Dr Mark Lay
Qualifications: BSc, MSc(Hons), PhD Waikato
Current Research Students
James Aremu (PhD) – Arsenic removal from raw water sources
Daniel Bernstein (PhD) – Biological activated carbon for organics removal
Asaf Rachmani (PhD) – Endocrine distruptors in dairy shed effluent
Levi Farnum (PhD) – Algal remediation of rivers and estuaries
Tim Ng (PhD) – Protein recovery from green wastes
Chanelle Gavin (PhD) - Protein based foams
Safiya Noorzai (PhD) - Collagen recovery from bullhides
Daren Yang (ME) – Plug flow anaerobic digestion of dairy shed effluent
Kendal Buchanan (MSc) – Dairy shed effluent treatment modelling
Jonathan Van Harselaar (ME) - Formula SAE Wesmo car engine
Larissa Kopf (ME) - Formula SAE Wesmo car suspension dynamics
Jiaoying Wei (ME) - Rendering koi carp
My current research is in water, waste-water, solid waste and odour control and treatment, environmental engineering, biodegradable plastics, and emerging contaminants.
I also supervise the University of Waikato School of Engineering Formula SAE team which designs and builds a Formula style race car for the Australasian FSAE competition in Melbourne/Winton Raceway each year.
I have also researched in bioprocess engineering and chromatography (continuous radial flow chromatography, and science education.
Noorzai, S., Verbeek, C. J. R., Lay, M. C., & Swan, J. (2019). Collagen extraction from various waste bovine hide sources. Waste and Biomass Valorization. doi:10.1007/s12649-019-00843-2
Gavin, C., Verbeek, C. J. R., & Lay, M. C. (2019). The role of plasticizers during protein thermoplastic foaming. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 136(30). doi:10.1002/app.47781
Gavin, C., Verbeek, C. J. R., Lay, M. C., Bier, J. M., & Hicks, T. M. (2019). Thermal analysis and secondary structure of protein fractions in a highly aggregated protein material. Polymer Testing. doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2019.04.023
Kaliappan, S. K., Siyal, A. A., Man, Z., Lay, M., & Shamsuddin, R. (2019). Application of organic additives as pore forming agents for geopolymer composites. International Journal of Innovative Technology and Exploring Engineering, 8(5s), 236-240.
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Biotechnology; Engineering; Environment; Environmental Science and Technology; Experiential Learning; Materials and Processing; Mechanical; Sustainability; Waste
Contact DetailsEmail: [email protected]
Phone: +64 7 838 4556