Aiden Taba


  • The University of Western Australia (M050), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Aiden is a Research Engineer at BRITELab based in the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research. Here, he is working in a team to design and develop a handheld tumour margin assessment device which allows surgeons to more effectively remove tumour during surgery. If successful, this could lead to a reduction in the amount of patients, currently around 20-30% that require re-excision after undergoing breast-conserving surgery.

He is also one of the Senior Research Engineers at UWA's System Health Lab, developing ways to predict how and when physical systems tend to fail using networked sensors, machine learning and data analytics. He has been working alongside postgraduates, researchers and other distinguished professors in the System Health Lab since his first year of university.

Roles and responsibilities

BRITELab: Product design, CAD/mechanical modelling, rapid prototyping, 3D printing, medical device development, optoelectronics, PCB layout, design-for-manufacture (DFM) and optical palpation research

System Health Lab: Hardware (e.g. digital/analog electronics, 3D printing, PCB layout and high-level product design), embedded firmware and software development

Previous positions

Aiden has held prestigious internship positions in a number of industries including medical devices, telecommunications, renewables, consumer electronics, neurotechnology and management consulting.

He was accepted into CSIRO's 2018/2019 Scholarship Program where he worked in the CSIRO Solar division to develop commissioning hardware for large-scale heliostats. Previously, he completed an internship at Telstra in the Wireless Network Engineering division, designing a tool used to detect undershooting/overshooting mobile cell towers.

He was also selected to take part in the 2017 SPARK Co-Lab (Stanford University SPARK Program Affiliate) Medical Device Design Course as an Accelerating Australia (Sponsored by MTPConnect) Scholarship recipient.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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