Researcher biography

Dr James Novak is currently the Senior Research Fellow in CranioFacial Biofabrication at the Herston Biofabrication Institute, based within the Metro North Hospital and Health Service. He leads research into neurosurgical and maxillofacial applications of additive manufacturing (aka. 3D printing) and associated digital technologies. He is also an Adjunct Lecturer at The University of Queensland (School of Architecture), an Assistant Editor of the Computer-Aided Design and Applications journal, and author of the book 3D Printing for Product Designers: Innovative Strategies Using Additive Manufacturing.

Dr Novak has previously been a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Deakin University (School of Engineering) and the University of Technology Sydney (School of Design), as well as working for industrial design and architecture firms. He has won international awards for his design and research work, including the Dick Aubin Distinguished Paper Award at RAPID in 2015, North America's largest annual additive manufacturing conference and expo. He is most well-known for 3D printing the world's first full-size bicycle frame, which was exhibited around the world at venues including the Red Dot Design Museum in Germany, and Bozar Centre for Fine Arts in Belgium.