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Tim Sercombe

Assoc/Prof Tim Sercombe

Head of School/Associate Professor
Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, School of

Contact details
Address
School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering
The University of Western Australia (M050)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
Australia
Phone
+61 8 6488 3124
Fax
+61 8 6488 1024
Email
tim.sercombe@uwa.edu.au / head-mce@uwa.edu.au
Personal homepage
http://uwa.engineering/3dprinting/index.html
Qualifications
BE PhD GradCertEd Qld
Biography
I have been working in additive manufacturing since 1996 and have seen a large change in the industry. After graduating with a PhD in Materials Engineering from The University of Queensland in 1998 I then spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at The University of Birmingham, UK, working under Prof Michael Loretto. During this time, I developed a number of new materials that were able to be processed using Selective Laser Sintering and then post sintered to high density. I then returned to The University of Queensland in 2001 to take up a research position, where I was responsible for creating a totally new manufacturing method for aluminium components that used additive manufacturing technologies. This work was published in Science . In 2006, I moved to the University of Western Australia in 2006. Since then, I have been working on developing new materials for Selective Laser Melting. I currently have projects covering a number of different aspects of 3D Printing. Go to the Research page to see what we are up to.
Key research
-Design of highly efficient structures
-Low modulus titanium for orthopedic applications
-Aluminium & aluminium matrix composites
-Metallic glasses
-Antibacterial material
-3D bio printing
For more information see 3D printing
Publications
Google Scolar
Research Gate
Funding received
2005-2013 ARC Discovery Project Grant
2010-2011 UWA Research Collaboration Award
Teaching
GENG4408 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
ENSC3002 Manufacturing & Materials
ENSC1002 Atoms to Bridges
Current projects
Tim is currently involved with the trans disciplinary collaboration BioZone
Research profile
Research profile and publications
 

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