DR David Collins

DR David Collins


  • 3D printing
  • Acoustofluidics
  • Bioprinting
  • Microfluidics
  • Optimization



  • David is a Lecturer in the Biomedical Engineering Department at the University of Melbourne. His research interests are in developing systems for advanced bioprinting, using novel micromanipulation methods to span the length scales from the single-cell environment to the macro-scale structure.
    David has expertise in integrated actuation methods in microfluidic systems, with applications for pattering and sorting of microspecimens. He is engaged in collaborations across four continents.
    Ongoing Research Projects Include:
    3D Bioprinting - Engineering the single cell microenvironment
    Bioprocess Engineering - High throughput micro-scale separations science
    See www.davidjohncollins.com for Dr. Collins' personal webpage   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • 2019 ECR Grant   


Education and training

  • postdoc,
  • BE, University of Melbourne
  • PhD, Monash University
  • postdoc, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • I am actively seeking to expand my research group, and seek applications from motivated PhD students with an interest in 3D printing, bioprinting, biomaterials and bioprocess engineering. Students are given autonomy to determine their independent research interests and methodologies. Applicants with experimental, simulation or theoretical expertise or interests are all welcome to apply.