Dr Chanelle Gavin
Qualifications: BE Honours (Chemical and Biological Engineering), PhD (Engineering)
Chanelle is based at the newly-built Tauranga campus where the first year of Engineering is on offer for selected programs (mechanical, mechatronics, electrical and electronic, and civil).
Chanelle lectures on a broad range of topics including: polymers/plastics, non metallic materials, materials properties and behaviour, engineering fundamentals (mass balances and thermodynamics) and engineering and society.
Chanelle recently completed her PhD in Engineering. Her PhD research focused on the development of a bioplastic packaging foam from a material called Novatein to replace traditional non biodegradable materials.
Chanelle's research interests include projects with an agriculture or environmental flavour overlapping with materials, biomaterials and/or processing. She also has experience with protein separation processes, protein structural analysis as well as plastic processing and materials analysis.
She is a member of the Waikato Centre for Advanced Materials and Manufacturing (WaiCAMM) and the Sustainable Energy, Water and Resilient Systems research groups
Polymers Bio-based materials
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
Gavin, C., Verbeek, C. J. R., & Lay, M. C. (2019). Formation of secondary structures in protein foams as detected by synchrotron FT-IR. Polymer Testing, 73, 82-86. doi:10.1016/j.polymertesting.2018.10.043
Gavin, C., Verbeek, C. J. R., & Lay, M. C. (2018). Morphology and compressive behaviour of foams produced from thermoplastic protein. Journal of Materials Science. doi:10.1007/s10853-018-2714-5
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Room: TCBD.4.02 (Tauranga Campus)
Phone: Extension 3532