Congratulations Emilie Sauret – new member of the Australian Research Council College of Experts

As of January 2022,congratulations to centre Chief Investigator (CI) Professor Emilie Sauret from the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for being appointed to the ARC College of experts.

This prestigious group play a key role in evaluating grant applications and providing strategic advice to the ARC on reform and emerging disciplines. Members are appointed from higher education, industry and public sector research organisations based on their international standing. 

The College of Experts assists the ARC by:

  • assigning external assessors
  • assessing and ranking ARC grant applications submitted under the National Competitive Grants Program
  • moderating external assessments
  • providing recommendations for fundable applications to the ARC CEO
  • assisting with recruiting through the nomination of new assessors
  • providing advice for peer review reforms, and
  • providing strategic advice to the ARC on emerging disciplines and cross-disciplinary developments.

Read more about the ARC College of Experts here.


International Forum for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ACCTERM)

Last Friday a small group from the ITTC-Joint Biomechanics team attended the International Forum for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine hosted by the Australia-China Centre for Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (ACCTERM).  

ACCTERM was established in 2013. This is a multi-institutional and multidisciplinary joint research centre that supports enhanced knowledge exchange, collaborative postgraduate training, and the development of new collaborative research initiatives.  

The forum was a great opportunity for our members to hear from leading researchers from Australian and Chinese research institutes, universities on current progress and emerging challenges in the fields of tissue engineering.   

Some of the highlights from the forum were: 

Showcases of Industrial Collaboration and Commercialisation in Australia Asia.  

Collaborative Research for Clinical Translation – Application in Dental Orthopaedic Tissue Regeneration 

Clinical Translation of Stem Cell Application 

For more information  on ACCTERM, please refer to the Queensland University of Technology website.    

Industry Advisory Committee Formed

Today our Industry Advisory Committee (IAC) met for our inaugural IAC meeting on June 8, 2021.

Welcome to all of our Industry Partner representatives that have taken committee positions (Updated as of November 2022):

Prof. YuanTong Gu Director – ARC ITTC Joint Biomechanics
Dr Ashish Gupta Clinical Lead – ARC ITTC Joint Biomechanics
Dr Ken Cutbush Clinical Lead – ARC ITTC Joint Biomechanics
David Brezzo Business Director – SET- Zimmer Biomet Australia
Lucile Ferrand Product Marketing Manager – Stryker
Alexander Muir (Chair) Managing Director – Logemas
Patrick May Director of Engineering – Australian Biotechnologies
Monica Russell Account Manager ANZ – Materialise Australia
Chris Went CEO – Greenslopes Private Hospital
Maddie McIntyre Centre Manager – ARC ITTC Joint Biomechanics
Peter Pivonka Deputy Director – ARC ITTC Joint Biomechanics
Jenna Lyon Enabling Technologies Manager – Stryker R&D Lab


The IAC is an integral component of the Centre’s governance structure and is a bi-directional communication channel between the Centre and its industry partners. It serves as a forum for the consultation of industry expertise and the provision of advice to the Executive Committee concerning the strategic direction of the Centre. 

We look forward to working with the IAC over the coming years to ensure the translational impact of our research. Welcome to incoming Committee Chair Mr. Alex Muir who will lead the group through to 2022 and 2023 as voted by members. 

For more information on our IAC members and governance structure view here.