Client information

CMM instruments may be utilised at any time as the Centre is accessible 24 hours a day.  Clients may be trained to use the instruments themselves or can have their work performed for them by highly qualified staff.


Accessing CMM facilities


Office hours of the Director


Contact the CMM Lab Managers to discuss your idea or the
Client Liaison Officer

CMM Director Professor Roger Wepf is available every Tuesday and Thursday between 12pm and 1pm. 
During these hours Professor Wepf will address any
questions or concerns regarding the CMM laboratories. 

TechFinder can help you find the facilites to suit your project.  

Registering for CMM services


Register on our client database

Select the 'To Register' link which is at the lower left hand side of the login screen. 

You will receive an automatic response and we will contact you to schedule an interview with a senior lab manager.


Arranging an interview to discuss your CMM requirements.


It is a requirement of the CMM that all new clients attend an interview to discuss their project requirements and objectives. This is to ensure that the best instrumentation is recommended for their projects. Undergraduate and Postgraduate students will need to attend the interview with their supervisors.  External clients may have a discussion over the phone or via email.

 Please bring to the interview:

  • A brief literature review of published findings, methodologies in the area of work you wish to undertake.

  • Documented outline of your project's primary objectives.

  • Any work already performed or researched.

  • The University is committed to maximising opportunities for students with a disability, and has framed policies and procedures to support this commitment.  Definition of "disability" - The University defines "disability" in accordance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992. It includes broad categories such as hearing impairment, vision impairment, learning disabilities, mobility disabilities, psychiatric disabilities and medical conditions. The disability can be temporary or permanent and can be of different severity levels

Please advise at your interview if you have any special needs.


Services for industry

Enabling Innovation and Quality Control:

CMM helps industry to analyse and characterise their materials and can help foster innovation in industry with its in-depth knowledge and multi-disciplinary team. We can add substantial value to industrial research and development (R&D) or failure analysis.

CMM offers consultation, testing services, access to instruments, contract research or even long-term research collaborations e.g. co-funded by government grants. All this can be tailored to the needs of your business.

We also train and support industry users through short courses and one-on-one sessions, allowing them direct access to our world-class instrumentation.

With expertise in biology, materials science, nanotechnology, biomedicine, metallurgy, geology, archaeology and more, we are committed to help meet your business needs and facilitate innovation for Australian industry and SME.

If you would like to discuss how your business could benefit from our services, please contact our director, Professor Roger Wepf, (07) 3346 3966, email


2017 Fee Schedule.

If you are a student or staff member of the University of Queensland this can be done via an ISC - Request for Internal Services Quote form. External members will be invoiced. Please note that fees must be paid in full before the CMM facilities can be used. Should you have any queries regarding fees please email



To assist in the use of our range of advanced microscopy and microanalysis equipment, the Centre offers education and training that enables clients to reach a level of proficiency where they can operate independently.  The majority of clients accessing the Centre participate in educational instruction - link to more information on our training page.

Training dates 2017.

All clients need to undertake the relevant OH&S lab inductions before they can access CMM facilities.

Booking your instrument


When you have paid your CMM membership fee and you have completed your training and OH&S inductions, you can go ahead an book your instrument using the CMM booking database.

Publishing your work


Clients are requested to acknowledge CMM in all publications generated through the assistance of CMM staff and the use of CMM facilities. When you are publishing your research, please remember to acknowledge the assistance of CMM staff, the role of our facilities and expertise. Acknowledgments demonstrate that investments in equipment and people have led to important outcomes. Your publications, presentations, and posters are a vital part of the business case for ongoing funding of any platform – “we help you and you us”.

Please acknowledge CMM as follows:

"The authors acknowledge the facilities, and the scientific and technical assistance, of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility at the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis, The University of Queensland" 

In brief:

“The author(s) acknowledge(s) the support of the AMMRF at the Center for Microscopy and Microanalysis at the University of Queensland”

If authors wish to single out CMM support staff, or –when appropriate- include them as co-authors(s), they, of course, are welcome do so.

In addition, all published work that includes use of CMM should be reported to CMM administration and be collected in the CMM publication database. Therefore, please send a copy of, or reference to your paper to

Please include the AMMRF logo in the 'acknowledgements slide' of your presentations. Please include our logo and the acknowledgement statement above in your posters. Download AMMRF logo.




If you have any questions regarding access to CMM facilities, please contact our Client Liaison Officer Jenny Brown on​