Monash to build 3D nano-fabrication printer

Monash university researchers have secured more than $3.9 million in funding, some of which will flow towards building a 3D nano-fabrication printer. Three-dimensional printing of complex structures down to the nano-scale will enable the investigation of high performance materials.

The Australian-first 3D nanofabrication printer is among the six Monash proposals to receive $3.94 million in funding by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) scheme.

The LIEF funding will strengthen the Monash technology precinct’s standing as a world leader in nanotechnology, advanced manufacturing and biotechnology, as home to the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication – the Victorian headquarters of the Australian National Fabrication Facility, and a thriving network of biotech and medical device companies.

“Access to cutting edge technology is core to innovation,” provost and senior vice-president professor Marc Parlange said.

“LIEF funding has been vital for many of our most transformative programs, spanning 3D imaging and remote sensing to nanotechnology and cell biology. The grants announced will further enhance our ability to deliver internationally competitive research to benefit the community.”