I hold a Bachelor of Engineering (1st Class Honours) with a major in metals processing from RMIT University in Melbourne. My career has spanned both industry, and research and development at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). I am currently a Senior Industry Fellow at RMIT University.
Prior to Additive Economics, I was the director of CSIRO’s Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre ‘Lab 22’, and previously I was the Research Leader for Additive Manufacturing. In these roles I oversaw the establishment of the innovative Lab 22 project that provided industry access to five differing additive technologies: electron beam melting, laser melting, laser cladding, binder jetting and cold spray. I was also responsible for implementing the Lab 22 industry engagement program where partner companies accessed and learnt additive technologies. A CSIRO I led license agreement negotiations and oversaw the associated additive manufacturing intellectual property portfolio. I have worked more broadly in metal technologies including additive manufacturing since 2011. Specifically, my focus has been in the area of metal powders for additive manufacturing.
My earlier career was focused on the development of feasibility studies, techno-economic and commercialisation readiness assessments, in both an industry and research organisation context. My specialty is in bringing new technology to market, finding the right product-market fit, and justifying a business case.
I am known authority on additive manufacturing technologies and am frequently called upon for expert opinion on additive technologies, the global marketplace for additive manufacturing and forecasts for the additive manufacturing market. I have spoken at international conferences, contributed to highly respected industry reports, and have worked across the media formats of television, print and radio.