Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)

ANFF-Q has equipment and expertise in patterning of polymer and glass substrates, the production of novel substrates for immunotherapy and drug delivery, the fabrication of microfluidic devices and a globally unique SiC on Si Epitaxial reactor.

The capabilities of the Queensland Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF-Q) are available to all of the Australian research and development community, including industry and private research organisations. Research and industry groups have the option of working in ANFF-Q’s laboratories with access to experts in nanofabrication and characterisation or having their devices fabricated according to specification. The facility can also perform characterisation work on external samples.

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ANFF-Q’s capabilities combine state-of-the-art equipment not found elsewhere in Australia and appropriately housed in class 1000 and 10,000 clean rooms, with the expertise of highly experienced research staff. The Node’s expertise includes:

  • The ability to undertake patterning of surfaces and devices with nanometer precision;
  • The design, manufacture, profiling and surface characterisation of microfluidic devices;
  • Analytical support for research in the areas of nanostructures, polymeric materials and electrostatics;
  • Production of high resolution images and precise examination of complex biological systems;
  • The ability to synthesise and characterise functional nanoparticles and bio-inspired nanomaterials;
  • The manufacture, analysis and characterisation of innovative functional materials for photolithography, tissue engineering and targeted drug delivery systems and new material development;
  • Functional organic (photonics and electronics) synthesis, device testing and characterisation services;
  • Precise printing of micro-scale structures on organic and inorganic nanoparticle materials;
  • Characterisation and testing of solar cells; and
  • Silicon based multi-layer substrates for microelectronics.