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School of Product Design
+64 3 3694124
I am lecturer in the School of Product Design teaching Material Science for Product Design. My research interests include the development and 3D printing of biological and bio-based materials with a recent focus on hydrogels for separation processes and tissue scaffolding.I am also interested in natural fibre reinforced plastics, especially bioplastics, with a strong focus on all-cellulose composites. I have a background bio-inspired design and biomimetics using nature as inspiration for engineering solutions and am interested in exploring this area of research further.My latest research interest is about the use of indigenous and native materials in product design and resulting material and product perception and resulting value associations.