During the visit, Stephen and Tim met with MHI staff to discuss the progression of the high temperature fibre sensor project, including delivery of the first prototype.
Included in the visit was a tour of the Mitsubishi History Museum, with Research Managers Mr Kohei Kawazoe and Mr Shigenari Horie acting as excellent tour guides.
Overall, the visit was positive, well received and the project continues to make excellent progress against its milestones.
Kohei Kawazoe, Tim Nelson, Shigenari Horie and Stephen Warren-Smith at the Mitsubishi History Museum.
Tim Nelson will be commencing his position as the IPAS Project Manager on 24th April.
Tim’s background is in biomedical engineering and he previously worked at The Bionics Institute in Melbourne, developing and trialling novel implantable devices and strategies for the prediction and treatment of seizures in patients with chronic epilepsy. As an engineering professional, this also incorporated aspects of intellectual property identification and commercialisation strategy development. He studied post-graduate Management at Melbourne Business School prior to taking up a role with Save the Children (Vanuatu) in the development and humanitarian space. As Director of Operations, he was responsible for a large-scale humanitarian program over a 10-month period following Cyclone Pam.
Most recently, Tim worked in the Research & Business Partnerships branch of the University of Adelaide as an industry-engagement specialist, with an interest in innovation, entrepreneurship and tech-transfer.