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Janis Swan

Professor Janis Swan

Role: Associate Dean - Engineering
Faculty: Science and Engineering
School: Engineering

Email: j.swan@waikato.ac.nz

Faculty Profile

Research Expertise

  • Bioprocess engineering
  • Large-scale separations
  • Engineering education
  • Engineering planning

Teaching Areas/Programmes

  • Biotechnology and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Engineering design, research and management

Academic and Professional Leadership Roles

  • Associate Dean of Engineering, University of Waikato, 2005 - ongoing
  • Chair, New Zealand Council of Engineering Deans, 2009 - ongoing
  • Council member, Marsden Fund, 2010 -
  • Chairperson, Department of Engineering, 2006-2008
  • Chairperson, Department of Materials and Process Engineering , 1997-2003
  • Academic Board, University of Waikato, 2005 - ongoing
  • Leader of Engineering Accreditation Team, 2006, 2008
  • Organising Committee, NZIFST annual conference, 2004, 2008
  • National Committee, Society of Chemical Engineers New Zealand, 2006-2009
  • Institutes of Technology & Polytechnics Quality Accreditation Panel, 2008-ongoing
  • Member of Review Team, Massey University’s Engineering qualifications, 2008
  • Member of IPENZ Accreditation panel, Massey’s Bachelor of Engineering programmes, 2007
  • NZBio Board member, 2003-2004
  • Vice-President, New Zealand Federation of University Women, 1994-1997
  • Member of Ministerial Task force for Crown Research Institutes, 1991-1992

Awards/Honours

  • Member of New Zealand Order of Merit, MNZM, for services to engineering, 2009
  • Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, 2006
  • Fellow of the Institute of Professional Engineers New Zealand, 2005

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