MQ Photonics Research Centre
Services to Industry
The sharing or interchange of knowledge derived from research between the MQ Photonics Research Centre and industry is of mutual benefit and contribute to the success of commercial enterprises. In line with University goals, we aim to engage with business, government agencies or the community to generate, acquire, apply and make accessible the knowledge, derived from research. The Centre has a lengthy track record in collaborative projects with industry partners which we would like to build upon. In the past, the Centre has collaborated with companies in industry sectors such as manufacturing, medical devices, engineering technology, water recycling, defense and life sciences, both in Australia and abroad. These projects are often part funded via Macquarie University grants or the Australian Research Council's Linkage Grant scheme.
The services we can offer include joint collaborative projects, contract research, consulting and the use of laboratory facilities.
Joint Collaborative Projects - Staff of the MQ Photonics Research Centre are eligible for funding to establish collaborative projects with external partners such as industry and government bodies. Please direct any enquiries directly towards to the research group leader. Funding opportunities is available through the Australian Research Council's Linkage Grant and the Macquarie University Partnerships and Seeding Grant Schemes.
Contract Research - Contract research projects provide an avenue for external parties to undertake research projects with greatest control of the project plan and intellectual ownership. Contracts are is normally facilitated through the Research Office or Access MQ. Please direct any enquiries directly towards research group leaders.
Consulting - MQ Photonics Research Centre staff are generally available for consulting. Please direct any enquiries directly towards the prospective consulting staff member.
Laboratory Facilities - MQ Photonics has major facilities that can be accessed by external parties. The following services are available:
- Clean Room Facility for Semiconductor Processing and Device Fabrication
- OptoFab - Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility
- Laser Micromachining Solutions
- Multifunctional Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope
- Optical Microcharacterisation Facility