Materials Synthesis and Modification


Gordon is the director of both ANFF Materials and TRICEP as well as the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science (ACES).


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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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.


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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Professor Lewis joined Flinders University in 2009 in a joint appointment with the CSIRO Future Manufacturing Flagship, as Flagship Fellow. Over his career, David has delivered over 20 Plenary and Invited Lectures at International meetings, edited two conference proceedings, authored over 60 papers and is an inventor on over 50 granted patent families. David received …

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Ben completed the Bachelor of Technology in Optoelectronics with Honours at Macquarie University in 2004, and completed his PhD in optical physics, also from Macquarie in 2008. He has been involved in laser micromachining projects for both academic and commercial purposes since 2002. Ben currently manages the Optofab node and operates the nano and femto-second …

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Karyn manages the operations of the ANFF-Vic Biointerface Engineering Hub. She also maintains a suite of thin film deposition and surface characterisation equipment such a plasma polymer reactors, dip coating, ellipsometry and quartz crystal microbalance.