AMMD Welcomes New Engineers

Two Engineers and one Postdoctoral Research Associate have joined the AMMD, working on multiple collaborative research projects including Lean Manufacturing and Design & Materials. 

Mr David Creagh is a Mechatronics/Automation Engineer at the University of Queensland with experience in robotics, project management and research. David is working to implement advanced automation technologies to improve the value stream in the manufacturing of custom medical devices, addressing the challenge associated with reliable delivery of patient specific medical devices at Cook Medical Australia.

Mr Vikram Sharma is an Industrial/Production Engineer at the University of Queensland with experience in manufacturing, automotive, and technical engineering in industry. Vikram is optimising the value stream of customised medical devices, working closely with the continuous improvement and research teams at Cook Medical Australia to develop and integrate new manufacturing systems.

Dr Ben Pace is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The University of Sydney, working with the Australian Centre for Microscopy & Microanalysis. Ben works with the R&D team to find materials and manufacturing solutions to the design challenges of medical devices, and analysing these solutions with microscopy and corrosion analysis to improve the design and performance.

Our engineers work closely with their respective organisations as well as the resources of our partner organisations for the establishment of advanced technological outcomes.

AMMD attends Centres of Excellence Professional Staff Workshop

AMMD attended a workshop held for professional staff from research institutions including The University of Queensland, The University of Melbourne, The University of Western Australia, The University of Adelaide, The University of Sydney, Australian National University, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, and James Cook University. The workshop was held on the 15th of May at The Ship Inn, Brisbane.

The program included a presentation from Ms Liz Visher from the Australian Research Council on Creating excellent Centres. Strengths of the Centres in attendance, working in virtual teams, reporting and rebids were among the topics discussed. 

AMMD is grateful to Lisa Walker and the team at Centre for Engineered Quantum Systems for organising the event and the opportunity to develop professional skills. 

AMMD signs Collaborative Research Agreement

The ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices has signed a Collaborative Research Agreement with research institutions The University of Queensland, The University of the Sunshine Coast, The University of Sydney, and RMIT University, and industry partners Cook Medical Australia, QMI Solutions, Heat Treatment Australia (QLD), and Robert Bosch (Australia). 

The ARC Research Hub for Advanced Manufacturing of Medical Devices is a national Industrial Transformation Research Hub funded by the Australian Research Council.