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Senior Research Fellow - CranioFacial Biofabrication, The University of Queensland

Dr James Novak is currently the Senior Research Fellow in CranioFacial Biofabrication at the Herston Biofabrication Institute, based within the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital precinct. He leads research into neurosurgical and maxillofacial applications of additive manufacturing (aka. 3D printing) and associated digital technologies, with the ultimate goal of improving patient outcomes through design. He is also an Assistant Editor of the Computer-Aided Design and Applications journal, and holds an adjunct position with The University of Queensland.

With undergraduate degrees in both Product Design and Architecture, James has had industry and academic experience across several fields, including being a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University (School of Engineering) and the University of Technology Sydney (School of Design), as well as working for local Brisbane industrial design and architecture firms.


  • –present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow - Additive Manufacturing, Deakin University


  • 2018 
    Griffith University, PhD


Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award 2015, Griffith University Medal 2014