Lena Meyer

PhD Candidate
UNSW Canberra
Committee Member
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, UNSW Canberra

Canberra, ACT

Contact me for

  • Mentoring
  • Sitting on boards or committees
  • Outreach activities
  • Conference presenting
  • Opportunities to collaborate


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

At UNSW Canberra, I am also a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee since 2018. Activities I am undertaking in this role are (but not limited to): advocating for higher degree research (HDR) students' opinions and rights, advocating for specific challenges for female HDR students and young academics, the set-up of a mentoring program for female HDR students and the support of the Women in Engineering group at UNSW Canberra.

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

Lena identifies as culturally and linguistically diverse.