Distinguished Professor David J. Adams

Distinguished Professor David J. Adams

IHMRI Executive Director/CEO
Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace

Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace

Executive Research Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science




Leon Kane-Maguire Theatre, AIIM Facility, Innovation Campus, Squires Way North Wollongong 2500


Discover the collaborative research projects between researchers from the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) and the Australian Centre of Excellence in Electromaterials Science (ACES). 

Discover the opportunities available for academic and clinician researchers to utilise ACES’ internationally-recognised expertise in bionics, electromaterials and 3D structures in their own research programs.

Tours of the new translation node (TRICEP) will be available on this day (please indicate interest when registering). TRICEP is facilitating the development of commercial opportunities in 3D bioprinting, supported by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science and the ANFF Materials Node.


9.00 am to 12.30 pm (followed by lunch and optional facility tour)


Please register on Eventbrite by Friday 22 February 2018


Email Dr Jean Marshall at research@ihmri.org.au

Order of events

9:00 am: Address by Distinguished Professor Gordon Wallace, Executive Research Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science

9:15 am: Address by Distinguished Professor David J. Adams, IHMRI Executive Director/CEO

9:30 am: Development of dual drug loaded implants for non-resectable pancreatic cancer treatment by Samantha Wade (PhD Candidate)

9:45 am: Fabricating a delivery system for wound healing by Luciana Daikuara (PhD Candidate)

10:00 am: Conducting polymers based bipolar electrochemistry for wireless stimulation by Chunyan Qin (PhD Candidate)

10:15 am: Towards 3D printing of permanently implantable percutaneous devices by Dr Gil Stynes

10:30 am: Morning tea

10:45 am: Electrical stimulation to enhance neurite outgrowth by Dr Kerry Gilmore

11:00 am: Understanding the nervous system using stem cells: an overview of iPSC research at IHMRI by Associate Professor Mirella Dottori

11:15 am: Synthetic biology for systems bioengineering at ACES/IPRI by Associate Professor Jeremy Crook

11:30 am: Overview of the capabilities of the new IHMRI multi-channel micro electrode array and SyncroPatch by Dr Martin Engel

11:45 am: Discussion, future collaborations chaired by Distinguished Professor Wallace and Distinguished Professor Adams

12:30 pm: Lunch

12:45 pm: Optional tours of TRICEP (Translational Research Initiative for Cellular Engineering and Printing), Innovation Campus

RSVP on EventBrite by Friday 22 February