Established under the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) links 7 university-based nodes to provide researchers and industry with access to state-of-the-art fabrication facilities. We are heavy users of the UNSW-node of ANFF for our device fabrication, particularly their RAITH 150-two electron-beam lithography system.
The Australian Nanotechnology Network (ANN) is dedicated to enhancing Australia's research outcomes in nanotechnology by promoting collaboration, exposing researchers to alternative and complementary approaches from other fields, encouraging forums for postgraduate students and early career researchers, increasing nanotechnology infrastructure, and promoting international links.
As one of the leading Physics departments in Australia, the School currently has 26 permanent academic staff, approximately 50 research staff and 30 support staff. Each year we teach more than 1500 first year undergraduates, and we have over 50 students enrolled in postgraduate research degrees. We have large research efforts in the areas of condensed matter physics and astrophysics, as well as research on protein structure, musical acoustics, optics, etc.
UNSW is one of Australia's leading research and teaching universities. Established in 1949, it has close to 40,000 students and occupies a 38-hectare site at Kensington, seven kilometres from the centre of Sydney, and even closer to the beach. UNSW ranked 46th worldwide on the 2010 QS World University Rankings, one of five Australian institutions to make the top 50.