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Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis

The centre for microscopy research at the University of Sydney
Our research centre provides access to high-end equipment and technical expertise for advanced microscopy research.

The Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis (ACMM) is the interdisciplinary home of microscopy research at the University of Sydney. 

With a long history of academic excellence that spans over 60 years, the ACMM blends high-end equipment and technical expertise with an international reputation for world-class research in both the development and application of microscopy techniques.

The ACMM also provides the academic environment to support the provision of research services by the Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis core research facility.

Our research

Our experts: Professor Simon Ringer and Professor Julie Cairney

Projects include:

  • New Directions in Data Analysis for Atom Probe Tomography
  • Computational Techniques in Nanostructural Analysis
  • New Approaches to Reconstruction in Atom Probe Tomography
  • Atom Probe Tomography of Less Conductive Materials
  • New Approaches to Understanding Grain Boundary Chemistry

Our experts: Professor Simon Ringer, Professor Julie Cairney and Professor Xiaozhou Liao

Projects include:

  • Three-Dimensional Imaging of Atoms in Advanced Titanium Alloys
  • Advanced Characterisation of Zirconium Alloys for the Nuclear Industry
  • Structures and their Effect on Deformation Mechanisms in Nanostructured Materials Processed by Severe Plastic Deformation 
  • Design of a Novel Al Alloy for High Toughness
  • Design with Cluster Strengthening for Enhanced Strength and Elongation
  • Quantitative Atom Probe Tomography: Understanding Bonding in Cold-Spray-Formed Hybrid Nanomaterials

Our experts: Professor Simon Ringer, Associate Professor Rongkun Zheng

Projects include:

  • Growth Mechanisms of Nanocrystals and in Amorphous Materials
  • Microscopic Origin of Ferromagnetism of Diluted Magnetic Semiconductors

Our expert: Professor Filip Braet

Projects include:

  • Modelling Biomolecular Signalling Pathways in Colorectal Cancer Cells by Using Multi-dimensional Correlative Imaging Techniques 
  • 3-D Microscopic Analysis of Colorectal Cancer
  • Transendothelial Transport Mechanisms of the Hepatic Sinusoid: From Cell to Molecule

Our people

Centre director

Professor Julie Cairney
Academic profile

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