Professor Robert Gorkin

Robert Gorkin BWPosition

Co-Director (Impact, Innovation and Partnerships)


Robert Gorkin is a Professor in the Translational Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University. With a commitment to social good, Robert's work exemplifies the powerful combination of cutting-edge technologies with a human-centric approach. He has experience across Drug Development, Clinical Diagnostics, Smart Materials, Machine learning/AI, 3D-4D-BioPrinting, Robotics, drones/UAVs, Internet of Things (IoT), and Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality (VR/AR/XR), among other interests.

Robert brings experience working on five continents with world-class institutes and companies ranging from international corporations to non-for-profits. His track record includes direct involvement in innovative technologies leading to investment, products, sales, and community benefits, contributing to over 100 publications and proceedings, and securing international grants and funding ($XXM in last 5 years) awarded from both academic and commercial positions.

Robert continues to progress both research and business interests with a collaborative spirit to encourage the next generation of researchers and entrepreneurs. When not assisting THRI in expanding WSU impact in health and wellness innovation, Robert is CEO of Eudaemon Technologies, a scale-up company bringing the next generation condom through clinical trials, or actively volunteering with Surf Lifesaving and Landcare.

Research Interests

  • Emerging Technologies & Social Good
  • Advanced Manufacturing / Industry 4.0
  • Innovation
  • Entrepreneurship

Qualifications & Recognition

  • MBA Sydney Business School University of Wollongong
  • PhD Biomedical Engineering, University of California Irvine
  • BS Engineering Physics, University of Pittsburgh

Research & Publications

Contact Details
Telephone+61 2 4620 3134
LocationCampbelltown and Westmead Campus