As part of the AGGAT program, the Heavy Engineering Education and Research Foundation (HEERF) offers scholarships to prospective university students undertaking postgraduate research related to the Heavy Engineering Sector.

The AGGAT Program offers such opportunities through its research objectives in Clean Energy. This has often been a pathway of growth for our scholars into our industry.

Two such cases are for Choon Seng Wong and Matthew Proctor

Choon Seng Wong is a HEERF Scholar from the University of Canterbury. He completed his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and decided to continue his studies further with a PhD and is due to complete in June this year.

Our Research Engineer Dr Lei Chen with HEERF Scholarship recipient Choon Seng Wong at AIE, Kawerau.

His research work is focusing on selection methodology of turbines and expanders for power generation applications including Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC). Recently Choon visited Allied Industrial Engineering in Kawerau where he had the opportunity to see their day to day operations as well as gaining insights into their turbine related activities.