Maureen is a final year PhD student with the Biofabrication and Tissue Morphology (BTM) Group with a background in medical engineering and biomedical science has led her to the exciting field of biofabrication, advanced manufacturing and tissue engineering. Maureen joined the research team in 2016, when she began working on an Advance Queensland Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the BTM group and a local charity, Hear and Say. Her research project aims to provide novel treatment alternatives for children born with microtia, a congenital condition which affects the formation of the external ear. Since then, she has continued with her PhD specialising in advanced histology, medical imaging and advanced manufacturing for the development of personalised scaffolds for cartilage regeneration.
She has published 12 research papers, secured $85,000 of funding for equipment and projects, and last year was one of three finalists in the QLD Women in Technology, Young Achiever in Science category.
3D bioprinting of fibre-reinforced bioinks for auricular cartilage regeneration