Master of Science (Technology) (Chemistry)
Faculty of Science and Engineering
For Waikato graduate Dylan Harrison, a career in science has always been on the cards.
A number of university scholarships and awards, work placements at two leading New Zealand science companies and a masters research collaboration with Fonterra, gave Dylan the competitive advantage when seeking employment.
NALCO is a leading provider of integrated water treatment and process improvement services, chemicals, and equipment programmes for industrial and institutional applications.
"My job involves managing a team of water treatment experts with the goal of providing value to our customers by implementing water treatment programmes for industries such as dairy, power, hospitals and other food and beverage manufacturers. Our main focus is monitoring chemical programmes on industrial boilers and cooling towers. A typical day would involve travelling to three or four industrial sites. Here we monitor their water treatment programmes based on chemical analysis and make any changes or recommendations to help optimise the programme based on our onsite test results."
With the ambition to take his role even further, Dylan has recently completed part one of an MBA (Post Graduate Diploma in Business Studies) at Waikato University and will complete part two in the near future.