Professor Bronwyn Fox
Professor Bronwyn Fox is Director of Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, which is strategically positioned at the intersection of design, business, engineering and science. Professor Fox is a recognised industry leader with over two decades’ experience in composites and advanced manufacturing.
Professor Fox is translating this industrial research expertise into the development of a new Industry 4.0 manufacturing capability, focusing on the challenging automation processes associated with the construction and curing of composite structures. She has delivered major research projects in collaboration with industry both nationally and internationally.
Professor Fox comes to Swinburne from Deakin University, where she was a co-founder of the Carbon Nexus facility – a $100 million research precinct development in Geelong focused on advanced materials and manufacturing. Professor Fox was the inaugural Research Director at Deakin’s Carbon Nexus facility, working with international teams to develop new approaches for carbon fibre production.
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Coordinating Supervisor.
Fields of Research
- Materials Engineering - 091200
Also published as: Fox, Bronwyn; Fox, B.; Fox, B. L.; Fox, Bronwyn L.
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2017: Automated preforming of carbon fibers for aerospace applications. *; Boeing Aerostructures Australia Pty Ltd
- 2017: Graphene Supply Chain Certification *; Australian Engineering Solutions Pty Ltd (Trading as Austeng)
- 2017: Hybrid Composite Materials and Structures *; DMTC
- 2017: The Sports Injury Sitter (SIS) *; Department of Industry, Innovation and Science
- 2017: Virtual Digitalisation with RFID Technology for Steel Fabrication *; Innovation Connections
- 2016: Thermoset materials scoping studyDMTC Project 9.45 *; DMTC
- 2015: High performance sustainable carbon fibres from Australian spinifex grass *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
- 2014: Bioinspired interfaces for improved carbon fibre composite performance *; ARC Discovery Projects Scheme
- 2013: Bioinspired interfaces for improved carbon fibre composite performance (VCAMM PhD scholarship for Racim Radjef) *; VCAMM Scholarship
* Chief Investigator
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