Our Staff

  • Professor Mark Dyer

    Professor Mark Dyer

    Dean of the School of Engineering
    Mark Dyer spent the first two decades of his professional career (with the exception of his PhD studies) working on construction projects in Europe, USA, Asia and Africa. The projects ranged from ... more

  • Associate Professor James Carson

    Associate Professor James Carson

    Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering
    The main theme of James' research is the application of heat transfer and thermodynamic analysis to practical problems, most commonly related to refrigeration. Early on in his research career most of his ... more

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    Professor Mike Duke

    The Dr John Gallagher Chair in Engineering

  • Professor Michael Walmsley

    Professor Michael Walmsley


  • Professor Yifan Chen

    Professor Yifan Chen

    Professor - Associate Dean

  • Professor Ilanko Ilanko

    Professor Ilanko Ilanko

    Also serving as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief and Receiving Editor for the Journal of Sound and Vibration. and Past Research Grants: Marsden Grant 2012 - Negative Structures, MBIE Smart Ideas 2018 - Omnidirectional ... more

  • Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Kim Pickering

    Professor in Materials Science and Engineering Kim Pickering

    Associate Dean Research & Professor of Engineering
    Professor Pickering has been involved in materials related research for over 30 years, specialising in composite materials. Prior to her current role, she was an industrial researcher at Plessey in the UK ... more

  • Professor Jonathan Scott

    Professor Jonathan Scott

    Foundation Professor of EE
    Jonathan has worked as an EE for universities and private industry in Australia, California and for the last 15 years as an academic in New Zealand. He speaks C, unix, python, LaTeX, ... more

  • Emeritus Professor Janis Swan

    Emeritus Professor Janis Swan

    Emeritus Professor
    Research interests in bioprocessing, engineering education research, meat industry products and byproducts ... more

  • Associate Professor Michael Cree

    Associate Professor Michael Cree

    Associate Professor

  • Associate Professor Nihal Kularatna

    Associate Professor Nihal Kularatna

    Associate Professor in Electronic Engineering
    Nihal Kularatna is an electronics engineer with four and half decades of contribution to profession and research. As a graduate electronic engineer, in his early career (1976-1982) he was active in aviation ... more

  • Associate Professor Melanie Ooi

    Associate Professor Melanie Ooi

    Associate Professor
    Melanie has developed new testing techniques and test data processing methodologies that have been adopted by multinational companies such as Texas Instruments, Freescale Semiconductor (now NXP) and Western Digital. In the recent ... more

  • Dr Martin Atkins

    Dr Martin Atkins

    Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Process Engineering

  • Dr Chi Kit Au

    Dr Chi Kit Au

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Aydin Berenjian

    Dr Aydin Berenjian

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Leandro Bolzoni

    Dr Leandro Bolzoni

    Associate Professor in Materials and Manufacturing Engineering
    Dr. Leandro Bolzoni joined the School of Engineering of The University of Waikato as a senior lecturer in July 2015, and is leading the development and commercialisation of titanium based products obtained ... more

  • Dr Graeme Glasgow

    Dr Graeme Glasgow

    Senior Lecturer
    Graeme has over 25 years experience in the water industry. Previously, he worked as a senior process engineer and team leader in consultancies and water companies in the UK and New Zealand. ... more

  • Dr Peter Kovalsky

    Dr Peter Kovalsky

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Ye Chow Kuang

    Dr Ye Chow Kuang

    Senior Lecturer
    Dr. Ye Chow Kuang graduated with the first-class degree honours in Electromechanical Engineering from the University of Southampton in 2000 with the Institute of Electrical Engineers Southern Award for Outstanding Academic Performance. ... more

  • Dr Mark Lay

    Dr Mark Lay

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Tim Walmsley

    Dr Tim Walmsley

    Senior Lecturer in Chemical and Process Engineering
    Tim is a product of Hamilton, a Waikato PhD graduate, a Chartered Engineer and a Chiefs supporter. His research career started with the Energy Research Group at Waikato (2014 – 2017), working ... more

  • Dr Fei Yang

    Dr Fei Yang

    Senior Lecturer
    Dr. Fei Yang received his PhD degree in materials processing engineering from the Harbin Institute of Technology, PR China, in 2010, working on hot processing of hard-deformed materials (e.g. titanium alloy and ... more

