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Dr Sean Langelier, General Manager for the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN), has been awarded the Platform Innovation Award by Monash University.

The MCN is ANFF-VIC’s flagship facility, a purpose-built Centre that provides open access to cleanroom and lab spaces, as well as world-leading equipment and expertise. It is also an essential part of Monash University’s Technology Research Platform (MTRP).

The Platform Innovation Award is selected by the Vice-Provost of Research & Research Infrastructure, based on criteria of platform performance and innovative programs or solutions to complex environments or issues and outstanding peer review.

In particular, the selection panel recognised Sean for how he has delivered impact to the research and industry communities by effectively coordinating a complex organisational structure and cutting-edge technologies. Also, for the introduction of a number of innovative programs such as residency and internship opportunities to increase greater utilisation and access by industry and the research community.

Sean was a joint winner with Wojtek Goscinski (MASSIVE) for Platform Innovation and James Griffith (Xray Platform) was awarded the Platform Excellence Award.

On receiving the award, Sean said: ‚ÄúIt’s of course an honour to be recognised in this way, but the award really belongs to the hardworking staff of the MCN and our broad community of academic and industry users. They are the real innovators and the reason we have been so successful as a platform.‚Äù