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.


Arnan is Director of RMIT Micro Nano Research Facility, particularly focusing on packaging and interfacing within the Victorian Node. Also supervises a suite for microfabrication equipment for packaging chips and ceramic structures.


Liguo has more than 20 years’ R&D, engineering, and production experience in photonics. His expertise is in photonics devices including fibre Bragg gratings (FBGs), planar lightwave circuits, and fibre lasers. He worked extensively on engineering processes for high performance and high quality FBG devices. As a senior process engineer, he is responsible for setting up …

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Yang is the thin film deposition team lead responsible for the thin film deposition suites. She also works on dicing saw, wire bonders, direct mask writer and polymer glovebox.


Hemendra assists the technical manager in the maintenance and upkeep of tools such as the MA6 mask aligner, Plamslab 100 ICPRIE system, Sentech instruments ICPECVD system, and thermal evaporation systems.


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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Jason has expertise in nanofabrication of quantum electronic devices, particularly in electron beam lithography, metal deposition, and lift-off. He completed a PhD at UNSW where he focused on building silicon CMOS quantum devices for spin-based quantum computing. As Senior Process Engineer: Quantum Technologies at ANFF-NSW University of Sydney, he is responsible for various tools and …

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Goran Edvell

Goran Edvell has 20+ years of experience in the photonics industry with special interest in R&D, design, and manufacturing of application specific Fibre Bragg Gratings. Goran has a MSc in Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering from Linkoping University, Sweden.


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


Dr Ashley Dyer joined the MCN as a Process Engineer in October 2018, becoming part of Yang Lim’s team focusing on thin-films support and thermal processing. Ash comes to MCN from the UK following the completion of a PhD at Swansea University’s Institute of Structural Materials, where he also completed a Master’s of Physics. Ash …

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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.