Research Field: Biomedical Engineering
Traditionally, medical implants have been made from metals using subtractive manufacturing making a single implant to fit all. With 3D printing, we can now make personalised, patient-specific implants.
A/Prof Fox’s research focuses on the development of 3D-printed diamond implants. As diamond is made of carbon, a material readily found inside human tissue, it bonds better with human bone than traditional titanium implants. Kate is a passionate advocate for STEM, and has been recognised as a Superstar of STEM. Her public outreach includes numerous national and local TV and radio interviews, many public speeches, school visits, and through the LittleBIGidea initiative.
A/Prof Fox completed her PhD at the University of South Australia in 2007, and is currently Associate Professor at RMIT.