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How to engage the next generation of engineering superheroes

Tomorrow is International Women’s Day – so what better time to share the inspiring thoughts of  female engineer Eva Hakansson, than today! University of Auckland Department of Mechanical Engineering Lecturer Eva Hakansson recently met our CEO Troy Coyle. Sharing her experiences as not only the world’s fastest female motorcycle rider, but also role model to…

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Intern Risa Hoshi is putting geothermal policy into focus

It’s with great pleasure that we welcome Risa Hoshi to our Industry Development team – who joins us from Akita University Japan, for a three month internship. Risa comes to us in her fourth year BA in International Resource Policy Management with a major focus in international law & cooperation, development, economics and resource area…

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There’s a new kid on the ‘welding’ block!

It’s great to have Thomas Karstens from the Jade University of Applied Technology Wilhelmshaven Germany join us for a six month internship as part of our Welding Centre teams research deliverables. Bringing a wealth of knowledge to the table after completing an apprenticeship with distinction and a Diploma as an International Welding Engineer. One of…

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#WomenInEngineering – meet Nine Groeneveld

A recent Student Intern at HERA, she joined us from the Netherlands for a six month secondment to help drive our wave and tidal energy research and development project for our heavy engineering membership. While Nine’s principle studies are in Coastal & Marine Management, her interest in oceans providing a reliable and sustainable source of…

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Going digital to break down learning barriers

Currently on secondment for his third year in Bachelor of Computing Systems at Eastern Institute of Technology Hawkes Bay, Tobias Kick comes to us through established connections with the OTH Technical University in Regensburg Germany. Working under the supervision of our Research Engineer Holger Heinzel, Tobias brings a unique skill in programming language and tools…

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Empowering youth through our AGGAT program

Intern Researcher Hussein Salman joins us from the University of Auckland, where he has just finished his third year in his Bachelor of Engineering Mechatronic studies. With us over the next month, he’ll be working on the design, mechanical drawings and sensor placement for a hermetic generator casing under the supervision of our Research Engineer…

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Welcome to Dr Haiam Abbas – our new Research Engineer

Dr. Haiam Abbas graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering degree from the University of Baghdad and went on to complete her Master of Engineering and a PhD in Chemical & Materials Engineering from the University of Auckland. She is also a member of the Society of Chemical Engineers in New Zealand. Haiam brings with her…

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Welcome to Dr Lei Chen – our new Research Engineer

Dr. Lei Chen is Turbine Research Engineer in the Industry Development division at HERA, and is leading AGGAT research on Turbine design, development and simulation. Lei graduated with a bachelor of engineering degree from Dalian University of Technology in Dalian and continued to gain a PhD degree in Turbo-machinery and Engineering from one of China’s…