Paul Di Pietro leads the UOW Facility for Intelligent Fabrication (FIF) and industry engagement activities within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Sciences. Paul completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at UOW before completing his PhD at UNSW in the area of laser processing. Since then Paul has held a number of leading positions in industry and government and included working for a number of years as a Senior Research Fellow at UOW in the CRC for Welded Structures. Paul's last role was as Head of Innovation and Integration at ANSTO. Prior to this he held the position of Managing Director of AINSE.