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Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis

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


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.


Techniques in atom probe tomography 盐城公佳泰机械有限公司

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

Design of light alloys 哈密义光复机械有限公司

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

Functional nanomaterials 临夏厚宏裕有限公司

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

Nanobiology of Cancer 运城协台飞服务有限公司

Our expert: Associate 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


Academics 六库金优金设备有限公司

Affiliated researchers 合肥宝升亨科技有限公司

Honorary and visiting researchers 那曲茂恒盛服务有限公司

  • Associate Professor Guy Cox
  • Dennis Dwarte
  • Dr Chao Jin (University of Queensland)
  • Ian Kaplin
  • Alexandre La Fontaine
  • Patrick Trimby

Research students 凭祥如顺伟商贸有限公司

  • William Davids
  • Ruhao Fang
  • Mengwei He
  • Ashraful Howlader
  • Bryan Lim
  • Han Lin Mai
  • Majid Parvizi
  • Glenn Sneddon
  • Qi (Chim) Wang
  • Apurv Yadav
  • Tiebin Yang
  • Fan Yun


Professor Julie Cairney
Academic profile


  • +61 2 9351 2351 (Enquiries, Office, Director)
  • Room 234 Madsen F09

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