Study level


Master of Philosophy


Vacation research experience scheme


Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Professor Mia Woodruff
Division / Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty


Biofabrication is 3D printing applied to medicine. In the Biofabrication and Tissue Morphology Group, our research involves developing 3D printing technology to enable the fabrication of personalised 3D constructs to repair lost or damaged tissue.

We design and build specialised 3D printers and electrospinning machines capable of fabricating customised 3D porous structures out of advanced biomaterials for applications in healthcare, medicine and surgery.

Learn more about our research at the Biofabrication and Tissue Morphology Group website

Research activities

We're looking for high-achieving mechanical, mechatronics or medical engineering students and/or graduates interested in developing specialised 3D printers for medical, healthcare and tissue engineering applications.

Specifically, we're developing a suite of custom 3D printing technologies for:

  • fused deposition modeling (FDM) printing
  • melt electrospinning
  • melt electrowriting
  • bioprinting.

You'll collaborate with our team of engineers, materials scientists, biologists, physicists and clinicians on this project.


We expect to develop and implement custom 3D printing components, such as:

  • high-temperature print heads
  • heated collector plates
  • specialised extruders
  • complex anatomical 3D printing design tools.

Skills and experience

To be considered for this project, you should have skills and/or experience with:

  • mechanical, mechatronics and/or medical engineering
  • 3D printing.

As an ideal candidate, you'll have a strong interest and experience in designing and building 3D printing equipment.



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