Solving challenging problems in material-related fields faced by New Zealand companies.
I am a Senior Research Scientist with the Microsystems and Polymers group at Callaghan Innovation. My expertise is in polymer/material characterisation to link the role of chemistry and structure to properties as suited for given applications. We have developed and characterised materials such as water absorptive polymers, functional polymers and natural polymers for a variety of applications in the fields of technical/medical textiles and engineered textile/polymer composites.
I have interest in solving industrial problems related to polymer/material synthesis and characterisation to match with the desired application. My experience with extraction of nanocellulose and biomass-derived carbon fibers, electrospinning nanofibers combines with textile/garment design and manufacturing to deliver bespoke material solutions for industries.