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Dr Rebecca Murray

Director of Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (AMA)

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Dr Rebecca Murray is the Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (AMA), which is a partnership between CDU and with SPEE3D.The joint initiative uses a world-first 3D metal printing technology.

Rebecca’s background is in both Biomedical Engineering (Dr. Ing, MSc.) and Materials Engineering (BSc). She has substantial experience in driving collaboration between industry and academia, in Australia and abroad.

Rebecca holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Ceramic Engineering from the University of Missouri, a Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Oxford and a Doctor of Engineering in Biomedical Engineering from Technische Universität Hamburg-Harburg.

Rebecca’s research focuses on a world-first 3D printer called LightSpeed. With her team, she is investigating suitable applications and material for technology to be used across the world.

In the past, 3D metal printing has been used for high-end activities, such as satellites and Formula 1 cars and yachts. But, with this new technology, users can print parts that have use in everyday life. It is already printing parts for navy ships

The technology has the potential to disrupt industries; it could be a game changer.It can be used in most fields from medicine to defence, and oil and gas to mining. Rebecca and her team are working with people from all over the university, particularly with specialists in engineering and economics, to investigate how this new technology might impact the surrounding world.

Rebecca is currently available to supervise PhD students who want to conduct cutting-edge research to unlock the full potential of the LightSPEE3D technology.

At CDU, HDR students have access to the inventor of the technology and its software. We have access to knowledge resources here that nowhere in the world has.

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CDU is currently looking for students to undertake their Higher Degree by Research in the Northern Territory. Scholarships are available.

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