Technical Tours


Site visit 1 – The Australia Synchrotron – HALF DAY morning tour AUD 50.00

Available on:
Tuesday 13 August 2019
Thursday 15 August 2019

Time: 0820 – 1230
Venue: The Australia Synchrotron – Departing from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Meeting at the Pan Pacific and Novotel end of MCEC, at the port a cochere.

Tour inclusions: Coach travel and morning tea is included in the tour fee.

To attend and visit the Technical Floor and undertake a tour of the facility, you must be suitably attired including:

  • sensible, closed-in shoes (NOTE: high heels, sandals and thongs are NOT permitted)
  • no loose garments or accessories that can be easily trapped or caught

For more information on the visitor safety information please click here.

The Australian Synchrotron is a 3 GeV national synchrotron radiation facility located in Clayton, in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, which opened in 2007.  In 2013 ANSTO became the new operator of the Australian Synchrotron, which brought together two of the nation’s most significant pieces of scientific infrastructure to advance science outcomes for the nation.

The Australian Synchrotron produces powerful beams of light that are used at individual experimental end stations to examine the molecular and atomic details of a wide range of materials. These advanced techniques are applied to research in many important areas including advanced materials, health and medical, food, environment, biotechnology, nanotechnology, energy and mining.

While synchrotron light is a well known tool for fundamental and applied research in the physical and biological sciences, it is increasingly being used to provide engineering information to manufacturers, and to solve materials and process challenges.

The facility hosts over 1500 user visits per year, and has been directly involved in the generation of more than 3000 publications in refereed journals.


Site visit 2 – Carbon Nexus at the Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University – HALF DAY afternoon tour AUD 50.00

Available on:
Tuesday 13 August 2019
Thursday 15 August 2019

Time: 1230 – 1745
Venue: Deakin University – Departing from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Meeting at the Pan Pacific and Novotel end of MCEC, at the port a cochere.

Tour inclusions: Coach transfers, afternoon tea and refreshments are included in the tour fee.

To attend and visit Carbon Nexus and Quickstep facilities, please wear closed-in shoes.

Carbon Nexus is a purpose-built research facility at Deakin University for the manufacture of low cost carbon fibres. The tour includes visits to the precursor spinning (white fibre) and the pilot-scale carbonization fibre facilities.

More details can be found at www.carbonnexus.com.au

Institute for Frontier Materials

The IFM, located next to Carbon Nexus, is at the forefront of innovation in materials design and engineering research, including composite materials. The key major research themes of the IFM are (i) innovative manufacturing technologies and energy efficiency and (ii) research and infrastructure sustainability. See www.deakin.edu.au/ifm for more details.


Site visit 3 – Carbon Nexus at the Institute for Frontier Materials, Deakin University and sightseeing tour – FULL DAY AUD 110.00

Available on:
Tuesday 13 August 2019
Thursday 15 August 2019

Time: 0830 – 1900
Venue: Deakin University – Departing from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC). Meeting at the Pan Pacific and Novotel end of MCEC, at the port a cochere.

Tour inclusions: Coach transfers, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea is included in the tour fee.

To attend and visit Carbon Nexus and Quickstep facilities, please wear closed-in shoes.

Carbon Nexus is a purpose-built research facility at Deakin University for the manufacture of low cost carbon fibres. The tour includes visits to the precursor spinning (white fibre) and the pilot-scale carbonization fibre facilities.

More details can be found at www.carbonnexus.com.au

Institute for Frontier Materials

The IFM, located next to Carbon Nexus, is at the forefront of innovation in materials design and engineering research, including composite materials. The key major research themes of the IFM are (i) innovative manufacturing technologies and energy efficiency and (ii) research and infrastructure sustainability. See www.deakin.edu.au/ifm for more details.

The tour involves a visit to Deakin University in the morning and then an afternoon tour of the beautiful coastline of the Great Ocean road of Victoria in the afternoon to Aireys Inglet Lighthouse. Visiting places such as Anglesea golf course to see the Kangaroos.