La Trobe student dreams of building bionic arm
Physics student Michael Munforte is a cancer survivor who plans to use his scientific training at the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science as a pathway to a career in bionics.
Michael is up for the challenge. He has almost completed a Bachelor of Science (Hons)/Masters of Nanotechnology double degree while battling an aggressive form of cancer that, earlier in his life, led to the loss of his arm.
"People have asked why I haven't been fitted for a prosthesis," Michael says. "I don't want one until I can build one that I am satisfied with."