The Age has compiled a feature article listing Melbourne’s leading science and technology innovations. At the top of the list is the Bionic Eye; in particular, the University of Melbourne materials researchers who are researching the use of diamonds to house the microchip inside the bionic eye.
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Engineering PhD student Kerry Halupka has always been passionate about vision, ever since her mother was diagnosed with a very rare eye condition. She talks about her work on the Bionic Eye in a podcast interview from Bionic Vision Australia.
Engineering PhD candidate Samantha Lichter from the Melbourne Materials Institute and Bionic Vision Australia spoke to Annie Rahilly from the Voice about her work on the bionic eye project and her support for philanthropy and the Believe Campaign for the University of Melbourne.
Professor Anthony Burkitt will present the next Dean’s Lecture about the bionic eye project on Tuesday 28 May, 6-7pm, Elisabeth Murdoch Building. Register now.
Crowds gathered at the University of Melbourne today, as over 120 final year projects from Engineering and IT students went on show. The Endeavour Design expo is The Melbourne School of Engineering’s annual showcase of student ingenuity across all disciplines.