Department of Physics

Australia and New Zealand Nano and Microfluidics (ANZNMF) | 27 - 29 June, 2018

Science Centre on Symonds Street, City Campus, University of Auckland
Optical components aligned with a microfluidic chip
Chip designs used for multiplexed centrifugal microfluidics

Welcome to ANZNMF 2018 | University of Auckland, New Zealand

Attendees at the Australia and New Zealand Nano and Microfluidics (ANZNMF) meeting 2017
Attendees at the Australia and New Zealand Nano and Microfluidics (ANZNMF) meeting in 2017

The annual Australia and New Zealand Nano and Microfluidics (ANZNMF) meeting draws together an informal network of researchers working in these areas, with the aim of facilitating an exchange of ideas and collaborative interactions.

This year’s meeting will be held in the new Science Centre building at the University of Auckland. The meeting will commence with a Student Workshop on 27th June 2018, followed by research sessions on the 28th and 29th, with a dinner to be held on the evening of the 28th.

The program will cover all areas of microfluidic and nanofluidics, from theory, fundamentals and engineering developments, through to bionanotechnology and the latest innovative technologies. Our 2018 keynote speakers include Prof Jadranka Travas-Sejdic (University of Auckland) and Professor Sandra Troian (CalTech).

The meeting is aimed at those working in Australia and New Zealand, where these research areas continue to experience strong growth, but researchers from further afield are welcome to attend. Fabrication, characterisation, processing, devices and computational modeling are all strong themes.  The Student Workshop is designed to develop the skills of both novice and experienced students, exposing them to the current theories, innovations and practices in these fields.

The ANZNMF network was inaugurated at the first ANZNMF meeting in Melbourne at Monash University in 2009. Successive meetings were hosted by University of New South Wales (UNSW) in Sydney (2011), the MacDiarmid Institute in Wellington (2012), University of South Australia and Flinders University in Adelaide (2013), University of Tasmania in Hobart (2014 and 2017), RMIT University, Deakin University and the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication in Melbourne (2015) and Griffith University in Brisbane (2016). 

We look forward to your attendance.

From the Local Organising Committee

Geoff Willmott (Chair, University of Auckland)
Shaun Hendy (University of Auckland)
Volker Nock (University of Canterbury)
Emilia Nowak (Massey University)
Mathieu Sellier (University of Canterbury)

This meeting is committed to providing a harassment-free environment. It has adopted the London Code of Conduct and all participants are required to abide by this Code. If you have any questions about the Code of Conduct, please contact Geoff Willmott.


Important dates, how to register and submit your abstracts

Science registration desk

Important dates

  • Registrations Open: February 2018
  • Abstract Deadline: 27 April 2018
  • Programme Confirmed: 4 May 2018
  • Early Registrations Close: 11 May 2018
  • Student Workshop: 27 June 2018
  • Symposium: 28-29 June 2018
  • Waiheke Trip: 30 June 2018
Science registration tag


Registrations are now open. We are currently offering early bird prices of  NZD$430 for a full registration and NZD$245 for students.

Register now. 

We look forward to seeing you at ANZNMF 2018. 


Foyer of new Science Building (301) University of Auckland

Submit your abstracts

There are two steps to submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation:

  1. Download the abstract template, then complete and save this form.
  2. Upload and submit your form here.

Please contact Geoff Willmott for further information or if you have any enquiries.



The Student Workshop

Please find the draft programme for the student workshop below. It will be held on Wednesday 27 June and will be finalised closer to that date.


8-9 am  |  Registration                                                      

9.00  |  Serena Watkins - Tracking diffusion using fluorescence microscopy

9.45  |  Steve Lee - Optical microscopy techniques to image cells and molecules

10.30  |  Morning Tea                                                                             

11.00  |  Shaun Hendy - Simulations in Nano and Micro Fluidics

11.45  |  Geoff Willmott - Micro- and nanofluidic transport mechanisms

12.30  |  Lunch                    


1.30  |  Volker Nock - Fabrication tricks we learned around the hyphae chips

2.00  |  Amanda Ellis - PDMS surface modification

2.30  |  Rosanne Guijt - 3D Printing

3.00  |  Afternoon Tea

3.30  |  Muhammad Shiddiky - Nanoparticles based diagnostics

4.00  |  Majid Warkiani - Microfluidic particle/cell sorting

4.30  |  Michael Breadmore - Applications of microfluidics

5.00  |  Finish


Waiheke Trip

Please note that when you are registering, you will be invited to attend a lunch at Goldie Estate Vineyard on Waiheke Island on Saturday, June 30 (for an additional cost).

Waiheke Island, only a 40-minute cruise from Downtown Auckland, was recently rated one of the top island escapes in the world.

Goldie Estate is a boutique vineyard and winery, nestled amongst 30 acres of native bush and rolling vineyards overlooking Putiki Bay.


Meeting venue and where to stay


The meeting will be held in the foyer of the Science Centre and adjacent lecture theatres.

The street address is Ground Floor, Building 302, 23 Symonds Street, City Campus, University of Auckland.


There are a number of accommodation options available for ANZNMF delegates.


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The MacDiarmid Institute Gold sponsor for the 2018 ANZNMF conference



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