Professor Bronwyn Fox

Professor Bronwyn Fox


Professor Bronwyn Fox has been instrumental in positioning Swinburne at the forefront of manufacturing, building extensively on Swinburne’s Industry 4.0 initiatives and capabilities. She has led a number of significant initiatives and research partnerships through her role as the founding Director of Swinburne’s Manufacturing Futures Research Institute, including:

  • establishing the world’s first Industry 4.0 Testlab for additive manufacturing of carbon fibre composites in partnership with the CSIRO
  • collaborating with ARENA 2036, a flexible factory of the future on the University of Stuttgart’s Baden-Wuerttemberg campus
  • leading the development, innovation and commercialisation of graphene applications, as part of the Graphene Supply Chain CRC-P.

She has demonstrated a sustained commitment to support the growth of the carbon fibre and composite industry in Australia through targeted research and was previously a co-founder of the Carbon Nexus facility at Deakin University, a core part of a $100 million dollar precinct in Geelong. Professor Fox is the Chair of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) Victorian Division. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Technology and Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2018 Professor Fox was awarded the GCMM Research Leadership Award at the 14th Global Congress on Manufacturing and Management.

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