Ollie van Woerden

Ollie van Woerden

Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Materials and Process Engineering)

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Researching the complexities of turning bloodmeal into bioplastic, alongside top engineering academics, has been the task for materials and process engineering student Ollie van Woerden.

The project was part of a summer research scholarship, completed in addition to his Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree.

“At Waikato the lecturers are excellent and we get to do a lot of practical lab work and challenging group design projects.”

As a Hamilton Christian School student, Ollie chose to study at Waikato for the specific programme of Materials and Process Engineering, which is unique to Waikato University, and because he wanted to remain close to home.

In the future he hopes to work in the field of industrial processes or materials development.

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