Who We Are
Welcome to the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN). The MCN exists to facilitate the integration of micro and nanotechnology techniques into the research and development activities that support Australia’s innovation and manufacturing economies.
The MCN comprises world-class cleanroom fabrication facilities as well as biochemistry and advanced microscopy laboratories. We provide research institutions and industry clients with open access to cutting-edge micro and nano fabrication equipment and technologies as well as the expertise to support innovative projects.
What We Do
MCN has key expertise in lithography, thin film deposition, chemical etching, reactive ion etching and characterisation, using a broad range of materials including metals, silicon, diamond, nitrides and oxides.
Our staff can train your employees to use our tools and systems as if it were part of your own in-house process line. We can also conduct fabrication or analysis projects for a simple fee-for-service or we can collaborate on design, prototype and batch production milestones for clients involved in product development.
We enable productivity and quality gains for users by providing you with a wide range of capabilities at the one facility. This enables the easy transition from concept to prototype, with the possibility to scale up to trial batch production.
We are particularly relevant in application areas such as energy, biosensing, microfluidics and nanofluidics, nanomedicine and drug delivery, micro electro mechanical systems (MEMS), optics and medical bionics.