Equipment and facility internal user rates for external research grant budget requests

The following equipment and facilities are available for internal research staff to use. Bookings may apply and the facility/equipment manager must be contacted to discuss access arrangements prior to including information in grant applications.

Please note that this list is a work in progress. If something is not listed and you would like to know what rate to include in your budget, please contact caroline.northwood@rmit.edu.au and we will follow up the information for you and will update the list.

Equipment

Contact person

Hourly rate

Confocal microscopy

Hayley Smith, Laboratory Coordinator, HIRi, (Tel: x57224, Email: hayley.smith@rmit.edu.au)

Martin Stebbing, Senior Lecturer, Medical Sciences, (Tel: x57622, Email: martin.stebbing@rmit.edu.au)

$30

Fluorescence microscope

Martin Stebbing, Senior Lecturer, Medical Sciences, (Tel: x57622, Email: martin.stebbing@rmit.edu.au

$10

Cryostat

Trisha Jenkins, Senior Lecturer, Medical Sciences, (Tel: x56523, Email: trisha.jenkins@rmit.edu.au)

$10

Flow Cytometry Core Facility

Dodie Pouniotis, Senior Lecturer, Medical Sciences, (Tel: x56680, Email: dodie.pouniotis@rmit.edu.au)

$40

Circular Dichroism Spectrophotometer

Hayley Smith, Laboratory Coordinator, HIRi, (Tel: x57224, Email: hayley.smith@rmit.edu.au)

$60

Surface Plasmon Resonance biosensor

Hayley Smith, Laboratory Coordinator, HIRi, (Tel: x57224, Email: hayley.smith@rmit.edu.au)

$75

RMIT Microscopy and Microanalysis Facility - Microscope time

Microscopes

  • Digital Instruments D3100 Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM/AFM), (2006)
  • Jeol 2100F TEM/STEM (2011) with X-ray detector, Gatan Image Filter
  • Jeol 2010 TEM (1990) with Link Si(Li) X-ray detector, Gatan Image Filter (2001)
  • Jeol 1010 TEM (2001) Gatan CCD camera, RHEED stage
  • Philips XL30 SEM (1999) with EDAX SSD X-ray detector (2013) and HKL EBSD system (2000)
  • FEI Nova NanoSEM (2007) with EDAX Si(Li)X-ray detector
  • FEI Quanta 200 ESEM (2002) with EDAX Si(Li) X-ray detector and Gatan Alto Cyro stage
  • VG 310F Scanning Auger Microscope (Nanoprobe) (1994) hemispherical analyser, X-ray gun, sample fracture, ion sputtering, for SEM, AES, XPS

Other

  • ALV Fast DLS particle sizing spectrometer
  • Thermo K-alpha X-ray Photoelectron Spectrometer
  • Comprehensive sample preparation equipment including Critical-Point dryer, Sputter coating, Gatan PIPS and Gatan PECS.

Phillip Francis, Manager, Electron Microscopy, Applied Sciences (x52609, Email: phil.francis@rmit.edu.au)

$50

RMIT Animal House and Aquatic Facility (RAF)

Tricia Murphy, Animal Facility Coordinator (Tel: x 57390, Email: tricia.murphy@rmit.edu.au)

SOP 58 Fees and Charges (PDF 123KB 3p)

2013 RAF guide to costing for grant applicants (PDF 68KB 1p)

Integrated Victorian X-Ray Structural Determination and Materials Characterization Facility

  • Bruker AXS D8 ADVANCE Wide Angle X-Ray Diffraction instrument
  • Bruker AXS NanoStar Small Angle X-ray Scattering instrument
  • Bruker AXS D8 Discover with GADDS microdiffraction instrument
  • Bruker AXS S4 Pioneer: X-ray fluorescence instrument
  • Bruker Apex Duo Single Crystal instrument
  • Bruker Axs D4 Wide angle XRD

Frank Antolasic, Facility Manager

Senior Technical Officer, Applied Sciences, (Tel: x53374, Email: frank.antolasic@rmit.edu.au)

$50

Vibrational Spectroscopy Facility

  • Perkin-Elmer Spectrum 100 : MID IR
  • Perkin-Elmer Spotlight 400 : Imaging Microscope FTIR
  • Perkin-Elmer Spectrum 2000 : NIR, MID, FAR and AutoIMAGE Microscope
  • Perkin Elmer RamanStation 400 raman instrument
  • Agilent Cary UV/NIR instrument

Frank Antolasic, Facility Manager

Senior Technical Officer, Applied Sciences, (Tel: x53374, Email: frank.antolasic@rmit.edu.au)

$50

Rheology and Materials Processing Centre facilities

  • ARES rheometer (strain controlled)
  • Discovery HR3 rheometer
  • Rheometrics RFS rheometers (strain controlled)
  • Dynamic stress rheometer SR200 (stress controlled)
  • Electrical Resistance Tomography (p2000)
  • Particle size analyser – Malvern Mastersizer
  • Spectrum 100 – mid IR (hyphenation with STA6000)
  • Simulated Thermal Analyser (STA 6000)
  • Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)
  • Moisture analyser HR 83
  • Minolta Chromameter CR300
  • Melt flow index tester
  • Twin screw extruder
  • Vacuum forming equipment
  • Universal Tensile testing equipment (Instron, load cell upto 30 kN)
  • Mocon oxygen permeation testing equipment
  • Water vapour permeation testing equipment
  • QUV Weatherometer

Dr. Muthu Pannirselvam, Technical Officer, Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, (Tel: x52535, Email: muthu.pannirselvam@rmit.edu.au

$50

NOTE: Hourly rates do not include consumable items which should be costed separately.