Living

 

Innovators

The veski fast smarts Innovators represent all that is cutting edge about Melbourne, such as our diversity, energy and wide-ranging passions. 

Living innovators:

Professor Xinhua Wu, Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing

Application of 3D printing in aerospace and biomedical industries

Prof Xinhua Wu is the founding Director of the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing, and Director for The Australian Research Council’s Industrial Transformation Research Hubs for high value manufacturing. She is a world-leading expert in titanium (Ti) alloys and in advanced powder processing, in particular 3D printing of metals. In 2014 her team 3D printed the world’s first full size aeroengine.  

Prof Wu has been actively involved in the research and design of alloys and manufacturing processes for aerospace and biomedical industries. Her research ranges from fundamental material sciences to their implementation in engineering components, from design to manufacturing, from laboratory demonstration to qualification and field testing. Some of her team’s products are now flying in aeroengines, aircrafts or implanted in human body. 

 

Ed Bobeff, General Manager, Telstra Smart Home

Innovation in the Home  

Ed is a 17 year telecommunications veteran and is currently the General Manager for the recently launched Telstra Smart Home product. He’s been at the forefront of commercialising new technology in telecoms and currently leads a team of product development experts in Telstra’s New Businesses group. The team focusses on helping customers make their homes feel more safe and secure as well being able to reduce their energy costs. He’s passionate about leading diverse teams that find simple ways for new technology to improve people’s lives. When he’s not at work, he’s often busy with his wife and three young boys as well as riding his road bike around the quiet country roads of Victoria.

 

Dr Natalie J. Hannan, Mercy Hospital for Women

Innovative approaches to treat the most serious complications of pregnancy

Dr Hannan’s research within the Translational Obstetrics Group, Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at University of Melbourne focuses on understanding major pregnancy complications. She leads a dynamic team with a strong focus on identifying and developing novel prevention and treatment strategies for severe pregnancy complications, particularly preeclampsia.

Dr Hannan’s research been recognised through three major National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grants, an Early Career Fellowship, a University of Melbourne CR Roper Fellowship and a veski inspiring women fellowship. In 2006 she was selected as a Fresh Science finalist, and in 2010 she was awarded a Young Tall Poppy award. Dr. Hannan trained in the prestigious Frontiers in Reproduction course in the United States. Her work has a clear focus on translation: she is passionate about improving the reproductive health of women.

 

 

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