News and Events

8 November 2019

Official launch of the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant (ARC CMIT)

The ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies was officially launched today by Dr Katie Allen MP, Member for Higgins, representing Senator Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education. Funding from ARC will harness Australia’s talent in medical implant technologies.


“Australia’s got talent! Talent from doctors in hospitals. Talent from experts in industry. Talent from researchers in universities”, declared Prof Peter Vee Sin Lee, Centre Director, in his speech. CMIT brings together 6 global companies, 6 hospitals, 6 small-to-medium sized enterprises, 4 universities and 1 research organization from Australia, Belgium, China, UK & USA.


CMIT will train a new generation of industry ready biomedical engineers with skills in personalised 3D printed medical implants. PhD students and Postdocs will undertake research at University of Melbourne, Flinders University (Prof Mark Taylor) and Griffith University (Prof David Lloyd) working with industry & hospital partners.

In a press release, the Minister for Education Dan Tehan said the research conducted at the centre would transform the medical implant industry in Australia. “The research conducted at this centre will lead to safer and more efficient surgical procedures, faster recovery time and better patient outcomes,” Mr Tehan said.

The event was kicked off by Ali Moore, Master of Ceremonies and concluded with a Panel Discussion on the Future of Medical Implant Technologies.

Thank you to our Partners and guests for attending the Launch!

A press release from Minister Dan Tehan is available here.

Prof. Peter Lee with Dr Katie Allen MP, Prof. Sue Thomas (CEO, ARC), Prof. James McCluskey, (DVCR, University of Melbourne), Prof Mark Taylor (Program Lead, Flinders University), Prof. David Lloyd (Program Lead, Griffith University), Prof Nik Zeps (Program Lead, Epworth HealthCare), Prof Mark Cassidy (Dean, University of Melbourne), Dr Jia-Yee Lee, Co-Centre Manager 

Prof. Peter Lee with Dr David Ackland (Deputy Director, ARC CMIT), Prof. Sue Thomas (CEO, ARC), Prof Mark Taylor (Program Lead, Flinders University), Prof. David Lloyd (Program Lead, Griffith University), Prof Nik Zeps (Program Lead, Epworth HealthCare), Prof Richard de Steiger (Epworth HealthCare), Ms Stella Burger (Syneos Health), Eric Bert, Grant Enders and Jason Aldworth (3DMeditech), Harry Dong (Naton Medical Group), Ms Maddie McIntyre (Materialise Australia), Jonathan Burge (Royal Children's Hospital), Jason Chuen (Austin Health)

12 October 2019

Positions available for Research Fellows

The University of Melbourne and Flinders University are recruiting research fellows to undertake projects with the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies.

For more information about positions at the Flinders University in South Australia, click here

For more information about positions at the University of Melbourne, click here.

7 October 2019

Congratulations Dr. Dale Robinson

Congratulations to Dr. Dale Robinson for winning the David Finlay ECR award at the ANZORS 25th Scientific Meeting held in Canberra on 4-6th October 2019, an award presented for the best presentation/paper by an early career researcher at the conference.


Dale presented a paper on the application of acoustic emission sensors to detect vertebral body fractures. This research established that these sensors may be used to detect small fractures within the vertebra that are difficult to identify using existing methods. Results from this work may be used to better study vertebral fracture initiation and progression, and has applications in the detection or prevention of inadvertent fractures in orthopaedic surgery.

Prof. Peter Lee, Prof. Andrea O'Connor and Mr. Robert Thompson 

10 October 2019

Congratulations Anatomics

Congratulations to Anatomics, a partner of the ARC CMIT, for the grand opening of the new 3D printing manufacturing facility in Bentleigh, Victoria. The facility was officially opened by the Hon Greg Hunt MP, Federal Minister of Health.


Prof. Andrea O'Connor, Head of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, will supervise a PhD student on a project with Anatomics.  

1 October 2019
Launch of the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies

You are invited to attend the launch of the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies (ARC CMIT) at 9 a.m. on Friday 8 November 2019 at The University of Melbourne.

Panel Discussion

The Launch will be followed by a Panel Discussion on the "Future of Medical Implant Technologies".


We are delighted that Ms Ali Moore, Australian Radio Broadcaster and TV Journalist, will join us to moderate the panel discussion. 

Ali Moore has more than 25 years experience as a journalist and broadcaster, working for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Australia's Nine Network, and for the BBC's global news network, based in Singapore. She has covered major news and current affairs events across the region, reporting from Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, and China. In her more than two decades as a broadcaster Ali has interviewed key decision makers from a range of companies, industries and political theatres. Her previous roles include ABC China Correspondent, host of Australia's premier late night TV current affairs program (Lateline), and anchor of some of the country's key business news programs (Business Sunday, Lateline Business). She is now a freelance broadcaster and journalist and has just completed a two year term as a Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne, working with Asialink.

The Panel comprises representatives from industry, academic and clinical sectors

Sarah Woodford

PhD student

Melbourne School of Engineering,

The University of Melbourne

Professor Richard de Steiger

Epworth Victor Smorgon Chair of Surgery, The University of Melbourne & Deputy Director of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, National Joint Replacement Registry (AOANJRR)

Professor Cheng-Kung Cheng 

Distinguished Professor, School of Biological Science and Medical Engineering; Director, International Research Center of Implantable and Interventional Medical Devices; Principal Scientist of Beijing Advanced Innovation Center for Biomedical Engineering  

Beihang University, Beijing, China

Ms Tracey Duffy 

First Assistant Secretary

Medical Devices and Product Quality Division, Therapeutic Goods Administration, Australia

Mr Eric Bert

Chief Operating Officer


Ms Madeleine McIntyre

Business Manager

Materialise Australia

Join us and register here to attend!

