Meet our doctoral students and graduates

Take a look at some of the impactful work undertaken by our doctoral candidates and graduates, and gain insight in to life as a doctoral student at the University of Auckland.

Hamed Abdoli

Hamed followed his passion for research in additive manufacturing by pursuing his PhD at the University of Auckland.

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Dilieka Weerakoon

Dilieka is studying for a PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering and is the recipient of a doctoral scholarship awarded by Fonterra Cooperative Limited.

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Antonella Caldarelli

Antonella Caldarelli, PhD student in Aerospace Engineering, is studying a new type of electric propulsion system called radio-frequency plasma thruster.

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Swadhina Priyadarshini Lenka is a third-year PhD student in Civil and Environmental Engineering researching PFAS and their presence in water.

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Irina took her skills further with a PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering and was a Research Fellow in the department.

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Nona's thesis aims to facilitate more efficient collaboration between Māori communities and non-Māori parties to utilise and develop geothermal resources.

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Andrew wants to use computer vision to help change the world and society for the better while developing a product he is proud of.

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Gordon Elinam Agbenyegah

Gordon chose a PhD in Chemical and Materials Engineering based on the constant facility upgrades and exceptional guidance from his supervisors.

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Lured back to academia from industry by her supervisor, Emma has been able to translate her experiences at NZ Steel into her PhD research in cartilage mechanics.

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