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The AMAS XIV organising committee gratefully acknowledge the following committed sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor 


fei1With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, FEI enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discoveries, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. FEI designs, manu­factures, and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales.

Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sci­ences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide FEI team of 2,700+ employees is dedicated to customers’ pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.


Gold Sponsors


tsi12Thomson Scientific Instruments Pty Ltd (TSI) have been serving the global science community since 1980.

Over the past 36 years TSI has been responsible for introducing Australian scientists to some leading edge technologies from around the world.

In Australia, TSI currently represents innovative manufacturers such as Bruker MicroCT and Gatan. Please see our Products home page for an outline of the wide range of scientific instrumentation available through TSI.

Over the years we’ve worked with hundreds of different customers from industry, research organizations and academia. We’ll work hard to find a solution to your instrumentation needs and back it up with reliable service.

In the early 90s, TSI foresaw the need for a PC based X-ray microanalysis system which was more affordable and easier to use. TSI formed a design and development team to create such a product. In 1993, TSI successfully launched their own PC based X-ray microanalysis system called WINEDS®.

TSI has since sold hundreds of WINEDS® systems worldwide and continues to develop products that will serve the needs of microscopists, whilst maintaining an emphasis on ease of use and affordability.

As a growing company, TSI has survived and prospered by providing personal, expert service and reliable products that will perform as the customer expects them to. We thank all our many customers who have been a part of the previous 36 years with us!


joelEstablished in May 1949 JEOL Ltd is a leading supplier of electron microscopes and other scientific and metrological instrumentation including, scanning electron microscopes, transmission electron microscopes, scanning probe microscopes, mass spectrometers, NMR spectrometers, and semiconductor tools for scientific and industrial purposes.

JEOL provides applications-specific solutions that advance the customers’ diverse objectives — from routine analysis of organic and inorganic specimens to breakthroughs in nanotechnological development and semi conductor technology.

In keeping with the trend of globalisation, JEOL is pushing forward with the development, manufacture and applications of high-end scientific instruments on an international scale.

With over 50 years of operation in Australasia, JEOL is proud of its track record, providing state of the art applications and high end technology solutions to its customer base. By being on the ground, JEOL Australasia provides a local touch in providing world class service and support to the scientific community in Australia and New Zealand.



hitachiHitachi’s Nanotechnology Systems Division (NSD) provides technologically advanced solutions to meet the diverse and complex challenges of materials science, biological research, and industrial manufacturing. We support our satisfied customers with a wide range of reliability-proven instrumentation, including scanning electron microscopy (SEM), analytical and biological transmission electron microscopy (TEM), dedicated STEM, Focused Ion Beam (FIB), tabletop microscopes, Atmospheric and Atomic Force Microscopes, and microanalysis sample preparation systems.

In 2017, Hitachi will be placing their first Corrected 200kV TEM/STEM microscope in Australia with the installation of a HF5000 system for the Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis at The University of Queensland, please feel free to contact NewSpec Pty. Ltd. ( locally if you would like any information on this fantastic new microscope.



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Silver Sponsors



axtAXT has a large portfolio of microscopy and microanalysis related solutions sourced from reputable multinationals and small innovative manufacturers from all over the world. These products cover everything from industrial applications to high end scientific research and range from well-established systems to original and unique products and technologies. AXT’s portfolio includes:

– TESCAN – Xe plasma and Ga FIBs, FEG-SEMs and SEMs
– Thermo Scientific – EDS, WDS, EBSD systems as well as XPS and Auger
– Delmic – in situ CLEM and hyper-spectral Cathodoluminescence systems
– DENSsolutions – in situ TEM platforms for dynamically studying samples
– Hirox – 3D digital zoom microscopes
– Nanophoton – Micro-Raman microscopes for chemical mapping with TERS
– Kleindiek – nanomanipulators, sub-stages, in situ AFMs and probe workstations
– Fischione – ion mills, plasma cleaners, sample preparation instruments, contaminations solutions and tomography holders
– NT-MDT – AFM and SPM including modular systems catering for raman, TERS, SNOM, IR, controlled environments, high and low temperatures and        imaging of cells in liquid media
– SwissLitho – thermal scanning probe lithography (t-SPL) nanofabrication and simultaneous AFM
– Nanolive – Tomographic microscopes for live cell imaging



bruker21The Bruker Nano Analytics (BNA) Division, headquartered at Bruker Nano GmbH in Berlin, Germany, develops, manufactures and markets X-ray systems and components for elemental and structural analysis on the micro and nano-scale.
BNA’s product range of analytical tools for electron microscopes includes:

– Energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometers (EDS) for scanning and transmission electron microscopes
– Wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectrometers (WDS)
– Electron backscatter diffraction systems (EBSD)
– Micro-spot X-ray sources for Micro-XRF on SEM and
– Micro computed tomography (Micro-CT) accessories.

