The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation joins AMMD as Partner Organisation

AMMD has welcomed The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, joining the Research Hub as the newest Partner Organisation. This partnership also brings Dr Stephanie Yerkovich, the Research Development Manager, to AMMD’s team as Partner Investigator.

The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation (TPCHF) is the charity aligned with the health and medical research community based at The Prince Charles Hospital. Through its community fundraising initiative, The Common Good, TPCHF aims to sustainably fund innovative medical discoveries that will both profoundly improve and save lives.

TPCHF and AMMD’s partnership will complement TPCHF’s research projects at the Innovative Cardiovascular Engineering and Technology Lab, part of the Critical Care Research Group at The Prince Charles Hospital. This collaboration will provide opportunities to identify manufacturing challenges specific to emerging medical devices.

The collaboration will explore the development of advanced manufacturing technologies for cardiovascular medical device applications with the expertise of medical professionals at The Prince Charles Hospital, assisting with device design, fluid dynamics and materials selection. Furthermore, AMMD will be able to translate its advanced manufacturing research to another family of medical devices, broadening the research scope of devices and materials, with the potential to provide further opportunities for Australian manufacturers.

AMMD is looking forward to this new collaboration.


Collaborative PhD Opportunities

AMMD Hub is collaborating with the Critical Care Research Group’s ICETLAB at The Prince Charles Hospital.

There are great opportunities for motivated students with mechanical engineering, manufacturing, or materials backgrounds to undertake PhD projects based at ICETLAB in Brisbane.

A scholarship may be available for a suitable, high quality applicant.


AMMD Welcomes Postdoctoral Researchers

Two Postdoctoral Researchers have joined the AMMD, working on multiple collaborative research projects including Lean Manufacturing, Design & Materials, and Adaptive Automation Systems.

Dr Casey Jowers is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of the Sunshine Coast, working with Cook Medical Australia. Casey works with the Continuous Improvement Team to improve efficiency through advanced manufacturing techniques. His work focuses on Industry 4.0-inspired projects in automation and robotics, including automated data collection and sharing, which establish smart manufacturing methods that cater to the global mass-customization movement within the medical device industry.

Xiaoying Wang is a computer vision and machine learning Postdoctoral Research Officer at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University, with research focusing on automatic digital image/video processing and analysis. Xiaoying is working together with the Continuous Improvement and Research Team at Cook Medical Australia to implement research activities for advanced manufacturing of medical devices, specifically undertaking research and development in automation and vision-based quality inspection, with the purpose of making quality inspection more efficient and easier.

The AMMD is excited for the growth of our team.

SME Engagement

The technologies we discover through the activities of AMMD Hub will certainly benefit the Australian medical device industry, but efficient design and manufacturing processes will mean a higher workforce capability.

The resulting impacts are not only better health outcomes, but also job creation and providing SMEs with new technologies and skills that can be transferred to other manufacturing sectors.

We can expect the retention and growth of existing manufacturing operations, and an immense potential to equip local SMEs with advanced technologies and connections to high-growth global medical supply chains.

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What we do - Introduction to AMMD Research Hub

Through industry led projects, AMMD Hub is working to concurrently develop advanced materials, methods and technologies, and more efficient design and flexible manufacturing processes, all for the delivery of better devices and improved clinical outcomes.

We are also very much about developing people. We conduct training opportunities for postgraduate students, early career researchers and engineers, along with industry workshops.

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