The NIP is a multidisciplinary, industry-facing R&D community based at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Engineering. We aim to connect companies facing technical challenges with world-class experts who are committed to having real world impact. We believe that while good things happen when people collaborate to innovate, great things happen when they do so shoulder-to-shoulder.
Claire is a relationship manager for the Faculty of Engineering. She leads a programme of industry-focussed engagement activities, designed to make connections and grow mutually rewarding partnerships between industry professionals and University staff and students. A significant part of this initiative has been to nurture the growth of the Newmarket Innovation Precinct, which now welcomes eight companies as NIP co-locators and members at Newmarket Campus.
“My passion is people, building supportive communities and creating opportunities for people to connect on new ideas. I want to enable people to thrive in their chosen fields, achieve lofty goals and share their journeys of learning and success with others”.
I’m an international student from India, pursuing a PhD in mechanical engineering, working on the wet compression moulding process. I love interacting with people and am passionate about teaching students.
I’m an international student from Iran, pursuing my PhD at the Centre of Advanced Composite Materials (CACM), working on a 3D printing hybrid structure using the direct continuous Carbon fibre printing technique. I’m inspired to interact with innovative industries and make a strong connection between NIP and industrial sections.
Originally from Germany, I am finishing my PhD in Mechanical Engineering. My topic is smart cloud-based machine control and my goal is to create a light-weight and upgradeable system with low entry barriers. I started my research because I am passionate about technology and realising new ideas. I look forward to working with companies that are innovative and interesting
Hossein Hadi Najafabadi
I am an international student from Iran, a PhD student in Engineering Science working on the numerical modelling of laparoscopic surgery. I’m passionate about developing innovative products in the field of human healthcare. To relax I enjoy going for a hike in nature, playing tennis, and reading books.
I am an international student from China, currently a Part IV undergrad student in Civil Engineering with an interest in structural engineering. I also support my fellow students as a technical assistant at the Multi-disciplinary Learning Spaces in Engineering and I am familiar with 3D printing and laser cutting. In my spare time, I enjoy watching sports events with my friends.
I hail from sunny Nigeria. I’m currently a PhD student in Civil Engineering working to develop a framework for livelihood preparedness. I’m passionate about business and new enterprise.