Research Centres & Facilities

The School of Physics & Astronomy hosts, or is involved with, various research centres which provide funding for research and promote collaboration between researchers across Monash and Australia, and throughout the world.

Staff and students at the School also have access to a wide array of research facilities and equipment - all conveniently located at, or next to, the Clayton campus. All of the facilities are world class, and some of the facilities, such as the Australian Synchrotron, are unique in Australia.

Scientific Technical Service

The Scientific Technical Service supports researchers within the School of Physics & Astronomy by providing a wide range of Electronics and Technical support services, from equipment service to instrument and systems design and development. Technical and engineering support for research staff and groups within the Faculty of Science is provided on a consultation basis.

Contact: Nino Benci  +61 3 990 53649 or

Scientific Imaging Service

Steve Morton provides a wide range of boutique imaging services which includes photography (see Steve's gallery of images), videography and printing.

Steve is a Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society and has won a number of photographic awards.

Photo of drop of blood.

A suspended drop of blood.

Key services include:

  • Promotional photography
  • Scientific image recording
  • Digital image manipulation
  • Portrait photography
  • Video production
  • Animated images for web publishing
  • Large format colour poster (paper or fabric) printing and laminating

Conference poster printing is a specialty of the service, with full-colour printing (paper or fabric) A0 (84x119cm) and larger sizes – fabric posters don't require a poster tube for travel. Steve can also help "polish" your poster design and layout.

CSIRO and other outside organisations are welcome to use this service.

Contact Steve: 9905 3663 or

ARC Centres of Excellence

ARC Centres of Excellence are large research collaborations funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC).

Monash Centres and Facilities