Professor Kate Black gained her PhD in Material Science at the University of Liverpool in 2008. She then went on to join the University of Cambridge as a Research Associate in the Centre for Advance Photonic and Electronics, principally working on the development of novel materials for supercapacitors. In 2013 Kate joined the Centre for Materials and Structures at the University of Liverpool, School of Engineering as an academic. Kate’s research interests are primarily focused on the development of novel functional materials for their use in inkjet and binder jet printing for multi-material manufacturing. Her main area of expertise is in the development of novel Reactive Organo-Metallic inks (ROM) developing bespoke material systems for additive manufacturing processes.