Professor of Nanotechnology
BSc(Hons) Well, PhD Akld, CPEng, FIPENZ, FNZIC, MRSNZ.
Phone +(64) 6 356 9099 x 83811
Invited Positions at other Institutions
Visiting Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA, 2015 (Prof Robert Langer labs)
Visiting Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, 2014, 2010 (Prof Svein Sunde, Prof Reidar Tunold,A/Prof Frode Seland)
Visiting Professor, Manchester University, UK, 2006 (Prof John E. Scott.)
Visiting Research Fellow, SINTEF, Norway, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1997. (Dr Sverre Rolseth, Prof Jomar Thonstad)
Visiting Research Fellow, Aluminium Pechiney, Grenoble, France, 1997 (Dr Pierre Homsi)
Awards, Fellowships, Memberships
Gold Status,Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, 2014 (for project LSRX0801)
President's Award, Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand (IPENZ), 2005.
Fellow, IPENZ, elected 2003.
Fellow, New Zealand Institute of Chemistry (NZIC), elected 2001.
Chartered Professional Engineer
Honorary Research Fellow, Victoria University of Wellington 2007- 2010
Future Director's Award, MORST, 2000.
Certificate in Company Direction (InstD)
Member, Institute of Directors 2000-2014
Member, Electrochemical Society.
Member, America Institute of Minerals, Metals and Petroleum Engineers.
Member, International Electrochemical Society.
Member American Chemical Society, ACS
Member, Royal Society of New Zealand
Senior Member American Institute of Chemical Engineers, AIChE
Director of Innovation Pacific Limited.
Chair, Powder Diffraction Programme Advisory Committee for the Australian Synchrotron 2011–-2012
Member, XAS Programme Advisory Committee for the Australian Synchrotron 2010–-2013
Member, User Advisory Committee, Australian Synchrotron, 2011 – 2012, 2015-
New Zealand delegate to the Asia-Oceania Forum for Synchrotron Radiation Research 2009, 2010, 2011
New Zealand delegate to Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Innovation Technology Dialogue. Kazan, Russia, May 2012
Governing Board Member, IPENZ, 2001-2008
President, Royal Society of New Zealand Manawatu Branch 2004-5; Council Member 2002, 2006-8.
Chairman, Manawatu Branch, IPENZ, 2002-3; Committee Member 2000-1, 2004.
Chairman, Manawatu Branch, NZIC, 2001-2.
Competency Assessment Board member, IPENZ, 2002.
Standardsand Accreditation Board member, IPENZ, 2003-8.
Business Engineer task group, IPENZ, 2002.
New Technology Development Group of Massey University 2001-3.
Palmerston> North Research Committee deputy chair 2004 (member 2002-3).
Grant Development Fund committee member 2004-7.
Performance Based Research Fund - Engineering Facilitator for Massey University 2012
Appointed to other Massey Committees including TEPC, Major Leaders, PBRF liaison, student liaison
Nanotechnology Theme Chair, organising committee of Chemeca 2012.
Editorships, Grant Reviews, Refereeing
Associate Editor PLoSONE (IF 4.35)
Editorial Board, Journal of Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology
Reviewer for Australian Research Council.
Reviewer for The Research Council of Norway.
Reviewer for National Research Council of Canada
Reviewer for the National Science Foundation (US)
Reviewer for Ministry of Science and Innovation (NZ)
Reviewer for the Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Singapore (A*STAR)
External Reviewer for BE (Chemical Engineering) programme, Monash University, Sunway Campus 2009.
Reviewer for a wide range of journals
Postgraduate Teaching and Research
51 Honours projects completed (supervised).
15 PhD and Masters projects completed (supervised).
5 Post Doctoral Fellows (full or partial supervision).
Chair of 7 PhD confirmation committees (internal).
External examiner for 8 PhD (Physics, Chemistry and Engineering) and 14 Masters.
Best Teacher (Undergraduate) Award 2000, ITE, Massey University.
Option Coordinator Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical and Nanotechnology).
Research Funding and Collaborators
Awarded NZ$5 million in public and private research contracts since 2000.
Recent of current commercial research contracts or collaborations including MBIE/LASRA, Fonterra, Southern Lights Biomaterials, Aroa (formerly Mesynthes), TEI Biosciences, Agri-Lab, ANZCO, Norsk Hydro.
Consulted to over 55 companies, mostly in New Zealand but also to companies and organisations in France, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada, and the US with a number of invited and funded overseas visits.
Collaboration with academics from a range of New Zealand and overseas universities.
Manager of the Atomic Force Microscope Facilities at Massey University.
Director, Nanotechnology Group.