  • Dr Megan Boston

    Dr Megan Boston

    Lecturer in Civil Engineering
    Megan completed her PhD in 2017 from The Johns Hopkins University, (Thesis: Building Resilience Through Design: Improving Post-Earthquake Hospital Functionality). Prior to completing her PhD, Megan completed her BS and MS in ... more

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    Dr Harish Devaraj

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    Dr Chanelle Gavin

    Chanelle is based at the newly-built Tauranga campus where the first year of Engineering is on offer for selected programs (mechanical, mechatronics, electrical and electronic, and civil).Chanelle lectures on a broad range ... more

  • Dr. Ben Hasseldine

    Dr. Ben Hasseldine

    Lecturer in Materials Engineering
    Ben is a lecturer teaching material science and engineering courses at Hebei University of Science and Technology (HEBUST) in Shijiazhuang, China.His research interests span numerical modeling and experimental testing of novel composite ... more

  • Dr Shen Hin Lim

    Dr Shen Hin Lim

    Senior Lecturer in Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering
    Hin is the project leader of the robotic asparagus harvester project. With the support of Callaghan Innovation and collaboration with RoboticsPlus Limited, a fully operational protoytpe that used advanced robotics to demonstrate ... more

  • Dr John McDonald-Wharry

    Dr John McDonald-Wharry

    Lecturer in Materials

  • Dr Ajit Pal Singh

    Dr Ajit Pal Singh

    Lecturer (Tauranga)

  • Dr Ali Shokri

    Dr Ali Shokri

    Lecturer in Civil Engineering

  • Dr Lee Streeter

    Dr Lee Streeter

    Senior Lecturer

  • Dr Rachael Tighe

    Dr Rachael Tighe

    Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
    Rachael graduated from the University of Lancaster with a Masters of Physics and swapped over to the dark side for her PhD in Engineering from the University of Southampton (Thesis: Development of ... more

  • Dr Rob Torrens

    Dr Rob Torrens

    Lecturer | Assistant-Dean (Academic)

  • Dr Amir Hossein Tarighaleslami

    Dr Amir Hossein Tarighaleslami

    Research Fellow
    Amir Tarighaleslami is a Research Fellow at the Sustainable Energy, Water and Resilient Systems Group (formerly Energy Research Group), School of Engineering, University of Waikato. He gained his Chemical Engineering Bachelor’s and ... more

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    Dr Mostafa Seifan

    Teaching/Research Fellow

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    Dr Stella Raynova

    Research Officer

  •  Danielle Bertram

    Danielle Bertram

    Civil Lecturer

  •  Rahul Jangali

    Rahul Jangali

    PhD Researcher | Doctoral Assistant | Dick and Mary Earle Scholar
    I am a PhD researcher at the School of Engineering, I currently am working on developing an apple fruitlet thinning robot. I am also a Doctoral assistant at the university and I ... more

  • Ms Levinia Paku

    Ms Levinia Paku

    School Manager

  •  Mary Dalbeth

    Mary Dalbeth

    Administrator - School of Engineering

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    Natalie Shaw

    Administrator - School of Engineering

  •  Benson Chang

    Benson Chang


  • Mr Pete Higgins

    Mr Pete Higgins

    Advanced Technical Officer

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    Dr Lisa Li

    Advanced Technical Officer

  • Mr Shannon McMurray

    Mr Shannon McMurray

    Technical Manager (School of Engineering)

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    Brett Nichol

    Advanced Technical Officer

  •  Helen Turner

    Helen Turner

    Advanced Technical Officer Electron Microscope Facility
    I am responsible for the management and maintenance of the Electron Microscope Facility for the School of Engineering. I support graduate research students with their electron microscopy requirements by assessing appropriate technique ... more

  • Mr Jonathan van Harselaar

    Mr Jonathan van Harselaar

    Technical Officer
    After completing a BE and ME (Mech) degree at the University of Waikato, Jonathan started working in a Technical Officer role here at the University. He has been providing technical support in ... more

  • Mr Viking Zhou

    Mr Viking Zhou


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    Dr Yusuke Mochida

    Teaching Fellow

  • Dr Alista Fow

    Dr Alista Fow

    Senior Tutor