Science Week: Printing parts for bodies

Science Week: Printing parts for bodies                          

Start Date: 13 Aug 2019 
Start Time: 6:00 PM 
End Date: 13 Aug 2019 
End Time: 7:30 PM 
LOCATION: Kiama Library Auditorium

7 Railway Parade
Kiama, NSW, Australia

  • Cost
    • Free - $0.00

Picture of Professor Gordon Wallace

You may have seen low-cost 3D printers that can create plastic toys and objects of your own design. But did you know that 3D printing also enables life-saving and transformative medical procedures which were unthinkable a few years ago?

To celebrate Science Week, join Professor Gordon Wallace discussing how the discovery of some amazing materials in recent years has the potential to revolutionise medicine and surgery and the treatment of epilepsy, schizophrenia, and much more. 3D printing is allowing the development of individualised parts that can be manufactured to fit a human body for support, regenerative or prosthetic purposes. 

Professor Wallace’s specialty is design and discovery of advanced materials for practical application in energy and health, including new materials to transform and store energy, and wearable and implantable energy systems for medical technologies. A Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and multiple other scientific institutions, 2017 he was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia, received Wollongong’s award for Innovation, served as Wollongong’s Australia Day Ambassador and named NSW Scientist of the Year. 

When: 6-7.30pm Tuesday 13 August

Where: Kiama Library Auditorium

Who: All ages

Tickets: Free. Book online at trybooking here.

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