Candice Majewski is a Mechanical Engineering lecturer with over 15 years’ experience in the field of 3D Printing.
Candice is a Mechanical Engineering lecturer with over 15 years’ experience in the field of 3D Printing. Attending a guest lecture during her final semester of her Mechanical Engineering degree at Loughborough University sparked her enthusiasm for the subject, and led her to pursue an academic career in this area. During this time she has built up a large network of academic and industrial collaborators, focussing much of her research towards improving 3D printing materials and processes in order to increase their potential for widespread industrial usage. In 2011 she was awarded the International Outstanding Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing award, and her research activities also include a range of journal publications, book chapters and conference presentations.
Candice is a founding member of the University of Sheffield’s Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing (AdAM), an inter-disciplinary research group comprising members from across the University, and manages the Centre’s Polymer Sintering Laboratory. She was responsible for introducing the teaching of 3D Printing into her Department’s curriculum, and supervises a wide range of Undergraduate, MSc and PhD projects in this area.
She is passionate about introducing 3D Printing to as wide an audience as possible, and engages in Outreach activities ranging from conversational pieces to talks for the General Public, and educational videos. She also assisted in advising the Science Museum regarding their recent 3D: Printing the future exhibition.
Candice’s passion for 3D Printing extends into her personal life as well, nowhere more evident than in her decision to choose a 3D Printed bouquet for her wedding to Bret Hughes in 2014. The flowers were designed by her best friend Guy Bingham, and are believed to be the first ever 3D printed wedding bouquet.
Candice’s research centre website: http://www.adamcentre.co.uk/
Thoughts on the future of personal 3D printers: http://theconversation.com/3d-printing-possibilities-are-beautiful-but-not-limitless-25890
3D Printing explained: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EprQMe8U3_M
When research becomes personal – 3D Printed wedding flowers: http://campuspr.co.uk/news/first-3d-printed-wedding-bouquet/