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Meet the Team: Dr Ben Vaughan

Meet Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) Manager within the Newcastle Hub of the Materials Node, Dr Ben Vaughan.

Ben is the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) Manager within the Newcastle Hub of the Materials Node.


With his team, Dr Vaughan helps researchers and industry develop new technologies using the capabilities available at the Newcastle Hub.


Ben completed his undergraduate degree in Microelectronic Engineering in 2000 with honours, and after working in the engineering field for several years developing communication and tracking systems, he completed his PhD in Physics in 2011, focused on the large-scale fabrication of organic solar cells. Ben’s role as facility manager has two primary areas. Firstly, to ensure the suite of tools available at the Newcastle Hub are operational and appropriately supported with maintenance, training and induction of users. This includes liaising with all clients of the Hub to ensure their projects are properly resourced and their outcomes are achieved. Along with this


Ben also manages the many projects the Newcastle ANFF team is involved with including large-scale demonstration installations of printed solar panels and the development of biomedical devices.

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