The Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM) has an active native research program with about 50 academics, research fellows, students, and visitors. Research interests range from physical sciences to engineering and from life sciences to archaeology.
All staff and students contribute to the research-service role of the centre and help users to solve their scientific problems with the ACMM’s advanced instrumentation. Often this collaborative interaction leads to joint research projects and publications.
Academic staff members also lead local research programs that operate within the facility. The interdisciplinary research within the centre is directed towards (i) development of advanced imaging methods and techniques for nanostructural analysis and (ii) applications of advanced imaging and nanostructural analysis to the characterisation and design of biological, physical and chemical systems. Within these overarching directions, the centre’s local or 'native' research covers a wide variety of fields, including advanced materials, archaeology, biology and biotechnology, chemistry, medical science, nanotechnology and physics.
We have established new short-term scholarships, which are offered to third-year honours students or postgraduate coursework students. For more information please contact the Deputy Director .
Profiles of the centre's academic staff can be accessed from the staff directory.
Learn advanced techniques and research skills while getting paid
The Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis is offering Internships for outstanding third-year or Honours students to work in the unit during summer holidays and/or during terms. Each internship runs for a minimum of four weeks (full-time) and up to as long as six months (part-time). The internship will be paid at approximately $750 per week full-time, and applications are welcome all year around.
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