utilizing the principles of Dielectrophoresis. Dipankar continued his research at Calgary with the Biosystems Research and Application Group until the end of 2009. He joined The Wark in August 2010.

Prof Justin Cooper-White - University of Queensland, QLD node

Professor Justin Cooper-White is the director of the ANFF Queensland node and Associate Dean (Research) for The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. He is a biological engineer and Group Leader at the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology.

Dr Nadia CourtProjects Manager - University of New South Wales, New South Wales node

Nora CowenAdministrative Officer - University of New South Wales, New South Wales node

Sukanta DebbarmaProcess Engineer - Australian National University, ACT node

Joint appointment with CUDOS

Simon DoeFacility manager - University of South Australia, SA node

Simon is the Facility manager of the South Australian ANFF node and has a background in materials engineering and joining. He has over twenty years experience in product design and development and was recently in industry as a development manager for a medical device company. He has worked with the CSIRO in the Division of Manufacturing Science and Technology and with a start-up medical device company involved with catheter tracking technologies.

Shan DonANFF Design House Coordinator - Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, VIC node

Shan works at MCN in a part time capacity at the ANFF Design House Coodinator. With more than 18 years IT experience in a variety of organisations and locations (including Russia, Sri Lanka and the USA), Shan brings a broad range of technical expertise to the Design House project. Shan holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science as a Systems Engineer from Vladimir State University, Russia.

Alastair DowlerExtrusion and Fibre Fabricator - University of Adelaide, OptoFab node

Prof Andrew DzurakNSW Node Director - University of New South Wales, New South Wales node

Andrew Dzurak is the director of the ANFF NSW node and a Scientia Professor of Nanoelectronics in the School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications at UNSW. He is one of Australia’s leading experts in nanoelectronics and quantum computing technologies, has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and established Australia’s highest resolution electron-beam lithography capability at the UNSW, offering nanoelectronic device feature sizes down to 10 nanometers. Andrew with Bob Clark (formerly Australia’s Chief Defence Scientist) and other colleagues established the Centre for Quantum Computer Technology in January 2000 which is now the ARC Centre of Excellence for Quantum Computation and Communication Technology.