Flinders University Work Integrated Learning program help Micro-X grow

Flinders University Work Integrated Learning program help Micro-X grow

Micro-X has been a strong supporter of Flinders University’s student Work Integrated Learning program and graduates.

In its workforce of more than 50, 11 employees are Flinders graduates or current students, leading to a University submission in this year’s Engagement Australia 2020 Excellence Awards (Excellence in Industry Engagement).

The members of Micro-X’s engineering team work across software, electronics, systems, service and mechanical engineering as well as research and development (R&D) teams, building on the suite of next generation X-ray technology to mass produce stable wide area field emitters using carbon nanotube tech.

Among the Flinders graduates are Thomas McSkimming BEng(Software)(Hons)/BEng(Biomed)(Hons) ’20, Tim Prins BEng(Biome)(Hons),MEng(Biomed) ’18, Grant Perl BEng(Biomed)(Hons)/BMedSc ’17, Lucas Paix BEng(Robots),MEng(Elect) ’19, Susanne Sahlos BSc(Nanotech)(Hons) ’20, Caitlin Wouters BEng(Biomed)(Hons),MEng(Biomed) ’19 and R&D Project Manager Steve Trewartha BSc(Nanotech)(Hons) ’10, PhD(Chem) ’15.  Also pictured are Flinders students are Gandalf Du Preez, Erica Nunn, Caleb Durston and Mia Maric who are on placement and other career pathways with the company while finishing their studies.

Micro-X, a fast-moving business located next to Flinders University at the Tonsley Innovation District, has been named in the Top 100 largest companies in South Australia.

The Indaily list, which celebrated the Tonsley company’s 2020 rise from 64 to 60 on their latest Top 100 list,  coincides with the company’s contention for a SA Innovation and Excellence Awards as finalist in the Innovator of the Year section.  The annual ranking of the state’s top 100 companies by market capitalisation and revenue is collated by Adelaide financial services firm Taylor Collison. It covers the 2019-20 financial year and includes more volatility than usual, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


L-R (rear) Tim Prins, Grant Perl, Thomas McSkimming, Steve Trewartha, Lucas Paix, Gandalf DuPreez
(front) Erica Nunn, Susanne Sahlos, Caitlin Wouters, Caleb Durston and Mia Maric.

To find out more about Micro-X’s relationship with Flinders University visit here