Life Science & Soft Matter Facility (AIBN)

The CMM facilities are located on the ground floor of the Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology building. These purpose built laboratories house four state of the art transmission electron microscopes and two scanning electron microscopes plus a range of sample preparation facilities. In addition the laboratory is equipped with a sophisticated optical microscopy suite with three optical microscopes in various configurations.  Contact details.


AIBN Instrument List



Material Science Microscopy & Novel Imaging Technologies (Hawken)

The Hawken laboratory houses scanning electron microscopes and novel imaging instruments.  There are a series of scanning electron microscopes that can examine a very broad range of sample types.  Many of these instruments are capable of microanalysis using a wide variety of techniques. The laboratory houses a microprobe instrument that provides quantitative elemental analysis from polished specimens.  Contact details.

The Novel Imaging component of Hawken offers a range of mass spectrometry, electron beam lithography and X-Ray Fluorescence instrumentation. The mass spectrometry component is led by Dr Brett Hamilton.  The EBL instrumentation and clean room are led by Dr Elliot Cheng.  Lachlan Casey leads the X-Ray Fluorescence instrumentation that is housed at the X-Ray Material Science & Spectrometry Laboratory.


Hawken Instrument List

Novel Imaging Instrument List


Structural Biology & UQROCX Crystallography (QBP)

Located in the Queensland Bioscience Precinct at The University of Queensland, the Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM) Facility is a laboratory that was purpose-built for standard and cryo-TEM sample preparation and analysis, as well as electron tomography of both resin-embedded and cryo-samples (for three-dimensional analysis).  Contact details.

UQ Remote Operation Crystallization and X-ray Diffraction Facility is located in the Queensland BioScience Precinct at The University of Queensland.  UQROCX provides access to equipment for protein crystallization, crystal imaging and X-ray diffraction.  Contact details.


Cryo TEM Instrument List

UQROCX Instrument List


X-ray Material Science & Spectrometry (Chemistry) 

The X-ray analysis facility at CMM is based on level two of the Chemistry building and provides a range of X-ray techniques, including diffraction, scattering, spectroscopy and imaging, for studying chemical composition, nano-scale size and crystalline phases in a range of materials. The facility provides complementary techniques to the electron-based methods afforded by the AIBN, QBP and Hawken Laboratories and to the macromolecular diffraction facilities in the QBP laboratories through small-angle scattering and small-molecule diffraction techniques.  Contact details.


X-ray Facility Instrument List