BNA’s range of mobile, portable and bench-top X-ray fluorescence spectrometers Comprises:

– Handheld XRF spectrometers
– Micro-XRF spectrometers and
– Total reflection X-ray fluorescence (TXRF) spectrometers.


For Web

As a leading manufacturer of microscopes, ZEISS offers inspiring solutions and services for your life sciences and materials research. Choose the ideal solution from a broad spectrum of light, confocal, electron and X-Ray microscopes. Contact ZEISS to learn about our latest cutting-edge technologies.









ilab32iLab Solutions, now part of Agilent Technologies, is the leader in providing web-based management services to academic research institutions with customers that include leading NIH-funded universities, research hospitals, and independent institutes.

iLab offers a suite of web-based tools for academic research management. The functionality includes core facility service request management, enhanced sample management functionality, equipment reservation and usage tracking, billing and invoicing, reporting, and lab requisitioning and spend tracking tools. The system also allows each user a consolidated view of their recent activity in the system as well as the ability to search across all equipment, services and cores in the system.

In order to ensure stability, security, scalability, and responsiveness, iLab conducts all software development, application maintenance, deployment, and user support internally. This internally-resourced approach results in a close relationship between iLab and our customers and ensures iLab can rapidly address customer needs.





For WebQUT Art Museum is a favourite destination for local art devotees, and a great discovery for those visiting Brisbane. Located at QUT’s vibrant Gardens Point Precinct, the dynamic program of exhibitions and events focuses on the best of contemporary Australian art and design. The Museum is also home to the QUT Art Collection, one of Queensland’s most significant public collections.




RESONATE22Resonate Acoustics provide Electro-Magnetic Field/Interference, Vibration and Acoustic consulting services for sensitive tools. Services include survey measurements, site selection, engineering mitigation, engineering design, independent expert advice, and post installation trouble shooting.

Our clients include: Queensland University of Technology, Adelaide University,  and Western Sydney University, Curtin University, RMIT, Monash University, Melbourne University, Deakin University, UNSW, University of Sydney and University of Queensland.

Resonate Systems are the Australian agent for Spicer Consulting and provide sales and support for the Spicer Consulting range of EMI active magnetic field cancelation and site survey equipment.



 Supporting Sponsors


analyticalsolutions23ASA specialises in supporting a range of analytical and scientific technologies. We work with an international group of industry specialists in the areas of analytical spectroscopy, particle characterization and sample preparation. A short listing of equipment includes

  • LIBS (Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy)
  • LA (laser Ablation) Femto and Nano systems
  • AAS (Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy)
  • DA (Discrete Analysers)
  • Particle Counters
  • Zeta Potential Analysers
  • Microwave Digestion
  • Reactors
  • SFE (Super Critical Fluid Extraction)



coherent4Coherent Scientific specialises in the supply and support of scientific lasers, spectroscopy systems, microscopes and related equipment. We are the local distributer for highly reputable companies such as Bruker, Coherent Inc, Nikon, EDAX and TMC. Coherent Scientific has supported its customers for over 25 years with its highly experienced sales and service personnel located throughout Australia and New Zealand.





kenlic5Kenelec Scientific provides an extensive range of scientific and environmental solutions, employing highly trained and experienced sales and technical staff. We also maintain state-of-the-art NATA accredited calibration laboratories offering a range of popular laboratory services. In-house professional services to assist in design, installation and ongoing maintenance are also available.

Validation services to industry are offered and repairs and service are carried out at our Melbourne facility by factory trained technicians. Many products are stocked for sale or are available for short or long term rental. Kenelec Scientific operates a Quality Management System that fully complies to ISO 9001:2008 and we are committed to providing the highest level of service and technical support on a wide range of quality products.




ata26ATA Scientific specialises in marketing and servicing analytical and scientific instruments. We represent a group of international companies who are all highly regarded in their fields. Their innovative instruments are applicable across the Particle, Surface, Life and Material Sciences. Applications range from routine QC to advanced nano and biotechnology research.

We operate throughout Australia and New Zealand. Over the past 25 years we have built an extensive customer base. This includes Universities, CSIRO and a diverse range of companies in the pharmaceutical, polymer, chemical and mining industries.

Our people have a considerable range of skills and experience in analytical technologies, especially particle and protein characterisation. We support our customers with ongoing applications assistance and by encouraging the adoption of standard operating procedures. A full range of technical services are provided by our engineers including operator training, preventative maintenance and breakdown repair.

The constant change in analytical technologies is both exciting and challenging. We will meet this challenge by continuing to invest in our people and capabilities. We aim to provide our customers with long term support, so that they can enjoy the maximum benefit from our products and services.




Major microscopy facilities (Nodes) and Linked Laboratories unite to form the AMMRF. Our collaboration uses specialised resources efficiently to enable better research outcomes.