Materials Synthesis and Modification


Prof 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.


Fay Hudson divides her time between the roles of Process Manager with ANFF and Senior Research Fellow in Prof Dzurak’s research program. Having been a member of Prof Dzurak’s research team at UNSW since 2001, her expertise is in micro- and nano-fabrication of nanoelectronic devices and silicon qubits, such as electron beam and photo lithography, …

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Dr Jeff Yun Huang joined ANFF-Qld in 2020 as a Senior Professional Officer. He provides instrument training, professional service, and technical support for all atomic force microscopes and confocal microscopes. His areas of expertise include surface chemistry and characterisation, colloidal science and nanotechnology, polymer chemistry and physics. Jeff received his PhD degree in Polymer Chemistry …

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Sanjeev is the Associate Director of the Translational Research Initiative for Cell Engineering and Printing (TRICEP). He is responsible for large scale synthesis of bioinks and ensure that the end products comply with the highest quality standards. His role also involves sourcing of starting materials of desired specification from commercial manufactures and its quality control. …

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Josiah is a process engineer with a special interest in microfabrication of biomedical devices utilising deep plasma etch processes (DRIE), plasma deposition (sputtering, PECVD) and metallization techniques including PVD and electroplating. He started his time at UNSW with an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering (photonics) followed by a PhD fabricating a prototype device to investigate …

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Daniel leads the biosensor platform development at the Materials Node hub at the University of Newcastle.


Prof Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem is Deputy Director of the Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing (IPAS) and Director of the Optofab Adelaide Hub at the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF). She is Senior Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP). In 2017 she became a Fellow of the Optical Society of America, …

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Prof Paul Dastoor is the University of Newcastle (UON) Node Director for the ANFF Materials Node, which is responsible for delivering advanced fabrication and characterisation facilities to academic and industrial researchers across Australia and overseas. Hs is also a Professor of Physics at UON and is Director of the Centre for Organic Electronics, which he …

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Nathan provides synthesis and device development support to the biosensor platform project. He is one of the primary operators of the functional printing facility.


Prof Paul Burn is the Deputy Director of ANFF-Qld and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and Royal Society of Chemistry. He is currently a Professor of Chemistry and the Head of the Centre for Organic Photonics & Electronics, and holds a Vice Chancellor’s Research Focused Fellowship at The University of Queensland, …

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