Materials Synthesis and Modification


Rob Elliman is an Emeritus Professor of Physics in the Research School of Physics at the Australian National University (ANU) and Director of the ANU ion-implantation Laboratory (iiLab), a node of the NCRIS Heavy Ion Accelerator Capability. His fields of research include: nanotechnology; semiconductor materials science, oxide-based electronics, memristive-switching in transition-metal oxides, ion-implantation and ion-beam …

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See Yoong is a research officer at the Centre of Materials and Surface Science (CMSS) at La Trobe University, which manages sample analysis instruments including the XPS, ToF-SIMS, Scanning Auger Nanoprobe (SAN), XRD, and Contact Angle Measurement equipment (CAM). To ensure that the samples meet the conditions for analysis, CMSS also houses various sample preparation …

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Erick received his PhD in Physics from the University of Queensland in Australia. As a postdoctoral fellow his research focused on the fundamental origins of nanomechanical dissipation, high precision sensing, hybrid systems, integrated photonics and phononics. Erick currently works at the Australian National Fabrication Facility supporting and developing nanofabrication processes. His expertise profile is quite …

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Simon Ruffell joins the ANFF-NSW University of Sydney as our Quantum and Semiconductor Engagement Manager. Simon has extensive experience in the semiconductor technology industry and, more recently, in quantum computing. His role is to assist in planning, especially with respect to the infrastructure requirements to support the significant opportunities emerging around research translation in quantum …

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Alson is a specialist in Mid-IR glass fabrication, focusing on ZBLAN, Tellurite, and Germanate glasses. He excels in managing analytical facilities and operating instruments such as Dilatometers, UV-vis spectrophotometers, FTIR, DSC, TGA, STA-MS, and Optical Profilometers. Alson’s expertise extends to designing, installing, and commissioning glass fabrication equipment, including high-temperature furnaces, gloveboxes, and chemical etching facilities. …

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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.


Dhirendra handles micro fabrication, processing and materials-characterisation at ANFF WA node


Prof Hoe Tan is an expert in the epitaxy of compound semiconductors.


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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Abu is responsible for the ALD, electroforming, oxidation/nitriding/doping furnaces, probe stations and a set of wet benches.


David is responsible for the majority of the ANFF Materials synthesis projects.


Pierrette Michaux is a Process Engineer specialising in Nanofabrication. Pierrette completed an Advanced Diploma in Chemistry in 2002, then in 2005 a Master degree in Materials Science at the Engineering College of Industrial Ceramics in France. Pierrette started her career in the Science of Ceramic Processes and Surface Treatment Laboratory, a division of the French …

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