Chief Executive Officer, Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), Australia

Rosie Hicks is Chief Executive Officer of the Australian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF), a company established in 2007 under the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy. ANFF links 19 universities across Australia and CSIRO to provide researchers with access to state-of-the-art micro and nano fabrication facilities.

ANFF enables users to process hard materials (metals, semiconductors, composites and ceramics) and soft materials (polymers and polymer-biological moieties) and transform these into structures that have application in sensors, medical devices, nanophotonics and nanoelectronics.

Rosie has extensive experience in the provision of research infrastructure and operation of mid-sized facilities gained both in the current role and during her time as Chief Operating Officer of the NANO Major National Research Facility, which she joined in late 2002.

Prior to this, Rosie worked in the UK and Australia for Oxford Instruments plc- a world leader in the supply of scientific instrumentation for use in high-technology research and industry. She has a background in electron microscopy and image analysis.