Facilities in Physics and Astronomy

Our award winning research and innovative teaching programs are underpinned by state-of-the-art facilities. Our researchers have access to outstanding specialist photonics, quantum and optics labs, laser processing and optical characterisation facilities, as well as our on-campus astronomical observatory.

Facilities within the Department of Physics and Astronomy include

  • access to onshore and offshore 2-8 metre telescopes;
  • laser micromachining, nano-characterisation and diamond growth facilities;
  • major 3D metal printing facility in steel and titanium;
  • thin film deposition and crystal growth systems;
  • access to national supercomputer facilities;
  • the OptoFab Node of the Australian national Fabrication Facility (ANFF).

More detail about a number of our on-campus facilities is accessible at the pages below. If you have any questions please contact one of our technical staff: Adam Joyce or Bianca Sawyer.

Wet Chemistry Lab page

OptoFab and Laser Micromachining Solutions (LMS) page offering microfabrication, microprocessing and laser micromachining with rapid prototyping in metals, polymers, glass and crystalline materials. These facilities are available through the MQ node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF).

Astronomical Observatory page

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