29 Aug 2019

5th Annual 3D Med 2019 Conference in Melbourne

#3dMed19 is back, and bigger and better than ever!


This year's conference will be held on 14-16th November 2019 at AAMI Park, and boasts the largest and best ever speaker line-up. Thursday 14th November features an action-packed day of pre-conference workshops and tours of university and hospital labs, with a great mix of conference sessions on Friday and Saturday the 15-16th of November.


Register here: and be sure to take advantage of the 50% early bird discount 3DPROMO! 

Conference website:

28 Aug 2019
Visitors from Materialise, Malaysia
Ashley Fong and Clement Lee from Materialise, Malaysia came to The University of Melbourne and showed the CMIT team the capabilities of Materialise Magics' 3D Print Suite.
#biomedical #3Dprinting #implants
                                                                                13 Aug 2019
1st International Conference on Medicine in Novel Technology and Devices
Prof. Peter Lee, Director, ARC CMIT attended the 1st International Conference on Medicine in Novel Technology and Devices as an invited speaker at Beihang University, Beijing, China.
He shared the research activities of the ARC CMIT to the participants of the conference.

#biomedical #engineering #medtech #implants

#3Dprinting #PhD #PhDscholarships #research

                                                                                  13 Aug 2019
Congratulations Prof. Peter Lee
Prof. Peter Lee received a certificate of appointment as an Associate Editor of the Elsevier Journal of Medicine in Novel Technology and Devices (MEDNTD) at the launch ceremony of the new MEDNTO journal in Beihang University, Beijing, China.

#biomedical #engineering #medtech #implants

#3Dprinting #PhD #PhDscholarships #research

                                                                8 August 2019
Melbourne Enterpreneurship Gala 2019
A wonderful evening at Melbourne's premier enterpreneurship event that is organised by the University of Melbourne. The Melbourne School of Engineering hosted 3D Meditech (Eric Bert, COO) and OMX Solutions (George Dimitroulis, Founder and Mick Shaddock, General Manager), who are industry partners of the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies that is led by Professor Peter Lee..
Thank you to the teams at Melbourne Enterpreneurial Centre, Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP) and Melbourne Connect for an amazing event showcasing  startups that are on the runway to success.
#3Dprinting #biomedical engineering #implants #medtech #MEGALA19
                                                                                                                                       19 July 2019
Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School Program
30 Indigenous high school students from around Australia, mostly regional areas successfully completed the Victorian Indigenous Engineering Winter School held from the 6-13 July. 

A collaboration with Melbourne, Monash, RMIT and Swinburne Universities this year's program featured a range of engineering and IT activities. 
Dr David Ackland, Deputy Director, ARC CMIT at The University of Melbourne introduced students to the Computer Assisted Rehabilitation ENvironment (CAREN) facility with an Interactive workshop and Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Lab Tour. 
To learn more, click here.
#3Dprinting #biomedical engineering #implants #medtech

                                                                                 4 July 2019

Materialise facility in Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Jia-Yee Lee, Centre Manager, ARC CMIT, visiting Materialise facility in Kuala Lumpur.

Thank you to San San Woo, Managing Director and Choon Hong Yeoh, Business Manager (APAC) for hosting this visit. A great insight to learn about 3D printing capabilities and expertise offered by Materialise from its Kuala Lumour facility!

#biomedical #engineering #medtech #implants

#3Dprinting #PhD #PhDscholarships #research



EU Medical Device Regulation - Workshop by Syneos Health

Insightful presentation on medical device regulation by Adam Steadman at Syneos Healtha partner of ARC CMIT.


Thank you to Stella Burger for the opportunity to bring along biomedical engineering PhD students (Sarah Woods, Xin Li and Stepanka Haiblikova) and researchers (Professor Peter Lee and Dr Dale Robinson) from ARC CMIT.


Great contributions from Professor Nik Zeps from Epworth Healthcare at the workshop.


#biomedical #engineering #medtech #implants

#3Dprinting #PhD #PhDscholarships #research

13 May 2019

28 March 2019

The official launch of the National Medical Device Partnering Program in Victoria supported by funding from LaunchVic and MTPConnect. The Victorian MDPP partnership brings together Swinburne University of Technology, The University of Melbourne,  CSIRO, Monash UniversityRMIT UniversityAustralian National Fabrication Facility (ANFF) and BioMedical Research Victoria.


Professor David Lloyd from Griffith University and Dr Jia-Yee Lee, Centre Manager @arccmit at the launch in Stone and Chalk.


14 March 2019

Congratulations to Dr Hossein Mokhtarzadeh, early career researcher at the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Melbourne School of University at The University of Melbourne in being accepted into the 2019 Bridge Tech Program.

Click here to learn more.

10 February 2019

New logo for the ARC Training Centre for Medical Implant Technologies.

The logo represents a mesh commonly used in implants in the right semicircle. The connectors and dots in the left semi circle represents partners and collaborative networks that are formed through research projects undertaken at ARC CMIT


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