The above photo was taken in the Chemmat Year 1 Microscope Laboratory in 2009 of some of the participants during a tour of the School of Engineering for their 20-Year Reunion.

The Class of 1989 (Final year 1988, about 30 of them) are planning a 30-Year Reunion in September 2019 in Auckland with Philip Dingle as the Co-ordinator. Please email John Chen ( if you would like more details or wish to contact Philip.



Disclaimer: The list below is to update the Chemmat network on alumni and associated activities. The items included are generally in the public domain unless noted as from a personal source, or otherwise. The inclusion of items does not imply endorsement — unless otherwise explicitly expressed. We have tried to be as accurate as possible but please let us know if you see anything that requires further updating or correcting.


Gerard O’Connor, ~1990

New managing director appointed at PDV Consultants, Voxy, 19 November 2018


Nik Vishwanath ~2015

Recycled glass heading to a highway near you, Sunlive, the Bays’s news first, 8 June 2018


Douglas Eng ~ 2011

Taranaki’s beer-brewing chemical engineer, Stuff, 6 April 2018


Graeme Hill ~1996

Infrastructure Asset Manager

Mercury Energy


Mikaila Keir, 2016

Casting Production Engineer

NZ Steel Limited


Amer Magrabi, ~1995, PhD(U. Newcastle ~2000)

Principal – Fire Engineering

Lote Consulting, NSW


Kelvin Wickham, ~1988

Fonterra NZMP Chief Operating Officer

Fonterra navigates its way through rising trade tensions, NZH, 1 Dec 2018

Fonterra makes play for developing countries, NZH, 1 Dec 2018


Robert Spurway, ~1993

Fonterra Farm Source and Global Operations Chief Operating Officer

Fonterra plans fixed milk price option for farmers, Rural Life, 11 Dec 2018

Listen: Fonterra releases financial tool to help its farmers, NZH, 14 Dec 2018

Fonterra farmers to fix the price of their milk, Dairy News, 12 December 2018


Alison Andrew, ~1983

Kiwi virtual power plant planned via home solar and battery systems, NZH, 1 Dec 2018


Ivan Ravlich, ~2010

Hypernet prepares us for a post-Moore’s law world


Reece Oosterbeek, ~2011, ME, 2013

South Auckland scientist heads to UK Parliament with research to help treat coronary artery disease, Stuff, 6 March 2018.


Daniel Fitzpatrick, ~2013, PhD(Cambridge, 2017)


Amelia Donald (Rentzios), ~2005

Onshore Installation Manager – Maui Production Station, Shell


Bryony James, PhD(C&M) 1997

Professor (Chemmat) and Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering.

Nature, Career Feature, pp. 151-152, 6 December 2018




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