2017 Technology

Heike Ebendorff-Heidepriem

Heike established the Adelaide node of Optofab, a state-of- the-art glass science, fibre
fabrication and 3D manufacturing research facility. Open to researchers, end-users and
industry partners, we offer a rare combination of glass science, fibre fabrication, 3D
manufacturing, research facilities and expertise. This has not only enabled the realisation of
fibres with unique and novel properties, unmatched anywhere else in the world, but also
created a nurturing environment for research translation and building local advanced
manufacturing capacity for academia and industry to collaborate, contributing towards the
overall prosperity of South Australia.