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Mawson Institute

The strength of our researchers at the Mawson Institute lies in their application of fundamental science to develop knowledge-based technologies that will increase functionality and provide intelligent solutions for tomorrow's manufacturing industry.

Rapid advances and convergence in areas such as materials science, nano-biotechnology, biomaterials and tissue engineering, sensor technology and advanced computing, leads to new products and production processes and will radically change the scope of manufacturing in Australia.

Through a multidisciplinary approach, the Institute works on research questions of international significance and builds capacity to address major questions across discipline boundaries.

Leveraging upon local, national and international business and industry networks, the Institute engages with the whole lifecycle of manufacturing, from enquiry to concept, right through to commercialisation.

The Mawson Institute's purpose-built, state-of-the-art laboratories support the innovation cycle from conception to creation, meeting the research and development needs of advanced manufacturers. Our facilities include:

  • SPECS X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS) System
  • NT-MDT Atomic Force Microscope
  • Atlas Weatherometer
  • Plasma Gradientiser
  • BioScience Phase Contrast Microscope & Microplate Reader
  • Micro-cavity Plasma Device Technology
  • Hardware for a Visualisation Laboratory
  • Confocal Microscope
  • IR Microscope (including IR/NIR/VIS/UV Spectroscopy capability)
  • Porosimeter (for pore size and surface area analysis)
  • High performance Liquid Chromatography with Diode Array Detector
  • Electrochemical Analyser (with impedance capability)
  • Diode Array UV-Vis Spectrometer (with kinetic and temperature control capability)
  • Upright Fluorescence Microcope
  • Robotic Contact Microarray Printer for Protein, DNA, Cell or Polymer Printing
  • DNA Synthesiser
  • Cytocentrifuge
  • Contact Angle Meter (to determine wettability of surfaces)
  • Fluorescence Spectrophotometer (including time-resolved fluorescence, luminescence,   temperature control, and plate reading capability)
  • Reflectance Spectrophotometer
  • Non-contac Microarray Printer
  • Plasma Cleaner
  • FTIR Spectroscope (with MCT Detector, ATR, Drift and Specular Reflectance)
  • Ball Mill (including Cryo capability)
  • High Accuracy Source Meter
  • Elisa Plate Reader (UV/VIS)
  • Tube Furnace
  • Spectrometer Scientific Grade Detector
  • Diener Plasma System
  • XPS Esca system
  • Robotic Glue Laminating System
  • Laser Cube
  • Cartesian Robot
  • Robotic Dip Coating System
  • 4 Channel 300MHZ Oscilloscope

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