Professor Jennifer Loy

Professor, School of Design

University of Technology, Sydney

Dr Jennifer Loy is Professor of Product Design at the University of Technology, Sydney and research theme leader for Transformative Technologies.

Dr Loy’s research is focussed on design for the twenty-first century, from advanced manufacturing and digital technology to sustainability. She has a design for additive manufacturing (3D Printing) specialisation for industrial, commercial and creative product.

Her design-led research projects span design for health, ageing, and sports technology though to wearables and digital fashion. She has a particular interest on the impact of disruptive design on business models, product service systems, stakeholder relationships, supply chains and production systems.

She has a PhD in Industrial Design and experience in design for mass production in the UK and Australia.


Professor Bronwyn Fox

Director, Manufacturing Futures Research Institute

Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne

Professor Bronwyn Fox is the inaugural Director of the Swinburne Manufacturing Futures Research Institute. This is Australia’s first dedicated research institute focused on Industry 4.0 platforms. The Institute is strategically positioned at the intersection of design, business, engineering and science where novel products and processes based on digital connectivity and interaction will be created in partnership with industry.

Professor Fox has more than two decades experience in manufacturing, focussed on research to support and grow Australian start-ups and SMEs. Prior to joining Swinburne, Professor Fox was a co-founder and Research Director of the internationally recognised Carbon Nexus facility at Deakin University. Over a period of 15 years, Professor Fox successfully drove the University’s carbon fibre and composites strategic research vision and oversaw the growth of this area to a high-impact, multidisciplinary research program with robust industry partnerships. She has published more than 150-refereed papers on polymer science, carbon fibre composites and nanocomposites. She has a PhD in Engineering from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from The University of Melbourne.





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