Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers named

The fourth annual list of Australia’s Most Innovative Engineers has been released.

The 30-person list is run by Engineers Australia’s member magazine, create, and “seeks to recognise engineers and raise the profile of the profession within the wider community.”

Engineers Australia’s CEO, Peter McIntyre, said that the list, “showcases the creativity and ingenuity of Australian engineers and celebrates their remarkable achievements. The judging panel was overwhelmed by the high calibre of entrants, and we congratulate the winners on their selection.”

According to the professional body, which counts over 100,000 members, there was a record number of female nominees, and females represented 25 per cent of winners.

Within the “Manufacturing & Automation” category, the three winners were:

Dr Kate Fox of RMIT, whose work is in using nanodiamonds to improve the biocompatibility of additively manufactured titanium alloy implants;

Dr Sina Naficy (pictured) who has developed flexible 3D printed electrical sensors for detecting bacteria in packaged food; and

Dr Dilum Fernando, who has designed a new hybrid material bridge system.

The full list of 30 engineers can be viewed here.

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