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Research and Prototype Foundry

Enabling excellence in micro- and nano-fabrication

The Research and Prototype Foundry offers instruments and expertise for researchers to transform their ideas for devices and structures at the micro- and nano-scale into reality by providing them access to fabrication expertise, processes, and equipment.

The Research and Prototype Foundry is based at the Sydney Nanoscience Hub and is a member of the Australian National Fabrication Facility network. The facility provides access to state-of-the-art instruments for the fabrication of devices and structures with features on the micro and nanoscale. As well as specialised processes allowing users to make devices and prototype new ideas. 

Our aim is to provide access to well supported, state-of-the-art tools for micro- and nano-fabrication, backed up by a team of expert process engineers. We enable the development of a wide range of research material and devices, including optical chips, electronic devices and new quantum science and technology via outstanding lithography, etching, deposition, and metrology capabilities.

Facilities and access

Cleanroom Level 2 Sydney Nanoscience Hub (A31)
Approximately 700sqm of ISO 5 cleanroom space which houses Sydney’s deposition, etching, lithography, metrology, and wet processing facilities.
Packaging & Soft Lithography Facility                         Lab 3021 Sydney Nanoscience Hub (A31)
Approximately 75sqm of semi-clean space for PDMS processing and packaging.
Fibre Fabrication Facility Physics Building (A28)
Fibre draw tower and CNC mill.
Advanced Fibre Bragg Grating Facility Physics Building (A28)
FBG writing, testing, and annealing, plus fibre laser testing
Prototyping Facility Lab 224A Madsen Building (F09)
3D printers and laser cutter.
Send us your project goals and requirements, and our staff will put together a tailored registration and training program to ensure that you can make the most of our facilities.
  1. Consultation. Once we receive your project enquiry, our staff will work with you to put together a viable project design, taking into account factors such as experimental scope, instrument requirements, and budget.
  2. Activation. We will assist you in registering your project, and will guide you through any necessary formalities prior to project commencement.
  3. Induction. We will organise a bespoke instrument training program specific to your needs, giving you autonomous access to our facilities to complete your project.

Research and Prototype Foundry

  • Sydney Nanoscience Hub – Research wing (Building A31) Physics Road The University of Sydney NSW 2006

Research & Prototype Foundry Case Studies

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