Michael Curtis


Michael Curtis

Product Development Lead

After completing a Mechatronics Engineering degree at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) in 2007, Michael moved to Brisbane to pursue an opportunity with Vipac Engineers and Scientists as a vibration consultant. He quickly became an important member of the vibration group, serving the burgeoning gas exploration industry in west Queensland. During this time, he developed skills in the measurement and assessment of large turbo-machinery (steam and gas turbines), becoming one of two engineers in the nationwide consulting company with experience in this area. In 2009, Michael moved to Melbourne to pursue his passion for research and development, where he joined Andreas’s growing research team and commenced his postgraduate studies.

Since joining the group, Michael has developed and refined his skills in a range of areas including mechanical engineering design, micro-manufacturing, electrical design and development, software engineering and cell biology. Michael is a focused programmer, and has a breadth of knowledge across technical and software skills including system architecture and data management.

To formalise his research training, Michael is completing his PhD in the area of single cell analysis and disease detection using real-time imaging and control, under the supervision of Andreas, computational fluid dynamics experts A/Prof Gregory Sheard and Prof Kerry Hourigan. He has written and tested his own numerical simulation method and performed practical laboratory cell experiments with hardware he designed and built with integrated software control.

PhD Monash University
Bachelor of Mechatronics Engineering (hons.) University of Canterbury