Modelling and Device Design


Anthony is an experienced Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a solid trade background in manufacturing. He started his career as a fitter, turner and CNC machinist and when he acquired his Bachelor degree (Mechanical Engineering) moved to Flinders University working for the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) and the Fiber Optic Sensing device group. Here he …

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John Nicholl is an Industrial Designer with experience in human centred design and rapid prototyping processes. Since 2021, John has worked as a mechanical design engineer for the Medical Device Partnering Program (MDPP) at Flinders University to bring innovator’s visions to life. With experience as a freelance designer and researcher at UniSA’s Studio for Confined …

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Dr Siqi Deng joined the MCN in April 2024 as a Process Engineer within the Etch/Litho team. Siqi earned both his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Materials Science and Engineering and his PhD in Chemical Engineering from Monash University. His doctoral research centred on the fabrication of back-contact electrodes for perovskite solar cells. Siqi possesses a …

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Kunlun Yan completed his PhD in optics in Laser Physics Center of Australian National University in 2019. His research was focused on realizing on-chip optical amplifier based on rare-earth doped chalcogenide planar waveguides. Kunlun Yan joined ANFF in 2023 and his research interests include optical film coating, planar waveguide fabrication, precision optics manufacturing and machining, and …

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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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Roger is a Senior Process Engineer: Thin Film Deposition at ANFF-NSW University of Sydney. He spent the last 4 years working as a nanofabrication process engineer for Microsoft Quantum. In this role, and prior to this at UNSW, he worked on several devices and materials systems, including superconductors, semiconductors, qubits, microwave resonators, Josephson junctions, and SQUIDs. …

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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.


Gilberto provides support from device design and process development, to device characterisation and optimisation


Andrew is the Facility Projects Manger at ANFF-NSW. He is former Senior Process Engineer, and his areas of expertise include UV photolithography and electron beam lithography. As an joint area supervisor, he is responsible for the operations in the lower east cleanroom facility.


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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Dr Horst Punzmann is an experimentalist in plasma physics and fluid mechanics.


For the past 3 years, Billy has adapted his skills from large scale, high volume manufacturing to micro scale prototyping specialising in skin cell collecting micro biopsy devices at UniSA. Billy joined ANFF in 2021 with a focus on assisting with expanding the micro injection moulding capability.