Lena Meyer

PhD Student
School of Engineering and Information Technology
UNSW Canberra Space


Building 16, School of Engineering and Information Technology


Lena Meyer is a postgraduate research student (PhD) at the School of Engineering and Information Technology (SEIT) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Canberra. Lena is a member of the research group at UNSW Canberra Space where she investigates the opportunities of Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing technologies for small satellites that are built in the space group at UNSW Canberra. Her research focuses on the development of multi-material metallic structures that are manufactured with cold spray additive manufacturing technology. Her research project is a joint project between UNSW Canberra and CSIRO Manufacturing Lab 22 in Melbourne.

Lena is also the project lead of the research project 'Advanced manufacture of cubesat components' which is part of DMTC's High Altitude Sensor Systems program. With A.W. Bell, La Trobe University, CSIRO and UNSW Canberra as the project lead, this project includes several research partners from different industries and research and is working with DMTC to develop key manufacturing capabilities for small satellite components in Australia.

Before her position at UNSW Canberra, Lena graduated with a Bachelor and Master of Science from the University of Bremen, Germany. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering and a Master of Science in Production Engineering, both with a focus on materials science. She has gained working experience at the Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering (IWT) and Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM). She has also undertaken an internship in Additive Manufacturing at Premium Aerotec GmbH, a subsidiary of Airbus and pioneer for additive manufacturing of metallic aerospace parts.


Conference presentations

09/2017; Euromat 2017; Dr.-Ing. Dirk Lehmhus, Claus Aumund-Kopp, Markus Uhlirsch, Lena Sentker, Sandra Wieland, Dr.-Ing. Frank Petzoldt, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Matthias Busse: METAL POWDERS FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING: ASSESSMENT OF PROCESSING CHARACTERISTICS


05/2020; Hear about 3D printing for UNSW Canberra satellites and what materials science has to do with all of this! My 1-minute radio interview on Einstein A Go Go starts at minute 34:30.




02/2016; Dörrenberg StudentAWARD (Bachelor Thesis)



Social engagement

07/2019 – present; Accredited Standard Mental Health First Aider at UNSW Canberra

06/2018 – present; Student member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, UNSW Canberra

10/2018 – 02/2019; Student member of the executive board of the School of Engineering and Information Technology, UNSW Canberra

05/2017 – 05/2018; Young BPW First Generation Student - Business and Professional Women, Bremen


08/2017; Certificate for the European Summer University Additive Manufacturing; Technical University of Dresden

07/2017; Certificate of Intercultural Competence, University of Bremen

07/2017; IELTS certificate; Score: 7.5


Current Project

Advanced Manufacture of Cubesat Components


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