Surfing is an iconic sport that is extremely popular in coastal regions. Current surfboard fin manufacturers produce high end products using a process that does not allow for rapid prototyping. Our project develops surfboard fins using a unique combination of rapid prototyping (3D printing), computational fluid dynamics, computer aided design, stiffness testing,  embedded sensors, wearables, the Internet-of-Things, machine learning and of course, surfing waves.


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Marc in het Panhuis is a Professor of Materials Science at the University of Wollongong (Australia). He trained as Chemical Engineer (University of Twente & Shell Research, the Netherlands) and a Physicist (PhD, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Ireland). His experience includes working for a start-up (Media Lab Europe) and universities in the USA, UK and Ireland.