The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST) has been officially opened in Sydney.

The new AUS$150 million Sydney Nanoscience Hub will reportedly be most advanced facility for nanoscience in the region, where design, fabrication and testing of devices can occur under one roof.

The award-winning Sydney Nanoscience Hub was co-funded with AUS$40 million from the federal government, includes teaching spaces alongside publicly available core research facilities that will support  fundamental research as well as the work of start-ups and established industry.

The Institute hosts some of the capabilities of the Australian National Fabrication Facility and of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Research Facility – both co-funded by the National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). Researchers at the Institute contribute to two Australian Council Centres of Excellence: CUDOS, the Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems; and EQuS, the Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems.

‘The Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology continues the University of Sydney’s tradition in addressing multidisciplinary issues in a unique way to ensure that we are ready to solve the great challenges of science, engineering and beyond,’ said vice-chancellor Dr Michael Spence.

This story is adapted from material from AINST, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.