Researcher Profile

Associate Professor Tim Sercombe

Tim Sercombe
Tim Sercombe

Phone: +61 8 6488 3124

Research Expertise:
  • Additive manufacturing/selective laser melting
  • Processing of titanium and aluminium powder
  • Customised implants
  • Mechanical testing of materials


GENG4408 Introduction to Biomedical Engineering
ENSC3002 Manufacturing & Materials
ENSC1002 Atoms to Bridges


BE PhD GradCertEd Qld

Current Projects

Tim is currently involved with the trans disciplinary collaboration <a href="">BioZone</a>

Funding Received

2005-2013 ARC Discovery Project Grant
2010-2011 UWA Research Collaboration Award


I have been working in additive manufacturing since 1996 and have seen a large change in the industry. After graduating with a PhD in Materials Engineering from The University of Queensland in 1998 I then spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow at The University of Birmingham, UK, working under Prof Michael Loretto. During this time, I developed a number of new materials that were able to be processed using Selective Laser Sintering and then post sintered to high density. I then returned to The University of Queensland in 2001 to take up a research position, where I was responsible for creating a totally new manufacturing method for aluminium components that used additive manufacturing technologies. This work was published in Science . In 2006, I moved to the University of Western Australia in 2006. Since then, I have been working on developing new materials for Selective Laser Melting. I currently have projects covering a number of different aspects of 3D Printing. Go to the Research page to see what we are up to.

ID: 139652

Most frequent journals
  • Materials Science and Engineering A

    ISSNs: 0921-5093, 1873-4936


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.39 SJR 1.666 SNIP 1.832

    Journal: ERA2018


    ISSNs: 0264-1275, 1873-4197, 0261-3069


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.9 SJR 1.751 SNIP 2.481

    Journal: ERA2018


    ISSNs: 1359-6454, 1873-2453, 1359-6554

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1973-2453


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 5.67 SJR 3.283 SNIP 2.674

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Advanced Engineering Materials

    ISSNs: 1438-1656, 1527-2648

    Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 2.07 SJR 0.826 SNIP 1.083

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Scipta Materialia

    ISSNs: 1359-6462, 1872-8456


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 3.71 SJR 1.901 SNIP 1.696

    Journal: ERA2018

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