Manufacturing and machining


Denny previously worked for research institutions in Taiwan, where he was responsible for coordinating and advancing the process of innovative medical device design as well as developing technology solutions. He has participated in all stages of the innovative medical device research and development process, from project initiation to technology transfer and patent application.


Michael is the current Node director of the Optofab node and co-founder and CEO of start-up Modular Photonics, and a CSIRO ON alumni. Modular Photonics, a spin out from Macquarie University, manufactures award winning glass-microchip devices that increase data transmission rates and reach in legacy public and enterprise optical fibre networks.


Ben is the Facility Manager for the Materials Node hub at the University of Newcastle, based at the Newcastle Institute for Energy and Resources (NIER). He is a primary operator of the functional printing facility located at NIER.


Hemayet provides technical support and integration to ARC Centre of Excellence, and provides grant application support, in addition to managing a number of nanolithography and characterisation instruments


JP handles the photolithography tools, 3D scanner and 3D printers. He also supports operations on the dicing saw, direct mask writer, and the PDMS laboratory.


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Sepidar is a research fellow and materials scientist who’s area of expertise is in materials development, materials characterisation and device fabrication. He has extensive experience in the development, processing and characterisation of nanocarbon materials and composites as well as prototyping and fabrication of devices and structures for industrial and biomedical applications. He has expertise in …

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Sudhakar worked as a tool and die maker in India for Tata Ficosa Automotive Systems, then moved to Singapore, where he did manual machining for airport ground equipment support and tooling design support for a Singapore Airlines contractor. After migrating to Australia, Sudhakar worked as a CNC machinist at Extreme Machining Australia and Gearhart United …

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Greg’s role involves synthesis and supply of materials to researchers both internally to the University of Wollongong (UOW) and to universities across the world, as well as to companies.


Kalani is responsible for developing standardised protocols to print 3D structures. This protocol development work is not limited to the bioinks synthesised at TRICEP, but also for novel bioinks developed by others. She is also responsible for the supply of printed 3D scaffolds with quality control data for researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence …

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Joe is the Deputy Director of the ARC Research Hub for Future Fibres at the Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University and coordinates operations at ANFF Deakin


Mike has a research background in microfluidic design and micro / nano fabrication and extensive experience in manufacturing and product development. Focusing on the development of the multiplex biosensing method, Mike received his PhD in Engineering in 2014, from University of South Australia. He joined ANFF-SA in 2015 as a Nanofabrication Technologist and is experienced …

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