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 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


Please could you login to PPMS and follow the prompts to create an account/register.  Once you have created an account you will need to submit a project (or multiple projects) – a ‘project’ is the work you are doing on the microscopes with a specific sample or for a specific research project.  Once your project has been validated by CMM staff then the system will generate a project number which you will be able to refer to when you contact CMM for any questions regarding your work, or for use when booking an instrument session.

For each project CMM/PPMS will also assign a CMM staff member as your project partner, who will be in charge to help you start the project and be your first contact person for all your needs with your project.




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​