2018 CSIRO Alumni Scholarship in Physics
Lindfield, NSW – 18 April 2018
The ceremony was held at Lindfield and was well attended by alumni and friends from our sponsor, Laboratories Credit Union.
Dr Martin Cole, CSIRO Agriculture and Food Science Director, presented the award to Naomi Paxton for her work on biofabrication technology. Michelle Simmons, 2018 Australian of the Year, prepared a video presentation to congratulate Naomi on her award.
Naomi gave a very interesting presentation to explain her work and how it will help treat patients with bone loss.
Naomi will be using the travel scholarship to assist with expenses relating to her research trip to Imperial College London to learn advanced imaging techniques to characterise the bioglass composite biomaterial for optimal incorporation into our biofabrication process.
Naomi’s project aims to help treat patients with bone loss using biofabrication technology and to contribute to the wealth of advancements in medical technologies incepted here in Australia.
In 2019, Naomi was the winner of the inaugural Ezio Rizzardo Polymer Scholarship, which acknowledges the potential impact of an outstanding PhD candidate in polymer science or engineering. The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering wrote a feature on her achievements