Dr. Hipwell is known internationally for her work in sensors, actuators, materials and metrology based upon nanoscale and surface phenomena. Nanoscale energy transport and tribology of devices. Advanced additive manufacturing: two component mixture printing, voxel level material property control, mechanical bioprinting enablers. Innovation business processes, technology and technology platforms to speed the innovation process. Dr. Hipwell is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and The Academy of Medicine, Engineering, and Science of Texas (TAMEST).