Erol Harvey


Director, MiniFAB (Aust) Pty Ltd

Dr Harvey has been involved in the commercialization of micro and nano technologies for more than 20 years and has global experience in working in and with major multinationals, start-ups and SMEs, Universities and Government Research Labs.

Originally trained in laser and plasma physics at Monash University, Dr Havey is currently involved in innovation and product development in microfluidics, lab-on-a-chip biotechnology, polymer micromachining, manufacturing, investment and business creation.

He was the co-founder and CEO of MiniFAB, an internationally recognized developer and manufacturer of microfluidic lab-on-a-chip diagnostics.

Dr Harvey is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and has served on several Government Councils and Advisory Boards including as the Chair of the Australian Synchrotron Industrial Advisory Panel. In recognition of achievements in entrepreneurship in emerging technology he was inducted in 2012 into the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame.

Key Facts:

  • Has over 90 papers in international journals and proceeding publications;
  • Authored 4 chapters in technical books;
  • Named inventor on a range of international patents covering applications from bank note manufacture, food packaging technology and microfluidic biosensors;
  • In 2011 MiniFAB was awarded the inaugural “Enabling Technology Company of the Year”
  • In recognition for achievements in entrepreneurship in emerging technology in 2012 Erol was awarded Enabling Technology Entrepreneur of the Year by the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame

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