Promoting global collaboration to develop world-first technology
Our researchers engage in collaborations with colleagues at many Australian and international universities and research institutes.
Support through the Queensland Government’s Smart State Research Facilities Funding Initiative and the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) helped establish the Queensland Microtechnology Facility within our Centre.
The Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre is also home to the National Hydrogen Materials Reference Facility (NHMRF), a state-of-the-art reference laboratory focusing on hydrogen storage materials and hydrogen embrittlement.
The NHMRF supports research collaborations with organisations including:
- The Institute for Energy Technology (Norway)
- Aarhus University,
- Technical University of Berlin
- University of Queensland
- Curtin University of Technology.
We have joined with global semiconductor equipment manufacturing company SPTS Technologies to enable the use of silicon carbide-on-silicon (SiC-on-Si) technology in mass production. For this to occur, suitable SiC deposition equipment must be available. One such production reactor has been installed at Queensland Microtechnology Facility at the Centre, which can process 2” to 300mm diameter wafers. Testing and evolution of the system is ongoing.
Close collaborations with Princess Alexandra Hospital, department of medicine at University of Tasmania have supported our research on the the theory and modelling of transport and flow in biomedical systems. This project investigates areas such as:
- the development of shear stresses due to small-scale features in arteries
- transport across skin
- controlled release of drugs using magnetic particles
- tissue conductivity effects on transport of electric current through the body.
- School of Natural Sciences
- Griffith School of Engineering
- SPTS Technologies
- Australian National Fabrication Facility
- Australian National Fabrication Facility (Queensland Node)
- Australian Nanotechnology Network
- Australian Nanotechnology Alliance
- US National Nanotechnology Initiative
- National Hydrogen Materials Alliance
- ISIS neutron source (UK)
- Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, University of Queensland
- Ascatron AB, Sweden