Access equipment

All instrumentation on the MCFP platform is available for University of Melbourne researchers, external universities, institutes and research organisations as well as industry partners.

MCFP Booking System

  • Request training on MCFP instruments
  • Create bookings on MCFP instruments
  • Submit samples for analysis
  • Submit service/consultation requests

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New MCFP users

For University of Melbourne researchers:

Please view the video here for a walkthrough of the iLab registration process. You can also find more information, useful guides, and videos, on the Research Gateway (requires SSO).

If your supervisor cannot be found in the list, they may need to have a new lab group created. Please use the Support Request on the Research Gateway page to ask for help.

For External researchers including Industry:

Please register for an iLab account by clicking on the following link, hovering over the Register link in the top right-hand corner, then clicking Register for an iLab Account.

You can find support information including user guides at the Research page.

For All MCFP Users:

Please take a look at the MCFP Access and Usage Handbook for more information on the platform.

Remember that it is a requirement that all outputs arising from the use of MCFP facilities must acknowledge the platform. Please use the following in the acknowledgement section of any papers:

“This work was performed in part at the Materials Characterisation and Fabrication Platform (MCFP) at the University of Melbourne and the Victorian Node of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF)”

The MCFP logo should be included on the acknowledgement slide of all presentations that have used MCFP equipment. You can download the MCFP logo for presentations here.

You can use our simple web-form to notify us of new publications:

Notify MCFP of a publication

MCN users

University of Melbourne researchers receive a 30% discount on the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication (MCN) instrument rates when accessing the facility through the MCFP's pre-paid block account. UoM researchers can also take advantage of the MCFP's platform support officer, Dan Smith, who is based at MCN. Dan can help you with access, training, process development and technical support. Dan's time is free for all UoM researchers.

How to find us

Node locations and Getting To Us

We are located on the main University of Melbourne campus in Parkville, near to multiple public transport links, see the map above.

Arriving by train into Melbourne Central station you can catch any tram North along Swanston Street and get off at either Lincoln Square for the HIM node, or Stop 1 for all other MCFP nodes.

Otherwise it is only a short (~10-15 minute) walk through Melbourne's bustling streets to reach the campus. There is some on-street parking available surrounding the campus although this is generally very limited.