AMMRF - Linked Centres

Linked Centres

A Linked Centre is established in conjunction with a concentration of specialist users based at a major research centre at a publicly funded institution, for example an ARC Centre of Excellence node or a CRC node.

A Centre Microscopist provides expertise and advice to assist the Linked Centre's researchers to undertake high-level microscopy- and microanalysis-dependent research at the local AMMRF node (or, if necessary, at another node across the country). This person is an experienced microscopist who is able to best advise researchers from the Centre on the most appropriate techniques and facilities to solve the users' research problems.

AMMRF Linked Centres

The University of Queensland Node


Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN)
The AIBN focuses on nanoscale science, technology and engineering, technology transfer and commercialisation. There is a dedicated microscopist who advises researchers on appropriate techniques to support their nanotechnology projects with an emphasis on nanotoxicology research.

Contact: Dr Isabel Morrow
Senior Research Officer, AIBN
The University of Queensland
Brisbane QLD 4072
Tel: 07 3346 2935 Fax: 07 3346 3973

Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)


Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) Australian National University node
The ANFF ACT node comprises facilities at the Australian National University and specialises in the area of photonic electronic materials growth, and the processing and fabrication of devices including micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS).

Facility Manager: Dr Fouad Karouta
Research School of Physics & Engineering
The Australian National University
Canberra ACT 0200
Tel: 02 6125 0356 Fax: 02 6125 0511

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)


Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)
Institute of Materials Engineering

The ANSTO Linked Centre microscopist is embedded into the University of Sydney node and will use atom probe tomography and high-resolution TEM capabilities to support projects related to materials used in nuclear engineering.

Contact: Prof. Lyndon Edwards
New Illawarra Road
PMB 1, Menai NSW 2234
Tel: 02 9717 3652 Fax: 02 9543 7179

sydney uni

Plant Breeding Institute (PBI)
The PBI, at the University of Sydney is located at Cobbity, NSW, and has a long history in cereal rust research and crop breeding & genetics for which it is internationally recognised. The Linked Centre microscopist is working with PBI researchers to facilitate the application of advanced microscopy techniques to numerous research projects including the self-orgainsation of soil structures and a major study on leaf form and function.

ACMM, Madsen Building (F09),
The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006
Tel: 02 9351 2351 Fax: 02 9351 7682

AMMRF Founding Nodes
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