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Professor Kim Pickering

Role:                     Professor of Engineering
Faculty:                Science and Engineering
School:                 Engineering
Webpage:          http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/about-us/people/klp

Email:                   klp@waikato.ac.nz

Research Expertise

  • Fibre Reinforced Composites
  • Natural Fibre Composites
  • Bioderivable Matrix Composites
  • Modelling Composite Failure
  • Self-Healing of Composites
  • Magnetorheological Composites based on Natural Rubber
  • 3D Printing of Composites

Teaching Areas/Programmes

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Academic and Professional Leadership Roles

  • Deputy Head of School of Engineering, University of Waikato, 2013 - ongoing
  • Leader, Polymers and Composites Research Group, University of Waikato, 2000 - ongoing
  • Committee member, Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials (WaiCAM), 1999 - ongoing
  • Member of Faculty Research Committee, 2012 - ongoing
  • Editorial board member, Malaysian Rubber Board, 2008 - ongoing
  • Editorial board member, International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) Mechanical Engineering, 2010 - ongoing
  • Member of reviewing panel, Society for Advanced Material and Process Engineers (SAMPE), 2004 - ongoing
  • Ministry of Women's Affairs Nominations service, 1999 - ongoing
  • Advisory Committee member, 34th Risø International Symposium on Materials Science, 2013
  • Invited expert research proposal reviewer for the Canada Foundation for Innovation, 2007

Awards/Honours

  • Elected Fellow, Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand (IPENZ), 2008 - ongoing
  • Professional Member, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining Communities (IoM3), 2005 - ongoing
  • Professional Member, IPENZ, 2005 - ongoing
  • Chartered Engineer, IPENZ, 2005 - 2010
  • Certified on the International Professional Engineers Register, IPENZ, 2005 -2010
  • Kudos Award recipient, In recognition of outstanding contribution to research on environmental sustainability, 2008

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