Personal profile


Dr. Erin Brodie is the Woodside FutureLab Research and Innovation Lead, leading a fantastic team of academics, research fellows, PhD students and undergraduate interns to facilitate a wide range of additive manufacturing projects for both academia and industry. The FutureLab is a fast-paced, adaptive environment, providing prototyping and additive manufacturing solutions to real-world problems. Dr. Erin Brodie contributes her metallographic expertise to various research projects from biomedical to new energy, particularly enjoying alloy design for additive manufacturing techniques. Furthermore, she thoroughly enjoys working closely with the FutureLab team to provide quick additive manufacturing  design and prototyping solutions to both academic research groups and external small to medium enterprises. 

Dr. Erin Brodie completed her PhD in Materials Science and Engineering in 2020, developing new titanium alloys for additively manufactured mandible implants and won the Monash Three Minute Thesis University Final in the same year. She has worked with the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing, Boeing, Pollinate Energy and Engineers Without Borders and most recently developed heart stents in a collaboration between Monash University, CSIRO and the Peninsula Heart Centre. She is passionate about the environment, spending as much spare time as possible outdoors, and can otherwise be found refining her blacksmithing skills alongside the students of the Monash Forge.

Research interests

  • Additive Manufacturing design and prototyping
  • Mechanical testing and metallographic characterisation
  • Alloy design
  • Biomedical implants
  • New energy solutions
  • Humanitarian engineering

Supervision interests

Currently supervising 4 PhD students across biomedical metals, additive manufacturing and decommissioning of oil and gas infrastructure, and 1 Masters student in archaeology. Always open to supervising and mentoring undergraduate students in the field of industry collaborations, additive manufacturing and expanding the cross-over between materials science and archaeology.

Community service

The FutureLab supports and encourages community engagement, previously engaging with groups such as; Muscular Dystrophy Australia, various high school groups from across Victoria and student teams. Please contact the FutureLab if our additive manufacturing design and services may be able to benefit your organisation. 

Education/Academic qualification

Materials Science and Engineering, PhD, Additively Manufactured TiTa Alloys for Improved Osseointegration of Bone Implants, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 22 Dec 2020

Materials Science and Engineering, Bachelor (with first class honours), MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 24 May 2017

German Language/Ancient Cultures, Bachelor, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 24 May 2017

Research area keywords

  • Metallurgy
  • Titanium
  • Tantalum
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Fast Prototyping
  • New Energy Solutions

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