DCC sponsors opening workshop of Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)

DCC sponsors opening workshop of Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)

The Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator the Hon. Kim Carr, officially opened the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) at a ceremony in The Shine Dome, Canberra on 17 October.

The Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) was established under the Australian Government's National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. ANFF links university-based nodes to provide publicly funded and industry researchers with access to state-of-the-art nano fabrication facilities at 15 different institutions across Australia. The capability provided enables users to process hard materials (metals, semiconductors, composites and ceramics) and soft materials (polymers and polymerbiological moieties) and transform these into structures that have application in sensors, medical devices, nanophotonics and nanoelectronics.

Following the opening the first ANFF staff workshop was held, enabling members from the participating institutions to meet with Node Directors and Facility Managers to share best practice in the operation of the world-class-multi-user facilities. The workshop lunch was sponsored by Davies Collison Cave and attended by Julian Curwen, Richard Brown, and Edith Hamilton.